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The Phi Delta Theta house is located in the Mercer University Greek Village. The fraternity was suspended from campus this semester due to alcohol-related Student Code of Conduct violations.

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity suspended due to student conduct violations

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor January 13, 2021
The Georgia Gamma chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Mercer University has been suspended from campus due to alcohol-related Student Code of Conduct violations from the fall 2020 semester, according to Carrie Ingoldsby, advisor of Mercer’s Interfraternity Council.
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.
Archived photo by Jenna Eason, 2016

Mercer’s delayed recruitment policy is here to stay

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.
Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

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...

Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

Two Mercer fraternities prohibited from giving bids this semester

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...

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

Sigma Alpha Epsilon returns to campus

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...

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

Greek life at Mercer renamed to promote inclusivity

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...

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

Greek Life set for delayed recruitment with special guidelines

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

Campus and Greek Life approves South Asian Greek Organizations

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

Formerly suspended ATO resumes limited operations, Kappa Sigma under review

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

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

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...

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