The UCLA Office of Student Affairs received and reviewed complaints regarding a recent philanthropic event called “Mr. Greek,” during which “No Means Yes” was said to have been chanted by an undetermined number of audience members within the context of obtaining consent for sexual activity.
Student Affairs and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations take such complaints seriously, and have advised the sponsors of the program that it is never appropriate either in the Greek community or elsewhere on campus to suggest that “no means yes” in this context or to make such comments proposing the use of alcohol as a way to obtain consent.
UCLA is committed to a campus community free from sexual violence, and such statements as “no means yes” are entirely inconsistent with the True Bruin Values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service and Excellence, or with our Principles of Community.
If you are a UCLA student and need sexual violence resources, please visit the CAPS CARE website or call their 24/7 hotline at (310) 825-0768.
Fraternities and Sororities have been an integral part of the University of California, Los Angeles campus since the early 1920's. Today UCLA is home to more than 68 National and local Greek-letter organizations, which collectively constitute the largest membership-based and multi-faceted community on campus. Additionally, UCLA's fraternity and sorority organizations represent one of the largest and oldest Greek Communities on the West Coast.
Representing 15% of the student population, fraternity and sorority members are committed to their academics, volunteer time in the community, develop and strengthen leadership skills, form a campus and cultural support network, and have access to affordable housing on campus. Fraternities and Sororities have enhanced the lives of thousands of men and women since their inception. Explore our site and see what UCLA Greek Life has to offer.
Note: A National study finds Fraternity/Sorority membership may encourage students to stay in college and that Greek affiliation in College contributes positively to community involvement after graduation. Also reported, Greek-affiliated alumni are more satisfied with their social development during college than non-Greeks.
Source: Center for Advanced Social Research; Columbia, MO, 1998