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Senior Isaiah Valentine, graduate Annette Schneider and senior Kate Martino at the Greek Council Meeting on Monday, March 6, 2023

αντιο σας: How to say goodbye in Greek

Victoria Campbell March 11, 2023

Greek life is often a place for students to find themselves. As new members of sororities and fraternities are joining, the seniors are preparing to say their goodbyes. The presidents of a few Greek groups...

Student athletes manage Greek life and academics

Sarah Villani March 2, 2023

Now that Greek rush season has begun, student athletes have to balance a lot of different activities, and some are adding Greek life on top of their already busy schedules. Being a distance runner on...

Chi Omega Gamma at the Homecoming Sing competition on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Augustana students reflect post-Homecoming

Anh Bui October 19, 2022

Augustana’s annual Homecoming concluded on Sunday, Oct. 16 with the return of alumni. The theme was “Welcome to Hollywood,” and students participated in activities coordinated by the Office of Student...

Homecoming: An invitation for all, or just Greek life?

Hailey Glasnovich October 8, 2022

Augustana’s very own Homecoming: “Welcome to Hollywood” is beginning on Monday, Oct. 10 with the Kick-Off Bonfire on the Quad. There will be multiple competitions throughout those next four days...

Augustana students rush but don’t pledge – why?

Zach Blair March 12, 2022

During rush season, the eight fraternities and six sororities on Augustana’s campus allow for students not yet involved in Greek life to experience the possibility of joining a group without the pressure...

Greek Life returns to in-person rush

Zain Shrestha February 23, 2022

After a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Augustana College has returned to in-person Greek Life rush, located at venues throughout the Quad Cities. There are still certain concerns for people after...

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Aaron Hanania March 15, 2021

Pledging is a foundational aspect of Augustana College’s Greek Life. It is a ceremonial tradition in which active members of a sorority or fraternity bond with new members over a four-week period. This...

Poobah fraternity reinstated

Natalie McMillan September 24, 2020

The fraternity Phi Omega Phi (Poobah) began their reinstatement process as a chapter of Augie Greek Life this summer on Aug. 27, 2020.  Last academic year, a bias report was submitted against Poobah following...

Phi Omega Phi needs to be disbanded

Paige Sheppard February 27, 2020

Yet again, Phi Omega Phi’s (Poobah) actions have been called to attention by the eyes of the entire school. Year after year this group of students proves they don’t know how to respect everyone on...

Senior Emma Nordmeyer bends down to write a message in chalk near midnight on Thursday, April 25. Members of the #MakeAChange movement chalked the lower quad, Old Main stairs and 7th avenue sidewalk. Photo by Thea Gonzales.

Students demand Title IX reform through upcoming demonstrations

Natalie McMillan April 26, 2019

After recent incidents involving sexual assault conversation occurred on campus, students are organizing a set of protests under the #MakeAChange for Friday, April 26. According to sophomore SophiaRose...

To Rush Or Not To Rush?

To Rush Or Not To Rush?

December 9, 2016

Rush. On college campuses, it’s either the word you roll your eyes at or the word that brings butterflies to your stomach. In my case, last year, it was the only word I dreaded as a college student....

More to pledging, hazing than abuse: History of Greek Life at Augie reveals improvements

March 27, 2015

With many people pledging, excitement is everywhere as students are hoping to get into different fraternities and sororities. There may also be a sense of nervousness at the thought of possible hazing...

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