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Video: Sorority Bid Day 2016

Over 600 women received bids for the 13 sorority houses at University of Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The emotional day culminated after a week of events that were designed to introduce the potential new members to sorority life at UO. Now that bids have been given, …

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UO student charged with two counts of assault

A University of Oregon student and former member of Beta Theta Pi has been charged with two counts of assault in the second and third degree, court documents show. Paarth Patel, majoring in business administration, was taken into custody by UOPD, according to court document. He has been released and …

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More than a weekend: Shasta represents larger problems within UO fraternities

One provocative purple cooler, 30 yards of trash and over 72,000 Facebook shares later, the University of Oregon is under scrutiny for the behavior of some of its students at Shasta Lake. Photos, posted by Facebook user Jennifer Vick Cox, got Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity suspended by its national headquarters. …

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Lambda Chi Alpha to return to Lake Shasta to aid clean up

The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council of the University of Oregon issued a statement today regarding last week’s littering incident that took place at Shasta Lake. The announcement indicated that one fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, has taken partial responsibility. Its fraternity members are now required to travel to Lake Shasta …

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Following Shasta littering incident, UO Lambda Chi Alpha chapter suspended by national headquarters

Update: May 24, 12:38 a.m. The UO Chapter of Lambda Alpha Chi released an official statement Monday evening apologizing for “any destruction of the Lake Shasta resort and the surrounding environment,” and pledged to work with the U.S. forest service to arrange a clean up crew. The statement also echoed the chapter’s …

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Post shows photos of trash, UO gear littered around a Shasta Lake island

Yesterday evening, Facebook user Jennifer Vick Cox posted a series of photos implicating University of Oregon students and the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter of a littering issue at Shasta Lake’s Slaughterhouse Island in Northern California this past weekend. “The person who took those photos isn’t at liberty to make an …

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Elizabeth Armstrong comes to UO to talk about status competition and sexual assault prevention

Over 100 students and faculty attended Elizabeth Armstrong’s lecture April 21 at the Ford Alumni Center. So many were in attendance that several dozen students were left without seats, listening along while sitting cross-legged in the back of the room. The talk, titled “Status, Violence, and Alcohol: How Status Competition Creates …

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UO extends halt on FSL expansion following the organization’s latest review

An external review of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Oregon affirms concerns about sexual assault within the community, Vice-President of Student Life Robin Holmes said Monday. Holmes personally requested the report, which examined documents and conversations with campus as well as fraternity and sorority members for issues related to sexual …

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Beta Theta Pi disbanded for reports of hazing

University of Oregon’s Beta Theta Pi chapter has been disbanded due to reports of hazing and other “high-risk behaviors”, a statement from Vice President for the Division of Student Life Robin Holmes said. According to the statement, the university was working with Beta Theta Pi’s national headquarters to address these …

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Fraternity men rise with women against sexual assault

Members of various fraternities said they rise with University of Oregon sorority Pi Beta Phi to combat sexual violence in a new video published Feb. 7. The video previewed the sorority’s Vagina Monologues event, where a number of women spoke about the feminine experience on Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in …

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UO Delta Upsilon and Delta Tau Delta now welcoming transgender men

Beginning this past January, the Delta Tau Delta fraternity announced on Twitter that it will be joining Delta Upsilon in accepting transgender men as members. DTD member Zach Lusby said the chapter’s national policy does not discriminate against men based on their race, sexual orientation or gender. “One of the driving …

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PIKE fraternity makes its way back to UO

Steve Prefontaine’s fraternity is making a return to the University of Oregon. Originally founded in 1931 at UO, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is striving to gain men who promote university leadership, Joey Romanczuk and Tyler Anderson, PIKE professional expansion consultants, said. Romanczuk said in 2011, UO PIKE was shut …

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After “low-key” winter recruitment FSL prepares for spring

Across the board, much of Fraternity and Sorority Life choose to prepare for the spring recruitment session during winter term, but some chapters are still offering spots in the rainy season. The only fraternity officially rushing this term is Delta Tau Delta. The chapter has already handed out many bids …

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Greek Leadership Academy brings leaders together communally

Brought to B’nai B’rith Camp in Lincoln City, Oregon, for one weekend, several leaders of the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life built relationships within the community in order to fulfill a common goal: success. The Greek Leadership Academy, an FSL leadership program for boards from chapters, the Panhellenic …

