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Letters to the Editor

Re: Barclay’s letter is no apology, Sept. 7

Dear Oracle:

While I do not condone the actions of the student body president in any way, I do not appreciate how you are portraying Greek life through this fiasco.

With your most recent response to president Harless’ letter, the usage of the term “typical frat boy” has struck a personal chord with me. I have been a member of the Delta Chi fraternity since spring of 2007.

Since I am a junior, I have spent a great deal of time being involved in USF student life outside of Greek life, and I must say, my primary deterrence from joining a Greek organization was your newspaper.

Your usage of the word “typical frat boy” to describe the student body president’s actions is stereotyping and deplorable. I dare you to treat any other group on campus with such disdain.

It is unacceptable and disrespectful in Greek organizations to refer to a Fraternity as a “Frat.”

You rarely, if ever, discuss the positive things that Greeks bring to the atmosphere at USF and to the community as a whole, such as philanthropies, community service and our new member programs.

Everything you have stated to me as an oblivious, uninformed student for the past two years about Greek organizations has been proven to be false. My brothers are the closest people in the world to me and I would do anything within moral reason to help them, and I don’t expect you to understand that, but I do not only expect – I demand that you respect it.

Cordell W. Chavis

USF Student Government

College of Arts and Sciences


Cordell W. Chavis is a junior majoring in international studies and economics