Julie Bailey

Sorority recruitment now limited to campus

Beginning next fall the Panhellenic Association will no longer allow sororities to hold recruitment activities off campus, organization president Sarah Sutton said. Previously, sororities had the option to host their “preference nights” – invite-only events where rushes decide whether or not they wish to join a specific sorority – at a number of area restaurants […]

Greek-letter groups optimistic for fundraising despite recession

A poor economic climate and looming financial concerns have negatively impacted Greek-letter organizations’ philanthropy efforts, but students are optimistic that their upcoming fundraisers can still prove fruitful. This weekend, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a community service sorority on campus, will hold the Battle of the Bands – their largest annual philanthropic event – which raises money […]

Some sororities recruit new members

Web Extra After the GW Panhellenic Association increased recruitment quotas for each GW sorority chapter, four sororities on campus are recruiting new members this spring. Through formal sorority recruitment is not held in the spring semester, Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Delta Tau, Phi Sigma Sigma and Delta Gamma will use “open bids,” personal invitations to […]

Greek-letter groups host tailgate barbecue to boost school spirit

Members of the Greek-letter community rallied behind the men’s basketball team Saturday, holding a tailgate before the game aimed at creating a “state school” feel at a University that some say lacks school spirit. Two hours before the game began, members of fraternities and sororities gathered in the alley behind Townhouse Row for an outdoor […]

Spring fraternity rush draws lower turnout than expected

Web Extra All 16 chapters of the Inter-Fraternity Council held spring recruitment events last week, but the Inter-Fraternity Council president said the number of students who joined fraternities was lower than expected. IFC President Chas Pressner attributed the low turnout to the passing of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority member Laura Treanor the week before spring […]

Alpha Delta Pi earns highest fall Greek GPA

Web Extra Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc., had the highest GPAs in the Greek-letter system this fall, according to a grade report released this winter. The sorority Alpha Delta Pi had the highest GPA in the entire Greek-life system, with a semester GPA average of 3.35. The fraternities […]

GW’s Chi Omega inducted as official chapter

After weeks of re-establishing a presence on campus, GW’s Chi Omega colony was formally recognized and members were initiated Saturday afternoon. The 114 women held an initiation ceremony at the Washington Marriott, where they participated in rituals and a celebratory banquet. “These rituals are the special connections that brought us together and that will continue […]

Delta Tau Delta initiates first class at GW in four years

After a four-year absence from GW, Delta Tau Delta initiated their first pledge class of 57 members last week in a public ceremony held in the Marvin Center. Members of American University’s chapter of Delta Tau Delta and fraternity alumni assisted in the chapter’s recolonization. The fraternity, which was suspended by the University in 2004 […]

Lambda Chi Alpha charity drive nets four tons of food

Members of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity collected an estimated four tons of food this semester to benefit Capital Area Food Bank, leaders of the fraternity said last week. Fraternity members have promoted their cause on campus since the beginning of the semester by placing boxes for food donations in sorority houses and tabling outside J […]

Greek membership on the rise

Greek-letter life at GW is not just expanding; it’s exploding. Participation in Greek-letter organizations on campus has increased nearly 70 percent over the past five years, from 12.5 percent of the undergraduate population in 2003 to 21.2 percent this fall. Both administrators and students attribute the growth to a positive feedback cycle, in which more […]