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Trustees raise concerns over expected enrollment

Trustees raise concerns over expected enrollment

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

January 14, 2020

Members of the Board of Trustees expressed concerns about enrollment during their meeting Jan. 9 in Indianapolis. Trustee Ron Romain said that he isn’t comfortable with the results after it was announced that the university is expecting the undergraduate admission to be 4% lower than it was last ...

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

The SGA General Assembly voted unanimously to approve a letter supporting the ability for students to walk twice at graduation if they are receiving two degrees at their meeting Oct. 3. “Students that are earning two degrees work so hard,” SGA President Kelsey McCullogh said. “It’s not fa...

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. ...

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

After unlocking her dorm room for the first time, Fredrick gazes out of her window in Governors Hall. “It’s my new backyard,” she said to her mother, pointing out how green the view is compared to California.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 17, 2016

Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

Sorority recruitment attracts 250 women

The ladies of Gamma Phi Beta hang out with their new members on Sorority Bid Day in 2012. During Sunday’s Bid Day about 250 women will join their new family.

Abigail Suddarth

September 16, 2015

Brooke Stemen, vice president of recruitment and expansion, said that sisterhood is one of the best parts about being in a sorority. Stemen began planning for sorority recruitment back in November. “It’s really a lengthy process of recruitment round tables where we meet with the recruitment cha...

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...

Sorority recruitment begins Sept. 13

Nick Leighty

September 1, 2015

The Panhellenic Council will begin their formal recruitment process Sept. 13 and will continue through Sept. 19. Chapters will invite the potential new members on Sept. 20. There is a registration fee of $25 to all women who are interested. Payment is acceptable online, in advance by ma...

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...

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...

Women gather to learn about different sororities

Several women gather at the Sorority Meet-N-Greet Thursday night to learn about the different sororities on campus. 
Photo by SHANNON HALL/ The Shield

Shannon Hall

September 6, 2013

Freshmen Whitney Crawford wants to "get involved." The pre-dental major said she wants to be a part of the USI community - so she decided to come to the Sorority Meet-N-Greet. As 6 p.m. hit, more than 30 women flooded the lower level of UC East to meet and learn about the different sororit...

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