Students interested in rushing this semester might find something outside Fraternity Court — anarchy.
The UNControllables, one of UNC’s newest student organizations, will host its first Radical Rush Week, a series of events to foster student support for anarchist ideas, the first week of September.
While the political club only has between eight and 10 members, UNC junior James Hoopes said the group’s presence at FallFest and in the Pit this week has gained them 200-plus names to their listserv.
The UNControllables formed after last spring’s vandalism of UNC’s Chi Psi fraternity house was attributed to an anarchist group. Hoopes, one of UNControllables’ founders, said he felt it was important to educate the student body about what he sees as the positive aspects of anarchist ideology.
Tammy Lambert, UNC’s assistant director for student organizations, said the Student Union does not have any past anarchist groups on file, likely making the UNControllables the first recognized group of their kind at the University.