This week in greek…

Chase Cooper

Delta Gamma: The Whitman Delta Gamma chapter was just recognized by their nationals with the prestigious Patricia Patterson-Danielson Award, which places them in the running for ‘Chapter of the Year’ at the national level. Additionally, the DGs just chose a new faculty advisor, Professor Barry Balof. Furthermore, on Sunday the chapter successfully celebrated their Founder’s Day, which culminated with introduction of the Diana Palmer Scholarship for academic achievement in honor of their former chapter advisor.

Kappa Kappa Gamma: This past weekend the Kappas held their annual Dr. Seuss Day event in Reid Ballroom with over 300 people in attendance. After spring break the Kappas are looking forward to their scholarship banquet as well as participation in a Senior Prom at the Oddfellows home in collaboration with Phi Delta Theta.

Kappa Alpha Theta: The Thetas also had a very successful Founder’s Day celebration and recently had 12 members volunteer at the Fort Walla Walla wetlands restoration project. Lastly, the Thetas are similarly excited for their scholarship bake-off after spring break.

Tau Kappa Epsilon: The TKEs are very excited about their composting program and related collaboration with the Whitman organic garden. Furthermore, the TKEs have two scholarship events following spring break as well as their biannual Red Cross Blood Drive on April 6.

Phi Delta Theta: Last week the Phis had a very successful scholarship talk with sociology Professor Keith Farrington. The event was well attended by an assortment of Phis, other greeks and independents. After break the chapter will be hosting their scholarship banquet as well as a Battle of the Bands event on April 8 in RCC. Submissions for competition are due by March 28 and all the proceeds from the event will go to a local foundation.

Beta Theta Pi: This last Saturday the Betas hosted a canned food drive benefit concert which helped to collect over 400 cans of food. The event garnered a commendably diverse crowd of greeks and non-greeks, ranging between 150 and 200 people over the course of the night. Furthermore, the Betas won the inter-fraternity energy conservation competition through their utilization of mandatory black-outs. Lastly, the chapter held their faculty luncheon on Wednesday.

Sigma Chi: The Sigs would like to welcome their spring pledge class and wish them the best of luck throughout the pledge period.

-Chase Cooper