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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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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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Where fraternity and sorority members go to study

With finals week quickly approaching, many of us are preparing for long hours of cramming a term’s worth of information in our heads. And for those who live in large communal homes, seeking a good study spot with so many people living in such a small space can be hard …

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Greek: We want your money

Greek Life = money. It seems many people look down on the Greek community for this reason, that it’s ridiculously expensive to be part of such a “cult.” However, with fees come even the smallest perks (including toilet paper and Kleenex) that most people don’t think about. A member of …

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Greek: Sing me a song, young men

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Fraternity serenades season. Fall term brings fraternities the gift of eager men willing to pledge and further nurture their brotherhood. These men are new to Fraternity and Sorority Life. In such a small community where everybody knows everybody, it’s important that these young …

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Greek: A frat house is a home, too

As the saying goes, a house is a home. But I think sometimes we forget that. Millions of fraternity men across the U.S. and Canada eat, sleep, shower and hang out most every day of every week of the school year in their chapter houses. A fraternity house is not …

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Greek: Top 5 ‘sratty’ things to wear

“Sratty” is the creatively named sorority counterpart of the term “fratty.” It simply means living up to the sorority stereotype to best of your ability and should not in any way be taken seriously. These five “sratty” things to wear ideas stem from Total Sorority Move, a popular website within …

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Video: Tevin Preston reflects on his year as fraternity president

Senior Tevin Preston reflects on challenges, successes, and goals for the future after his time as president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity

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Greek: Paddles aren’t made for hazing

Perhaps one of the most prominent symbols of fraternity and sorority life is the craftily constructed wooden paddles that adorn the rooms and hallways of many chapter houses all around the nation. However, paddles come with the instinctive connotation of pledge hazing and cruel punishment, particularly because of their shape …

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Nguyen: Remembering that Greek Life is one community

#fightformatt. This hashtag blew up my Twitter feed all day a few days ago from our neighbors at Oregon State University. Curious, I clicked on the link to check out the conversation. Oregon State University’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta began Fight for Matt after one of their brothers was …

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How to stay healthy in community living

Being able to say that I live in a multi-million dollar mansion sounds glamorous — until I add that I share the house with 56 other women and spent my first year sleeping in a room with 39 of them. Living in such close quarters with so many people raises …

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Why women make rushing a sorority more difficult than men rushing a fraternity

It’s a difference that completely represents the double standard that we live with on a day-to-day basis. As the saying goes, men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Why we make things so much more complicated is beyond me.

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Walks: In Lill’s honor, maintain compassion, support for each other

A moment came near the end of Lill Pagenstecher’s candlelight vigil last Sunday night that was beautiful in its imperfection and choked me up all over again.

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Condolences, remembrances pour in for Pagenstecher’s sorority

University community, Fraternity and Sorority Life members using social media to mourn the loss of Chi Omega member.

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The best and worst of living Greek

While each house is unique in its charms and harms, here’s a breakdown of some pros and cons of living in a house under letters.

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Letter: Shasta-cising stereotype is ridiculous

I thoroughly enjoyed Pat Terwilliger’s article titled “Shasta-cising: waste of time or crucial spring tradition?” Since this article is ridiculous, I shall write an equally ridiculous response.

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Long: Being a ‘fraternity man’ shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing proposition

The general population expects one of two things from a fraternity man. One, to be a true frat-star, boasting about bitches and beer, or two, someone who tries to convince everyone they’re a gentleman whose only pursuit in life is nobility.

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Kappa Alpha Theta’s Jessica Whitney serves as the University’s new president on the block

Originally established at the University in 1909 and re-established this year, KAT and its nominating committee found, in University sophomore Jessica Whitney, just what they were looking for. For what it’s worth, Whitney never would have guessed she would be in the position she’s in now.

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Long: Undergraduates and Greeks should be equal, not separate

Being a member of Greek life is simply an extracurricular that enhances my experience as a regular college student. It doesn’t make me a better person than you. It doesn’t make me smarter than you. It doesn’t make me cooler than you. Why some people, who aren’t participants in Greek life, feel the need to defend themselves or mount offensives against Fraternity and Sorority Life shows nothing but insecurity.

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Transparency key to success says new PHC president Laura Hinman

As president-elect of the University’s Panhellenic Council, Laura Hinman wants everyone to know that during her term, one thing will be certain: Transparency is a priority.

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Productivity, excellence steer vision for incoming IFC president Jeff Rodgers

Jeff Rodgers, the Interfraternity Council president-elect at the University, doesn’t keep a list of things he wants to accomplish during his term. Instead, he chooses to focus on a larger vision for what fraternity life should look like.

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Welcome to ODE Greek, a new source for Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University

These two organizations have much in common. Both FSL and the Emerald provide an irreplaceable service to campus and the extended community. Both are evolving and expanding in uncertain environments — locally and nationally. Maybe most importantly, I believe both still haven’t reached their potential.

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Letter: Redefining the fraternal experience in a time of opportunity

As we question all aspects of society we must also find it appropriate and necessary to examine a core activity for many and a peripheral for others: the fraternal organization. While change can be a challenge, it can also be an opportunity.

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Harris: Step back and cut Fraternity and Sorority Life a break

When I arrived at the University my freshman year, I was a bright-eyed kid who didn’t have a clue about college life or where I could make friends. The fact that I was off-campus and away from my dorm-dwelling peers didn’t help one bit.

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