Multicultural Greek Life Thrives at the University of Maryland

By Alex Eng-Nguyen For Unwind magazine If you attend the University of Maryland, it won’t be hard to recognize that Greek life is a prominent part of campus life. Students are drawn to Greek life for its welcoming message of unity, and with dozens of chapters at this university, they can easily find their niche, as seen with many of the students associated with multicultural … Continue reading Multicultural Greek Life Thrives at the University of Maryland

Greek Recruitment Varies by Gender, with Pros and Cons for Each Side

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer Recruitment season is officially over, meaning girls can forget autopilot conversations about where they live on campus and why they want to be in a sorority; guys can say goodbye to nightly parties and rush “events.” Recruitment for guys and girls varies in almost every aspect. While girls plan their outfits for weeks and visit 16 houses, guys get informal invitations … Continue reading Greek Recruitment Varies by Gender, with Pros and Cons for Each Side

The Business of Frats: How a UMD Fraternity Budgets for a Party

By Casey Noenickx For Unwind magazine A handle of Zelko sits on the floor of the fraternity, surrounded by sweaty students dancing and rotating the bottle while taking pulls of vodka. A fraternity’s very own bartender stands in the corner mixing drinks and offering Natural Light to their guests. It’s a familiar scene to many, yet few guests question how the alcohol got there. There is … Continue reading The Business of Frats: How a UMD Fraternity Budgets for a Party

Gamma Phi Beta to join University of Maryland in Spring 2016

By Rachel Kuipers For Unwind magazine After a decade and a half without representation on this campus, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority will rejoin the University of Maryland’s Panhellenic Association in spring 2016. The sorority will take part in the first round of this spring’s formal recruitment to announce their  new presence. After the first day, they will drop out of formal recruitment and begin their … Continue reading Gamma Phi Beta to join University of Maryland in Spring 2016

Fires, Friction, and Frat Boys: The Legacy of the Abandoned Sigma Chi House

By Alexi Worley Once nestled along Norwich Road, overgrown with weeds, and wearing its boarded up windows and what remained of its pillars with an unmistakable kind of pride, sat the historic Sigma Chi fraternity house. With a story that spans more than 50 years, the fraternity house—abandoned for more than a decade—is the definition of a legacy. A legacy that, Sigma Chi brothers say, … Continue reading Fires, Friction, and Frat Boys: The Legacy of the Abandoned Sigma Chi House

All About Service

By Jamie Weissman When Meghan Doermann was a sophomore, she was looking for something to get involved in on campus. So when she met a few members of Alpha Phi Omega in class, she was interested in learning more about the brotherhood. Today, the senior hearing and speech science major is president of the chapter, who collectively do thousands of community service hours every year. … Continue reading All About Service

Forgetting the ladies: How the SGA and IFC tailgate system disenfranchised half the student body

By Alicia McElhaney When the Student Government Association and Interfraternity Council started brainstorming ways make game day tailgates safer and less disruptive to College Park residents last year, the solution seemed simple—to move the tailgates on campus. Residents of College Park and surrounding areas responded well—less tailgates meant less 8 a.m. mayhem every Saturday, and even less after-game partying. “This year we’ve found there’s been … Continue reading Forgetting the ladies: How the SGA and IFC tailgate system disenfranchised half the student body

Looking into the future of on-campus Greek life tailgates, Big Ten move

By Anika Reed The outlook for relations between University of Maryland students and College Park residents—as well as for the future Big Ten football culture—seems bright, following the successes of two on-campus Greek life tailgates. The Interfraternity Council (IFC) partnered with the athletic department, the Student Government Association (SGA) and other administrative departments to host the on-campus Greek life tailgates, the first of which occurred … Continue reading Looking into the future of on-campus Greek life tailgates, Big Ten move

New collaborative attempts to tackle underage drinking at Maryland schools

By Anika Reed A new collaborative between higher-education institutions in Maryland will support Maryland colleges in attempting to address excessive drinking amongst their students. Dr. Amelia Arria, director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Heath, is co-leading the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, which brings together presidents of 10 institutions … Continue reading New collaborative attempts to tackle underage drinking at Maryland schools