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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...

Are we coming back in the fall? Will sloughfest be rescheduled? Student questions answered

Are we coming back in the fall? Will sloughfest be rescheduled? Student questions answered

Olivia Doak May 15, 2020

Students voiced many questions about how Augustana will handle distance learning and the pandemic since it began two months ago. While the administration works constantly to send daily email updates answering...

Bringing diversity to Greek Life is a good idea

Stuart Lombard March 12, 2020

A group of Augustana students have been preparing to bring real diversity to Greek Life. They are holding meetings to bring national fraternities and sororities to Augustana. We need them to succeed –...

Independents give opinions on Greek Life

William Sikich March 5, 2020

Greek Life participation at Augustana College is fairly pervasive. A walk across campus will display apparel with letters of all kinds, representing the 15 social fraternities and sororities and a handful...

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...

How party culture on campus is normal

How party culture on campus is normal

Michelle Quinn November 21, 2019

Augie being a small, liberal arts college means a lot of things are different from other colleges. Particularly, party culture here.  “Party Culture” is what people make it. No matter what college...

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