Exploring the Truth about fraternity and sorority life

Sorority donates to eating disorder group

University of Toledo – Delta Phi Epsilon

“Money is currently being raised by a local sorority to help fight eating disorders.

Delta Phi Epsilon raised about $300 during National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) week Feb. 24-28, and they are still collecting money until March 23. The sorority will then donate the funds to

During awareness week, the group had a table in the Student Union and hosted different activities such as throwing insecurities into trash cans, writing things they love about themselves on a board and a small candlelight vigil where students could talk about their experiences with eating disorders.”


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Sorority raises money for Ronald McDonald charities at Pie a Pi Day

Bowling Green State University – Alpha Delta Pi
Park City Daily News – March 18, 2014

“In less than three hours Monday, Alpha Delta Pi-Epsilon Delta chapter raised nearly $200 for Ronald McDonald House Charities with “Pie a Pi Day” in front of Downing Student Union.”


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Fraternity Suspended After Member Affected By Hazing Commits Suicide

Penn State Altoona – Phi Sigma Kappa
Alt Night Spots – March 20, 2014

PSU Altoona freshman Marquise Braham jumped off the roof of the Marriott Long Island Hotel on Friday night, and his family thinks hazing at the hands of Phi Sigma Kappa drove him to take his own life. While Nassau County police investigate Braham’s death in New York, Logan Township, PA police have begun to investigate his fraternity, and how its pledging contributed to his deteriorated mental state.

What makes this story unique is that Braham was the secretary of Phi Sigma Kappa. He wasn’t being hazed at the time of his death: He played a role in hazing new members.

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Stanislaus State fraternity brothers catch air for a cause

California State University, Stanislaus – Tau Kappa Epsilon
The Modesto Bee – March 19, 2014

“For a few years, the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon at California State University, Stanislaus, have been jumping at the chance to help kids.

The fraternity, with 36 active members, began its “Jump for St. Jude’s” trampoline marathon at 9 a.m. Wednesday and plan to continue until 3 p.m. today in the Turlock university’s quad.”

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Willamette fraternity to sponsor memorial run as fundraiser for leukemia, lymphoma society

Willamette University – Kappa Sigma
Statesman Journal – March 18, 2014

“One Willamette University fraternity will be holding a memorial run April 6 to raise money for the Oregon Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Tracy Hoffman Memorial Run is being sponsored by Willamette University’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity, but all community members are invited to join. The run will be held at Bush’s Pasture Park on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.”


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SAE fraternity to eliminate pledging

Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Minnesota Daily – March 24, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a fraternity that’s drawn scrutiny in the national greek community, eliminated its pledging process earlier this month.

The decision stems from a number of behavioral issues on a national scale, including hazing, alcohol, drugs and multiple member deaths.

The organization replaced the eight-week pledge program with the “True Gentleman Experience,” which includes an add/drop process allowing a potential new member 96 hours after accepting his bid to complete the requirements for new membership.”

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Fraternity, Sorority Leaders Curb Drinking, Promote Service

Penn State

Gantdaily – February 11, 2013

Penn State students are leading efforts to minimize the impact of dangerous drinking at State Patty’s Day, a potentially destructive drinking event created by students on social media. For the second year in a row, Penn State’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils are restricting parties over State Patty’s Day weekend. The councils, composed of fraternity and sorority life leaders, have banned parties on Friday, Feb. 22, and social functions on Saturday, Feb. 23.

“The Interfraternity Council plans to engage in various community service initiatives that day (State Patty’s Day) in lieu of drinking to further better our community here at Penn State,” the IFC said in a statement released Jan. 31, announcing its decision.

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Wish made possible with support from Greek life

University of Oregon – Sigma Chi

KVAL – February 24, 2013

Wish made possible with support from Greek life

With the help of some University of Oregon students, a 7-year-old Eugene boy is going to Disneyworld on March 3 as a part of the Make a Wish Foundation.

The Sigma Chi Fraternity was able to make Landen’s wish come true with their Derby Days event.

Several sororities compete in series of week long competitions to win a championship. Last year they raised $30,000 for the Make a Wish foundation and this year they are hoping to do $35,000.

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity partnering with the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation

Phi Beta Sigma

The Freeport News – February 28, 2013

The Grand Bahama chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity under the direction of president Adrian Carey and advisor Rev. Reno Smith has recently announced it will once again extend its hand of charity to those in need within the community of Grand Bahama and The Bahamas.

The fraternity has decided this year to lend its support to the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation and raise funds during its annual ‘Dollar Day’ fund-raising Drive.

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Sleeping bags donated by fraternity at Java House

Omega Psi Phi

Middletown Transcript – February 25, 2013

The Psi Iota chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity presented nearly 30 sleeping bags to be donated to homeless children and teens across the state at the Java House Coffee Shop Feb. 21.

View pictures of the donation here.


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