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Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

Fall is considered a major recruitment season for the many sororities and fraternities at USI. Now, much of this recruitment process and other such aspects of greek life must be conducted virtually. Last year there were rows upon rows of tables representing the thriving Greek life here on campus, th...

New fraternity could come to campus

New fraternity could come to campus

Alex Brennan, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

A new fraternity could make its way on campus in the foreseeable future. The fraternity community, which is a student-led body acting as an interfraternity council at the university, voted in November to bring another fraternity on campus in the future. Jacob Dicus, program coordinator for Frate...

Fraternity raises $700 for shelter

Fraternity raises $700 for shelter

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma raised over $700 in just six and a half hours Sept. 25 with their bi-annual Pet-A-Pup event held on the Quad. Senior advertising major Eric Vergon said that this is the 5th year that the fraternity has hosted the event. They acquire the puppies from Warrick County Humane ...

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

December 4, 2017

The university removed its recognition of fraternity Phi Delta Theta Monday evening ending a month-long investigation into a hazing and alcohol incident. “After a thorough investigation, the University of Southern Indiana has withdrawn recognition and Phi Delta Theta’s General Headquarters has...

Phi Delta Theta under investigation for hazing

Phi Delta Theta under investigation for hazing

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 15, 2017

The university has placed an interim suspension on Phi Delta Theta and is subsequently investigating the fraternity after allegations of hazing. The suspension, placed Oct. 26, is a response to the fraternity being “deemed to be a threat to the safety and well-being of the university community, pr...

Phi-K raises $6,500 for ALS

Zach Price and Leo Scheller cross the finish line of the Inaugural Phi-K. The race was both a 5k and a one mile walk and all of the proceeds went toward funding research for ALS.

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer

September 1, 2016

Students and community members from all over the Evansville area came out Saturday morning to participate in Phi Delta Theta’s inaugural Phi-K. With about 80 participants, the fraternity was able to raise $6,500 to support amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. The fraternity had an original goal of $10,000. “We had 81 signed up online previously...

Fraternity’s ‘steady progress’ recognized

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

September 1, 2016

When Daniel Nickens joined Sigma Pi in 2014, he said the fraternity was “on the cusp” of something greater. This summer, the USI chapter of Sigma Pi received the Grand Chapter Award at the fraternity’s convocation ceremony in Las Vegas. This award is given to the 25 highest-ranking chapters nationwide. ...

Fraternity finds fresh motivation with national award

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 24, 2016

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 bid on ‘like-minded’

The brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma welcome a new member during Fraternity Bid Day at Rice Library Friday, during which 93 university men received bids from their new fraternity.

Madison Nelson

September 17, 2015

On the morning of Fraternity Bid Day, potential new members were put into rooms in the basement of Rice Library. They then received boxes containing  a bid from their new fraternity. This year 43 bids were extended in the informal period and 50 during the formal period at fraternity recruitment. ...

USI fraternity wins national award

Photo courtesy of Sigma Tau Gamma

James Vaughn

September 18, 2013

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...

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