A look at how sororities and fraternities are responding to the COVID-19 crisis While students across the country were preparing for the end of the semester and those involved in Greek life were getting ready for philanthropy events, spring formals and alumni celebrations, something unforeseen and never dealt with was looming in the background. The… Continue reading Greek life during a pandemic:
In the last week, a university in Pennsylvania has decided that its Greek life community needs major changes after reports of hazing, sexual assault and excessive drinking have been rampant. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, which is located somewhat near Scranton, has decided to "overhaul" its Greek community completely. According to Pennsylvania Real-Time News, Bloomsburg University… Continue reading ‘Overhauling the Greek community’– does anything actually change?
In the last few weeks, Ohio University's Greek life system has been experiencing a crisis. According to USA Today, within a 48 hour period, hazing allegations rang out against seven Interfraternity Council (IFC) members to which the University responded by issuing a blanket suspension on those involved and two cease-and-desist letters handed down to two… Continue reading Could what’s happening at Ohio University happen at WVU?
One week ago was National Coming Out Day, and members of the LGBTQ community were able to celebrate the day they decided to tell friends and family members they were gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. and remember the bravery it took to do so. While I do not have this personal experience because I am not… Continue reading Fitting into a sorority as a member of the LGBTQ community
On Tuesday, The Washington Post came out with an article detailing information from the results of a survey from the Association of American Universities that documented the "disturbing prevalence of sexual violence" across the country. 33 universities, including Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia and four Ivy League schools of Harvard, Yale,… Continue reading Is sorority membership a risk factor for sexual assault?
On Saturday in Kent, Ohio, a man was arrested after he had been stalking sororities on Kent State University's campus for the past few months. Security footage from the Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi at Kent State / Photo via The Smoking Gun The university and local police had been searching for the person… Continue reading Sorority stalker: not just the name of another Lifetime movie
Typically in college towns, mid to late fall turns into lease-signing season, and collegiate housing can be a bit of a hit or miss sometimes. Rent can be outrageously expensive, apartments can be run down, management probably doesn't care at all and some landlords think they're in charge of a slum. Also, who wants to… Continue reading 10 Sorority houses fit for a queen (or multiple)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Uf1VRhkcj/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet We all know someone who has or is currently living with the pink ribbon, and this month is the time to reflect on that. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which is a campaign that happens annually in order to bring increased awareness of the disease.… Continue reading Sorority spotlight: Zeta Tau Alpha and its ties to breast cancer
Over this past weekend, two separate universities in the United States have been scrambling to deal with the fallout after videos and Instagram comments surfaced portraying the sororities in both negative and racist lights. Western Kentucky University's campus / Photo via Wikimedia Commons These three incidents, two at Western Kentucky University and one at the… Continue reading How universities handle sororities’ racially-charged incidents: a comparison
If you're a West Virginia University student, and you live under a rock somewhere on campus, you probably don't know that this week is one of the most fun times to be both a Mountaineer and a member of a sorority or fraternity. A photo from Greek Games, a Homecoming event, that takes place during… Continue reading Homecoming at WVU and its impact on Greek life