The Vermont Cynic

Fraternity life & rape culture

Fraternity life & rape culture

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This story updated at 12:24 September 17 to reflect the correct question on the survey and to include who added it. The fraternity was found not guilty by a University investigation.  A UVM fraternity passed around a survey in 2011 where the question  “if you could rape someone, who would it be...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy

January 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

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   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption was enacted.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...

The 411 on going Greek this semester

Greta Bjornson

September 3, 2016


Filed under Life

Each fall, SGA-recognized clubs gather around campus to convince new members to join their ranks. But, for some organizations, the process of joining looks a bit different from signing a name and email on a sheet of paper. For Greek organizations, gaining new members means going through the process of rec...

‘Sorority Life’ piece: rude and misinformed

April 8, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,This is in regards to the “Reflections on sorority life” piece that was recently published. Not only is it offensive to a large number of UVM students, but it is horribly misinformed. As sorority women, we try very hard to create a positive image on campus and I feel we’ve been taking hug...

An honest response to last week’s ‘sorority life’ piece

March 31, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,In case this message finds its way into the hands of a reader who may not have seen the article I am referencing, yet another uninspired satirical list of offensive stereotypes about sorority life was recently published in the Cynic and it deserves a response. While I understand the piece is...

Sorority holds fundraiser to combat cancer

Sorority holds fundraiser to combat cancer

Anna Power

March 30, 2016


Filed under Life

Cupcakes, brownies, cookies and other treats filled the Delta Delta Delta house March 20. Delta Desserts is an annual event held to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Tickets were $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event in return for all-you-can-eat desserts. All proceeds were donated...

Reflections on sorority life

Reflections on sorority life

Daltrey Burris

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="403"][/media-credit] To my innumerable hordes of female readers, While I lack any semblance of official affiliation with Greek life, I managed to infiltrate a local sorority in a "She’s The Man" type-fashion to get the inside scoop o...

Kappa Sigma hosts fundraiser for Navy SEALS

March 3, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Kappa Sigma Fraternity hosted a charity sleepover Feb. 26 to support the Navy SEAL Legacy foundation.This event was Kappa Sigma’s eighth annual Sleep Out for the Soldiers fundraiser. Brothers from UVM’s chapter and other chapters around New England camped out on the Kappa Sigma house lawn from Friday...

SGA objects taxation of Greek houses

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Greek life has received new support from SGA in their efforts to remain tax exempt. SGA passed a resolution Feb. 16 in support of bill H725, which will allow Greek housing to be tax exempt, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. As such, he said he will be joining members of Greek life in Montpelier Feb. 23 to ...

UVM Adds New ‘Business of Craft Beer’ Class

UVM Adds New ‘Business of Craft Beer’ Class

Chris Leow

September 24, 2015


Filed under Life

More craft beers may be on the horizon for Burlington thanks to a new online course coming to UVM next semester. The Business of Craft Beer professional certificate program is a 12-20 week program starting February 2016 and is a collaboration between UVM and the Vermont Brewers Association, ac...

Greek Life Talks Recruitment Tips

Greek Life Talks Recruitment Tips

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2015


Filed under Life

As the Greek community plans events and socials for fall recruitment, there are some tips from the vice president of sorority recruitment and the Panhellenic president that you may want to keep in mind if you are planning on rushing. Be yourself Senior Audrey Williams, vice president of sorority r...

Panhellenic council wins national award

Alexandra Shannon

September 1, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The University of Vermont received its first national Panhellenic excellence award this summer. This award is granted by the National Panhellenic Conference to 43 colleges and universities across the country, according to a NPC press release. The NPC is the umbrella group for 26 national and interna...

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