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Tavern’s guiding theme has historically been community service, although some students seem to have a different perspective of the house.

Social houses still seeking identities, three decades later

By CECELIA SCHEUER November 14, 2019
The social house system was implemented in 1991 as a more-inclusive alternative to fraternities. The five social houses each have distinct missions, but some students and staff question the extent to which they have served their intended purpose.
Residents of the Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) social house were forced to move out after KDR was suspended for hazing on March 24. The house, pictured here, will remain unoccupied until the fall. (Ivan Valladares/The Middlebury Campus)

Hazing Violation Suspends KDR

By Joe Flaherty April 8, 2015

The College suspended the social house Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) on March 24 after it concluded KDR members had violated the College’s hazing policy. KDR residential members were required to move out of...

Prescott house, located in the Ridgeline woods area of campus, houses members of Delta. (Courtesy)

Council Decides to Disband Delta

By Claire Abbadi March 20, 2013

  On Monday, March 18, Community Council went into executive session to continue the discussion from last Tuesday on whether to accept the Social House Review Committee’s recommendation to disband...

Students pack into the Community Council meeting on Tuesday March 12. (Kathryn DeSutter)

Council Tables Decision on Delta

By Claire Abbadi March 13, 2013

  On Tuesday, March 12, Community Council met to vote on the fate of Delta, formerly known as ADP. After a 30-minute open meeting and an hour of deliberation in executive session, during which...

Prescott house, located in the Ridgeline woods area of campus, houses members of Delta. (Courtesy)

Delta House to Face Council’s Vote

By Kathryn DeSutter March 6, 2013

  The Residential Life Committee, a subcommittee of Community Council, has recommended that Delta house be disbanded due to failure to comply with Inter-House Council (IHC) and college regulations. On...

New Policy Admits First-Year Pledges

By Emma Eastwood-Paticchio February 27, 2013

After the Community Council approved two proposals introduced by the Inter-House Council in December, social houses will change their admittance policies. Starting in the fall of 2013, second-semester...

Pledge Events Suspended After Incident

By Middlebury Campus October 31, 2001

Following an episode during last Saturday's football game half time show, campus social house pledge events were suspended for two days and are slated to recommence Wednesday evening. The episode, which...

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