Gay And Greek: Northwestern Students Form Alliance For LGBT Greek Members

07/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last spring, the assistant director of fraternity and sorority life at Northwestern invited the presidents of every campus Greek chapter to a national Out and Greek conference in Chicago. No one responded. That was when assistant director Danny Miller decided it was time to have a conversation about sexuality and the Greek system. After sharing his concerns with a few students, they formed the Northwestern Greek Allies (NGA).

"The main purpose of NGA is to make LGBT students feel like they're welcome in the Greek system and that they can have a positive experience in a fraternity or sorority," Miller said.

At the first meeting last spring, 25 people showed up to hear a panel of LGBT students and ask questions. Now, almost a year after the group's formation, it's slowly gaining momentum.