Co-eds may leave CFSC

by Diane Fernandes | 11/18/93 6:00am

Members of co-ed Greek organizations last night discussed establishing a constitution that would mark the first step in a proposed secession from the Co-ed Fraternity Sorority Council.

But the houses did not vote on a constitution last night at house meetings, and probably will not this term, said Mark Griffin '96, president of the Co-ed Council, which has drafted a constitution for the co-ed organizations.

Griffin said the council still has to look over the proposed constitution again, distribute it to the co-ed houses, vote on it and then submit it the College.

"It's not near completion," Griffin said.

The CFSC is an umbrella organization for the Greek houses and the various subcommittees, including the Co-ed Council. It was formed in 1980 to facilitate communication between the Greek organizations and the administration.

The Co-ed Council represents the three coeducational houses, Alpha Theta, Phi Tau and The Tabard.

"If the [Council] were to secede, they'd have to have some structure to submit to the College," Griffin said. "They would first have to establish a constitution, agree on it and get it ratified."

According to Griffin, the entire procedure "will take a few weeks."

"Even if everything was voted on, nothing could probably occur for a while," he said.

The purpose of the constitution would be to "declare the role the Co-ed Council will play in governing the co-eds as opposed to the CFSC," said Chris Broggi '95, president of Phi Tau.

The idea of withdrawing from the CFSC was discussed earlier last month when the College's sororities also voiced complaints about the CFSC.

Both groups said the CFSC did not adequately represent their houses and that they favored dissolving the CFSC in favor of subcommittees. The sororities later decided they would not secede, but the co-ed houses are still discussing the issue.

Michael Stodghill '94, president of Alpha Theta, said the council does "not serve the interests of the co-eds."

"We have very different ideas and concerns than the fraternities and sororities," Stodghill said. "We would prefer being on our own."

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