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Stuff the Bus 4-12-19

Sigma Pi “Stuffs the Bus”

Each year, the Theta-Rho Chapter of Sigma Pi hosts the “Altruistic Campus Experience” (ACE) Project. The ACE Project, which was officially started in 2003, has become an annual tradition at Grand Valley State University. During this week, Sigma Pi members commit themselves to performing what they call “random acts of kindness.” This year, ACE week took place between Monday, April 8 and Friday, April 12. Sigma Pi members performed random acts of kindness – such as bringing donuts to GVPD and passing out encouraging notes with candy to students in the Mary Idema Pew Library – and then posted a picture with the tag #SigmaPiACEWeek. 

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Greek Life lets their voices be heard at second annual Greek Speak

On Tuesday, March 26, members of Greek Life filed into the Loutit Lecture Halls for the second annual Grand Valley State University Greek Speak. Greek Speak, which was hosted in partnership with GVSU’s Greek Life Board and the Speech Lab, took place between 8 and 10 p.m.  The event is a speaking competition designed to inform the audience about participating Greek fraternities and sororities backgrounds, philanthropies and brotherhood/sisterhood.

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Courtesy / Delta Gamma

GV welcomes Delta Gamma to the Panhellenic community

Out of a variety of sororities, Delta Gamma was chosen to become the newest member of the Grand Valley State University Greek community this year. Delta Gamma, which has 151 collegiate chapters throughout the United States, is a group that focuses on “Doing good,” both on a holistic and individual scale.  “The committee believed that the values of Delta Gamma and what they were proposing to the committee fit best with the Grand Valley community,” said Julia Henderson, the Panhellenic President at GVSU.

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GV's Euphoria performs at ninth annual A Capell-Off

The ninth annual A Capell-Off, a competition between university a capella groups in west Michigan, was organized by Sigma Alpha Iota as a fundraiser for Allendale Public Schools’ music department. The competition, held at Allendale High School in the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center, featured Euphoria, one of Grand Valley State University’s award-winning a capella groups. 

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Delta Phi Lambda to showcase different cultures at annual event

On Friday, Nov. 9, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority will be hosting their annual Global Gala in order to showcase the different cultures at Grand Valley State University. This event will take place at the Grand River Room in the Kirkhof Center 2250 at 6 p.m.  The event will consist of a variety of performances by student organizations, as well as free food and raffle prizes.  “I am excited to be able to bring people together,” said Jennifer Ung, Co-Planning Chair of the event and President of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority. “With a lot of hate and differences in this world, it is important to bring people together through common interests.”

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GV imposes sanctions on Greek Life, cite issues within the community

Members of Grand Valley State University’s fraternities and sororities were gathered on Wednesday, Oct. 31 by Associate Dean for Student Life Bob Stoll and GVSU’s Greek Life Board to participate in a Greek Life Town Hall where administrators announced sanctions imposed on all GVSU Greek chapters. The sanctions come off the heels of Sigma Pi Epsilon’s five-year ban from GVSU last fall, and the recent two-year ban of Kappa Sigma.  During the town hall, Stoll cited four sanctions in a note from the desk of Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Loren Rullman. They include a ban of alcohol at Greek functions, an embargo of further Greek Life expansion, putting a relationship agreement between GVSU and Greek organizations on hold and the creation of a task force to investigate issues and expectations regarding Greek Life. The sanctions are currently in effect and will be until further notice. 

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Campus Life Night September 4, 2018.  GVL / Amanda Rogers

Students get involved at Campus Life Night

Crowds of students filled the streets as they made their way to Grand Valley State University’s annual Campus Life Night on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Over 400 organizations lined up their tables in Lot H to represent their favorite groups.  Campus Life Night is a student organization fair that provides students with the chance to explore the various clubs and organizations GVSU has to offer. Students also were able to meet campus department staff and learn how they could benefit from GVSU’s countless resources. 

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