Tag: Greek life

Three fraternities suspended after investigations

| May 1, 2018 | 2 Comments
Three fraternities suspended after investigations

Universities across the nation have been cracking down on hazing after severe cases received national attention. The nationwide issue has taken a toll on UNC Charlotte’s Interfraternity Council (IFC). Only 119 students signed up for IFC recruitment. “I’ve been here for four years and that is the lowest it’s ever been,” Greg Rush, Phi Delta […]

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IFC calls for SOS following national hazing deaths

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
IFC calls for SOS following national hazing deaths

Last December, Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at Louisiana State University, died during a Phi Delta Theta ritual in which he was forced to drink alcohol. An autopsy found his blood alcohol level was .495 at the time of his death, which is more than six times the legal limit. Gruver is one of four […]

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Details of fraternity’s hazing investigation emerge

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Details of fraternity’s hazing investigation emerge

Eating sticks of butter on hot dog buns, sorting sprinkles by colors in the dark and retrieving mice that have purposely been thrown into the woods. Some might consider these rather ridiculous tasks, but to UNC Charlotte’s Sigma Phi Epsilon, this is how you create brotherhood. To the Office of Student Conduct, this is hazing. Sigma Phi Epsilon has been […]

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Fraternity suspended for hazing

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fraternity suspended for hazing

This story has been updated with more information. UNC Charlotte’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been shut down due to hazing and failure to comply. The organization was suspended for four years after they accepted responsibility for hazing that involved “psychological abuse, shock and discomfort” as well as “morally degrading and humiliating games or activities.” Activities included “implied, coerced, […]

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OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

| April 23, 2015 | 8 Comments
OP-ED: The woes of Greek life

Having experienced Greek life, specifically sororities, at two different universities in my college career, I have gained a similar perspective from both institutions. I used to say every school is different in regards to its Greek life, thinking some schools are more severe than others. But are they really? If you’re not familiar with the […]

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Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hundreds participate in #NickStrong soccer tournament, over $1,000 raised

Photos by Jordan Snyder. Twenty-six teams made up of UNC Charlotte students participated in the #NickStrong Soccer Tournament on Tuesday, April 21. The tournament was organized by UNC Charlotte’s women’s soccer team to support Nick Newberry, a Junior who suffered a traumatic head injury after falling down a flight of stairs in March. Teams paid […]

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Sigma Chi now a chartered fraternity at UNC Charlotte

| April 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
Sigma Chi now a chartered fraternity at UNC Charlotte

After being on campus for just over two years, the Sigma Chi Fraternity at UNC Charlotte has gained its charter. Sigma Chi was founded in 1855, and has since initiated over 300,000 members. The Sigma Chi Fraternity’s Headquarters are located in Evanston, Illinois. The fraternity have 239 chapters at colleges nationwide. Sigma Chi’s mission is […]

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Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sigma Tau Gamma holds Gold Medalist Pageant to raise money, awareness for Special Olympics Organization of NC

On Feb. 25, Sigma Tau Gamma will hold their second-annual Gold Medalist Pageant to benefit their philanthropy, the Special Olympics Organization of North Carolina. The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Cone’s McKnight Hall, has a registration fee of $30 for anyone wanting to participate in the pageant. Registration is open to […]

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Alpha Chi Omega has arrived

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alpha Chi Omega has arrived

Alpha Chi Omega is the newest sorority to join UNC Charlotte’s Panhellenic Council. With the founding class recruited, the sorority is looking forward to a great first year on campus. ​The founding process for Alpha Chi Omega began in 2010 when UNC Charlotte Fraternity and Sorority Life opened up for extension. The extension stacked the […]

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Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

Arthur Jackson, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, released a statement on April 17 regarding backlash from a performance in Air Band on Friday, April 11. Air Band is an annual competition UNC Charlotte sororities and fraternities come together for to perform a collection of dances with creative themes. Sigma Kappa’s theme “Disney Dancing with the […]

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Thinking about rushing? Here’s why you should

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Thinking about rushing? Here’s why you should

When I came from Maryland to North Carolina, I knew that leaving behind my family and friends from high school would be challenging. As a member of a large family with a close-knit group of friends, this took a bit of courage. I did not realize that moving from a private school in such a […]

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Fraternity fights homelessness through annual philanthropy

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fraternity fights homelessness through annual philanthropy

He sits beneath a lamppost on N. Tryon Street, his hands clasped together to hold in warmth. He raises his balled hands to his mouth and blows hot air into his palms. The heat from his breath comes and goes quickly; the exposed skin at the holes in his thin gloves stings as the winter […]

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New Latin organization approved by SGA

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Latin organization approved by SGA

UNC Charlotte gained a new organization this past week with the approval of the Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha, a Latin sorority. Although Latin American women founded the sorority the ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha are pushing the message that their focus is those who are “Latin by tradition not definition.” There are currently […]

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Greek life starts spring 2012 recruitment

| January 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Greek life starts spring 2012 recruitment

In with the new classes, in with the new niners and in with the new bids and pledges during rush. Yes, emails will be pouring into 49er inboxes with subject lines such as “It’s not too late to join a fraternity!” Invites will be sent for informal meetings with the members of the fraternities and […]

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