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Sorority members address sexual assault on campus

Sorority members address sexual assault on campus

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2020

Discussions of sexual assault on campus have peaked in the past weeks due to surveys circulating within the Greek Life community. On Sept. 17, the university released an announcement via mass email, stating the institution has implemented new campus sexual assault regulations released by the U.S....

New Panhellenic Council members ZOOMed home after a week of virtual recruitment

New members of Alpha Sigma Tau meet virtually for recruitment instead of the traditional rush week.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

The Collegiate Panhellenic Council held its first ever virtual Zoom recruitment on Aug. 10 -15. The process is typically held in-person for potential new members who wish to join one of the five CPC sororities on campus. Although recruitment looked different this year, Jessica Litolff, a senior accoun...

Greek Life changes due to COVID-19

Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. pose for a picture after their

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2020

In the Spring 2020 semester, sororities and fraternities were notified about the cancellation of all planned events for the remainder of the semester. With the start of Phase Three pushed back for an additional four weeks, many Greek events for the fall are still to be determined.  However, ma...

Marcello hired as new Greek life assistant director

Alana Marcello was recently hired as the university’s new assistant director of fraternity and sorority life. Marcello shared, “Everyone has been so warm and welcoming and truly made this transition easier than I expected.”

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4 was the first day of work for the university’s new assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Alana Marcello. Marcello explained why she chose to apply to Southeastern after having been at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for an extended time. “I have been in Lafayette...

OSE Breakdown: Greek Life

Volleyball was the first Greek Week sport to take place last semester. Greek organizations partenered up in teams and competed through various activities.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

One of the multiple branches that make up the university’s Office for Student Engagement is the Fraternity and Sorority Life department. This department oversees events such as “Greek Week”, formal recruitment and bid day for the university. The university has over 18 different fraternities...

Student involvement develops leadership

Ali Leto, a freshman biological sciences major and chapter secretary of Alpha Omicron Pi, speaks with Taylor Mangus, a senior nursing major and president of Order of Omega, about Greek Week.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Taylor Mangus, a senior nursing major and president of the Order of Omega, found her Greek beginnings in the Phi Mu chapter at the university. After four years with Phi Mu, Mangus joined the Order of Omega, the university’s only coed Greek honor society. According to the organization’s website, app...

Effects of hazing linger nationally

Alcohol is a factor in some hazing incidents. David Burkman, opinion contributor for USA Today,  explained that tasks such as excessive drinking prevail due to a Greek members’ mindset that they need to earn their merit in their organization.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Regardless of national campaigns, the mindset that one needs to experience hazing to be accepted still exists. According to a study conducted by Dr. Susan Lipkins, a psychologist and author, 31% of sorority and fraternity members agree that humiliation is a part of the member initiation process. Ali...

A look into Greek Week

Members of Greek life cheer on their teams. Greek organizations compete in the annual Greek Week through activities like dodgeball and a step show.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Members of Greek life can look to compete and make connections in the annual Greek Week. Greek Week is scheduled for March 31 to April 4. This year's theme for Greek Week will be "Greekelodeon." Greek organizations will participate in a step show centered around a Nickelodeon show. Karley Bordelon,...

Fellowship invites families to Greek village

During the afternoon, attendees of Alpha Sigma Tau's

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

Family and food were at the heart of Greek village this weekend. Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority held "Backyard Family Day" on Mar. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the chapter's sorority house. Relatives were invited for an afternoon of food and games. Paige Modicut, chapter president of AST, explained that...

She came with a vision

Macey Crovetto aims to develop the university's student-leader community and build more crossover between Greek and non-Greek organizations in her position as the Greek life and student organizations coordinator.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2019

A vision for encouraging student leadership propelled Macey Crovetto into her job as the Greek life and student organizations coordinator where she oversees 108 organizations. Promoted from her position as admissions recruiter in July, Crovetto understands that she wears many hats with her new job....