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Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) fraternity returns to UO

The University of Oregon will soon welcome back Pi Kappa Alpha, or PIKE, as the newest fraternity on campus. Professional Expansion consultants Tyler Anderson and Joey Romanczuk will be on campus from Jan. 22 to March 10 to oversee the process. “Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of …

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New FSL leaders look to build community as first step

When juniors Tori Ganahl and Evan Anderson became Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council Presidents, they both had the same goal in mind: a better community. On Dec. 6, the new board members met with the previous PHC and IFC board to discuss how they could start bridging the gaps between Fraternity …

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OSU’s Phi Delta Theta suspended after drunken toga party

Corvallis filed charges against Oregon State University’s Phi Delta Theta after a toga party involving alcohol last week, according to the Register-Guard. The fraternity is opposing 39 counts both of furnishing alcohol to minors and hosting a party for minors, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times.  A police report said two women were …

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Phi Delta Theta suspended from University of Oregon

A previous version of this article stated the suspension would last four years. A barbecue that led to an under-aged new member of Phi Delta Theta drinking alcohol with a mixing agent he was allergic to eventually brought Robin Holmes, University of Oregon Vice President of Student Life, to uphold …

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Anti-Semitic attacks against AEPi advance aggression avoidance

Recent attacks against Alpha Epsilon Pi have brought the University of Oregon, Eugene Police Department and International AEPi headquarters together to combat anti-Semitism. On Oct. 30, UO student Damien Leon Ramirez sat on an AEPi member’s truck at the fraternity’s house and, when asked to get off of the truck, …

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FSL’s suite in EMU provides gateway to convenient community

The Fraternity and Sorority Life office has been in Oregon Hall for the last few years, but the organization’s newly-acquired space in the under-development Erb Memorial Union will allow for more communication between FSL and other student groups. Director of the EMU, Laurie Woodward says members of FSL have been …

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Fraternities call for “open communication” to challenge FSL stereotypes

While fraternities have confronted national Fraternity and Sorority Life stereotypes through community service, diversity and education, members agree a bridge of communication must be built within the FSL community to succeed in changing. An image James Holloway, Interfraternity Council Vice President of Recruitment, said lingers as an FSL stereotype is …

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Letter from the editor: false information reported in tweet Thursday evening

Earlier this evening, we posted a factually inaccurate tweet on our Twitter account: “Survey says 100% of @UOfsl affiliated women have been sexually assaulted, ASUO members threaten to halt expansion.” This was a misrepresentation of an accurate story, which reported that according to the “results of the latest campus Climate …

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Some ASUO members threaten to halt FSL expansion in response to latest Climate Survey results

Results of the latest campus Climate Survey, conducted by University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd, revealed that 100% of Fraternity and Sorority Life-affiliated female students who reported non-consensual sexual contact were violated by male perpetrators. “Imagine that Greek Life is a red square, taped on the ground, and …

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UO student charged with second-degree intimidation after incident outside AEPi

Eugene police have charged a University of Oregon undergraduate student for second-degree intimidation after allegedly using anti-Semitic language towards a man outside of Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. The incident happened around midnight on Oct. 30. The 20-year old victim told police that he was walking a woman home when …

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Delta Tau Delta goes all dogs out on fall philanthropy fundraiser

In an effort to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Delta Tau Delta hosted the dog-themed event Delt Dogs at their house on Thursday. “What do people like a lot?” philanthropy chairman David Crinnion said. “People like dogs.” The event had many dogs on DTD’s lawn, as well …

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Delta Upsilon charts as newest chapter, highest community service

Newly-chartered Delta Upsilon’s members do not see themselves as “frat bros.”






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Oregon’s newest sorority

The University of Oregon’s newest sorority, Sigma Kappa, starts recruiting founding members of their organization after waiting for over a year and a half to start this process.






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“New member journey” starts with positive sorority recruitment

For Kappa Alpha Theta new member Emilie Steinblums, every chapter during recruitment had its own personality.






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Fraternities focus on “value-based recruiting” this year

This year Fraternity recruitment is moving to a value-based process to better reflect the values of the community under Interfraternity Council President, Max Lehman.






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