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Fraternity finds fresh motivation with national award

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under News

When Lambda Chi Alpha president Kegan Miller heard the USI chapter of the fraternity had received the prestigious Grand High Alpha award, he was “blown away.” The senior mechanical engineering major traveled to Miami, Florida, with two other chapter brothers for the national Lambda Chi Alpha general assembly meeting the first week of August. He sai...

Fraternities to recruit from Tuesday to Saturday

Nick Leighty
September 1, 2015
Filed under News, News Briefs

Recruitment of new Interfraternity members begins this Tuesday and will last until Saturday. There will be an information meeting from 6:30-9 p.m. on Sept. 3, in Carter Hall. Students looking to join may do so via OrgSync or online at usi.edu/FSL. For more information, contact usigreeklif...

Spring into recruitment

Brenna Wu
January 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Most sororities are going into high stress mode as the dates for informal recruitment approach. I went through formal recruitment in the fall, and I remember being stressed each day as a potential new member. I felt so welcomed into each sorority, and to not be in one of the amazing sororities on cam...

Letter: Rather than disapprove, improve

Mary Bradley
December 9, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor

After reading and hearing about the uproar caused by Brenna Wu's opinion article "The Greek Life PR Ploy," I have to say that there seems to be quite a trend in drastic reactions from Greek Life regarding criticism. When I had a position as staff writer for my current college paper, we published an...

Letter: ‘This is Indiana’

Luke Williams
December 9, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Brenna Wu and Opinion Editor, Upon reading the article about school spirit, we found it very rude, disrespectful, and prejudice! We find it very truculent of you to question our motives for having school spirit. We have contempt for you though because it more than likely stems from a place of...

Greek life fine, but why spend money?

Jake Tapley
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I have never really had much interest in Greek life. From an outsider’s perspective, or at least from my perspective, it seems like a waste of money – money that could be put toward more rewarding experiences. However, I also understand that the fraternities and sororities depicted in countless...

It’s more than ‘buying friends’

Brenna Wu
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This past week has probably been very stressful for the Greek students around campus. Fraternity Rush Week was last week, and this week is sorority recruitment. It seems inevitable that the Recruitment Chairs are pulling their hair out, especially the sorority chairs. Many people question the...

Greek event to raise funds for charity

Ariana Beedie
October 1, 2013
Filed under Features

Students can sink competitors' canoes and donate to charity, all at the same time. “Don’t Sink Your Battleship,” a competition sponsored by the Interfraternal Council, gives students the chance to sink another's canoe on Friday. The object of the game is simple: sink the opposing team's boat...

Sorority Recruitment achieves success

Bobby Shipman
September 20, 2013
Filed under Features

Maddie Ziller said she was excited to join Alpha Sigma Tau. Alpha Sigma Tau does a lot of community service, such as working with people diagnosed with down syndrome, which Ziller said she was excited about being a part of. “Ultimately I am where I wanted to be, but it took a lot more contemplating...

USI fraternity wins national award

USI fraternity wins national award

James Vaughn
September 17, 2013
Filed under News

Sigma Tau Gamma was awarded the McCune Distinguished Chapter of the year award Aug. 3 - seven months after the fraternity regained its charter. “The fact that they went from a colony to being chartered to receiving that award shows that they are a dedicated group,” said David Stetter, student development program advi...

New sorority ‘adds another dimension to Greek life’

Jessie Hellmann
April 24, 2013
Filed under News

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) charted a new chapter on USI’s campus Sunday night. AKA, which is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college women in the United States, welcomed 12 USI students. David Stetter, fraternity and sorority life director, said US...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff
March 20, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor

We are not allowed to wear Greek lettered sashes when walking on graduation day at USI. I want to change that and don’t understand why it is such a bad thing. So please, can you tell me why this is such a problem and what we can do to change this injustice on our campus? Graduation is a very important day to ma...

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