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Sororities establishing sisterhoods, community involvement

Sororities establishing sisterhoods, community involvement

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Being in a sorority or fraternity can be hard for multiple reasons. Juggling events that are required for Greek Life, as well as handling school work that needs to be turned in on those same days can be difficult. The looks and judgments they receive from fellow students are really what demeans th...

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 to recruit from Tuesday to Saturday

Nick Leighty

September 1, 2015

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 For more information, contact usigreeklif...

Spring into recruitment

Brenna Wu

January 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

New sorority ‘adds another dimension to Greek life’

Jessie Hellmann

April 24, 2013

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...

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