The Wichitan

Greeks geek over Greek Week

Greeks geek over Greek Week

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

During Greek Week, members of the sororities and fraternities come together for competitions and bonding experiences. "Greek Week builds Greek unity and allows everyone to learn more about the other chapters we wouldn't know otherwise. It brings together Panhellenic, Inter-fraternity Council an...

ODPhi and TKE collaborate for a consent talk

Clarissa Alvarado, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

As a way to educate students on the meaning of consent, fraternities Omega Delta Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon, invited Rachel Fornof, director and coordinator of Title IX to lead an open discussion. David Brown, criminal justice junior and vice president of Omega Delta Phi, said the purpose of the event...

Alleged sexual misconduct causes controversy for Kappa Sigma

Cortney Wood

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

[Editor's note: During a recorded interview, Jessica Wollenberger received a call from Janet Hallum, Sigma Kappa Gamma Tau chapter adviser, which she answered while the recording was still on. Cortney Wood, managing editor and reporter, attempted to contact Hallum to notify her she had been recorded, but...

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

Cortney Wood

February 13, 2018


Filed under News

To alleviate some of the crowding in the Clark Student Center, Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the Daniel building will be repurposed as a greek commons for sorority and fraternities as well as other student organizations as part of the boundless opportunity campaign at the town ha...

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Cortney Wood

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

The blood drive, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, will continue on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Clark Student Center in the Comanche suites. Since the blood drive kicked off on Jan. 23, 22 people have donated either pints, plasma or platelets. Texas Blood Institute staff facilitate the do...

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Mia Heck

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Watch, Local, News

Until Friday Dec 8, Sigma Nu will be selling hot coffee and hot chocolate in the Clark Student Center to help raise money bring more positivity to their fraternity. “We are planning on hosting a philanthropy event where we bring bubble soccer to campus and the money raised today will help with that cost,” Leland Creel, business manag...

Greek culture more toxic than we admit

The Wichitan

November 28, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Greek life and the activities of sororities and fraternities are prevalent on most university campuses in the United States. In fact, many universities, including MSU, will start organizing "Greek Week" in a few months, where Greeks engage in celebratory competitions to show off school and organiza...

Sigma Sundae sweetens philanthropy with ice cream

Mia Heck

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Sigma Kappa sorority hosted a sundae bar Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Comanche Student Center to raise money for various charitable organizations “This is such a big event for our Sigma Kappa foundation,” Carrie Halbrooks, vice president of Sigma Kappa’s philanthropic services, said. “All the money...

Frat life is the best life

Frat life is the best life

The Wichitan

August 29, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

There are many great reasons why getting involved in Greek life is the right way to go. I personally accredit it as one of the best decisions I have made in my collegiate career, and I'm not just saying that. I know what everyone is thinking: "Another frat boy who's going to tell me to rush becaus...

Why you should pledge a fraternity

Why you should pledge a fraternity

The Wichitan

September 7, 2016


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Fall brings many on campus traditions. Summer break comes to a blistering end. Football players start games. And the Greek community is looking upon the hectic week know as rush week.Rush week is a big event for fraternities this week. I’m a member of the Greek community and part of the Sigma Nu frate...

Greek life, enrollment increase pave way for change

Greek life, enrollment increase pave way for change

Kara McIntyre

December 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Economic development | Enrollment | Budget | Nursing | Housing | International enrollment | Crime | Greek life In the 1960’s, Pinto and Flounder, characters from the movie animal house epitomized what it meant to be a fraternity man: drinking beer, hazing pledges, hooking up with ...

Greeks give members sense of purpose

Greeks give members sense of purpose

Naomi Skinner

May 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The Greek community on campus makes up about 431 students which is about 9 percent of the student population. These students create friendships, interact through social gatherings and help out around the community. “Greek life has provided me with many opportunities to better myself as a perso...

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