The Daily Illini

Fraternity members in shock after house burns down

Phi Delta Theta seniors Matt Marcotte, Daniel Oversen, and Greg Garro stopped by their recently burnt down senior house to collect their belongings on Jan. 29 2016.
February 1, 2016

As the flashing lights and loud sirens of fire and emergency responders’ trucks contrasted against the dark hours of the early morning, senior Phi Delta Theta member Robert Penicook was in shock. Sitting...

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Residents walk through Main Street at the Champaign Pride Parade on September 19, 2015.
January 24, 2016

Mark Kirk, Illinois senator, became the first Republican senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act Tuesday. The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

April 16, 2015

The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition,...

“Red Zone” is most vulnerable time for sexual assault

October 22, 2014

It’s called the Red Zone — the period of time at the start of the school year when most college sexual assaults occur.  Although the time period is debated, ranging from the first six weeks of school...

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

Between working special events, the Hendrick House food truck sits in the parking lot of the West Green Street location on Wednesday.
September 9, 2014

After a two-year search for the right vehicle, Hendrick House now has its own food truck that can be seen out and about in the Champaign-Urbana area beginning in early to mid-October. Hendrick House’s...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Many line up in front of Joe's Brewery during Greek Reunion on July 12, 2014. Each year, Greek Reunion draws many students back to Champaign during the summer season.
July 14, 2014

Regular Champaign bar-goers can now return to on-campus bars without the crowds, rowdiness and $5 to $10 covers that come with the summer annual Greek Reunion weekend. Greek Reunion was hosted at the University...

Phi Sigma Sigma to take back chapter house

The new sorority on campus, Phi Sigma Sigma, will be moving into the FIJI house in Fall 2013.
June 23, 2014

After making a reappearance in the University’s Greek community last fall, Phi Sigma Sigma sorority will be moving back into their original chapter house this August. The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma will...

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing

University Greeks to hit Foellinger’s stage for annual Atius-Sachem Mom’s Day Sing
April 1, 2014

After weeks of rehearsals and bonding between several chapters in the University’s Greek community, fraternities and sororities will go head-to-head in a dance competition for the annual Atius-Sachem...

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

Epsilon Delta president Louise Mathews and member Melissa Boyce partake in the sorority's Fall 2013 Initiation Pinning Ceremony, on Dec. 8, 2013.
March 19, 2014

As University underclassmen continue to celebrate their acceptance into the College of Education, there is one organization that should be kept in mind: Epsilon Delta. Students who applied to the College...

Greek holiday tradition centers around the family

December 10, 2013

There is nothing more special than waking up on the 24th of December, groggy from the festivities of the night before, and slumping into my little sister’s room, only to see her awake with her metal...

Load more stories