(View our fall quarter recap here).
01-10-2014 | Fall 2013 Alpha Alpha Class Crossing
01-11-2014 | Hosted ΛΦΕ Midyear Conference
01-14-2014 | Rush: Fondue Night with ΣΨΖ
01-17-2014 | Rush: Hosted Game Night with ΧΣΑ
01-18-2014 | Rush: Kickback with αΚΔΦ
01-20-2014 | Service: Rallied for MLK Day of Service with United Way of King County
01-24-2014 | Hosted Family Potluck with Alumni, Actives, and Lil Sis
01-29-2014 | Supported ASUW’s “Through Our Eyes” Showcase at the Ethnic Cultural Center
02-02-2014 | Hosted Superbowl Viewing Party at Lambda House
02-03-2014 | Attended Chinese Student Association’s Chinese New Year Gala
02-08-2014 | Presented Sunset Stories at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival
02-09-2014 | Brotherhood: Winter Retreat 2014
02-12-2014 | Attended Leadership Workshop at Ethnic Cultural Center
02-18-2014 | Attended ASUW ASC’s Winter Social at HUB
02-19-2014 | Supported αΚΔΦ’s 2014 New Member Presents
02-21-2014 | Fundraiser: Sold Cinnabons at the 26th Annual ASC Talent Show
02-28-2014 | Social: Eval-U-Date with ΧΣΑ, αΚΔΦ, and ΣΨΖ
03-02-2014 | Service: Hot Chocolate Run for Ronald McDonald House Charities
03-04-2014 | Performed at FASA’s Open Mic
03-05-1014 | Social: House Mixer with ΛΘΑ
03-06-2014 | Service: API Chaya’s Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness
03-08-2014 | Athletics: Participated in CSA/JSA/VSA’s Sports Day
03-09-2014 | Attended UGC’s Potluck and Movie Night
03-09-2014 | Brotherhood: Mudbowl 2014
03-11-2014 | Service: Seattle Keiro Rehabilitation and Care Center of Nikkei Concerns
03-12-2014 | Advocacy: Voted in the Resolution for the Reversal of the International Student Fee in ASUW Senate
The most recent bill, R-20-30, urged the reversal of the international student fee, which was approximately $45 a quarter (excluding summer quarter) for international students that was put towards certain resources, some of which benefit both international students and domestic students. We debated this resolution for about a month and a half. Last night, we stayed an hour later than usual to make sure the legislation reached a verdict before spring break. By a vote of 61-27-3, the resolution passed with overwhelming support.
The implications of this resolution are pretty substantial because many international students felt that this fee was over-burdening and no other minority group (e.g., disabled, LGBTQ) pays for their extra accommodations, so why should international students have to pay an additional fee on top of their already expensive tuition? Students against the bill were worried about how the services would get funded, while people in support of the bill urged the ASUW senators to consider its ramifications: it makes international students feel unwelcomed and even prejudiced. Thus, many senators from different minority groups and greek organizations (KSA/CSSA/TOSA and UGC organizations) urged the ASUW Senate as a whole to consider how this disenfranchises minorities at a university that embraces and encourages diversity.
Bottom line: this matters to multicultural Greeks because our membership comprises students of international backgrounds. Lambda Phi Epsilon is an internationally-recognized fraternity, and we stand firmly against unfair treatment for any of our members regardless of their international status.
Roland Arii, 2014 ASUW Senator
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.