DKE suspended, under investigation for possible hazing

Emma Daniel News Editor Troy University’s Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) has been suspended on “rule violations… and possible hazing,” effective Monday, Sept. 23, according to Herbert Reeves, Dean of Student Services. This is the second fraternity suspension in less than a month. DKE is currently under investigation by the Dean of Student Services and the Office of Fraternity Affairs, and they will remain suspended until the investigation concludes “by the end of the week,” Reeves said. The possible hazing comes from “violation of alcohol policies and verbal abuse,” Reeves said.…

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Why go Greek? Students share insight on fraternities, sororities

Lasata Shrestha Staff Writer On the heels of Greek Week, Troy students discussed why they personally chose to join Greek organizations. According to U.S. News, almost one out of every three students at Troy are members of the Greek community. With 22 nationally recognized Greek organizations, there is no doubt of Greek life’s prominence at Troy. While many people join Greek organizations to gain a social network and a sense of community, there are countless other perks to Greek life that attract students. “I knew about the old tests, lab…

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Troy’s history of H20 and Theta Phi

James Thompson Jr. Alumnus contributor In the mid 1970s the campus of Troy State University (TSU) was like almost every other Southern college. It was a predominantly white college campus and lacked both racial and cultural diversity. The city of Troy’s population was approximately 13,000, and there was very little African American (hereafter “black”) representation. There were a handful of black students on campus, and the first black professor wouldn’t be hired until over a decade later. Other than the sign-of-the-times Afro Club, there were few organizations that openly welcomed…

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