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Delayed, shorter and online: Greek life’s unconventional recruitment

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

A semester late and now, entirely online, Whitman’s sororities and fraternities completed formal recruitment in early February.  Primary Greek life recruitment is traditionally held in the fall,...

Alpha Phi seeks to build on success with Red Dress Gala

Alpha Phi seeks to build on success with Red Dress Gala

Ellen Ivens-Duran October 22, 2015
Alpha Phi’s third annual Red Dress Gala, a silent auction and social event, will take place this Friday at Main Street Studios. Half of the proceeds of the evening will go to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women’s heart health and women’s leadership, while the other half will go to Trilogy, a local organization that supports children whose lives are affected by substance abuse.
The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson March 21, 2013

The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: to the south, Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four women's fraternities, and to the north, Whitman's four fraternity...

Alpha Phi finalizes bids, selective about members

Allison Work October 13, 2011

With the colonization of an Alpha Phi women's fraternity chapter on the Whitman campus this fall, Greek life is changing. The new sorority, invited by the Panhellenic council last fall to colonize at Whitman,...

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Alpha Phi commences colonization

Molly Johanson September 29, 2011

First-year Julie Peterson admits that she signed up to rush because she wanted free food. Fortunately, she found more than food. She is one of this year's 70 new members of Whitman's established women's...

Faculty votes to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman’s fourth sorority

Rachel Alexander March 3, 2011

Whitman College faculty voted on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman's fourth sorority. The vote was the culmination of a yearlong selection and approval process, and means that a chapter...

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