Originally posted by NewYorkDore: Trying to figure out the response from the University. What a brutal failure. The only thing I can imagine is that A) the NCP didn't include the whole of the response or B) that the funding being threatened to be pulled includes the medicaid program referenced. Can't imagine that's the case on B). Possibility C) is that that woman is just a complete dullard.
By the by, again, Fraternities and Sororities are not SGA student groups. They operate under the IFC under their own guidelines. The Legislature's argument there doesn't hold water.
This post was edited on 4/19 11:02 PM by NewYorkDore
You keep saying that, but how does the governance structure matter if they're granted special immunity and continue to enjoy the privilege of on-campus facilities and association with the university? Creating special categories to justify blatant favoritism doesn't make it anything other than blatant favoritism. The idea that Vanderbilt is taking some noble stand of principle simply falls apart.
(In fairness, i haven't gotten a chance to read the long form of your argument on whatever thread that was.)
For one, they're not "on-campus facilities". Each organization on Greek Row owns their house on some level (locally or nationally). Second, they are not Vanderbilt entities outside of the fact that their membership is made up of VU students. By comparison, the FCA is the "Vanderbilt FCA", where as I Felta Thigh is not Vanderbilt's I Felta Thigh, but instead a local chapter of a national organization. VU has limited standing to regulate the Greek organizations outside of the fact that they own houses located on VU property.