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Two players from opposing teams race to grab a ball to start a game of dodgeball during the Dodgeball Club’s practice on Nov. 18. The Dodgeball Club has been meeting sporadically throughout the pandemic, able to have only 20 people on the courts over the past two years.

Students enjoy in-person social events at Oregon State University, express mask concerns

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
November 29, 2021

After the pandemic negatively affected the social lives of many Oregon State University students throughout 2021, the return to in-person social events has helped extracurriculars and clubs to have better...

Fourth-year Oregon State University student Tim Shelton is a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and currently serves as the Interfraternity Council president.

Fraternities, sororities work to safely recruit new members amid pandemic

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
June 5, 2020

Editor's note: Tim Shelton is employed by Orange Media Network on the marketing team, and sometimes works with The Daily Barometer. Fraternities and sororities at Oregon State University are working to...

Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Nu hoist up their trophy after winning the 2019 All-University SING competition on May 3.

Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu win All-University SING

Jonathan Calderon, News Contributor
May 6, 2019

Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Nu were the first-place winners of Oregon State University’s 2019 All-University SING event last Friday, the culmination of eight months of practicing and planning with coaches...

(Left) Heath Mountjoy and (right) Brian McKean recruit in the Student Experience Center Plaza.

Beta Theta Pi returns to Campus

Carlos Fitten, Practicum Contributor
March 5, 2018

Fraternity recruits members based on five core values.Beta Theta Pi has been recruiting new members for its expansion to the Oregon State University community since its closure in the late ‘90s.Beta...

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is located on 26th Street. The Affiliated Housing Program allows freshmen to get exempt from living on campus and move into the fraternity and sorority chapter houses within the program.

Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life works to create positive living environments

Caleb Chandler, News Contributor
February 26, 2018

Different from on-campus living or in an apartment, the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life offers the opportunity for students to live in a housed chapter for a fresh experience. Oregon State University...

Members of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity posing for a photo on the Memorial Union steps. Delta Lambda Phi originated in Washington, D.C. in 1987, and colonized at Oregon State University in 2015.

Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life provide inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 29, 2018

Delta Lambda Phi serves as Oregon State University’s only open chapter.“To develop dignified and purposeful social, service, and recreational activities for all men, irrespective of sexual orientation...

Alpha Omicron Pi welcomes their new members on Bid Day in the Memorial Union Quad. The chapter currently has 130 members and has recently moved into a new physical chapter house, where they house select members and hold chapter meetings. 

Fraternity and Sorority chapters acquire new physical houses

Brock Hulse, News Contributor
October 23, 2017

Alpha Omicron Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha move into chapter houses for school year.Pi Kappa Alpha and Alpha Omicron Pi know all too well what it is like to be an unhoused fraternity and sorority chapter on campus,...

Oregon State’s Fraternity and Sorority Life community is made up of five councils with a total of 46 individual chapters. The five organizations consist of the Collective Greek Council, the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Panhellenic Council and the Unified Greek Council.

Fraternity and Sorority Life seek dynamic, diverse community

OSU’s Fraternity and Sorority Life consists of five organizations that makeup the larger Greek population.The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, otherwise known as the CFSL, is an organization...

David Lax is a sophomore in chemical engineering and is the president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

Meet the ASOSU lobbyists: David Lax

Riley Youngman, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2017

David LaxPronouns: He, Him, HisYear: 2ndMajor: Chemical EngineeringTitle: President of Pi Kappa PhiLax is from Danville, California, but was born in New York. After joining Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as a...

Sorority house on campus that was damaged by flooding.

Sorority members displaced

Anna Weeks, Greek Peek Blog Manager
January 30, 2017

Alpha Omicron Pi forced to move to smaller home, property damaged Week one of winter term is when students normally catch up with friends and start classes, but for the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, it was...

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