Nachman quotes passages where Crady states...
I do not believe that colleges and universities should ban alcohol from their campuses, and alcohol education programming should focus on responsible drinking rather than abstinence.and suggests that college administrators...
- Assist Greek Letter organizations in emphasizing the positive aspects of Greek life. Many Greek letter organizations are developing and implementing impressive social justice and/or community service programs. These should be highlighted and reinforced on campus. Standards should exist for Greek letter organizations outlining activities they are expected to offer to the campus.
- Provide Greek letter organizations with the resources and tools to accomplish their goals both on and off campus. Greek letter organizations should be fully supported by campus officials to ensure that resources are available to assist these organizations.
- Develop positive and constructive interpersonal relationships with the leaders of Greek letter organizations on campus. Campus administrators should establish positive working relationships with Greek leaders before problems occur.
- Resist the temptation to view Greek letter organizations as negative elements of student life and the campus culture. Resolve problems that arise quickly and efficiently while maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with students in Greek letter organizations.
Certainly Crady was a breath of fresh air for the oft-maligned CFS system as evidenced by his willingness to increase the number of sororities and work to reconcile with banned fraternities.
The questions now are how will Sylvia Spears approach Greek life in the short term and how will her permanent successor act in the long run? The Office of Pluralism and Leadership is known for its institutional disdain for all things Greek and for its perception that Greek houses directly threaten their social agenda. Hopefully we'll see Dean Spears build off the progress of Dean Crady instead of reverting to more antagonistic and dichotomous paradigms.