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Think Pink Week promotes breast cancer awareness
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Think Pink Week promotes breast cancer awareness

Members of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) gathered Tuesday on the Green to form a “human ribbon” in support of breast cancer awareness. The sisters, clad in pink T-shirts, joined hands with partners from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine and arranged themselves into the shape of the breast cancer awareness…

Sorority hosts sumo slam for fundraising
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Sorority hosts sumo slam for fundraising

Students dressed in giant sumo suits engaged each other in combat Thursday on the  university green as part of Kappa Kappa Gamma’s fall philanthropy event, “Kick It With Kappa!” Every year, each of the University of Miami’s Greek organizations spend two days fundraising on campus in either the fall or spring semester and one day…

Junior rises through Greek organization’s ranks
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Junior rises through Greek organization’s ranks

Junior Michael Vante first heard about Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO’s) through the United Black Students club. He then joined the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, one of the nine historically black Greek organizations on campus. Two years later, Vante became president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the  umbrella group for the nine University of…

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Fraternity implements alternative initiation process

The eight to 10-week pledge period for aspiring members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity was cut short. The UM chapter initiated members Wednesday, which is a few weeks earlier than the scheduled date because of a new mandate. On March 7, SAE’s national branch announced the decision to eliminate the eight-week pledge period,…

Fraternities step to the plate for Tri Delta philanthropy
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Fraternities step to the plate for Tri Delta philanthropy

The members of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority sported T-shirts that read “Dude, It’s For St. Jude” during their annual charity event, Frats at Bat on Thursday and Friday. The shirts were quickly covered in stickers by members of fraternities during one of the activities, Delta Dash. During Delta Dash, fraternities competed to earn points…

Panhellenic Council plans for spring semester
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Panhellenic Council plans for spring semester

The Panhellenic Council, a group of women who serve as the governing body for eight of the University of Miami’s sororities, has formally initiated its new members. The group is working together to plan events for the spring semester. President Amy Halpern, a member of Alpha Delta Pi, zeroed in on a key ingredient of…

Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students
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Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students

[imagebrowser id=25] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] Fourteen-year-old William Gilmore sat in absolute silence surrounded by the sounds of nervous laughter and the light chatter of other seated high school boys. Gilmore was the youngest of seven local teenagers who competed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Male Oratorical Competition, a speech contest scholarship hosted by…

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended from campus
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Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended from campus

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, also known as Pike, has been suspended from campus for four years. The national headquarters for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity said in a press release the Gamma Omega chapter lost its charter for “violations of university and fraternity risk awareness policies.” The more than 50 active members of Pike have…

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SAE alumnus creates scholarship to honor Greek leaders

University of Miami alumnus and member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Joshua Cohen, along with his wife Megan, recently made a $1 million planned gift to create The Cohen Family True Gentleman Endowed Scholarship Fund. The full-tuition scholarship will recognize one female and one male student leader from a sorority and a fraternity, respectively. Alluding to…

Greek campus presence grows
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Greek campus presence grows

This fall, UM’s Greek life is expanding as two new organizations take shape. Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma are joining the University’s Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils, respectively. The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the umbrella organization for the 14 fraternities at UM. Likewise, the Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the eight sororities on campus….

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