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Struggling to improve student involvement, leaders say Greek life is the answer

By Emily Wunderlich After polling campus attitudes toward Greek life last month, Student Government hosted a town hall Nov. 13 to share the results with the student body. Not only did the event struggle to fill seats in the regional chancellor’s conference room, it lacked the most important component: students. Among the attendants were faculty […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

Is Greek life a threat to campus safety?

As universities across the country suspend fraternities and sororities, USFSP aims to bring Greek life to campus. By Emily Wunderlich Despite the shadow cast by Florida State University’s recent ban on Greek life, Student Government still sees a place for it at USF St. Petersburg. “Fraternity and sorority life represents that sense of spirit on […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

Alpha Phi Omega chapter petitions to become nationally chartered

By Emily Wunderlich After two years of petitioning, USF St. Petersburg’s Alpha Phi Omega (APO) chapter will apply Sept. 25 to become nationally accredited. It takes approximately six weeks for the application to be reviewed by the national board in Kansas City, and if approved, all new members will officially become brothers of the fraternity. […]

McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

Students petition for community service fraternity on campus

Share. Grow. Improve. Invest. Four words used to describe the fellowship and unity of Alpha Phi Omega, a national coeducational service organization. Founded on the principles of friendship and service, the fraternity provides members with the opportunity to develop leadership skills through community service, according to the organization’s website. It all started when USF St. […]

Greek life is ‘evolutionary step’

With many of the students going back and forth about the question of whether or not USF St. Petersburg should have Greek life on campus, we have heard a resounding “NO” from many students. However, I believe that most of the people who disagree with Greek life only see the negative connotations that it has […]

My big fat Greek problem

There’s a bill in the senate asking members of Student Government to pledge their support for Greek life. It’s an unusual concept, as most senators have never experienced it. If there’s one argument I’m tired of hearing, it’s that “If you don’t like Greek life, you can just choose not to go Greek.” It doesn’t […]

The Freshman Diaries: Move-in Day

All I wanted in my first five minutes was to get a move on and change into fresher clothes. After a six-hour shift at the golf course, I looked like a hot, sweaty mess and I feared I would not make a great first impression with my roommates. Sat., Aug. 20, I moved into my […]