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Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity performs at Greek Sing at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

Looking ahead to Greek Sing 2022

Kendall Staton March 31, 2022

Greek Sing, the largest Greek Philanthropy event on UK’s campus, is scheduled for April 2 in Memorial Coliseum. Hosted by Chi Omega and Beta Theta Phi, money is raised by different Greek organizations...

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Greek life at UK encourages racial, financial segregation

August 30, 2018

About 27 percent of University of Kentucky’s full-time undergraduate population participates in Greek life.Perhaps many of these people joined because they wanted to forge bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood...

Kasey Considine, a senior ISC and business double major and Kappa member, unpacks her boxes and suitcases in her new room in the new Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2018 on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

There’s no place like home: Kappa Kappa Gamma moves back into renovated house

Akhira Umar August 21, 2018

After more than a year, the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma were able to move into their newly renovated house.The Kappa house, located at 238 East Maxwell St., was a staple of the Kappa Chapter and had been...

All UK students invited to NPHC 101

Anyia Hall January 30, 2018

A Greek Council is hosting an information event as part of a week-long informational kickoff to recruitment.The National Pan-Hellenic Council promotes unity and fellowship among the several historically...

UK sororities to kick off Continuous Open Bidding on Wednesday

Lauryn Haas January 22, 2018

The warm welcome of a sisterhood can facilitate the transition from high school and enrich the college experience, but the decision to join a sorority doesn’t have to be rushed.Women who are interested...

Members of the Kappa Delta sorority ran across Rose Street at sorority bid day in Lexington, Kentucky on Aug. 22, 2013. Photo by Tessa Lighty | Staff File Photo

Greek life empowers women to succeed

McKenna Horsley January 18, 2018

We are living in a world of renewed female empowerment.Countless women are becoming firsts in their fields and creating a path for future female leaders to follow. One of the best ways to become empowered...

Bringing awareness to hazing can prevent it

Matt Hasty January 11, 2018

Hearing about the hazing at Penn State compelled me to investigate exactly what constitutes hazing and what does not.The Beta Theta Pi chapter at Penn State gave large amounts of alcohol to a 19-year-old...

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Where to go when you’re scrambling for last-minute Christmas gifts

Matt Hasty December 22, 2017

Christmas is a joyous season for everyone. People give others gifts and to display their care for you. This is no different for fraternity brothers. On Thursday of Finals Week, my fraternity big brother...

AOIIs Hailee Conrad, left, Bea Randolph, middle, and Emily Crace, right, watch as Joshua, age 10, plays Ski Ball at GattiTown on Dec. 7, 2017 during AOIIs Christmas With the Kids. 

AOII and SAE bring Christmas cheer to Russell Cave Elementary families

Sarah Hale December 8, 2017

Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosted their annual holiday-time event Christmas with the Kids on Thursday night at Gattitown after raising more than $1,000.This event is organized in an effort...

New sorority members await their bids during sorority bid day in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, August 21, 2015. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff File Photo

Greeks fought it for years. Now administrators are moving forward with delayed rush. Will it help or hurt?

Rick Childress December 5, 2017

UK will be relying on sororities, whether they like it or not, to help boost retention rates.UK announced in October that next year’s Fall Sorority recruitment will begin during K-Week instead of a week...

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Participate in Wish Week events to support Greek Sing, make wishes come true

Kathryn Kerwin December 1, 2017

While the annual Greek Sing competition isn’t until after the New Year, Greek Sing Wish Week will be celebrated next week.Wish Week is an entire week dedicated to fundraisers, promotion and spirit opportunities...

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