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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
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

The Real Meaning of Greek Life

While a fair number of Georgetown students claim the absence of sororities and fraternities is a major selling point for the university, there are still students to whom the world of sacred letters, ritual bonding and lifelong friendship appeals. In many ways, the small Greek community at Georgetown fulfills its[Read More…]

by January 30, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Navigating the Greek Alphabet

To many a tour-taker, the strong Jesuit identity on campus seems to promise a refreshing lack of fraternity-related frivolity. “When I was looking at colleges, the last thing that I wanted was Greek life,” says Mitchel Hochberg (SFS ’15). “That’s what I liked about Georgetown.” Hochberg, like most incoming freshmen, arrived on campus in August[Read More…]

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Campus News
The Hilltop’s Black Greek Life

The Hilltop’s Black Greek Life

The Divine Nine — a group of nationwide historically black fraternities and sororities — have a rich history. For some, that history began in the District. In fact, five of the Divine Nine were founded at Howard University, a creation story that still shapes their vibrant culture today. But on[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide