College investigating homophobic incident tied to Greek community

Alex Appel, News Editor

Over the weekend a student who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community was allegedly harassed by students tied to Greek Life. This incident was address in a letter sent out ot members of the Greek community by the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Liz Artz and Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Jenn Jerussi on Monday.

According to the College’s spokesperson Phil Wajda, that letter contained some inaccurate information about the details of the event.

“Union College is in the preliminary stages of investigating an alleged, off-campus, bias incident involving two Union students… In accordance with college protocol, any student found guilty of violating the bias and harassment policies as outlined in Union’s Student Code of Conduct will be subject to the disciplinary process,” said Wajda.

“It is up to all of us to be held accountable and to actually face consequences when their actions violate the rights of other students. The point of Greek Life is to unite students with common intellectual, philanthropic and social interests,” said Alpha Phi Omega President (APO) Annika Eberle ’20.

Artz and Jerussi then said that they will work with programs on campus to develop a program targeted at educating the Greek community about prejudice.