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Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Greek, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A video that showed members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, dressed in grass skirts followed by a #FIJIISLANDER2018 hashtag, was published on Twitter on Monday night. “It clearly shows a lack of understanding for our community,” said Dan Welter, associate dean of students for...

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, Greek, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A 19-year-old Cheney, Washington man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning fire at WSU’s Theta Chi fraternity that had multiple ignition points and left a back deck destroyed. Isaac Scott DePaolo was arrested Monday with the help of the Cheney and Eastern Washington University...

Large freshman class leads to dorm change, more instructors

Large freshman class leads to dorm change, more instructors

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, Greek, News, WSU Pullman campus

The demographics of WSU’s incoming freshman class and increases in Greek life were due in part to the number of students coming to the university this year. WSU is expecting the freshman class to well exceed 4,300 students. The campus hasn’t seen numbers like this since 2015, when the incoming...

IFC aims to increase inclusivity, drops GPA requirement

IFC aims to increase inclusivity, drops GPA requirement

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen assistant news editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Greek, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU students registering to join a fraternity can no longer be turned away because of their grades. The Interfraternity Council (IFC), used to require all students registering for recruitment to have a 2.9 or a higher Grade Point Average (GPA), now only recommends it in order to “optimize opportunity”...

Student sues for handling of racist incidents

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Crime, Greek, News

A student has filed a lawsuit in federal court against WSU for its handling of an alleged racial incident at a fraternity in February 2015. Dominique Stewart, a then-18-year-old African-American student at WSU, attended a party at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity on Feb. 21, 2015, when a member of the ...

Multicultural Greeks seek WSU approval for new campus space

Multicultural Greeks seek WSU approval for new campus space

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Greek, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU United Greek Council plans to create a Multicultural Greek Plaza in the current Terrell Library Plaza space, with the goal of increasing recruitment and retention of minority students. Kat Jimenez, vice president of public relations for the UGC, said the space on top of the library will be...

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