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How Penn's mental health efforts have evolved in the past 70 years

(10/30/17 4:26am)

Over the past three years, mental health has become one of the most important issues on Penn's campus. Students have set up a range of mental health advocacy groups, which consistently work to improve mental wellness, whether that means calling for more comprehensive resources, or working to change Penn's "hyper-competitive," pre-professional culture.

Seven months ago, the IFC said they planned to introduce a diversity chair — the position still has not been created

(10/12/17 1:37am)

Following a racially insensitive incident at a fraternity last semester, the Interfraternity Council said it would add a diversity chair to its executive committee. Nearly seven months later, it has yet to finalize the position even though various other leaders in the Greek community agree that having a point person for diversity and inclusion is important for the IFC. 

Only five out of Penn's 27 fraternities completed IFC-mandated education programs

(09/21/17 3:32am)

For the first time, the Interfraternity Council is publicly publishing fraternities' attendance rates for various educational programs, including courses on sexual assault prevention and sexual health. Only five of Penn's 27 fraternities fulfilled the requirements for all three educational events that were mandated. 

This site ranks Penn's Greek institutions by looks and popularity. Greek leaders call it a 'joke.'

(09/10/17 10:03pm)

Ahead of the rushing process in the spring semester, various students are going online to learn more about the numerous Greek institutions on campus. One of the most popular sites they turn to is Greek Rank — a website where anonymous users rate fraternities and sororities by the criteria of “looks, popularity, classiness, involvement, social life, and sisterhood/brotherhood.”