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Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity chapter put on interim suspension after allegations of sexual misconduct

Tim Giorlando September 17, 2022

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta, the Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity at Stony Brook University, was placed on interim suspension on Sept. 16 after a student accused multiple members...

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Greek organization banners are displayed in the lobby of the Stony Brook student union. (Nina Lin / The Statesman)

The Onion Bagel: COVID fraternities want to recruit you

Sam Lauria August 22, 2021
#OnionBagel #OPINION: It’s that time of year once again: recruitment week. All the fraternities at USA University are looking for students to rush and become members of some of the most prestigious organizations on campus.
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Members of Stony Brooks LGBTQ* community are trying to create an all-inclusive Greek-lettered organization to campus. They intend for the organization to be inclusive to all genders, sexualities and races.  HEATHER KHALIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Students propose new LGBTQ Friendly Greek Organization

Gary Ghayrat May 6, 2018
Stony Brook students are trying to bring an all-inclusive Greek-lettered service organization dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus, called a diaternity.
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A reporters near-deck experience

A reporter’s near-deck experience

Jill Ryan August 31, 2016
Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity threw a party late on the night of Aug. 26 that ended with dozens of people, myself included, in free fall after the house’s deck collapsed.
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Fraternity hosts bike-a-thon to raise awareness of disabilities

Fraternity hosts bike-a-thon to raise awareness of disabilities

Dorothy Mai October 19, 2015
The SBU chapter of the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi hosted their first outdoor charity event, a bike-a-thon, to raise awareness for people with disabilities on Oct. 15.
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(Un)popular Opinion: First Amendment protects speech of SAE members

(Un)popular Opinion: First Amendment protects speech of SAE members

Zach Rowe March 29, 2015
Limitation of speech gives people the power to control expressions of opinions. Such a power can represent a violation of the basic rights our forefathers fought and died for.
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“Neighbors”: a movie that ensures lots of laughs

Colleen Rowe August 27, 2014
Nicholas Stoller’s feature film, “Neighbors,” targets the clichés of American university culture and, more specifically, fraternity brotherhoods.
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Fraternity crowns new Miss Black and Gold

Marvin Fuentes February 26, 2013

Laughter and cheers turned to protesting groans as Idris Olayokun teased the crowd with pause after pause before announcing Miss Black and Gold 2013. On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity...

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Students listen to a presentation about organ donation sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha, a campus sorority. (Eric Leung)

Does Greek life live up to popular media’s perception?

Michael Cusanelli November 4, 2012
Imagine witnessing a parent saying their last goodbyes to the stiff corpse of their once vibrant child who lost their life from being hazed. Although stories like this are often front and center in the media when referring to fraternities and sororities, not all Greek life is bad.
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