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Hunger Games: Greek Trials creates inclusive environment

Alyssa Brooks, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

Greek Week is back with a new theme. This year’s theme is Hunger Games: Greek Trials, and it’s solely based off the title of the movies and not the violence — and of course, a five foot tall Greek Week championship trophy and bragging rights. Each spring semester, Greek Week is sponsored...

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended for five years

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended for five years

Benjamin J. Pierce, Managing Editor

May 8, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Interfraternity Council (IFC) suspended the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter for five years for holding a fraternity-sponsored event while already on emergency suspension in a 9-0 vote at a public hearing on May 2. The emergency suspension came from the Dean ...

Fraternity donates food for drive

Fraternity donates food for drive

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 11, 2018

Last spring, junior Alex Zalewski walked into the chapter room at the Lambda Chi Alpha House only to be greeted by mountains of food blocking his way. “The room was overflowing with these bags of food,” said Zalewski, who is the current chapter president for Lambda Chi Alpha. “You couldn’t ...

Greeks embrace local cultures

Greeks embrace local cultures

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018

Curling competitions, a student talent showcase, a social banquet and food donations were among the events that occurred during last week’s student program referred to as Greek Week. UW-Whitewater Greek Life students sponsored a variety of events on campus last week to promote unity among fratern...

A lifelong commitment

A lifelong commitment

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

Recruitment week has ended for most local Greek chapters, but the window to join is still wide open. Greek Life organizations on campus are always looking for new members, and with Greek Week beginning Feb. 19, local chapters of fraternities and sororities will sponsor several events to gauge st...

Sorority house not up to fire code

Sorority house not up to fire code

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 By Michael Riley The Tri-Sigma house, where a fire occurred on the morning of March 14, did not have an operational fire sprinkler in place, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. Wisconsin state law requires all sorority...

Get to know UW-W Greeks

Get to know UW-W Greeks

May 1, 2013

Jacalyn Scott, president of Alpha Sigma Sorority and Jorge Quintana Medel, president of Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, answer questions about their Greek organizations and their time as members. Royal Purple: What is your biggest philanthropy event? Scott: We sponsor Relay for Life here on campus. Quintana Mede...

Get to know UW-Whitewater fraternities, sororities

Get to know UW-Whitewater fraternities, sororities

April 10, 2013

Brianna Welbourn and Ricky Conti, both presidents of Greek organizations, answer questions about Greek life on campus. Delta Zeta Sorority was founded on Oct. 24, 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The UW-Whitewater chapter was created on Sept. 20, 1956. They currently have 107 members. Delta...

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