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Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester

Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester

Emily Rose Thorne

September 15, 2018


Filed under Greek Life, News

The Zeta Omega chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Eta chapter of Sigma Nu at Mercer University will not be allowed to invite potential new members to join this semester, according to an email Thursday from Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Advisor James Hulett. “On behalf of the Office of Campus Life, I...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead Writer and Advertising Manager

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

The Mercer University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) has returned to campus this semester after being removed from campus in 2016 due to alcohol violations in three consecutive semesters. “Basically we had a group of seniors that graduated in the spring of 2017 who knew we were on social probat...

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

Starting this fall, Mercer University will now use the label Fraternity and Sorority Programs (FSP) instead of “Greek life” to refer to its 12 fraternities and 8 sororities. The name change comes during a national push for Greek-letter organizations to adopt more inclusive policies. These organization...

Greek Life set for delayed recruitment with special guidelines

Greek Life set for delayed recruitment with special guidelines

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

According to the Delayed Recruitment Guidelines and Policies, the purpose of delayed recruitment is to “create a safe, positive environment for incoming first-year students to acclimate to campus prior to affiliating with a Greek letter organization.” The delayed start times of recruitment for each Greek organization varies depending on which council the organization falls under. According to the guidelines and policies document, the chapters under the Panhellenic Council will have their week of recruitment activities Sept. 10-15. The Interfraternity Council recruitment will be Sept. 17-23. Both the National Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council will hold activities Sept. 10 and will have no prior interest meetings.

Campus and Greek Life approves South Asian Greek Organizations

Campus and Greek Life approves South Asian Greek Organizations

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

“I believe that adding these two groups is good for Mercer and is a major milestone for our Greek community,” said Dean of Students Douglas Pearson.

Formerly suspended ATO resumes limited operations, Kappa Sigma under review

Formerly suspended ATO resumes limited operations, Kappa Sigma under review

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

“Both groups appear to have abided by the sanctions (primarily the suspension) and to have taken the recommended action steps. ATO has already met with me and has been approved to begin operations in a limited capacity this spring. Kappa [Sigma] just submitted their information and are currently under review,” Dean Pearson said.

‘Bid Day’ brings new girls, glitter to Greek Row

‘Bid Day’ brings new girls, glitter to Greek Row

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

September 3, 2016


Filed under Greek Life, News

Greek Row was a blur of pinks, blues and greens last weekend as fall sorority bid day festivities commenced. Sorority hopefuls spent the day confronting a mix of emotions from wondering if they were going to get an offer to join their preferred sorori- ty to running towards their members of their...

Two fraternities are without Greek Row houses this year

Two fraternities are without Greek Row houses this year

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

August 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

Both Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Sigma were under investigation last spring for violations of the Student Code of Conduct related to alcohol. They are suspended for the 2016-2017 academic year, Dean of Students Douglas Pearson said in an email. “They will not be permitted to use or be in their houses durin...

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Olivia Buckner

August 27, 2016


Filed under Greek Life, Opinions

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a fres...

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