Interfraternity Council

Greek Spectrum promotes awareness

Greek Spectrum is a group committed to peer education concerning gender and sexual minorities, particularly in our greek life community. The aim of Greek Spectrum is to make RPI a more comfortable and safe environment for all students through the promotion of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other minority persons. Spectrum accomplishes this goal by focusing on education and awareness in both our greek community and the RPI community at large.

Greek Spectrum’s past outreach has included a webinar held on campus that entailed ways to address LGBT related problems in greek life, providing means for organizations to hold STD education programs and testing, and starting a greek alumni mentorship program for LGBT students in greek life to have positive role models.

A plan for the near future includes reassessing and revising the STD education program to be more easily accessible to organizations, and to make an online, self-guided program for students. The program is scheduled to be in beta form by the end of this year. In addition, Greek Spectrum is hoping to send representatives to the national “Out and Greek” leadership conference to share and learn strategies to create safer, more LGBT inclusive fraternity and sorority communities.

IFC holds general body meetings every Wednesday at 8:30 pm in DCC 337. Upcoming events include IFC’s March Madness Basketball Tournament on March 24 at 3 pm in the Armory, Alpha Phi’s Red Dress Gala on April 6 at 6 pm, located in Revolution Hall in downtown Troy, and Pi Lambda Phi’s Miss RPI competition on April 6 at 7 pm in the DCC 308. Greek Weekend will be announced.

For more information, feel free to contact Greek Spectrum’s President Chaz Goodwine ’13 at greekspectrum@union.rpi.edu.

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