Simone Perez

Sororities recruit 336

A sea of colors and a flood of cheers engulfed University Yard Tuesday evening, as more than 300 women united with their sororities for the first time. Although different colored shirts divided the sororities, the crowd was united in celebration as they mingled with their new sisters only minutes after receiving bids. “I am really […]

Alpha Phi sorority wins SELF magazine challenge

SELF magazine named the GW Alpha Phi sorority chapter the winner of the SELF Challenge for their work in helping thousands of women begin to live healthier lives. The contest encourages women of all ages and backgrounds enroll online at the SELF magazine Web site to receive tips on healthy living, eating and exercise. Alpha […]

Frat members bike cross-country for charity

For most GW students, summer vacation means a job, an internship or relaxation at home. But for junior Andrew Metcalf and senior Noah Cherry, summer break meant a two-month, 3,000 mile bicycle trip. Metcalf and Cherry, both members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, began their expedition in San Francisco and finished in D.C. in […]

Greek Brief: Pi Kappa Alpha raises thousands for firefighter foundation

Food, games, dancing and skits marked fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha’s fourth annual Fireman’s Challenge competition this week between sororities, aptly named for its philanthropic goals to raise money for the D.C. Firefighter’s Burn Foundation. The Delta Gamma sorority took home top honors at the competition and helped Pike raise more than $9,000, surpassing last year’s […]

Greek Brief: Alpha Delta Pi sorority wins big at Greek Excellence Awards

The Alpha Delta Pi sorority will need to make more room in their trophy case after taking home the majority of awards last week at the fourth annual Greek Excellence Awards ceremony. The Greek Excellence Awards recognize individuals involved in Greek-letter life who have been strong members of their organization, as well as various exceptional […]

Greek Brief: Delta Gamma’s Anchor Bowl raised $11,000 for the blind

The Delta Gamma sorority hosted its annual Anchor Bowl philanthropy event last week and raised more than $11,000 for a non-profit that provides aid to the visually impaired. The weeklong competition kicked off with three days of penny wars where anyone could support the fraternity of their choice by dropping spare change into buckets. Freshman […]

Greek Brief: Greek fee increase draws concerns from fraternity members

This semester’s $2 per-fraternity member increase in Inter-Fraternity Council dues has left many fraternity members angry at and confused with the IFC. The IFC, a fraternity governing body, said a $5 fee is necessary for them to continue supporting IFC fraternities. Last year dues were only $3 per fraternity member, and two years ago the […]

First alternative Greek Week raises $140 for MS charity

The professional, honors and service Greek-letter fraternities have raised about $140 dollars in their penny war competition, an event held as part of the first annual Alternative Greek Week. The weeklong event began last Saturday and ends April 5 with a multiple sclerosis charity walk, an awards luncheon and an announcement of all the events’ […]

Greeks waltz with local elders

The Sigma Kappa sorority and the Kappa Sigma fraternity hosted their annual senior citizen “prom” for the residents of St. Mary’s Court, a Foggy Bottom building for senior citizens last Friday. This year’s “Night to Remember” theme marked the ninth prom the sorority and fraternity have hosted. In traditional prom fashion, the partygoers crowned a […]

Greek Brief: Chi Omega will return to GW after 40 years of absence

The Panhellenic Association announced Friday that the Chi Omega sorority will return to GW after a 40-year hiatus, beginning in fall 2008. The Panhellenic Extension Committee chose Chi Omega over Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Delta Delta. The three sororities up for consideration each gave presentations on campus and Chi Omega was subsequently chosen. “We […]