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Campus examines hazing policies

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net Hazing has become the subject of national conversation this week, in light of recent incidents across the country. Last week, twelve members of the marching band at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) were charged with manslaughter for a hazing incident in which a drum major was beat to death as part of […]

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Philanthropy 101: Cal Poly Greek Life gives back

Alexandria Scott alexandriascott.md@gmail.com Philanthropy was the word of the day this past Thursday, as Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic (PHA) and United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC) fraternities and sororities gathered in the University Union to raise awareness for charities. The organizations showcased each of their respective philanthropies to show being greek is more than any stigmas. USFC philanthropy vice president and political […]

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Fraternity looks to make it official

Holly Dickson hollydickson.md@gmail.com A group of students got together this past year with a single goal in mind: form a new fraternity chapter which stands apart from the rest of greek life at Cal Poly. “We’re really excited to turn a table on what greek life has been labeled as on this campus,” mechanical engineering […]

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Freshman rush requirements under fire

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net Restrictions on fraternity recruitment — brought about following the death of Cal Poly freshman Carson Starkey from alcohol poisoning — may be rescinded next year after concerns were raised about unequal treatment of fraternities and sororities. Since Fall 2010, fraternities have operated under the policy of deferred recruitment, in which students may […]

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Greek Week not just fun and games

Greek Week isn’t all about doughnut-eating contests, beach days and soccer games. This year, Cal Poly’s greek organizations are teaming up to give back to the community. The idea of implementing philanthropy work into the annual Greek Week began last year, and this years’ events aim to build off that idea, Greek Life Director Diego […]

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Fraternity faces social probation after party

Cal Poly’s chapter of Delta Sigma Phi is on social probation after an investigation into alleged misconduct at a party earlier this month, according to Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership director Stephan Lamb. Lamb dealt the sanctions after consulting with the fraternity’s national headquarters. He determined its punishment to be appropriate after ongoing discussions […]

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Rush week concludes with big numbers

Eager freshmen males flooded Dexter Lawn last week, searching for the fraternity that will become their social circle at Cal Poly and beyond. Joining a greek organization can translate to many social advantages in the short-term and professional benefits in post-Cal Poly careers. More than anything, some students feel that “going greek” provides a feeling […]