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EDITORIAL: Give Greek Life a Bid

Each fall, the Division of Student Affairs sends out an eerily familiar email. Disseminated by Jeanne Lord, associate vice president and dean of students, and co-signed by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson, this message annually reminds students that “Georgetown University does not support a social Greek system.” Per[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 7 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

University Reiterates Anti-Greek Life Stance

Jeff Cirillo and Christian Paz are staff writers for The Hoya. Georgetown reiterated its policy against social fraternities and sororities in a campuswide email Sept. 1, highlighting high-risk behaviors commonly associated with Greek life. In the email — the third such message released by the university — Associate Vice President[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News

EDITORIAL: Revisiting Greek Life Policy

Last Wednesday, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Jeanne Lord sent an email — co-signed by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson — to the student body on the university’s position on social fraternities and sororities. Within the email were statements reiterating the university’s position in not supporting[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Over 1,000 participants, in 80 teams, participated in the ninth annual Relay for Life fundraising event, raising $138,000 and beating the $133,000 raised in 2015.

Relay for Life Returns With Higher Participation, Donations

Eighty teams with over 1,000 participants raised over $138,000 at Georgetown’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society Friday, breaking 2015’s total of $133,000. The theme of this year’s Relay for Life was “Cirque du Relay,” where the Relay committee sought to create a carnival atmosphere[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Runners in costume took part in Sigma Phi Epsilon’s annual 5K Against Domestic Violence fundraiser benefitting Virginia nonprofit Doorways for Women and Families on Friday. Campus organizations such as Take Back the Night and Club Swimming were also official event supporters.

SigEp Fraternity Sponsors Annual 5K Fundraiser

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity hosted its second annual Halloween 5K Against Domestic Violence on Copley Lawn on Friday, which saw 20 more participants than did last year’s event. The event raised funds for Doorways for Women and Families, a Virginia-based[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The Unrecognized Benefits of Greek Life

Students received an email last week from Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jeanne Lord that discouraged them from joining Greek life. They reminded students that social sororities and fraternities are not representative of Georgetown’s deeply rooted Catholic traditions — for this[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 9 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Greek Life, Targeted

Greek Life, Targeted

Georgetown University prides itself on its founding Jesuit values and has, therefore, historically made a concerted effort to distance itself from Greek life on campus, largely content to ignore its growing presence. Yet, recent measures taken by the university indicate a targeted, unfounded attack on social fraternities and sororities. At[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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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

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
Kappa Kappa Gamma Founded at Georgetown

Kappa Kappa Gamma Founded at Georgetown

The Georgetown colony of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority held its pledge ceremony Sunday, making it the first National Panhellenic Conference sorority at the university. The colony was founded by Carrie Cosgrove (NHS ’16),Bayla Pidgeon (SFS ’16) and Katie Steininger (MSB ’16) and has 25 members in its inaugural pledge class. Last spring, the founders started looking into bringing KKG to Georgetown.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News