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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 “After a thorough investigation, the University of Southern Indiana has withdrawn recognition and Phi Delta Theta’s General Headquarters has...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

Phi-K raises $6,500 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’

Fraternities bid on ‘like-minded’

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

USI fraternity wins national award

James Vaughn

September 17, 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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