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WSU Greek members talk about changes in Greek life due to COVID-19

WSU Greek members talk about changes in Greek life due to COVID-19

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2020

Normally, when students return from spring break they expect to return to university life and for new Greek recruits, to be initiated into their house. This year was different because WSU Greek chapters have been ordered to cancel all events and maintain social distancing practices in order to pr...

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) released a development initiative Monday to address desired change in the WSU Greek community. Andrew Thomas, IFC director of public relations, said the IFC Development Initiative was created after events in the Greek community occurred, such as the death of Samuel...

Pi Beta Phi temporarily suspended following investigations

Pi Beta Phi temporarily suspended following investigations

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

December 16, 2019

WSU’s Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women chapter temporarily lost recognition Dec. 6 following two ongoing investigations of an off-campus event hosted by the chapter.  According to a statement from the chapter’s headquarters released on Thursday, some members of the chapter did not honor WSU’...

‘He can never be replaced’

‘He can never be replaced’

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

Students were handing out candles and small, square programs as groups gathered in front of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house. ATO’s Gamma Chi chapter held a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday to honor Samuel Martinez who passed away on Nov. 12. At around 5:30 p.m., bells were tol...

Fraternity member died early Tuesday morning

Fraternity member died early Tuesday morning

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

The Pullman Police Department have launched an investigation into the death of an Alpha Tau Omega fraternity member. Police Chief Gary Jenkins identified the member as 19-year old freshman Samuel Martinez, according to the latest press release. According to the Pullman PD press release, officers...

Police make arrest, issue warnings on Halloween

Police make arrest, issue warnings on Halloween

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

During a police ride along on Halloween night, officers deescalated an incident in front of a fraternity, a WSU student was arrested for being a minor intoxicated in public and two students were asked to empty out their open alcoholic beverages. The ride-along was led by two officers from the Pullman...

Gamma Mu chapter unrecognized by IFC

Gamma Mu chapter unrecognized by IFC

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

The Gamma-Mu chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity is no longer recognized by the Interfraternity Council due to an alcohol-related incident that occurred last fall. Kappa Sigma will be unrecognized until fall 2024 and an investigation is still ongoing, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing...

Fraternity to construct new house

Fraternity to construct new house

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2019

Construction for a new house began on June 20 for the Sigma Chi Fraternity chapter at WSU, and it is expected to be finished in August 2020. Project Manager Jeff Burnside said they will build the house on the vacant lot at 720 NE California Street. The lot used to be the site of the chapter’s old...

Panhellenic Council met fund goal to build school

Panhellenic Council met fund goal to build school

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2018

The WSU Panhellenic Council will be sending 14 Panhellenic community and council members to build a school in Malawi during spring break 2019. The actual planning for building the school is in the beginning stages, but the council has met its fundraising goal of $37,000, said Demri Toop, Panhellenic...

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018

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

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

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...

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