UGA Miracle raised more than $1.2 million for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at their 25th annual Dance Marathon, which began Saturday at noon and ended Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Twenty-six fraternities are a part of the Interfraternity Council at the University of Georgia. Several of the chapters, both locally and nationally, are devoted to awarding various scholarships to incoming freshmen students, current fraternity members or UGA students.
The University of South Carolina Interfraternity Council has suspended recruitment for 13 of the 19 fraternities for violating alcohol and risk management policies.
Claudia Shamp, director of Greek Life, said while a healthy competition exists to bid the best men and raise the most money for philanthropies, there is no deep-seated hatred between fraternities.
At the University of Georgia, eight fraternities are now working to combat sexual misconduct, binge drinking and hazing through the national Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative consortium.
Just because everyone is aware of it doesn’t mean everyone talks about it. One sorority member at the University of Georgia believes it’s time to speak out against the hazing and prejudices in Greek life, and she’s not surprised to be the only one willing to talk about it.
On the first day of classes, students at the University of Georgia not only find out what to expect from the semester academically, but those who participated in Panhellenic recruitment, also known as rush, find out which sorority they have been matched with at the final event of recruitment — Bid Day.
Fraternities and sororities in the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Georgia have long gone without traditional houses for their members to use. And some of these NPHC and MGC organizations would like to finally have a place to call home.
In light of recent reporting of discrimination of a black student during Panhellenic rush at the University of Alabama, Cydney Adams, a black member of a UGA Panhellenic sorority, doesn’t want others to believe UGA conducts recruitment like the chapters at UA.
Each Greek council on campus acts as an umbrella organization over numerous fraternities and sororities on campus. While there are some definite similarities, each council has its own personality and functions with relative independence from the other councils. But council presidents are open to increased collaboration.