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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Greek Life

Phi Sigma Chi brothers are not revealed to the public until the founding line ceremony occurs. (Photo courtesy of Shahking Gomez 25)

First multicultural fraternity comes to campus

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

Phi Sigma Chi's Nu chapter was accredited last December, cementing its position as the college's first multicultural fraternity. The founding brothers, Shahking Gomez ’25, Jermaine Grant ’25, Ryan...

According to a college spokesman, Public Safety responded to the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on three occasions. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Man arrested outside Kappa Kappa Gamma house

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 9, 2024

A man was arrested outside the Kappa Kappa Gamma house last Friday following consecutive reports of suspicious activity. According to Jeff Troxell, the director of Public Safety, the calls alerting...

Much of the accreditation work takes place during the summer, requiring a significant time commitment from fraternity and sorority members.

Why do we have Greek life accreditation?

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Lafayette’s fraternity and sorority chapters wrapped up presentations for their annual accreditation process last week after changes were implemented to the process this year. This process, which requires...

Phi Kappa Psi vice president Aidan McElroy 25 represented the Lafayette chapter at the national council meeting this summer. (Photo courtesy of Jake Bates)

Greek life chapters receive national recognition

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2023

Have you ever wondered how Lafayette’s Greek life chapters stack up nationally? This summer, several fraternities and sororities earned accolades for their accomplishments on the biggest stage. Three...

A burglary was reported at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Two students accused of burglarizing Greek life houses

By Trebor Maitin and Madeline Marriott May 5, 2023

Two students using a resident advisor (RA) key fob allegedly burglarized several Greek life houses on Tuesday night. The students, both seniors in the Delta Upsilon (DU) fraternity – one of whom is an...

Pi Beta Phi welcomed a new member class of 29, as compared to 19 last fall. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Davidson 23)

Sorority recruitment jumps 52 percent over past year

By Onab Falak, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

The annual sorority recruitment week is officially over. Even for those who weren’t involved in recruitment, the tide of bright, lettered t-shirts and large trails of glitter made it almost impossible...

Dean Brian Samble hopes that the registration process will lead to safer partying. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Upcoming policy change will require students to register all parties

By Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

Starting next fall, any group prepping to throw a party will have to add filling out a party registration form to their to-do list. Individuals and organizations planning on hosting an event with alcohol...

Three members of the Dear Lafayette Coalition have joined The Monroe Neighborhood this school year. (Photo courtesy of Fatimata Cham 23)

Dear Lafayette to hold events with Greek organizations, continues ongoing initiatives

By Hank Scheffler, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

Two years after Dear Lafayette's inception, the group shows no indication of slowing down efforts to combat systemic racism and insufficient equity on campus. The tie between the greater Lafayette community...

Prior to coming to Lafayette, Bates served as Program Manager for Fraternity and Solidarity Life at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. (Photo courtesy of Jakes Bates).

Greek Life Advisor Jake Bates reflects on first semester at Lafayette

By Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor October 29, 2021

Amid anti-Greek Life sentiment on campus and the COVID-19 pandemic, Jake Bates joined the Lafayette community on July 12 as the Associate Director of Student Involvement and Advisor to fraternities and...

The organizers of the Zetefest spoke to the joy of hosting an event after many were away for campus the past year because of the pandemic. (Photo by Tyler Makover 22)

Student-led music festival “Zetefest” raised thousands for Third Street Alliance

By Baris Yazici, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

The Lafayette chapter of the Zeta Psi fraternity organized a student-led music festival on Oct. 23 that raised $2,000 in support of Easton's Third Street Alliance. The fall-themed festival, or "Zetefest,"...

While the administration attributes most of the September surge in cases to Greek Life, fraternity and sorority presidents rejected this claim and criticized the suspension on new-member activities in a letter to the College. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College COVID-19 Action Group)

Greek organizations pen letter to administration in response to suspension of new-member activities

By Trebor Maitin October 1, 2021

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases on campus coincided with Rush Week. All members of the pledge class are a sophomore or above, and only around one percent of cases during September’s surge were among...

Student Government Greek Life Committee leader Hank Scheffler 22 noted that despite his affiliated status, he plans to govern with the interest of non-affiliated and affiliated members in mind. (Photo by Caroline Burns 23)

The role of Student Government Greek Life Committee may be shifting after last year’s upheaval

By Brenna Girard October 1, 2021

Reevaluating its direction, the Greek Life Committee of Student Government is considering switching its name to "Student Involvement" in an attempt to expand its scope. While the notion is still in its...

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