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Could a national database help combat Greek life issues? Penn State wants to find out

Could a national database help combat Greek life issues? Penn State wants to find outPenn State has been in the national spotlight for years over misconduct and tragedy in its Greek system. Now, the university aims to position itself as a leader on fraternity and sorority life reform. It’s implemented stricter rules after the hazing death of 19-year-old Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza and supported anti-hazing legislation named in his honor. At a conference in April, sponsored by Penn State and the universities of Iowa and Lincoln-Nebraska, 31 institutions of higher education gathered to discuss the challenges they face with Greek life. Penn State President Eric Barron and Piazza’s father, Jim, co-authored an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for the creation of a national Greek database. “This is a national problem,” Barron said last week in an interview with the CDT.

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Homecoming Draws Near- Join Your Phi Sig Brothers!

Homecoming Draws Near- Join Your Phi Sig Brothers!There’s more to Homecoming than the parade. There are many events you have to look forward to leading up to Homecoming Weekend. Right now, Homecoming is looking for alumni representatives from any campus for the Alumni Court, who will attend a court reception and have a feature in the parade, where they will be recognized for their accolades and accomplishments.

Similar to 2017, this year’s Homecoming Week will kick off with another concert in collaboration with SPA on Sunday, October 7. The concert is free and open to all students with a valid Penn State id+ card. The performer will be announced closer to the date.

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2018 Work Weekend Recharges Phi Sig Mansion

A special thank you to all who came out to our annual Alumni work weekend. We got a lot of tasks accomplished in the name of recharging the Phi Sig Mansion, as we prepare for a new school year. We could use more hands next year, and we promise, the work won't cause too many blisters! Take a look at our photo gallery HERE to see what you missed this year!

Damn Proud!