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The front of the Pi Beta Phi chapter house, a building at least three stories tall with white columns and a brick first story with several columns and archways between them.

Pi Beta Phi placed on probation until 2024

Bri Hatch and Shauna Muckle April 11, 2023

Editors' note: For this piece, the Ring-tum Phi reached out to three administrators, a Panhellenic Council executive, and six active, involved members of Pi Beta Phi, including President Kaylin Jury and...

A group of Black men perform a step routine on a stage in a gym, surrounded by an audience. Symbols of Black Greek life organizations hang in the background.

W&L hosts step show competition to increase visibility, honor Black culture

Lily Mott, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

For Naija Barakat, the president of Washington and Lee’s Student Association for Black Unity (SABU), the Feb. 11 National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show Competition was a right of passage. Barakat’s...

The six castles of the fairy godmother

Victoria Ernst, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

Once upon a time, long ago in a faraway fairyland, a young girl from a once-aristocratic family lived with her brother and her mother. The girl’s father, a knight, had died many years prior in battle,...

Sorority houses, red brick buildings with white columned porches, seen through trees.

First-years offer mixed reviews on first in-person rush process since pandemic

Abby Kim, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

In-person formal recruitment for Greek organizations took place earlier this month at Washington and Lee for the first time since the pandemic began. Some students said the process needs improvement. The...

Localization changed W&L sorority life

Georgia Bernbaum, Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

In 2017, a sorority president broke away from the National Panhellenic Council and established Washington and Lee’s first local sorority.  With informal rush fully underway as of Sep. 19, Delta marks...

Half of the sororities are sticking with university-provided dining, which has updated menus and operations. Photo by Nina Gallagher ‘23.

In-house sorority dining resumes this year with many changes

Nina Gallagher October 26, 2021

After a year-long shutdown during the 2020-21 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic,  in-house sorority dining is back up and running at Washington and Lee University with many new improvements. Delta...

Reflections on changed sorority recruitment

Cassidy Fuller January 23, 2016

Washington and Lee is the best campus for Greek life, according to Best College Reviews, so it makes sense that the female students here take sorority rush, both formal and informal, very seriously. Informal...

UPDATE: Meal plan for sorority women

Rachel Stone November 17, 2015

Starting this week, sorority women will be able to eat chapter dinner on Monday night without using a swipe. The new standard meal plan for sorority women only had five meal swipes each week, so women...

Sorority women seeking to gain independence in campus party culture

Sorority women seeking to gain independence in campus party culture

Happy Carlock February 16, 2015

In 1902, the National Panhellenic Council established its Unanimous Agreements of behavioral expectations for all 26 member sororities, which includes guidelines prohibiting sorority women from providing...

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