The Daily Illini

UI Black Greek Council Showcase shows off student dance performances

By Natalie Stewart

April 21, 2015

On Saturday, UI’s Black Greek Council put on the first BGC Showcase as part of their inaugural Black Greek Picnic weekend. At the showcase, which was in Foellinger Auditorium, several fraternities and sororities from the Divine Nine performed routines for the audience that included each group’s unique...

Alpha Gamma Rho to host 40th annual “Foxy Lady Contest”

By Taylor Lucero

November 19, 2014

This year, Alpha Gamma Rho’s “Foxy Lady Contest: Battle of the Sorority Girls!” will take place at The Canopy Club on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Hubbard family for Katie Hubbard, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer last September. ...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

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 this past weekend, starting on Friday afternoon and ending in the early hours of Sunday mo...

Phi Sigma Sigma to take back chapter house

Phi Sigma Sigma to take back chapter house

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 be taking over the chapter house at 902 S. Second St. The house was temporarily being rented ou...

Alpha Xi Delta sorority prepares for new house

Alpha Xi Delta sorority prepares for new house

May 7, 2014

For five years, Alpha Xi Delta sorority has occupied the house at 1004 S. Second St. next to Frat Park. Next year, they will be living in a new home, formerly the home of Phi Kappa Sigma, on Fourth and Chalmers streets. And the fraternity that usually occupies Alpha Xi Delta’s current house, Phi Si...

Phi Gamma Nu continues annual fundraiser, Compete for a Cure

Phi Gamma Nu continues annual fundraiser, Compete for a Cure

By Bridget Hynes

May 1, 2014

Pam Stern lost her battle with lung cancer on March 31, 2010. Within three days, her oldest son, 2012 alumnus Dustin Stern, began planning a fundraiser in her honor as a philanthropy for his professional business fraternity, Phi Gamma Nu (PGN).  This year, the fifth annual Compete for a Cure will be ...

AGGERS fraternity offers professional, social environment with agricultural interest

April 30, 2014

Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, also known as “Aggers,” is a professional and social fraternity established at the University since 1906. As both a professional and social fraternity, the opportunities that Alpha Gamma Rho offers have an agricultural spin different from other fraternities around campus...

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

By Mara Shapiro

April 28, 2014

Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect how we were treated as well as we were here,” Kleiner said. “Seniors made the effort. The olde...

‘The Divine Nine’ makes a comeback in the annual Stepdown show

‘The Divine Nine’ makes a comeback in the annual Stepdown show

By Amelia Mugavero

April 17, 2014

In the annual Stepdown Show, members of Black Greek sororities and fraternities will make their voices heard through dance, acting and step performances. This year, two voices of the newly completed “Divine Nine” will resonate in the auditorium, making this year’s show one of the largest lineups of...

MCB student graduate after five semesters

MCB student graduate after five semesters

By Bridget Hynes

April 16, 2014

When Kelly Roth graduates with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology in December, she will be 19 years old. Roth, who is also a member of the University’s chapter of Sigma Kappa, transferred to the University in fall 2012 and will finish attaining her degree in five semesters. Acco...

With formal weeks come dressed-up Greeks

With formal weeks come dressed-up Greeks

By Christen McGlynn

April 16, 2014

While April showers bring May flowers, the Greeks anticipate formal weeks. Here at the University, April marks the start of Greek life’s formal season, which can include everything from traditional events on campus to trips to other states for the weekend. Each fraternity and sorority will hold thei...

Born British, pledged Greek

Born British, pledged Greek

By Elizabeth Dye

April 9, 2014

Natalie Pittman does not personally know the royal family. She does not enjoy a side of crumpets with her afternoon tea. And although she may be from the United Kingdom, she is not from London. The junior in LAS defies the stereotypes students often assume of her as a study abroad student and has in...

Next Page »