UNB frats, sororities protest ban on use of school facilities

January 13, 2015

The University of New Brunswick has banned its sororities and fraternities from using school facilities, a move that some members of the Greek community are protesting as discrimination. UNB told CBC that the decision, made by the university management committee, was based on a “substantive body of research in higher education that highlights significant negative impacts associated with Greek letter organizations on university communities.” However, members of UNB’s 2 sororities and lone fraternity says the move is based on stereotypes. “They were saying that we’re not welcome,” said sorority member Marie Meade. Andrew DeMarco, President of Psi Lambda Phi, argued that “it’s against student rights to discriminate against certain clubs and societies over others, especially since we are recognized by the student union.” The student union at UNB said that it was not consulted by the university before the decision. CBC News