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So we received a tip about this last week and decided to sit on the story, because contrary to what some believe, we’re not here to bring down Greek life one article at a time. These documents made the rounds on the James Madison campus the last few days and now other media outlets have released them to the world wide web, so here we are.
Many of you are probably familiar with the protocol of compiling together names of potential new members to a list in order to make it a hell of a lot easier for the recruitment chair to go through and invite the guys out to rush events. Well, one brother of the Phi Gamma Delta chapter at JMU took it a step further, got interested PNMs to do the same thing, but with incoming freshmen girls and their perceived “hotness” ranking. Our tipster sent in the following documents below.
We have received word from an inside source that once the chapter president caught wind of the list, the brother was immediately removed from the fraternity.
Guys, whether they’re in Greek life or not, talk about meeting girls and rank them on a fairly regular basis. It’s not exactly groundbreaking news. But when you write it down, have the girls’ dorm rooms listed, and preface it with “Now this is a little creepy thing to do but necessary so let’s keep this low key,” you’re going to appear as a predator 100 percent of the time. Just not a good look.
I advise anyone who has this idea in the future to just think about how it might come across in the wrong hands, for just a second, and you’ll never run into this problem again..
Update 09/24/15 1:42 PM:
Statement from the FIJI chapter at James Madison:
[Name redacted] acted totally on his own in writing the letter that has sparked this controversy. The letter does not reflect the values that our chapter promotes and our members embrace. Accordingly, [Name redacted] has been removed from our chapter. We will continue to cooperate with the University in every way necessary to resolve this matter.