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Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

Delta Phi Epsilon members cheer on potential new members at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall during Sunday’s sorority Bid Day.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Spring sorority recruitment is a two-weekend process that ran from Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 16-18 this year, ending with Bid Day on Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

Hold Greek Life to a higher standard

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Neena Hagen, Columnist

January 30, 2018

From Penn State to Florida State, colleges across the country have been joining an ever-lengthening list of schools with recent high-profile fraternity fatalities tarnishing their records. Pitt nearly fell into the same trap last week. A member of the Sigma Chi fraternity chapter on campus was hospi...

Student safe after drinking ‘excessive amounts of alcohol’ at Sigma Chi event

Pitt's Sigma Chi chapter has been suspended after an alcohol incident left a student hospitalized. (Photo by Thomas Yang / Visual Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

January 25, 2018

After a week of sparse details about a Greek life function that left a student hospitalized, Pitt released a statement Thursday with some information about the Sigma Chi alcohol incident. At a Sigma Chi function last Thursday, a student was taken to a hospital by his friends after drinking “excessive amounts of alcohol,” a statement from Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch said. The student is n...

Greek life social probation came after student hospitalization

Greek life leaders attend a meeting to discuss the social probation status on Jan 20. (Photo by John Hamilton/Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

January 19, 2018

Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner put Greek life on modified social probation after a “serious alcohol incident,” he stated in a letter to both fraternity and sorority presidents Friday. The incident resulted in a student being hospitalized. The student’s family has been notified, University spo...

Piazza case should be a lesson: to be an adult, be accountable

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News

September 14, 2017

Imagine you’re an average college student at a fraternity party. It’s cold — February in central Pennsylvania always is. Suddenly, someone falls down the stairs. They’re drunk enough that they don’t wake up when they hit the floor of the basement. Through the rest of the night, you see ...

Column: Greek life promotes dangerous, elitist culture

The Miller Centre County District Attorney and Timothy Piazza's parents stand at a podium during a press conference on May 5, 2017 after their son's death earlier that year. (David Swanson/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Christian Snyder, Opinions Editor

July 4, 2017

At Penn State’s fraternity Beta Theta Pi’s Bid Night, on a cold February night in State College, Timothy Piazza fractured his skull and ruptured his spleen when he fell down a flight of stairs. His fraternity brothers called an ambulance nearly 12 hours later after slapping him, sitting on him ...

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