October 18, 2016
IU Greek Community hosts annual Safe Halloween event for Bloomington youth
Bloomington, Ind. – Indiana University’s Greek Community will be hosting a fun and spooky Halloween celebration on Wednesday, October 26 from 5-7 p.m. IU’s Panhellenic Association – in collaboration with the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council – is hosting the annual IU Safe Halloween event on the North Jordan extension.
Safe Halloween provides Bloomington community children a chance to interact and engage with Indiana University undergraduate students in a safe and positive environment. Visitors are invited park in the Green Lot north of the Gladstein Fieldhouse and begin their trick-or treating at Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Xi Delta, working their way up the Jordan extension.
“Our community as a whole has been working hard to make this a fun and successful event. We are very excited to be hosting and participating in a guaranteed night of fun for Bloomington families,” said Sydney Twiggs, Vice President of Community Involvement for IU’s Panhellenic Association.
Members of IU’s Greek Community will be festively dressed and handing out candy to local youth. Bloomington radio stations and sponsors WBWB B97 and WHCC Hoosier Country 105 as well as other Bloomington organizations will also be present and ready to trick-or-treat.
The IU Police Department will be present to restrict traffic on both ends of the North Jordan Avenue extension. IUPD officers will be available to assist in crossing the street at Fee Lane and the Jordan extension. For more information or if you would like to get involved please contact Sydney Twiggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 23, 2016
Last Saturday night 14 students who are members of fraternity and sorority organizations dressed as members of the Blue Man Group and visited local restaurants together.
There is misinformation that the students intentionally dressed in black face and not in blue face. That said the perception and resulting hurt is real.
We understand that the photos could seemingly demonstrate a group of students dressed in blackface, but this was not the case. Regardless, as a community we take cultural insensitivity very seriously. On chapter, council, and campus levels there are programs, events, discussions and dialogues happening around diversity and inclusion issues.
As leaders of our community in an education environment, we have an incredible opportunity to both educate our members and work to solve complex diversity issues. Therefore, we will continue to hold our members to high standards and work to uphold the values of our organizations.
The Indiana University Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association