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Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.
EMMA LEDBETTER and LOREN NEGRON November 12, 2020

Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

WSU Greek organizations to host plasma drive

Beds will be available in the room for donors. No more than seven people will be in the room.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

WSU’s Interfraternity Council partnered with Vitalant to bring a plasma donation site to the Chinook Student Center this month. David Jaquish, IFC director of service, said the event will help members...

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said his department is reviewing their policy to ensure officers’ use of force is appropriate for the incidents they are being used.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Over 70 people attended the Reimagining Public Safety in Pullman Virtual Summit on Monday night to discuss local police departments’ approach to use of force, officer accountability and a community-oriented...

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.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 24, 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,...

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 22, 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...

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 16, 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...

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 23, 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...

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 23, 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...

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 21, 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...

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 26, 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...

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...

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...

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