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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...

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...

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...

Sigma Kappa Tau sorority disbands after 100 years

Sigma Kappa Tau sorority disbands after 100 years

Molly Sweeney & Josie Hathaway October 13, 2021

Augustana’s second oldest sorority, Sigma Kappa Tau (KT’s), established in 1915, have disbanded as of Monday, Sept. 20. They are no longer recognized as a sorority, which has several implications within...

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...

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...

Chi Alpha Pi reminisce on Mr. Augustana competition

Natalie McMillan January 16, 2019

The Chi Alpha Pi sorority (CAP) hosted the Mr. Augustana competition Friday, Jan. 11 at Centennial Hall. This was Augustana’s 16th annual Mr. A pageant and, as an event, it has evolved since its first...

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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