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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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Kappa Alpha Theta kitchen worker attests she was unfairly fired through lawsuit

Noel Roberts, a former kitchen worker for the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, has filed a lawsuit against the sorority after reportedly being unjustly terminated, according to the Register-Guard. According to the suit, Roberts was fired in September 2014 after her supervisor, Diane Carroll, failed to turn off …

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FSL section of 2015 Sexual Violence Survey announced at University Senate meeting

Students within the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life still face significantly higher rates of sexual violence in comparison to those who are not. On Oct. 7, UO psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd presented her findings of the 2015 Sexual Violence Survey during the University Senate meeting.  Freyd’s findings …

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The ultimate Rush week playlist

This is the week that all fraternities and sororities are celebrating the glory of Rush – Canada’s best rock band. With Rush Week coming to a close, here’s a playlist of songs from Rush, naturally.

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Video: UO Sorority Bid Day 2015

Laughter and loud music filled the EMU amphitheater as hundreds of girls wait to open their bids to become new UO Sorority members. Follow Raquel Ortega on Twitter.

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Community rallies around sorority president after paralyzing accident

Alysia Kezerian was hiking Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park on Aug. 2 when she strayed off the path and fell down a steep section of rock. She was rescued by Deschutes County Search and Rescue and taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR. The fall left …

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UO student Alysia Kezerian upgraded from critical to serious condition at Bend hospital

Alysia Kezerian has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after a fall at Smith Rock State Park last weekend, Lisa Goodman, a spokesperson for St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, confirmed after a Register-Guard report Thursday afternoon. The 21-year-old University of Oregon student was listed in critical condition after attempting …

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UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began …

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After a decade of searching, Delta Sigma Phi finds its niche

After trying everything from haunted houses to scavenger hunts and soccer tournaments without getting the response it was looking for, Delta Sigma Phi thinks it has finally found the best way to earn money for its philanthropy, the American Red Cross.

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FSL’s task force takes different approach than originally anticipated

The FSL’s sexual assault prevention task force is in full swing with chapter representatives from fraternities and sororities to help bring up the conversation with their members.

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100 years of success for Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi the business fraternity at the UO celebrated their 100 year anniversary for being on campus. They invited 145 alumni and current members for a weekend celebration from May 1st to 3rd.

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‘In Her Shoes’ event raises awareness about domestic violence

In Her Shoes is a mile long walk in which men and women walk in high heels to represent the pain that men and women go through when they are survivors of domestic violence.

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FSL’s sexual assault task force has one year to prove it can change a culture

The FSL community has been trying to create changes with its sexual assault task force by changing the culture in a matter of few months. The results of a new 2015-2016 campus climate survey could show higher disproportionate numbers of sexual assault and cause the growth of FSL to come to a halt.

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Pi Beta Phi starts remodel just in time for 100-year celebration

Pi Beta Phi starts the 1st phase in their 3 phase remodel just in time to celebrate their 100th anniversary being at University of Oregon. This renovation comes at the great time while Greek Life is expanding and their chapter is continually growing.

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Sigma Chi breaks records, raising $76,300 for Make-A-Wish

Sigma Chi fraternity has just broken the record for amount of money raised for a philanthropy by any Oregon Greek organization. Mo Bardovi, Derby Days chairman, says that the total amount raised was $76,300. Sigma Chi’s Oregon chapter regularly donates to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through their annual Derby Days competition. …

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Greek Weekend has officially begun

Greek Weekend, which started April 9 and will continue until April 11, consists of various events put on by FSL.

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Panhellenic council encourages UO sororities to participate in informal recruitment

With recruitment numbers at an all-time high, many sorority chapters have decided to participate in informal recruitment, or continuous open bidding, to allow as many women as possible to be part of a chapter.

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