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Greek students react to external review

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 14, 2022

In the time since the release of the Greek life external review, some students in Greek life have voiced their dissatisfaction with the thoroughness of the report, viewing it as an incomplete assessment...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Is Greek life on the decline?

Lily Yost, News Reporter April 1, 2022

In the past decade, Greek life membership has dramatically declined at Whitman. According to an analysis by senior Noelle Scheer in an op-ed for The Wire of the collected data on Greek life, membership...

Exclusion and the Decline of Greek Life

Alondra Contreras, Opinion Columnist May 3, 2018

What has been happening with Greek life this year? That is a great question and I know there has been many remarks about the way Greek life at Whitman has been handling certain situations. Last year, there...

Greek Life: Tragedy or Comedy?

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist April 13, 2017

American universities across the nation are experiencing new and unforeseen questions of established college norms. Among the institutions questioned is Greek Life. Many detractors would say they perpetuate...

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part two)

March 18, 2015

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network,...

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part one)

March 18, 2015

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in February and March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest...

Greek influence not being used for meaningful action

Katy Wills February 26, 2015

My dearest Frat Stars and Soror Sisters of Whitman College, Greek groups have immense power on this campus. Besides having an extensive social presence on the weekends, a Greek group has the power to...

Betas consider future of housing

Lane Barton October 3, 2014

With the conclusion of the 2014 fall recruitment cycle, all Greek life institutions will be winding down from a flurry of activities and welcoming new members to their ranks. But members of the Beta Theta...

Whitman Christian Fellowship Fundraises to Fight Sex Trafficking

Whitman Christian Fellowship Fundraises to Fight Sex Trafficking

Daniel Kim April 25, 2013

Instead of spending money on drinks this weekend, members of the Whitman Christian Fellowship (WCF) will be donating cash to help adolescent girls escape the sex trade. Members of the club have...

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...

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Shelly Le December 1, 2011

Over Thanksgiving break all four fraternities on campus were hit with a string of burglaries. According to Interfraternity Council Community Relations officer and junior Alejandro Fuentes, the burglaries...

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