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Daily Emerald: Transgender Students Try To Fit Into UO Greek Life


In fall 2011, Elle Mallon went through recruitment to join a fraternity at the University of Oregon. However, Mallon didn’t feel like there was a spot for her.

“There were some guys who would say ‘no homo’ or ‘that’s so gay’ or use ‘gay’ as an insult,” Mallon said. “Some queer people have had bad experiences with ‘bro’ culture and don’t want to be in that space.”

After five events, Mallon stopped going through recruitment.

For LGBTQA students like Mallon, joining gendered fraternities and sororities can be daunting. It’s an issue Fraternity and Sorority Life has been talking about, according to Director of FSL Justin Shukas.

Read more at the Daily Emerald.