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Greek life rethinks recruitment in pandemic

The UW-W Delta Chi Fraternity poses for a picture with their 2020 Region V Chapter Awards.

Mac Molli, Journalist

September 20, 2020

Greek Life at UW-Whitewater is venturing into new territory this fall as leaders attempt to recruit new members in the midst of a pandemic and abide by rules and restrictions put in place by local government and the university. On June 23 the Chancellor’s Cabinet released the Warhawk Return Plan,...

UW-W Greeks Block Out Hunger

Alpha Gamma Delta’s 2nd Annual Block Out Hunger volleyball tournament first place team poses for a championship photo.

Brenda Echeverria, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2019

Students dressed in green gathered in the Williams Center to not only play a game of volleyball, but to play for a cause. ​Alpha Gamma Delta held its second Block Out Hunger volleyball tournament Nov. 13 to help raise money and collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries. Entry for ...

Bids welcome home

Delta Chi fraternity poses for a picture with new members after their recruitment week.

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

September 30, 2019

Recruitment week is the chance for a fresh new start for both standing members of Greek organizations and new recruits. This year recruitment takes place during the entire month of September and, just like every year, includes events that welcome bids, or new members, into their new homes. For the Interfratern...

Change coming for IFC in ’18

Change coming for IFC in '18

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 30, 2018

Greek life on campus is changing. Every UW System campus that supports Greek life needs a governing body. Here at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, that body is the Interfraternity Council (IFC). A redesign of the IFC involves reducing the number of seats on the council from 28 to 10. In the past, ...

Greeks embrace local cultures

Students of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity show pride for their Greek organizations at an annual talent show during Greek Week on Feb. 22 in the University Center Hamilton Room.

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...

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

This graphic shows how some local businesses were impacted by several events over this past weekend, including Spring Splash, State Solo & Ensemble and several sporting events.

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

May 3, 2017

Rainy weather and every student residence being on lockdown did not deter an economic boost for some local businesses. This wasn’t the first time, either. In the March 8 edition of The Royal Purple, it was reported that last year’s Spring Splash event cultivated an increase in sales for many lo...

Greek life has positive effect on campus communities

Greek life has positive effect on campus communities

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 There are many people who hear all about the bad press that Greek life on college campuses has to offer and instantly associate all people as bad seeds. This instant association has gotten people in trouble for centuries. This over-generalization prevented women from voting, defended slavery...

Greek adviser turns author


March 6, 2013

  Rick Daniels is a leadership advisor for Greek Life, but that is no longer his only title at UW-Whitewater. His newest title is author. Daniels’ new book, “Tap Dancing without Shoes,” debuts September 2013. The Royal Purple had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Daniels about his new ...

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