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Greek chapters experience significant rise in membership  February 1st, 2012

Greek Life has been a significant fixture in the lives of college students across the nation. Recently, Greek life at Oregon State University has reached a significant peak, with 2,806 total students representing Greek chapters within the Unified Greek Council, Inter-fraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council. This represents approximately 13.6 percent of the total population at OSU. Read the rest of this entry »

Sororities planning philanthropy events: Delta Phi Omega & Delta Delta Delta  November 17th, 2011

[The Daily Barometer] Sororities planning philanthropy events to benefit literacy, children’s hospital. Presidents of Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Omega explain community outreach projects

Oregon State Univeristy Greek houses are making efforts to give back to the community. The Daily Barometer’s Tony Santilli sat down with two chapter presidents, Kristin O’Leary of Delta Delta Delta and Martha Ngo of Delta Phi Omega, to speak with them about their philanthropic plans.

Delta Delta Delta is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday in the Memorial Union ballroom from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission and all-you-can-eat breakfast will cost $7, and the funds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

New fraternity is more than an animal house  October 2nd, 2011

[KVAL] CORVALLIS, Ore. — After two years without a home to call their own, Phi Kapp Psi held the grand opening of the first new house on Greek row at Oregon State University since 1960.

After the breaking of the bottle and the cutting of the ribbon, fraternity board member Jerry Nelson said the house is more than just brick and mortar.

“It’s not just buildings, tables and chairs, but also the spirit of the quality of life America needs,” he said to parents, fraternity alumni and other board members.

Fraternity president Ryan Ruark said, “It’s our mission to use this new house to help rebuilt the reputation of the fraternity system here at Oregon State. We want the outside community to know this building stands for the value of our organization.”

The new building replaced the original one that was destroyed by a freak boiler explosion in 2008.

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