The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday December 2nd

Greek Life

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement works with student members of UNC's 56 fraternities and sororities and those living in off-campus housing. The staff provides advising, support, training, resources, programs and services, maintains communications with faculty and alumni advisors and parents, works closely with national organizations and governing bodies, organizes leadership retreats and workshops, supports the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognizes positive achievements of individuals and organizations.

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DTH Photo Illustration. DFSAs, or drug-facilitated sexual assaults, reportedly make up about 75% of all occurrences of sexual assault. 

Two years later: grappling with drug-facilitated sexual assault at UNC

The term “knocktail” is well-known around campus to refer to the experience of going to a cocktail and experiencing a drug-facilitated sexual assault. The Daily Tar Heel spoke to several UNC students who had experiences with knocktails at distinct fraternities.  The students said these experiences had definite impacts on their lives, including their schoolwork. Of the fraternities contacted by The Daily Tar Heel, The Sigma Nu Nationals Organization said it had no information regarding the incident, while another fraternity denied the accusations. 

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Sophomore Ryker Smith, chemistry major, in front of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Smith is one of the founding fathers of the Delta Chi fraternity at UNC and a member of the LGBTQ community. Smith says that in his experiences with Greek life he has not experienced homophobia and that "he loves all of his brothers and all of his brothers love him."

Gay and Greek: LGBTQ+ students make homes in fraternities and sororities

There are two spheres on college campuses that have been, for the most part, pitted against each other in cinematic depictions and social media, seeming to operate in two separate realms of possibility. But being a part of Greek life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is neither impossible nor discouraged.  UNC students share their experiences participating in Greek life while also being openly gay, which is still not without its challenges. But like many things, young people are changing the way the collegiate experience looks today.

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