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ASWSU, Greek Life talk COVID-19 responses

ASWSU Vice President Sean Doster said people should speak out when they witness a behavior that breaks COVID-19 safety guidelines.


September 25, 2020

ASWSU and Greek Life representatives spoke about their responses to COVID-19 at a student leader panel Thursday evening. The most important aspect in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is speaking up, said ASWSU Vice President Sean Doster. People should encourage standing up and speaking out when a be...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa and former employee of Knott Dairy Center, for second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing the ca...

Greek community responds to pandemic

Greek chapters must do non-social events virtually because of CORE. The COVID-19 Organization Response Expectations document outlines guidelines for sorority and fraternity members to follow so they comply with COVID-19 guidelines. Non-social events that cannot be done virtually require masks and social distancing.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Greek chapter facilities are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the state and Greek councils and may be liable to a conduct review process if an alleged violation is reported. The Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council developed a COVID-19 Organizat...

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...

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