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

Active fraternities and sororities have been conducting virtual recruitment this year.

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.

5 Greek life chapters placed on interim suspension

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Five Greek life chapters were placed on “Interim Suspension of Registration” on Wednesday after allegedly violating the University’s Health and Safety Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct and the Fraternity and Sorority Guidelines.

Fraternities not lone sexual assault perpetrators

Pitt’s fraternity houses sit on upper campus. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Charlotte Couch | For The Pitt News

January 12, 2018

Imagine opening your email and seeing a new message — it contains a complex how-to guide for navigating parties and getting girls, and even a handy list of “the seven E’s of Hooking Up.” Though the message explicitly says “no raping” — thank goodness — the email’s subject line is d...

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