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Non-Greek selective living groups not allowed to host recruitment events this year

<p>Selective living groups Cooper House and Wayne Manor were formerly housed in Crowell Quad. All SLG housing was moved to Edens Quad for the 2021-22 academic year.</p>

Selective living groups Cooper House and Wayne Manor were formerly housed in Crowell Quad. All SLG housing was moved to Edens Quad for the 2021-22 academic year.

Non-Greek selective living groups cannot hold recruitment events this year, per a Tuesday email sent to SLG housing liaisons obtained by The Chronicle. 

The change is attributed to it being the last year SLGs have residential housing as part of Duke’s QuadEx living and learning initiative, according to the email sent by Dani Harmston, associate dean for residence life. 

The SLGs Maxwell, Brownstone, Illyria, Mirecourt, LangDorm, Round Table and the Cube were slated to hold a joint open house on Sept. 4. The event had previously been confirmed by Conference and Event Services on Aug. 18, according to an email from CES sent to an SLG rush chair and obtained by The Chronicle. 

CES has since said that the open house can no longer occur because of the restrictions on SLGs recruiting members.

In order for SLGs to maintain a presence on campus in future years or hold recruitment events, they must transition into a Living and Learning Community or become a new student group with the approval of Duke Student Government, according to the email. 

SLGs are still allowed to hold non-recruitment events and use common spaces within their residential areas this year. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Katie Tan contributed reporting.


Anisha Reddy | Senior Editor

Anisha Reddy is a Trinity junior and a senior editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.


Milla Surjadi | Editor-in-Chief

Milla Surjadi is a Trinity junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 118th volume.

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