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All Sigma Alpha Epsilon activities have been suspended after a pledge activity turned racially inflammatory. Several black students eating dinner at Bear’s Den Tuesday night were approached by a group of fraternity pledges who took a picture of a pledge brother standing behind the diners as part of a pledge scavenger hunt.
Kappa Delta, Washington University’s newest sorority, added about 90 new members in its first recruitment last weekend, about twenty more than Alpha Omicron Phi added when it colonized four years ago, but well less than its target 160. The sorority held its colonization from Jan. 25-27, recruiting new members through outreach efforts such as informal coffee dates.
While Kappa Delta’s upcoming colonization will mean a potential 160-woman expansion of Washington University’s sorority system, a fewer number of active campus fraternities this semester will mean less opportunities for men wishing to go Greek.
Washington University’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has been ordered to halt operations, according to a statement released by the fraternity’s headquarters Wednesday. On Oct. 31, Chapter Services Director–West of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Joshua D. Hodnichak, issued the following statement to Student Life: The Missouri Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been issued [...]
When the Office of Greek Life kicked Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity off campus following allegations of hazing policy violations in 1999, its intent was for the fraternity to rehabilitate itself after a two-year suspension.
This year’s sorority recruitment saw more rushing and receiving bids than ever before. Of the 376 women who participated, 345 in recruitment received bids. The total number of women participating has expanded by about 20 to 40 people for each of the past five years.
Move over AOPi, there’s going to be a new newest sorority in town. The Women’s Panhellenic Association and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (Greek Life) have announced the addition of a new sorority to the Washington University campus.
The night of Rock the Row was unusually quiet this year. Interfraternity Council (IFC) advised the fraternities not to hold any evening events after Rock the Row on Monday. The annual event marks the opening of Greek Life on campus to new students.
College students nationwide are rushing fraternities and sororities in greater numbers, including at Washington University. David Wallace, the University’s Coordinator for Greek Housing Programs, said that fraternities across the nation have been progressively growing since 2006, after shrinking between 1992 and 2003.
For the more than 300 students who underwent formal recruitment for Washington University’s seven sororities last week, the stress began before arriving at Wash. U. The storm that blanketed the eastern U.S. in over a foot of snow disrupted air traffic nationally, raising significant difficulties for students attempting to return early to the University.