TDX Housing Petition
On Friday, January 18th, the leadership of Theta Delta Chi (TDX) was informed by Stanford Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) that a decision had been reached to remove TDX from the facility it currently occupies, effective beginning the academic year of 2019-2020. This decision was reached after TDX received a “Needs Improvement” rating in Stanford’s Standards of Excellence Program (SOE) — an annual review of campus Greek organizations’ relative value to the greater Stanford community that was first introduced in 2015. Despite recognized improvements in procedural areas relative to other housed campus groups and no transgressions explicitly meriting removal, TDX was cited for a number of minor shortcomings, such as lacking an alumni advisor more than ten years older than current members, having extra boarders in the fall when many members were studying abroad or staffing elsewhere, and failing to appropriately “craft a syllabus” for new member education.
TDX leadership is currently in the process of drafting an appeal to this decision that will be reviewed by the Dean of ResEd; and, as part of our appeal, we’d like to draw upon the testimonies of Stanford students, alumni, and other relevant voices. We feel that there’s a discrepancy between the views of ResEd administrators and those of the greater Stanford community regarding the value of our organization.
By signing your name to this petition, you express support for TDX continuing as a housed organization on Stanford’s campus. And, for those interested, we’ve provided an open-ended space to share perspectives on TDX. We encourage you to comment on the following: TDX’s place on this campus, personal experiences with TDX, TDX in relation to other Greek organizations on campus, and any other relevant topics. Nothing will be published without your consent, though we have included the option of sharing your testimony anonymously to be included in a document that we hope to present to the administration (and perhaps to other relevant campus sources) in communicating exactly how the Stanford community feels about the university's decision. We ask your graduation year and gender only so as to better communicate the breadth of perspectives commenting on this situation.
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