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Only multicultural sorority at CMU celebrates 25 years

(01/25/16 7:23am)

Sigma Lambda Gamma is the only multicultural sorority on Central Michigan's campus. Founded in 1990, this year being their 25th anniversary, students and family members crowded into the UC auditorium for their New Member Presentation.Grand Rapids junior Shayna Heard said she was excited for the presentation because they had been working hard to prepare for the moment. "It's just nice to see the fruition of your work," said Heard.

Greeks prep for Mock Rock competition

(04/16/15 10:00pm)

Fraternities and sororities gathered today in the Bovee University Center for the first ever Greek Week service day event, planned to replace the traditional academic games seen in years past. Four service activities were planned by the Greek Week committee, including condom stuffing, letters to veterans, notes of positivity, and breast cancer pamphlets. Greek Week Coordinator Anthony Cavatnio said the purpose of the change is to bring the week closer to the Greek community's six pillars, or values."This year we wanted to gear Greek Week more towards service and philanthropy," said the junior from Shelby Township.

Greeks battle for a good cause

(04/14/15 9:51pm)

Central Michigan University’s Greek community took over McGuirk Arena Tuesday as Greek athletes put their skills to the test in the Greek Week athletic games. The 11 fraternity and sorority pairs competed against one another in a relay race, tug of war, lightening and dodgeball. The top eight winning pairs from the relay race advanced to the tug of war.

Delta Zeta's "Turtle Week" raises awareness and fund for multiple charities

(04/12/15 12:05pm)

The sisters of Delta Zeta raised funds in a week-long series of philanthropy events called "Turtle Week" that included a human canvas and dunk tank.In February, the national chapter of Delta Zeta resolved to raise $5 million within the next five years for the Starky Hearing Foundation, an organization that gives digital hearing devices to children in need all over the world. The initiative is called "Hike for Hearing."The events are named after the Painted Turtle children's camp, one of the organizations that Central Michigan University's Delta Zeta chapter raised funds for.

​Planning commission approves plan to build new Alpha Sigma Alpha house

(04/09/15 10:30pm)

Members of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority can plan on moving out of their old house soon as plans for demolition and construction have been given the green light.The Mount Pleasant Planning Commission approved a special use permit and site plan review at its April 9 meeting for the demolition of the old houses located at 1024 and 1026 S.

Greek Week will include multicultural fraternities for the first time in university history

(04/09/15 9:30pm)

Greek Week 2015 will be first time in university history where fraternities and sororities partner with the multicultural fraternities. The week-long celebration of unity in Greek Life will pair 11 fraternities, 11 sororities and 9 multicultural fraternities together to compete in a friendly competition to raise awareness and money for a good cause. This year's Greek Week theme is Now Albums. Greek chapters are encouraged to utilize the theme during the week-long events. The teams are able to gain points by attending events starting Sunday April 12 to Saturday April 19. All Greek PictureDate: Sunday April 12, 2015Check in Time: 5:30pmEvent Start Time: 6:00pmLocation: McGuirk ArenaEntrance Fee: $2Dress: Greek chapter lettersRules:* Attendance requirement for this event is 80% of each team.* All Greeks must wear their chapter’s letterso Each chapter may bring up to one set of wood cut letters and one chapter flag.The Greek community will be donating all proceeds raised during Greek Week 2015 to a foundation close to home, Keisha Brown's Angel Wing Foundation.

Greek Week chapter pairings announced

(04/05/15 9:00pm)

Central Michigan University's Greek community has premptively sold over $3,000 of t-shirts for Angel Wings, this year's chosen charity for a week-long fundraising competition called Greek Week taking place April 12 through April 17.The university's fraternities, sororities and multicultural fraternities will team up in three's, one chapter from each category.