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DPhis return after suspension

DPhis return after suspension

Photo by Marc Nagel

After being on suspended recognition due to a rush infraction during new member recruitment last spring, the Delta Phi (DPhi) fraternity is once again active on campus and ready for rush.

The consequences of the organization’s suspended recognition included being deprived of division housing during the fall 2014 semester and not being able to host official fraternal events.

The infraction also affected the 2014 spring rush season. At the time of the incident, Associate Dean of Students Tacci Smith said in an interview with the Collegian published on February 27, 2014, “[Potential new members] were able to finish out rush and decide that they wanted to go DPhi, [but] they are not supposed to be doing any events with those potential new members at this point.”

DPhi President Henry Heuck ’15 said that overall, he doesn’t think Kenyon is too strict with sanctions. “I think Kenyon has policies that they think are best and that the Greek community and the rest of the community has agreed upon,” he said.

Now that that is behind them, Heuck is confident this year’s new member recruitment will be successful. “I can speak for every brother when I say we’re looking forward to coming back and maintaining a positive effect and change on this campus,” he said.

As for what the group will be looking for in a new pledge class, Heuck said, “I’d like to think of Delta Phi as … a ragtag team of heroes and characters. Every pledge class is different; every pledge class brings something unique to the table.”

Additionally, Heuck believes the reinstatement of the DPhis will add to the diversity of Kenyon’s Greek program. “I think there’s a lot more to diversity than just skin color and sex,” he said. “And having multiple fraternities which can represent multiple types of people and bring different types of people together is a really cool thing that Kenyon does.”


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