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Fraternities Donate Money, Sororities Speak Out

statement, Katie, FSU Sorority
Posted at 6:31 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 15:09:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Earlier this week, six fraternities at Florida State University donated more than $20,000 to the College of Business. This donation was the final contribution in a contractual agreement made a couple of years ago. 

During this time, the six fraternities were hoping to raise $50,000 to help create a lab in Legacy Hall. Because of the donation and commitment, this new lab will now be named after the six fraternities.

It's the naming of the lab that has some sorority members upset. The final fundraiser in raising this money was Line Dance, a Greek-run philanthropic effort. This event was able to happen because of the help from the sororities. These women created and learned dance routines for the show. Not only that, but they attended countless profit shares, bought t-shirts for, attended other events to support these fraternities, and still had to pay to watch the Line Dance performances.

In a written statement, Katie van Dijk the Linedance Chair of Gamma Phi Beta, says, "I believe I can speak for almost all Linedance Chairs when I say that all of this money is going to a good cause. What I do have a problem with is people stating how much money the fraternities donated, because although they may have put on the event, without the sororities there is no Linedance at all."

It is understandable that the sororities are upset that their hard work, and the money they used to support the fraternities aren't being recognized by the lab name in Legacy Hall. 

As for Legacy Hall, it is expected to be built near the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center with construction beginning in a few years.