Leaders on campus are held to a high standard by their peers, but with that they reserve the power to carry out major undertakings. In the case of Greek-letter life leaders, the responsibility is even greater right now, as the position of director of Greek-letter life remains vacant.
It is this need for reliable leadership that makes Interfraternity Council President Bill Hulse’s recent practices so disappointing. Four fraternity leaders are accusing Hulse of neglecting his duties and attempting to exact more power than he holds. Along with this alleged disregard for his position’s requirements, Hulse is accused of spending nearly $1,000 without authorization for an IFC dinner that served twelve people, and defying IFC code by entering a private home to keep an eye on a potential new pledge.
We are disheartened by Hulse’s dishonest leadership as IFC president, and urge him to resign immediately.
The IFC requires a president who will provide the Greek-letter life community with transparent and equitable leadership, especially because right now the president currently acts without inspection from a director. Recent allegations have shown that Hulse has instead abandoned that obligation. Hulse has expressed regret for his actions and his term as IFC president concludes at the end of the semester, but the Greek-letter life community deserves someone who will oversee it with a fair hand and should not wait for his time in office to come to a close.
During periods of transition, community members look to a strong leader for guidance and direction to move forward. Instead, we have seen poor decision-making from Hulse, and this should not be tolerated any longer.
Opinions editor Lyndsey Wajert did not contribute to this staff editorial on Oct. 11, 2010.
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