Alyssa Vincent-Hill

Greek Brief: Theta Delta Chi members sit on couches to support cancer

The Theta Delta Chi fraternity raised money for cancer research without even getting up from the couch. The fraternity’s recent “Couch Potatoes for Cancer” fundraising event involved members of the fraternity sitting on a couch they set up in Kogan Plaza and asking for donations from passers-by. The event was held last Friday and Monday […]

Greek Brief: Beta Theta Pi raised $500 for national AIDS fund

A post-Valentine’s Day party held by the Beta Theta Pi fraternity raised more than $500 for the National AIDS Fund, a donation the fraternity hopes its alumni will match. “We chose (the National AIDS Fund) because it focuses on partnerships with the local community – we wanted to help with AIDS in D.C. specifically,” said […]

Greek Brief: Statistics from spring fraternity recruitment show growth

Interest in joining fraternities made a comeback this semester and initial reports of the Inter-Fraternity Council’s spring recruitment numbers show many more men are joining fraternities than did this past fall. “There were at least 77 pledges,” said Bob Kickish, president of the Inter-Fraternity Council. “Some of the chapters haven’t gotten their final numbers in […]

Greek Brief: Kappa Alpha returns to GW of absence on campus

The fraternal order of Kappa Alpha officially returned to GW last weekend. About 30 members were present to receive the group’s charter, a ceremonial marker of the chapter’s reinstatement. Kappa Alpha first established a chapter at GW in 1894, with notable alumni including former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, but left campus in 1960. In […]

The hazing hotline

Nearly two months ago, the University took unprecedented steps to investigate allegations that the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity mistreated its members. One of the catalyst that sparked the investigation was an anonymous tip line. The hazing hotline, or so it has been dubbed by members of GW’s Greek-letter community, allows individuals to report instances of […]

Greek Brief: Greek-letter leaders hoping for large spring rush turnout

Fraternity hopefuls who missed their chance to join GW’s Greek-letter community will have a second opportunity to do so when spring rush begins on Sunday. Spring rush will involve all of the Inter-fraternity Council chapters on campus, and will kick-off with an introductory event sponsored by the IFC. Rush events will run through Feb. 2. […]

Greek Brief: Average GPA of GW Greeks lower than student body

The mean grade point average among GW’s Greek-letter community is slightly lower than that of the general student body, according to a Greek Life and Student Activities Center joint report. GW’s average undergraduate student GPA for the fall semester was 3.30 while the average GPA of students involved in Greek-letter life was 3.19. Among the […]

Greek Brief: Sigma Phi Epsilon raises money for its philanthropy YouthAIDS

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity raised more than $12,000 for YouthAIDS through its Sweetheart Week fundraiser and celebration last week. The fraternity holds Sweetheart week to show its appreciation for other Greek-letter chapters’ support of Sigma Phi Epsilon philanthropy activities. “It was a time for the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon to show their gratitude […]

Greek Brief: University to accept new sorority next year

GW’s Greek community will get a little bit bigger next spring. The Panhellenic Association voted in favor of inviting another sorority to colonize on GW’s campus. GW will begin accepting applications from interested sororities in early January 2008, and representatives of the GW Panhellenic Extension Committee will choose three sororities as finalists by mid-February. “We […]