Wednesday, August 08, 2007

ACLU Helps Radford University Greeks

Even in the middle of a Conclave the world doesn't stop. We picked up this disturbing piece of news from Fratastic. It seems that the city council has decreed that fraternities and sororities can't put their letters on their houses unless it is a "special occasion" such as rush or homecoming. Now the ACLU is getting involved.
The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the city if a section of the zoning ordinance passed by Radford City Council in May is not repealed.

The section states that Greek letters, banners and signs are only to be displayed during special events, which are “limited to Radford University Homecoming, Rush and Greek Week.” The location, size and type of sign must be approved by Radford University’s Office of Student Affairs and the city’s zoning administrator.
THat is really just not right. How on earth can a display of the organization that is a major part of your college experience be so darn bad? C'mon people, lighten up!

ACLU Helps Radford University Greeks
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