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Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay

Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 27, 2019

Mercer switched to delayed recruitment in 2017 to improve Greek numbers, GPAs and safety measures. Three years later, students generally disapprove of the policy, but administration says it's been positive for the school.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a global health studies major and a sophomore senator in the Student Government Association. She created the petition prior to the 2019 recruitment period. “Mercer started delayed recruitment two years ago in hopes that it would bring a positive change,” Lackey wrote in the petition. “As women have been through this process, it ha...

Mercer’s regulations regarding student activities hypocritical

Mercer’s regulations regarding student activities hypocritical

Nick James

March 30, 2011

Mercer is a funny place. We pride ourselves on our Baptist heritage in the same breath as our outstanding liberal education. But I’m not trying to argue between those two points — I'm just taking some time to exercise my First Amendment right to free speech. But let me backtrack a little bit. Last...

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