Greek life

Pushing for ‘cultural change,’ University of Michigan seeks for return of frat moms

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 17: Students walk across the University of Michigan campus January 17, 2003 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The university's admissions policy is the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case. U.S. President George W. Bush opposes the university's affirmative action program. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

In 2014, three University of Michigan students, all fraternity members, were charged in connection with an $400,000-incident in which 45 resort hotel rooms were damaged. In response, UM administrators, hoping for fraternities’ return to “the values their organizations were founded on,” met with 30 Greek chapters at its Ann Arbor campus at the beginning of August to propose the re-implementation of live-in housing directors — often referred to as “house moms.” Existing UM frats won’t be forced to hire such workers, which are common in sororities, but new branches may need to do so in order to receive university approval. Administrators from UM hope that “house moms” will instill a mature voice to help guide the brothers.

Read the full story at Detroit Free Press.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *