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Someone Nu is in the house

After Sigma Pi willingly vacated its fraternity mansion, Sigma Nu determined that it has enough money and members to make housing the members feasible.

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Where did Greek Week go?

The excitement of new members, homecoming and Greek Week wasn’t the same this year for Oregon Fraternity and Sorority Life. FSL made many changes to their events schedule this year, the biggest being recruitment and Greek Week. Fraternity and Sorority Life moved Greek Week to spring term so that it …

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University of Oregon’s colonized fraternities question meaning of possible suspension

A suspension in the growth of Fraternity and Sorority Life, could leave some fraternities unchartered.

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With new system, fraternities will be more diverse and responsible, leaders say

Spring rush approaching, FSL members look to change the nature of recuriting. From presenting chapter’s values to their mission statements, fraternities hope to find potential new members who see these within themselves.

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Oregon’s newest fraternity wants to show the community what fraternity could be

Fraternity and Sorority Life is facing a large amount of scrutiny within Oregon’s community. In a time when expansion may seem scary, Alpha Tau Omega, Oregon’s newest fraternity, sees it as the perfect opportunity to redefine what a fraternity is. Alpha Tau Omega left the University of Oregon in the …

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ASUO Senate passes amended resolution on proposed halt of FSL expansion

ASUO Senate passed an amended version of the resolution calling Interim President Scott Coltrane to suspend the expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life on Feb. 18. The resolution was passed in response to statistics from a campus climate survey conducted by University of Oregon professor Jennifer Freyd that indicate disproportionate …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life and Senate work to make a better resolution

Following an almost four-hour long senate meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11, leaders in Fraternity and Sorority Life realized the need to be more present in working with the resolution presented by Andrew Lubash to the Senate. Lubash is a student senate member and a key player in motivating people. He wants …

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Delta Tau Delta's probation has led to reform

Delta Tau Delta has had the highest grades in Fraternity and Sorority Life for 17 terms. But they’re also on probation for a drugging that happened in their house last spring, and that has changed the way their fraternity operates for the better, leaders think. Now more than ever, the university is …

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ASUO Senate creates working group to suspend the growth of FSL

In response to higher sexual assault rates in Fraternity and Sorority Life, ASUO senators Andrew Lubash and Samantha Cohen created a working group last week in hopes to suspend the growth of FSL at the University of Oregon. A working group is a necessary step within ASUO before presenting a …

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Will expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life halt?

The news spread quickly: “Greek Life is under attack.” That’s how senior Andrew Lubash, ASUO senator, Delta Tau Delta member described the reaction in FSL when the community’s growth was threatened in November 2014. That is when a task force of anti-sexual assault advocates at the University  of Oregon released “20 Students Per Week,” a recommendation to the university …

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Oregon FSL involved in massive service event benefitting all Oregon students

In efforts to show the University of Oregon the positive side of Fraternity and Sororiry Life, Oregon Fraternity and Sorority Life teamed up with CommUniversity for its first Day of Service project. UO student leaders who wanted to get involved in CommUniversity’s Day of Service had the opportunity to donate …

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Dance Marathon trying to get dancers beyond fraternities and sororities

Who stands for six straight hours with no break and dances until their legs are in agony? University of Oregon students. The national non-profit organization Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals allows people to raise funds for local hospitals across the U.S. UO Miracle, a dance marathon taking place in the EMU …

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Theta Chi's president Noah Daniels leads colony to new success

Theta Chi fraternity returns to the University of Oregon with high hopes for the chapter’s future after a four year absence.

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Phi Delta Theta takes every opportunity for growth

In 2012, Phi Delta Theta’s nationals came to the Oregon Alpha chapter to ensure that the fraternity was abiding by it’s values. Unfortunately, a vast majority of the house was not and a shockingly small number of men remained. Now, the current men of the Oregon Alpha chapter must work …

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UO will now handle fraternity and sorority student conduct code violations

The University of Oregon is cutting fraternity and sorority members out of the process of enforcing the student conduct code. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life informed its members of the change via email on Tuesday. The FSL judicial board, a body composed of fraternity and sorority members advised …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life hopes to set a national precedent in sexual violence prevention

With the possibility of a one year suspension of growth looming, University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life has built a student team to show its dedication to preventing sexual assault. Justin Shukas, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, said that this program was initiated by a couple of students within FSL and then …

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Fraternities, sororities enforce positive social media presence

In 2014 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year, Arizona State University fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon was kicked off campus because of a party that was deemed racist after the theme went viral via Instagram posts and hashtags. Fraternity and Sorority Life at University of Oregon uses these situations …

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Students gather to discuss death of Leelah Alcorn

Seventeen-year-old transgender girl Leelah Alcorn stepped in front of a tractor trailer, committing suicide on Dec. 28, 2014. When her posthumous Tumblr note published hours later, it went viral and gained national media attention. Tumblr has recently deleted the original post. Suicides like Alcorn’s aren’t surprising to members of the University of …

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Teaming up together, FSL members pull through academically strong

Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life use past and current brothers and sisters to keep high grade point averages in their houses. As a whole, FSL generally sees high grade point averages within the community. According to FSL’s website, for spring term 2014 the average GPA for all Panhellenic Council …

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New president of the Delta Gamma sorority: sophomore Tori Ganahl

As fall term comes to an end, it brings about a new turn of leadership in Fraternity and Sorority Life. A majority of the FSL chapters have already selected, or are in the process of selecting, new officers for the 2015 school year. Many elected presidents are in their junior …

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Shukas, Wehage and Plew facilitate growth in FSL

It’s no secret that Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Oregon has grown tremendously over the past couple of years. Justin Shukas, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, has helped facilitate that growth. He and his assistant work hard in order to ensure that each chapter is given proper guidance and …

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Is Fraternity and Sorority Life worth the cost?

Being a “broke college student” is a well-known title for most young adults going to school. But what about the thousands of members that take on additional costs by being involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life? According to the Fraternity and Sorority Life website, for the 2012-2013 year the per …

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Sigma Nu gives new meaning to no shave November

Sigma Nu is giving a new meaning to the term “no shave November.” In hopes to raise awareness for the fraternity’s philanthropy, all members of Sigma Nu are not shaving their mustaches during the month of November. Sigma Nu supports the Movember Foundation through their annual event “Kickball for Cancer,” …

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FSL takes the first of many steps against sexual assualt

Friday November 21, members of fraternity and sorority life tabled outside the EMU to encourage students, faculty and staff of the University of Oregon to take a stand against sexual violence in response to high percentages of sexual assault numbers within the community. The start of this task for fraternity …

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How do transgender students fit into gendered Fraternity and Sorority Life?

In fall 2011, Elle Mallon went through recruitment to join a fraternity at the University of Oregon. However, Mallon didn’t feel like there was a spot for her. “There were some guys who would say ‘no homo’ or ‘that’s so gay’ or use ‘gay’ as an insult,” Mallon said. “Some queer people …

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Fraternity & Sorority Life prepares for fall recruitment

With all the hustle and bustle of a new school year, everyone is gearing up for the fall term. University of Oregon Fraternity & Sorority Life has been planning fall recruitment events for months. According to Morgan Plew, member of Pi Beta Phi and Panhellenic Council president, FSL can be a …

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2014 Rho Gamma selection process draws to a close

The University of Oregon’s Panhellenic Council plans for Fall Formal Recruitment for most of the year. Samantha Kalb, VP of recruitment for the governing body of UO’s sororities, began her search for 2014 Rho Gammas in January — nine full months before recruitment begins. Rho Gammas, or recruitment counselors, are a …

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Dutch Bros Coffee gives back to the community through UO Greek philanthropies

At Gamma Phi Beta’s Crescent Classic, sorority sisters handed out stacks of all-you-can-eat pancakes and attendees washed them down with Dutch Bros Rebels. Dutch Bros employees happily passed around free beverages while dancing to music Gamma Phi Beta blared. The sorority didn’t have to pay Dutch Bros for any of the drinks. Anyone familiar …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life’s creative strategies for keeping grades up this finals week

Winter term is finally coming to a close and spring term is en route, which means that the monster known as finals is waiting to eat us alive while the library is at maximum capacity. Each term, every chapter in Fraternity and Sorority Life works hard to maintain a high …

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