Inter-Sorority Council

Dartmouth College

Established to further intellectual achievement and scholarship, promote inter-sorority relations and to foster education and awareness of its members, the Inter-Sorority Council strives to exemplify and model the six pillars of Greek life at Dartmouth: Scholarship, Accountability, Leadership, Service, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, and Inclusivity. 

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Note: This information could be potentially triggering to those who have suffered or have a loved one who suffers from an eating disorder.

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Today marks the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week!  The Inter-Sorority Council encourages you to learn more about eating disorders and the resources available to help you or a friend.  

Eating disorders often go unnoticed and undiscussed on college campuses, but an estimated 10-20% of women and 4-10% of men in college suffer from an eating disorder.

Warning Signs and Symptoms
This is not intended to be a comprehensive checklist; warning signs vary across people and disorders and will not be the same for everyone

  • Emotional and Behavioral

    • Primary concerns of weight loss, dieting, exercise

    • Preoccupation with food control 

    • Skipping meals or taking smaller portions regularly 

    • Withdrawal from usual friends or activities 

    • Extreme concern with body size and/or shape

    • Extreme mood swings

    • New practices with food diets or fads or refusal to eat food categories

    • Frequent checking of appearance for flaws

  • Physical

    • Noticeable fluctuations in weight (both up and down)

    • Dizziness, especially upon standing, and/or fainting

    • Constantly feeling cold 

    • Sleep problems

    • Difficulties concentrating 

    • Muscle weakness

    • Impaired immune system

    • Poor wound healing and/or new bruising and callouses, especially on hands

Different Kinds of Eating Disorders
Again, this is not a comprehensive definition of every disorder and symptoms may manifest themselves differently in different people. There are also several other types of eating disorders and disordered eating categories.

  • Anorexia Nervosa → characterized by dramatic weight loss, difficulties maintaining a healthy weight, excessive exercise, food restriction, and distorted body image

  • Bulimia Nervosa → characterized by cycles of bingeing and compensatory behaviors like self-induced vomiting to undo effects of bingeing

  • Binge Eating Disorder → characterized by recurrent episodes of food bingeing, a lack of control over food consumption, feelings of guilt or shame afterward

Resources at Dartmouth

Feel free to reach out the Inter-Sorority Council (inter.sorority.council@dartmouth.edu) with any questions/concerns!

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