Lambda Chi Alpha House Nearing Completion

     After nearly one year without a place to call home, Lambda Chi Alpha will soon have the newest residence on Greek row.       Last year, Lambda Chi Alpha made the decision to demolish their house due to concerns about the foundation. As a result, members were forced to find housing elsewhere for […]

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Greek Life Recruitment Adopts New Schedule

In an effort to increase visibility and outreach, the University of South Dakota has shifted its traditional sorority recruitment schedule, pushing it two weekends back to Labor Day weekend. This shift has allowed for increased marketing and promotion for students and was driven by the desire to promote Greek Life to students who may not […]

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USD fraternity starts house band

As the fall semester comes to an end, the Beta Theta Pi band is only just beginning.  Leila’s Rose consists of leader singer Easton Ritz, lead guitarist Adam Kays, singer and guitarist Kadin Williams, bassist Connor Drahota, rhythm guitarist John Kunkel and drummer Micah Hansen. The six USD students are all members of the Beta […]

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Greek Life begins new year, new policies

As USD students begin their first few weeks of classes, some among them have been busy getting involved in Greek Life. For returning students, this means looking forward to social and service events that were previously cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. For new members, it’s a chance to see what Greek Life has to offer. […]

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COVID-19 on campus: looking back, looking forward

The tide may be turning on the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with a decline in new cases nationally and regionally and with South Dakota’s Board of Regents seeking a more “normal” fall semester on USD’s campus. In response to this, USD student organizations, Vermillion businesses and local government leaders are looking to bring […]

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Exploratory interest in new sorority continues

The University of South Dakota has attracted the interest of Sigma Gamma Rho, a historically African American sorority. Currently, USD’s Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life and Leadership Programming, Laura Anderton, is only in the exploratory phase of bringing Sigma Gamma Rho to USD, which means determining if there is interest for Sigma Gamma Rho […]

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USD Greek Life adapts to restrictions on social gatherings

USD’s Greek Life organizations have seen a reduction in the number and types of official social events since the start of the pandemic last March. Laura Anderton, director of sorority and fraternity life at USD, said the university’s normal policy for approving social events for fraternities and sororities involves registration 10 business days prior to […]

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Building relationships through academics and community service

By joining a sorority or fraternity students are given the chance to make new friends, achieve goals and network with people who have similar interests within their own chapters. Senior Sydney Cook is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and is also the Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council. The Panhellenic Council oversees all four sororities on […]

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Greek Week brings sororities, fraternities together

Greek Week is a week dedicated to celebrating Greek Life at USD. It also promotes unity within the four sororities and eight fraternities on campus.  This year, Greek Week is taking place Sept. 21 through the 25. Isaih Schott, a sophomore radiologic technology major and member of Lambda Chi Alpha summarized what Greek Week is. […]

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Greek Life adjusts to COVID-19

From chapter houses to recruitment, Greek Life at USD is undergoing some major changes to protect its members in the time of COVID-19. Because fraternities and sororities have different guidelines than other student organizations, each has a different approach to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 Policies Laura Anderton, Director of Sorority and Fraternity […]

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