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Construction workers work on the study area at the new Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house in St. Paul on Monday. The chapter house has been closed this semester for a major renovation and members are anticipating the completion of it by January.

St. Paul fraternity wraps renovation

December 10, 2013

The sound of saws and drills echoed, and the smell of wet paint filled the air as Alpha Gamma Rho chapter President Kirby Schmidt walked through his fraternity’s house Friday. Schmidt has checked...

Multicultural sorority returns to campus

December 3, 2013

Delta Sigma Theta, a historically black sorority, returned to the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College this fall after an almost six-year absence. Now, seven founding members — six from the...

From Randall to TCF, frat runs for charity

November 25, 2013

When temperatures plunged as low as 10 degrees early Saturday morning, most people bundled up. But a few University of Minnesota students wore shorts and celebrated. Members of the University’s Phi...

Fraternity celebrates 125th anniversary on campus

November 20, 2013

University of Minnesota fraternity Sigma Chi is going to need a lot of candles. The fraternity will celebrate its 125th anniversary on campus on Saturday with an event honoring...

In November, a novel experience for U writers

November 19, 2013

Although linguistics and math senior Hannah Cassel writes novels in her free time, November is special — it’s National Novel Writing Month. She’s one of many University of Minnesota students...

President of Alpha Epsilon Pi and senior Senior Seth Franklin and Alpha Epsilon Pi members Louis Livon-Bemel and Zack Gilbert Burke talk at the second annual Greek Shabbat dinner hosted at Chabad on Friday. Chabad welcomed students to celebrate Shabbat, a weekly Jewish holiday.

Jewish greek organizations provide community

November 11, 2013

On Friday, about 60 University of Minnesota students gathered in the Chabad house for Jewish Shabbat, which included a traditional meal and prayer. Though the Jewish student center hosts these events weekly,...

Senior James Arnason decorates his room as a part of his fraternity's haunted house at Chi Psi Wednesday evening.

Fraternity gets a creepy makeover

October 31, 2013

On Halloween, one University of Minnesota fraternity house will be haunted. With gravestones, fog and spider webs, Chi Psi’s University Avenue house will turn into the Haunted Lodge as part of the...

Freshmen pre-architecture majors Nathan Manske and Lanie Hei taste free samples of non-dairy soy ice cream sandwiches on Saturday at Coffman Union.

Veg Fest breaks down misconceptions

October 28, 2013

Elise Armani thinks society has made progress in understanding vegetarianism and veganism, but there’s still work to be done. “There’s a growing understanding of vegetarian and vegan...

Recruiting woes hit small fraternities

October 24, 2013

Though University of Minnesota officials are working to increase student involvement in Greek life, not all fraternities are growing. The five smallest chapters in the University’s Interfraternity...

Fraternity makes a comeback

October 15, 2013

After being gone nearly 80 years, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity is returning to the University of Minnesota campus this fall. The fraternity is starting recruitment this week, rebuilding the organization...

Ownership of greek house is in limbo

October 7, 2013

The Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity is locked in a legal battle with the owners of its University of Minnesota chapter house. The U.S. District Court for Minnesota released a preliminary ruling...

Phi Beta Sigma participates in the Midwest Greek Step Show on Saturday at Ted Mann Concert Hall.

Multicultural frats showcase stepping

September 30, 2013

Applause echoed throughout Ted Mann Concert Hall on Saturday as four dance teams stomped, clapped and chanted into the night. The dancers, including members of two University of Minnesota fraternities,...

Sorority raises awareness for HIV and AIDS

September 20, 2013

When Alpha Kappa Alpha members saw the statistics for HIV and AIDS in the African American community, they knew they had to do something. To increase awareness of the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the...

University sororities up safety efforts

September 16, 2013

In efforts to keep pace with other greek organizations, University of Minnesota sororities are implementing a new policy to increase safety this fall. The University’s Panhellenic Council, the campus...

Sophomore Maggie O'Malley shows her bid card to junior Anna Barton at Bid Day on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at TCF Bank Stadium.

High greek fees deter some

September 12, 2013

The University of Min­nesota’s greek community experienced recruitment growth again during this year’s rush week. While some students find significant value in join­ing a fraternity...

Theta Chi fraternity members Heng Ly, left, and Brad Fredrickson put the finishing touches on their chapter room Tuesday in the 17th Avenue residence hall. Theta Chi and sorority Chi Omega are housed in the new residence hall, which opened Monday for freshman student move-in.

Greek life moves into 17th Avenue

September 3, 2013

After 18 months of construction, more than 600 University of Minnesota students moved into the new 17th Avenue residence hall last week. This is the first time greek organizations have been housed in a...