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WSU Greek chapter chartered by first Native American sorority in country

WSU's Xi chapter of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority has been chartered this month. Members, from left to right: Kaitlin Srader, Isabel Walker and Hailey Crow.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority chartered WSU’s Xi chapter this month, allowing it to become a fully-fledged chapter to the sorority. Three members founded the chapter to create a support system for themselves and other Native American women.  Established in 1994, Alpha Pi Omega is the first Native Ame...

Fall sorority recruitment moves online

New member recruitment will take place online due to COVID-19. Recruitment guides like the Rho Gammas will be working online.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

WSU’s Panhellenic Council moved recruitment online due to COVID-19. The event schedule will remain the same as previous years but will be conducted online for fall.  Corissa Cruzen, PHC vice president of membership recruitment, said the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life decided all Greek com...

Phi Delta Theta returns to WSU in August

WSU's Phi Delta Theta chapter was suspended in 2016 after allegations of misconduct. The fraternity is returning to campus in August.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Phi Delta Theta’s suspension will end Aug. 1 after being investigated in 2016 for different types of misconduct, including underage drinking. “The actions the group took weren’t representative of the values of Phi Delta Theta,” said Greg Rush, Phi Delta Theta expansion consultant. “Our response...

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

Conner Zimbelman, sophomore construction management major and Phi Sigma Kappa member, said Greek members have to abide by specific rules while staying in the house.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was updated to add and clarify information about the service requirements for members of the Greek community. 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 wa...

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’

“The purpose of this event is to celebrate his life, share stories and to help one another as we make it through this difficult time,

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

The Evergreen works to provide the best information about recent crime and court updates in the Pullman area.

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

Pullman Police Department College Hill Officer Teayana McNannay explains what the police officer is doing during the traffic stop on Thursday night on Grand Avenue.

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

A sign stands in front of the Kappa Sigma fraternity building on Thursday evening. Chapter president Kosay Hartmann said without IFC recognition, the chapter cannot participate in events like homecoming and Greek Week.

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

Renderings of the finished construction for Sigma Chi at WSU by PCS Structural Solutions.

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 Members Anna McLeod and Demri Toop discuss the involvement in Circle of Sisterhood on Wednesday in the CUB.

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...

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