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Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

 A plate of cookies sits on the table at the Delta Desserts fundraising event hosted by sorority Tri Delta, Feb. 8. Tri Delta has been partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital since 1999.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Pink streamers, cut out hearts and plates full of decadent desserts filled every room in UVM’s Tri Delta house. Every spring, UVM’s Tri Delta chapter hosts Delta Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert event that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Delta Desserts 202...

Expelled fraternity returns

Expelled fraternity returns

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 13, 2018

Sigma Phi Epsilon has been added to the list of recognized UVM fraternities, nearly seven years after it left campus in 2011 following a survey that asked, “if I could rape someone, who would it be?” One member of the fraternity added the question to his individual copy of the original ques...

Long time student life staff members say goodbye

Long time student life staff members say goodbye

Ellyn LaPointe, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

Two UVM Student Life staff members will be moving to Ohio for work this November. The UVM Center for Academic Success and the Department of Student Life hosted a farewell event Nov. 8. This event was in honor of Primary Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor Kim Monteaux De Freitas and Upward Bound D...

Sororities are not stereotype

Sororities are not stereotype

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

When it comes to sorority girls, a lot of images come to mind — bleach-blonde hair, matching Greek letter t-shirts and lots of partying. Recently, I’ve been trying to challenge my thoughts on this stereotype. Senior Natalie Mitchell admitted to thinking this way early in college. She thou...

UVM ought to treat FSL differently

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2017

Dear Editor, In response to the article “University treats FSL community unfairly,” I will limit my focus to saying that if UVM were to treat fraternity and sorority life fairly, there would be no more FSL. UVM’s Fraternity and Sorority life is a historically problematic emblem of racism ...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy

January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption was enacted.   Sigma Phi fraternity is already feeling the effects of the tax, namely in decreasin...

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