Over the last few months, the Administration’s mandate to coeducate fraternities has drawn strong opposition from a number of fronts. Here are a few statements against the policy and the process by which it was reached.
State Court: “There are genuine issues of material fact as to whether [Roth and Wesleyan] intended to drive out the fraternity and acquire DKE House for the university’s own use and benefit.”
- Dear Trustees, November 6, 2015
- Concerned DKE alumni write to the trustees asking them to take a fresh look at the conflict between DKE and the University before it does damage to the University;s reputation.
- Dear President Roth: “you have a great resource in these men”
- Nationally recognized researcher Dr. John Foubert reflects on his experience training the outstanding men of DKE on how to identify and prevent sexual violence
- “President Roth, you need to cool it”
- Robert Buckley, class of 1965, advises President Roth to cool it.
- What’s the Real Agenda?
- A passionate statement in the Wesleyan Argus asking what the University’s real agenda is with it’s anti-Fraternity campaign.
- Bad Faith and Anti-Fraternity Bias
- From the very beginning of this process, President Roth and the anti-fraternity forces within Wesleyan’s administration have acted in bad faith or manipulated the process in a way that demonstrates clear bias against fraternities and their members. This summary outlines the worst examples of bad faith or anti-fraternity bias.
- DKE Wesleyan Alumni Statement Regarding Suspension
The undergraduates and alumni of Wesleyan’s Gamma Phi chapter of DKE strongly condemn the University administration for violating its own promise.
- Wesleyan Chapter of DKE Sues University for Sexual Discrimination, Misrepresentation and Deceptive Practices
Undergraduates and alumni of Wesleyan’s Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity filed suit against the University in Middletown Court for discrimination, misrepresentation and deceptive practices.
- Trustees Letter from former Board of Trustees Chair Jim Dresser
Former Chair of the Board of Trustees Jim Dresser lays out the reasons why the process for reaching this decision was flawed and why the policy is misdirected, incomplete, misleading, and exaggerated.
- Alumni Letter To President Roth and Trustees Chair Joshua Boger
A group of alumni and donors pledges their commitment and collective support to create effective solutions that allow students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni to come to Wesleyan to teach, learn, work, and live without fear, and strongly advises against taking draconian measures against fraternities that would distract the the real problems of abuse and binge drinking.
- DKE’s proposed co-education plan
- This is the very reasonable offer to coeducate the house, which the Administration has rejected.
- Letter from President Roth
- The Administration has refused to enter into good faith discussions with us over coeducating the house.