Tag: greek life
On August 17, the 17 sororities of the University of Alabama Panhellenic Association distributed bids to hundreds of incoming freshmen women. And this year, just like every other year for the past five decades, not a single one of those women was black. The University of Alabama was famously integrated under an order from President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
A number of factors led to the three-year hiatus of Greek Week—the fact that no one was willing to host it chief among them. The week, which is intended to highlight different elements of Greek life’s focus, including philanthropy and honor, will be making its return to campus next week under the leadership of senior Liz Hay.
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.