Augustana Observer

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Augustana needs a Director of Greek Life

April 28, 2017

The Augustana College community learned early last week that the Director of Greek Life, Katey Bignall, will be leaving her position after the 2016/2017 school year. As stated in Marlen Gomez’s Observer...

Bye Bignall: Director of Greek Life resigns

April 27, 2017

Thea Gonzales contributed to this article. On Monday’s Greek Council meeting, representatives, presidents of Greek organizations and executive board members were informed by Katey Bignall of her departure...

Graphic by Lu Gerdemann.

Students react to Bignall’s departure: Director of Greek Life to leave Augustana

April 18, 2017

Thea Gonzales contributed to this article. During last night’s Greek Council meeting, council representatives, presidents of Greek organizations and executive board members were informed by Katey Bignall...

New App Helps Clubs on Campus

New App Helps Clubs on Campus

February 2, 2017

Augustana College is introducing the Check I’m Here app for student organizations to help them market their clubs to the student body. On Monday and Tuesday of week eight, student organization leaders...

Greeks promote safety during Homecoming

Thea Gonzales October 6, 2016

Greek groups took measures to ensure celebrations remained safe during Homecoming Week.   The Greek Council's guidelines for social activities states that "all social activities must be in compliance...

Augustana pushes for more gender neutral bathrooms after federal discrimination decision

May 13, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a joint guidance on Friday that prohibits transgender students from being discriminated on the basis of sex. This guidance effects all schools...

Service hour increase due to new logging system

May 10, 2015

Logged volunteer hours at Augustana are on track this year, if not ahead of normal as compared to previous years. The college switched to logging volunteer and service hours online through United Way on...

First-year Jake Phillips, a pledge for the Sigma Kappa Tau, stands in the Brodahl parking lot reciting songs from the pledgebook alongside other sorority pledges.
Photo by Linnea Ritchie.

Pledges defy traditional Greek culture

March 26, 2015

First-year Jake Phillips stood next to seven other Sigma Kappa Tau pledges outside the Brodahl Building parking lot on March 12, learning songs about sisterhood even though Phillips identifies as genderfluid. Using...

Greek president lays out pledging changes

January 29, 2015

Augustana’s administration adjusted this year’s Greek life pledging process by cutting hours and prohibiting alcohol in order for students to focus more on academics, said Arsal Shareef, Greek Council...

Policy changes made to Greek Life for spring

September 5, 2014

Augustana’s Greek Life Task Force, composed of faculty, administration, Greek and non-Greek students, have changed policies concerning the hours spent pledging. The hours during the five-week pledging...

Greek GPA on the up and onward

October 15, 2013

The Augustana Greek Council proposed and passed a grade point average (GPA) requirement change from 2.0 to 2.25 before fall term commenced. The plan to change the GPA requirement for all Greek groups  is...

Service hours for campus groups show seven percent increase

September 11, 2013

Whether they are tutoring children, raising money to find owners for orphaned dogs, or donating blood, Augustana students can be found both on and off campus serving the community. There was an almost...

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