We talked to fraternity men and sorority women about being gay while in an extremely “I was looking to party more and meet more people. Sigma Chi. Friendship, Justice, and Learning since I'll support the RedWolves, but in my heart I'll always be an ASU Indian. Go Tribe!.
In both cases, such university affiliation is thought to be the first of their kind in the nation, organizers of the groups said. The fraternity, Delta Lambda Phi, has 11 members and is a spinoff of a Washington-based organization that is trying to form chapters at four other campuses around the country, including UC San Diego. Leaders said the fraternities will provide a friendly alternative both to what they complain is an anti-homosexual atmosphere at most Greek letter clubs and the sex-and-alcohol culture of gay bars.
But they also have to come to grips with their sexuality. University recognition means the fraternity can use the school's name, meet in university buildings and apply for money from student activities funds, according to Chris Fishburn, UCLA's director of fraternity and sorority relations. However, the fraternity cannot discriminate against heterosexuals, if any apply, she said.
Its carefully worded constitution says the club will "promote the just and equitable treatment of all individuals, especially gay men and lesbians. Asked about the possible reception the new fraternity will receive on campus, Fishburn replied: But whether that is true in fraternities more than in other segments of this campus is questionable.
James Rice, a senior who is president of the UCLA Interfraternity Council, which coordinates 26 other fraternities, said members of Delta Lambda Phi will not be hassled but probably will not receive a warm welcome either. He questioned whether sexuality is a valid common denominator on which to form a fraternity.
According to Jeff Stabile, a senior who is co-director of publicity for the new fraternity: Beta Phi Omega. Gamma Rho Lambda.
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