The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Students gather during a protest against sexual violence in the Cathedral of Learning on Oct. 7.

Interfraternity Council board member speaks out on ‘absurd,’ ‘vile’ statement IFC posted last week on reported sexual assault in the Cathedral of Learning

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2022
A now-deleted statement from IFC regarding a reported sexual assault contained language such as “I believe that a man’s life is difficult.” An IFC board member called it thinly-veiled “misogyny” and “chauvinism,” and urged the president, Michael Liu, to resign.
Sudeep Yedulla is suspected to be the first student on campus to have contracted the coronavirus.

‘So much that went wrong’: First student diagnosed with COVID-19 describes broken belongings, little University support

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
Sudeep Yedulla — the first student on campus to contract COVID-19 — said “everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong” after he tested positive. Yedulla said Pitt provided little food, delivered broken items and ignored his texts and emails.
Active fraternities and sororities have been conducting virtual recruitment this year.

‘We know better’: Greek life leaders address fall recruitment, partying crackdown

By Thea Barrett and Maura Scrabis September 9, 2020
Amid a crackdown on Oakland parties and the student organizations hosting them, some groups are holding themselves to a higher standard. John Altvater, the vice president of recruitment for the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, said his chapter has closely followed COVID-19 health rules and encourages all Greek life chapters and other organizations to follow them.
Delta Phi Epsilon members cheer on potential new members at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall during Sunday’s sorority Bid Day.

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

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.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Hold Greek Life to a higher standard

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...

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

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

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...

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

Greek life social probation came after student hospitalization

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...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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

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...

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

Column: Greek life promotes dangerous, elitist culture

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...

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