Delta Phi Epsilon may be new model for SIU Greek life

The Gamma Chi chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority is the newest Greek life organization to come to campus, and it took less than a semester to colonize. DPE’s SIU chapter, which consists of 75 members, completed all requirements and officially ... Continue Reading →
Sam Renner, left, a junior from Belleville studying mortuary science, packs a shoebox with gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child stuffing party Wednesday in the Student Services building. The boxes will be sent to children throughout the world, and can be tracked with a label. This is the first year for the event, hosted by the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. “For the longest time we’ve been looking for some ways to create communal philanthropy, and this was an easy way for people to contribute,” said AJ Soriano, a senior from Downer’s Grove studying business management and the philanthropy chair for Alpha Tau Omega. 
—Aidan Osborne | Daily Egyptian

Greek life packages Christmas spirit for children

Many students return home to their families and gather around a Christmas tree to open presents. However, not every child in the world can have the same jolly experience. SIU fraternities and sororities came together Wednesday to help brighten Christmas ... Continue Reading →

Nation’s ‘deadliest’ frat hopes to establish chapter at SIU

With nine deaths attributed to it since 2006, Sigma Alpha Epsilon hopes to be the next fraternity at SIU. Founded more than 150 years ago, SAE is one of the largest and oldest fraternities in the nation, and is now seeking to join more than 30 other fraternities ... Continue Reading →
Kevin Pemberton, a junior from Chicago, cheers on the
Salukis Wednesday during the men’s basketball game
against Drake University at the SIU Arena. Pemberton
is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, which
has teamed up with SIU athletics to use the basketball
games as a recruitment opportunity and support from
students. “We attend every game, all together,” Kevin
Jovanovic, a member of the TKE fraternity, said. “Its
all about supporting our team and our brotherhood.”

Greeks pump up games

A collaborative effort between Saluki athletics and Greek life hopes to take school spirit to a new level. The Saluki Basketball Challenge is a competition between fraternities and sororities to see who can get the most members to attend six select home ... Continue Reading →

Black Affairs Council responds to DE article

Students said at a Black Affairs Council meeting Thursday that they feel unwelcome at the university. They said they didn’t fit into the university image that Chancellor Rita Cheng is attempting to create. The discussion was spurred by complaints about ... Continue Reading →
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