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Fraternity and Sorority Life at DU work to defy stereotypes

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Chalk art promoting a Delta Zeta philanthropy event.

Fraternities and Sororities across the nation are often portrayed in media as partiers. There are incidents that support this stereotype, this is not always the case and members of Fraternity and Sorority life across the country work hard to change this stereotype.

At the University of Denver there are many different fraternities and sororities on campus. There are seven Interfraternity Council Chapters, seven Panhellenic Association Chapters, five Multicultural Greek Council Chapters, and three National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapters.

Each of these 22 chapters has a philanthropy that they support through fundraising events. Sigma Chi’s philanthropy is Huntsman Cancer Institute, Delta Zeta supports The Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Delta Delta Delta supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, just to name a few.

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Saying goodbye to SAE

My issue story deals with the topic of Sigma Alpha Epsilons’ suspension from the University of Denver’s campus and the many questions that students have surrounding the suspension. With this story, I hope to answer DU student’s questions to the best of my ability regarding the suspension by gathering the facts from DU administration, reliable sources, and others involved in campus life and activities. I also want to portray the impact this has on an SAE student himself and his reaction to the situation as well as reflections about his time in the Chapter. Continue reading

SAE gets suspended from DU’s campus

Sigma Alpha Epsilon's on-campus house.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s on-campus house is empty, yet still a beautiful presence on campus.

This past quarter, the Greek life Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) was suspended from the University of Denver’s Fraternity and Sorority Life, an action that has not been seen since Phi Kappa Sigma’s closure in fall of 2012. This rare occurrence brought speculations, rumors, blame, and ultimately confusion.

 

 
Although SAE faced probation and violations in 2011 related to hazing and substance abuse allegations, the action of SAE being removed has never happened before. The issue regarding what led to the suspension and if this action was rightfully done so, is one that many DU students have been talking about. Continue reading