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The Greeks: Ebony & Ivory Week

The National Pan Hellenic Council is comprised of eight chapters: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. started a tradition 25 years ago called Ebony & Ivory Week, and […]


For The Kids

Well, we’re at the last canning weekend before the 2008 IFC/Panhellenic Dance MaraTHON which will be held from February 22-24th. If you go to Penn State, you definitely know what THON is and know what it’s all about. BUT, for those of you who might not, THON is an amazing fundraiser that students not only […]


Sororities 101

Hi everyone! Seeing how it’s that time again for the Greeks, I thought I’d talk a little bit about recruitment. Every fraternity and sorority goes through recruitment in the fall and takes a new member class to add to their organizations, and many go through it again in the spring. However, fall and spring recruitment […]


‘Going Greek’: What It Means To Me

I’m Hillary Gupta and I’ll be writing here for the rest of the semester. I’ll start off by giving y’all some info about myself: I’m a sophomore majoring in business marketing and minoring in Spanish. I am very involved with Greek life and the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA). I’ve been an At-Large representative of […]