“Shasta Weekend” is usually an exciting trip for students to have fun and spend time with friends. But this year’s trip turned tragic after a University of Oregon student was found dead early Saturday morning.   

From Congress to Hollywood, sexual assault scandals are hitting the headlines in a pervasive wave of call-outs and push-backs against rape culture. At universities, rape culture is magnified in fraternity and sorority life — numerous academic studies and statistics trace campus rape culture’…

Members of Pi Phi cheer before new members open their envelopes. Potential new members of University of Oregon’s sororities open their envelopes on Bid Day on the Knight Library lawn in Eugene, Ore. on Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017. (Natalie Waitt-Gibson/Emerald)

University of Oregon students remember the infamous purple cooler from last year’s Shasta Weekend emblazoned with the phrase, “Do You Wanna Do Some Blow Man?” and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity letters. The image was just an example of the mess created by University of Oregon students on Sl…

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, the wo…

Currently, the sorority has six Leadership Consultants rather than an official chapter of women. Leadership Consultants Cora Johnson was a colony member in Sigma Kappa at Florida Atlantic University and Cossette Powley joined the sorority as a junior at University of Arizona. Johnson and Pow…

What does college Greek Life have in common with Rush, the legendary Canadian rock band? Admittedly, not a whole lot. One is an age-old social tradition, while the other is a three piece rock band from Ontario commonly referred to as the Holy Triumvirate. One is the gathering place of the ca…

The leaders of the incoming greek members known as “Rho Gammas” reveal their sororities to the crowd. UO Sorority member welcome hundreds of new members at the 2015 Bid Day on Oct. 9, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)