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Caroline Kominick ’24 is the first and current DEI chair of Phi Sigma Sigma.

DEI requirements challenge organizations’ goals

Allie Miller December 7, 2022

Following a national reckoning over racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in 2020 by a Minneapolis police offer, many national organizations that oversee Greek life implemented diversity,...

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. do a step routine at the “Meet the Greeks” event in the Perch Oct. 8.

Divine Nine chapters present at BSU ‘Meet the Greeks’ event

Kaylah Hernandez and Niyada Birch October 19, 2021

Members of five of the Divine Nine city-wide chapters introduced their organizations at the Black Student Union’s (BSU) annual Meet the Greeks event held in the Perch on Oct. 8. The Divine Nine consists...

PNMs and brothers have small group discussions at the PSP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recruitment event. PHOTO: KELLY SHANNON ’24/THE HAWK

St. Joe’s student organizations return to in-person recruitment

Natalie Nevins September 14, 2021

The need to quarantine and social distance over the last year has resulted in the loss of a sense of community on campus, especially in many campus organizations. The fall 2021 semester has allowed for...

Zoë Welsh is the only member of AKA on campus. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ZOË WELSH ’22

Black Greek life provides support for Black students

Kaylah Hernandez October 13, 2020

Representatives from five citywide chapters of the historically Black National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), also known as the Divine Nine, spoke at the Black Student Union’s (BSU) annual Meet the Greeks...

Economic inequality in Greek Life

Economic inequality in Greek Life

Robert Herrick March 3, 2020

How fees bar lower-income students from opportunity Twenty-two percent of St. Joe’s undergraduate student population is involved in Greek Life. In general, Greek Life offers benefits to students like...

SJU Improv did a skit involving Alpha Phi’s greek letters. PHOTO: Mitchell Shields ’22

An event from the heart, for the heart

Casey Wood October 8, 2019

The Cardinal Foley Campus Center was full of laughter on  Oct. 3 as St. Joe’s sorority, Alpha Phi, hosted their annual “Laugh Your Heart Out” improv show. Alpha Phi and SJU Improv partnered together...

A solution from the bottom up

A solution from the bottom up

The Hawk Staff September 17, 2019

Responding to the proposed Greek Life review Beth Hagovsky, Ed.D., director of Student Leadership and Activities, has proposed an external review on St. Joe’s Greek Life. The goal of such review is to...

PHOTOS: Luke Malanga 20 and Mitchell Shields 22

External review to examine Greek Life

Cara Smith September 17, 2019

As part of the ongoing assessment of St. Joe’s Greek Life, the Office of Student Life is organizing an external review of all social fraternities and sororities this fall. The external review will...

Alpha Phi Alpha is one of the seven Divine Nine chapters at the University of Pennsylvania. PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTELL BROWN.

Creating a community on campus and beyond

NPHC city-wide chapters provide support for black students Four of the nine historically black National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) city-wide chapters provide a community for black students on St. Joe’s...


Anti-Hazing Law: university updates policy

Ellie Bleecker February 5, 2019

St. Joe’s Office of Community Standards issued a revised anti-hazing policy this semester in response to the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law that was signed into Pennsylvania Law by Gov. Tom Wolf late...

Alpha Gamma Delta sisters cheer in OPake Recreation Center. 

Sororities shorten recruitment schedule

Alex Hargrave January 29, 2019

Primary recruitment for St. Joe’s campus-based social sororities, previously a two-weekend event, was condensed into a single weekend for the first time this semester. The compressed schedule, along...

Sorority sisters rush to welcome new pledges on Bid Day (Photo by Kristen Babich ’20).

Combating fraternity stigmas

Joseph Panichelli October 2, 2018

Improvements made to fraternity recruitment St. Joe’s Interfraternity Council (IFC), along with the three fraternities on campus, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma Pi, are implementing...

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