New Student Leaders Installed

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, the new officers of the Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, Commuter Council, Student Government Senate, Duquesne Program Council, Class Councils, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Professional Fraternity Council, and the newly founded Black Greek Council were installed at the 11 a.m. Mass in the University Chapel. Continue reading

Big Man On Campus Philanthropy

On Monday March 17, Duquesne’s Delta Zeta sorority held their annual Big Man On Campus Philanthropy event in the Student Union Ballroom. Representatives from all Greek organizations on campus were invited to participate in the event which the sisters of Delta Zeta describe as a “male beauty pageant.” The sisters donated all funds to the Speech and Hearing Clinic on Duquesne’s campus as, speech and hearing pathology is their designated Philanthropy. Continue reading

Formal Sorority Recruitment

Sorority recruitment has come and gone, and we are more excited than ever to welcome 214 new members to our Panhellenic community! This year’s formal recruitment was beyond successful thanks to the Office of Greek Life, the Panhellenic Council and all of the amazing women who came out to join Greek Life. We look forward to adding even more new members to our community soon, through our men’s recruitment. If you are interested in Greek Life feel free to stop in the office, 315 Student Union, for more information.

Greek Week

It’s that time of year again, Greek Week! Greek Week is a tradition here at Duquesne, dating all the way back to the 1960’s on the Bluff. Our organizations look forward to this friendly competition each year, as they unite together to raise money for charity. During the week of March 30, 2014, numerous events will be taking place. All students, parents, staff and alum are welcome to come out for this great cause. Continue reading

Greeks Advocating for the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)

Greeks Advocating for the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) and the brothers of Alpha Delta fraternity sponsored a Risk Management Round-table to discuss the risk, effects, and consequences related to alcohol and other drugs. Continue reading

Carnival 2013

2013 Carnival Chairs

Nov. 2, 2013 was the date of this year’s Carnival. All chapters in the social sororities and fraternities were represented and paired for performances with each other as well as representation from the professional fraternal organizations.

The 2013 winners were:

Best Overall Performance: Alpha Sigma Tau/Alpha Delta/Sigma Tau Gamma for Oz Revisited
Best Choreography: Alpha Sigma Tau/Alpha Delta/Sigma Tau Gamma
Best Actor: Chris Kriak of Phi Kappa Theta
Best Actress: Sophie White of Alpha Sigma Tau Continue reading

New Greek Life Ambassador Program

Greek Ambassadors ready to go white water rafting.

Greek life proudly launched a Greek Ambassador program at the start of the academic year. The 23 ambassadors are emerging leaders and represent various fraternity and sorority chapters on campus. Kaleigh Hudak, a sophomore ambassador, stated “our main focus is to better the Greek Life program on campus by promoting Duquesne Greeks in the community, with the faculty and staff, other organizations, and the student body. We have set up different committees to focus on each specific area and hope to gain increasing support from the Duquesne community.” The program kicked off when the ambassadors helped with freshmen move in. Then, on Aug. 21, the ambassadors went on a retreat to Seven Springs where they built leadership skills through various activities, brainstormed ideas, and enjoyed white water rafting.

Meet the Greeks

Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils at Meet the Greeks

On Sept. 12, Greek Life held “Meet the Greeks” in the Union Ballroom. This event takes place in both the fall and spring semesters, and it gives students who are interested in Greek Life an opportunity to meet the sororities and fraternities on campus. Formal recruitment will take place this Jan. 15 through Jan. 19.

Greek Week

Greek Week Chairs

The 2013 Greek Week theme is “Tradition”. Greek Week is a tradition that has been taking place for many years at Duquesne University, and it’s one in which many of the Greek organizations are proud to participate.  It’s an event where Greek organizations are able to come together to compete against one another to become Greek Week champs!  During the week, the Greek community takes part in Greek Games which include tug of war, dizzy bat, pyramid, relay races and more!  Later in the week, there is a dodge ball tournament. There is also a Greek God and Goddess where one member from each fraternity and sorority participates in a pageant which helps raise thousands of dollars for a great charity. Continue reading

2013 Valentine’s Charity Ball

The brothers of Alpha Phi Delta sponsored the annual 2013 Valentine’s Charity Ball which was held on Saturday, February 9 at the Duquesne University Union Ballroom. Approximately 300 people were in attendance for the event, these included active members of APD as well as alumni, parents, faculty and staff. Executive Vice President for Student Life, Rev. Sean Hogan C.S.Sp., presented the brothers of APD with a painting of the Alpha Phi Delta crest to honor their upcoming centennial anniversary as well as all of the charitable efforts APD has put into raising funds and awareness for the ALS Association. Continue reading

