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Panhellenic bid day moving to virtual format

Panhellenic bid day moving to virtual format

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

The National Panhellenic Council made the decision to move all organization “bid days” to a virtual format Sept. 9.

Panhellenic recruitment to be fully virtual

Panhellenic recruitment to be fully virtual

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

August 29, 2020

Mercer’s Panhellenic chapters—Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Mu—will hold each of their three rounds of recruitment via Zoom.

Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay

Archived photo by Jenna Eason, 2016

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 27, 2019

Mercer switched to delayed recruitment in 2017 to improve Greek numbers, GPAs and safety measures. Three years later, students generally disapprove of the policy, but administration says it's been positive for the school.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a global health studies major and a sophomore senator in the Student Government Association. She created the petition prior to the 2019 recruitment period. “Mercer started delayed recruitment two years ago in hopes that it would bring a positive change,” Lackey wrote in the petition. “As women have been through this process, it ha...

Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester

Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

Emily Rose Thorne

September 15, 2018

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

The Mercer chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon returned this semester. Photo by Nassim Ashford.

Rylee Kirk, Lead Writer and Advertising Manager

September 11, 2018

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 on campus will now be referred to as Fraternity and Sorority programs. Photo by Jenna Eason.

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 16, 2018

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 Village sits awaiting the students who will participate in delayed recruitment.

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

August 29, 2017

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

From left to right: Kanishka Patel, Nova Alam, Megha Soor, Supreet Raina;Interested Members

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

February 12, 2017

“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

ATO is allowed to meet on campus this semester, but they cannot live in the house.

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

“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

Initiated sisters of Alpha Delta Pi await the arrival of their new recruits.

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

September 3, 2016

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

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...

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