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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...

First-year Holden Siena practicing at Lindberg Natatorium on Mar. 3, 2022.

The equilibrium between studies, sports and Greek life: an athlete’s guide

Abhib Lal Amatya March 10, 2022

Recently, schedules have become a bit hectic for student-athletes who have decided to join Greek life at Augustana since pledging has begun. Pledging normally lasts from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. every night....

Pledging impacts Augustana clubs

Zain Shrestha March 2, 2022

Greek life pledging has made a noticeable impact on Augustana’s clubs and activities, according to junior Madison Watwood. There have been apparent differences in attendance; however, executive members...

Augie’s new COVID policies provide optimism, but we still need to be cautious

Kyle King February 26, 2022

As of Feb. 14, Augie’s prior restrictions on the size of group gatherings, student clubs, organizations and visitors at admissions or athletic events have been lifted.  The official email sent out...

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...

Positive impact of IM sports on sororities

Stuti Shrestha October 28, 2021

IM (Intramural) sports are a popular activity for Augustana students and are open for any student to participate. There are all different types of sports throughout the school year. A lot of Greek groups...

VIDEO: Greek Council hosts first-ever Greek Fair

Michelle Quinn October 15, 2021

The Greek Fair was held on Wednesday, Oct 6 for students interested in getting more information on greek groups. Students had the opportunity to meet different students in groups and get a feel for what...

Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Carly Davis March 15, 2021

From the outside looking in, Greek Life at Augustana is hard to pin down. Social groups, service fraternities and academic organizations vary enough that any generalized statement about Greek Life falls...

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...

A new greek life chapter for Augie’s queer community

A new greek life chapter for Augie’s queer community

Mia C. Vu November 19, 2020

A new chapter of Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity for members of LGBTQ+ community, is in the process of getting approved to be part of Augustana’s greek life. Delta Lambda Phi is a national greek social...

Greek life adapts recruitment for COVID-19

Peter Moens October 2, 2020

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the Augustana College chapter of the sorority Epsilon Sigma Alpha had their formal rush, recruiting brand-new members into their ranks. Contrary to what one may expect,...

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...

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