Call for Referendum on Sorority at Swarthmore College
Please sign this petition so that Student Council can hold a referendum on whether or not students agree with the presence of a sorority at Swarthmore College. This will allow the voice of every member of the college community to be heard and also more definitively determine the campus climate surrounding this contentious issue.
The motivation behind this petition is that sorority presence on college campuses affects each and every one of us at Swarthmore College. In light of this, we believe that each student should be able to participate in a large-scale productive discussion regarding the sorority and whether or not it should be brought to Swarthmore College. Students in favor of the sorority believe it fills a much-needed role by providing both a counterpoint to the fraternities in terms of gender equality. Students against the sorority believe that it will create a number of unnecessary risks. Some students would like to see the Greek system at Swarthmore abolished altogether.
Regardless of your opinion, this is an issue that should be talked about, and a referendum is the way to do it. If you have any opinion at all, sign the petition and come to the referendum.
Note 1: Alumni may sign the petition to voice their concerns, but they will not count towards the number of students that determines whether or not this issue goes to referendum.
Note 2: This petition was formerly located at iPetitions.com; however, that website did not allow people to sign anonymously while still allowing the petition owners to confirm that each signature was from a different person. This new form gives you the opportunity to remain anonymous to everyone except for the petition owners. If you already signed the old petition, please sign this one again. Comments from signatories on the old petition can be found here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-sorority-at-swarthmore-college/signatures.
The short link http://tinyurl.com/swatreferendum can be used to share this petition. Thank you!