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National Panhellenic Conference's Ban On Sororities At Rush Met With Pouty Faces

No girls allowed, or at least, not during rush week.

According to M.I.T's newspaper the Tech, the National Pan Hellenic Conference has put a ban on sorority women at fraternity rush events, especially a practice called "rush girls" in which a woman "helps out" during rush. The M.I.T men, for their part, are very unhappy about this, and one Nathan M. Robert, decided to lodge a formal complaint with the institution.

“Personally, I don’t think them helping out with our Rush is going to threaten their sorority’s single-sex status,” he told the Tech.

The National Pan Hellenic Conference, in response, said that any frat that does not comply with their rules will be subject to punishment, including a loss of single-sex status and even some real estate.

Students at the University of Florida also objected to the rule when it was enforced in 2011.

"I think it's a stupid rule," Kevin Stillerman, a UF student, told the Alligator, "We've had girls in the past, so why not have them now?"