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University Discourages Students From Social Greek Organizations

University Discourages Students From Social Greek Organizations

The university reiterated its disapproval of social Greek organizations Sept. 16 in a campus-wide email, which discouraged students from joining such organizations because of the organizations’ common association with high-risk behavior such as alcohol abuse. Greek organizations are inconsistent with the university’s Jesuit values, namely inclusion and respect for the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The Alternative to The Greek Email

Georgetown’s policy not to recognize, support or interfere with fraternities and sororities is appropriate. Despite this, a recent email from Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jeanne Lord regarding it was highly objectionable. The email was strange. It seemed designed to inform[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: OLIVIA HEWITT/THE HOYA
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sported T-shirts for spring recruitment last semester. KKG is an unrecognized sorority at Georgetown.

Despite Jesuit Limits, Greek Life Gains Ground

The Greek system has produced graduates including the first female astronaut, 85 percent of Fortune 500 Executives and 18 Greek U.S. presidents since 1877, according to The Atlantic. At the same time, Greek life has also been the center of nationwide scandals: the death of a Clemson University student rushing[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 9 comments City News, News
Julia Hennrikus

Greek Life’s Place Among Service Groups

Hundreds of students will gather on campus this Friday to raise awareness about domestic violence and support local survivors of abuse. When they do, they’ll be expressing an important part of what it means to be members of the Georgetown community — to be women and men for others. Most[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Brothers and Sisters in Service

Despite the status of Alpha Phi Omega — the only Greek organization officially recognized by the university — social fraternities and sororities have grown in popularity on campus in recent years. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Gamma and, most recently, Kappa Alpha Theta are making a name[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

GUSA Election Looks at Free Speech, Unrecognized Groups

In both the presidential and vice presidential debates for the 2014 Georgetown University Student Association election, the topics of free expression and rights for unrecognized student groups, specifically H*yas for Choice, to access university benefits were key topics of discussion. The future of groups such as HFC remains at the[Read More…]

by February 27, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
GU Students Compensate for Lack of Greek Life

GU Students Compensate for Lack of Greek Life

Many prospective students visiting Georgetown have entertained the thought of attending a school with active Greek life —  serving the community with sorority sisters and squatting for photos, or revelling in the testosterone-filled bonds of brotherhood and sporting lax pinnies with fraternity letters. Yet this image is squelched upon learning[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments The Guide
New Fraternities Diversify Greek Life at GU

New Fraternities Diversify Greek Life at GU

The first few weeks of fall semester are always a whirl of activity for student groups; club leaders rush around campus, attempting to establish their organizations’ appeal to wide-eyed freshmen and uncommitted upperclassmen. This is especially true for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a fraternity founded in February by a group of[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News