Greek Leadership Retreat

The annual Greek Leadership Retreat was held on Sunday, February 3 and was a huge success! Representatives from each social sorority and fraternity were in attendance to learn about the importance of ethical leadership, diversity, team building, and leadership styles. The retreat was led entirely by Duquesne Greek Life Alumni and seniors. It was an important and educational experience for our student leaders. The retreat ended with students making photo contributions to the MTV and Brittany Snow “Love is Louder” campaign which benefits the mental and physical health of college students.

Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards

On Wednesday, April 17 the Center for Student Involvement and Office of Greek Life will be hosting the Student Organization Leadership and Service Awards and dinner held in the Union Ballroom at 6 p.m. At this ceremony, we will be recognizing the outstanding efforts of student leaders, student organizations, advisors and their events. In addition, students that have completed the SPIRIT Leaders Program will be acknowledged. For more information, please contact duactivities@duq.edu.

Greek Life Recruitment

Recruitment has been completed for both sororities and fraternities here at Duquesne! Our annual event, Meet the Greeks, was in the Union Ballroom on Jan. 9, 2013, with a record 90 men in attendance. Formal Sorority Recruitment also broke the Duquesne record, with well over 250 women registered. We want to send a very special thank you to the Inter-Fraternity and Panhellenic Councils for their leadership during membership recruitment season. We are thrilled to have added over 300 new members to our Greek Community! If you have any interest in joining a Greek organization, please feel free to stop by the office!

Greek Leadership Retreat and Greek 101

On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, several members of the Duquesne Greek Community will be attending a Leadership retreat here on campus. This retreat is catered to up-and-coming leaders and brand new chapter executive board members. The topics covered will be: leadership style, team building and leading teams, diversity and inclusive leadership, and leading with integrity/ethical leadership. The retreat is sure to be fantastic and educational! Continue reading

Greeks Support Athletics Night

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, the Greek Community will be attending the women’s basketball game against Saint Joseph’s. Greek Life is thrilled to show their support for our basketball team and invites all Greeks, parents and alumni to attend the game with us as we cheer on our Dukes! Current Greek Life members will also have the opportunity to earn points towards Greek Week for their chapter!

Sorority Recruitment

Interested in joining a sorority at Duquesne? Sign up for Formal Sorority Recruitment, taking place the week of January 21, 2013. Each day, Thursday through Sunday morning, women will have a chance to visit the chapters and see what each sorority at Duquesne has to offer. By Sunday night, you will receive a Bid to join a chapter! Sign-ups are located Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Union or you can sign-up online through Campus Link on the Office of Greek Life page. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Panhellenic VP and Director of Recruitment, Katelyn Barley, at barleyk@duq.edu.

Carnival 2012 Winners!

Congratulations to the 2012 Carnival Winners! Visit www.youtube.com/greeklifeduquesne to see footage of the shows!

  • First Place Overall – “Fractured Fairytale” – Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Second Place – “Take A Chance” – Alpha Gamma Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Alpha Delta
  • Third Place – “Bug’s Life” – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, and Alpha Phi Delta
  • Best Booth
    - 1st – Fractured Fairytale – Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    - 2nd – Bug’s Life – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Delta
    - 3rd – Making Strides
  • Service Award – Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Costumes – Bugs Life – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Delta
  • Video – Take a Chance – Alpha Gamma Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta
  • Music – Blast From the Past – Delta Chi, Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Scenery – Bugs Life – Sigma Kappa, Sigma Tau Gamma, Alpha Phi Delta
  • Choreography – Show Must Go On – Sigma Nu, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Iota Phi Theta
  • Script – Fractured Fairytale – Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Male Vocal – Jarred Adkins – Romeo
  • Female Vocal – Grace Callahan – Miss Peacock
  • Supporting Actor – Andy Morus – Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Supporting Actress – Kelly Anlas – Alpha Phi
  • Best Actor – Flick – Joey Hornack
  • Best Actress – Gretel – Valerie Fina

Fall 2012 Meet the Greeks

The annual fall event, Meet the Greeks, was held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in the Union Ballroom.  Organized by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils, this event allowed both freshman and upperclassmen to get a glimpse of what Greek Life is all about at Duquesne.  Each chapter was able to proudly display their awards and accolades to new students interested in Greek Life. Continue reading