Newport House, formerly known as Phi Delta Sigma. After Amherst College banned in fraternities in 1984, the college purchased most of the former fraternity houses and converted them to residential houses.
Visiting Williams, Bowdoin, and Amherst and exploring their archives by day reveals how other schools have enacted a Greek life ban. Wandering the three campuses at night offers a glimpse into life without social groups.
Confusion about the College’s various efforts to curb the influence of single-gender social groups on campus has snarled this month’s roll-out of the College’s historic penalties on members of those organizations.