The Observer

This week a priority for sororities

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

January 15, 2016

At the beginning of every Spring semester, Case Western Reserve University’s sorority sisters fill the Tinkham Veale University Center and Thwing Center for formal recruitment. The four days of recruitment, spread out over two weekends, allow sorority members to interview new recruits and learn...

IFC president talks preventing sexual misconduct; diversity and inclusion; the Pytte Cup; and Greek Week

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

This week Campus Insider sat down with Ethan Pickering, the president of the Interfraternity Congress (IFC) at Case Western Reserve University. For those of you who don’t know, IFC is the unifying, governing and coordinating body of the fraternity system; it serves as the communication link between...

While CWRU moves forward on Greek transgender acceptance, national organizations lag behind

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

Senior Lyall Glait is one of the few transgender students involved in Greek Life at the university. The senior systems biology major and president of Big Games Club rushed in the spring of his freshman year, and became an official member of Phi Kappa Tau in the fall of 2012. A standard fraternity, Phi...

PanHel president talks proactive programming

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2015

This week Campus Insider sat down with Ellie Elston, the president of the Panhellenic Council (PanHel). PanHel is the unifying governing and coordinating body of the sorority system; it serves as the communication link between the sororities and the university administration. PanHel works closely with...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon re-launches colony at CWRU following 2006 suspension

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 20, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) recently inducted 32 new members, marking the fraternity’s return to campus after it was suspended in 2006. SAE was originally chartered at CWRU in 1905. In 2006 an off-campus party involving numerous brothers and subsequently...

Greek Life program highlights bystander intervention techniques to help prevent sexual misconduct

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015

Following a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against fraternity men and last semester’s suggestion that fraternities cancel all social events involving alcohol, discussion about how Case Western Reserve University deals with sexual misconduct has come to the forefront. In an effort to help address this issue, while also tackling the topic of substa...

SEC begins deliberations on student activities fee allocations

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

The Student Executive Council (SEC) came together for the first time this semester to review their budgets for the upcoming spring semester. The budgets are determined by the Student Activities Fee (SAF), approximately $156 per semester that each student pays on top of tuition. The money is divided between...

Director of Greek Life discusses plans to improve, expand

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

This week, we sat down with Mark Starr, the director of the Greek Life Office. Community The Greek Life Office is aiming to be more proactive when it comes to the campus community. First off, Greek Life is sponsoring a Culture of Care Summit, which is a conference led by Kim Novak, CEO of Novak Tal...

More than a Greek-only solution needed to solve CWRU’s sexual misconduct problem

January 23, 2015

Although Greek Life has instituted seminars to help prevent sexual misconduct on campus, more than a Greek-only solution is needed.

Greeks organize focus group to address sexual misconduct

Julia Bianco, News Editor

January 17, 2015

Following the decision to request that all fraternities suspend activities involving alcohol for the remainder of last semester, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) has organized a focus group to address the problem of sexual misconduct in the Greek community. As previously reported, ten Case Western Reserve University fraternity men were accused of sexual misconduct during the fall semester. T...

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