Greek system dominates student government


Why is it that our ASUA government is 75 percent to 80 percent Greek while the campus as a whole is only 15 percent to 20 percent Greek? Why do Greeks get voted in year after year even though they do not represent this campus as a whole? The reason is student apathy toward the elections. For as long as I've been here, less than 5 percent of you, my fellow students, vote in the elections each year. I'd say that 70 percent or so of that group is Greek-affiliated. Every year, the Greeks vote for their fellow Greeks to continue this trend. So, as a graduating senior tired of this trend, I make one last request to my fellow students . get up off your apathetic butts and vote!

Vote in a government that represents this campus as a whole, and not a single faction or group. Vote in a government that does what it promises to do and works for students, not above them. ASUA has advertised these elections as a revolution, so why not give them the revolution? I'd say the revolution began last semester when for the first time in a long time, a non-Greek Homecoming King and Queen were elected. Now it is up to you, my fellow students, to continue the revolution and vote in students that represent you and not the Greek system. Using a phrase from the old politics of Chicago, "Vote early and vote often!"

Phil Weaver

Psychology Senior

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