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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 31, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24895.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24895

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Title Houstonian 1987
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Title The Community
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Transcript ist Angers Black Greeks After tempers cooled down nd administrative actions were -evalutated, members and ;aders of black Greek organi- ations believe that their pres- nce on campus as active, orga- lized groups still makes school officials uneasy. It all started when a letter, vritten by Dean of Students xmnie Wallace, went out to all JH Greek organizations, stat- ng that "the following activi- ies may not be performed or equired by students:" •Greetings by pledges *Pledge lines ♦Running or walking in a line or individually carrying or wearing objects that are potentially harmful (i.e., canes, bricks, plants, dog collars, paddles, etc.) *Loud group or individual greetings to active members *Uniform dress that could be considered demeaning or out of the ordinary *Chanting or stomping by pledges, in a group or as individuals, unless it was a scheduled practice or performance *Rides or walks of pledges or actives. *Any other activity that could be dangerous to a person's health or safety. Assistant Dean of Students and brother of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, William King, said organizations must realize the danger of hazing. "What I am trying to do now is encourage the Greeks to re-evaluate their pledging processes and make an ongoing effort to alert everyone about hazing," said King. A lot of organizational members claimed off and on-the- record that racism, not hazing, was the underlying factor for placing restrictions on the groups. Direct attacks were directed toward Wallace pinpointing her as "the one who had been after black Greeks for so long," but school officials said that fatal incidents at other universities, including Texas A&M and the University of Texas, were partially responsible for the increased attention Greek groups received. After the situation drew more attention, Paul Moore, Vice President for Student Affairs, stepped in and overruled actions taken by Wallace, calling the list of prohibitions a preliminary outline of "concerns-not policy." "Connie Wallace and William King have been concerned with this issue of Greek activities. They are trying to represent policy when they should not have been," said Moore. Before Moore became aware of the actions of the Dean of Students Office, black Greek leaders lambasted the "concerns." "We didn't understand why we didn't have any input in deciding these rules," LaWanda Johnson, treasurer of Delta Sigma Theta, said. "When we got the list, we were under the impression that it was only a draft, but no — we were told that these are now the rules," Johnson said. Wallace said the "list was compiled from examples of activities observed or heard about, that caused concern with reference to activities of groups." She added that communication between parties involved was incomplete. "We weren't aware there was a problem with our traditional activities on campus," said Walter Hobdy of Kappa Alpha Psi. "The rules Wallace made up were so blatantly against black Greeks. It all seemed so totalitarian — since we were given no chance to have a say in the matter. If rules were to be changed, then every Greek organization should have been examined across the board," said Hobdy. Suspicious that UH is not interested in having black Greeks active on campus, Larry Green of Alpha Phi Alpha asked, "If the University does not support us in our activities, how can they expect us to support the University?" The question was well taken by school officals; the restrictions became null and void, and black Greeks continued to perform their activities on campus without interference from administration. — Carmella Roberts 269