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Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Jan. 26, 2005 printed issue of The Orion with the headline “Drinking nearly cost pledge’s life.” The article discusses investigations of Chico State’s Sigma Chi fraternity after a pledge nearly died from alcohol consumption. Accessed through The Orion Archives on April 13.

Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

Grace Stark, News Editor // April 16, 2024

For years, Chico State’s Greek life has been hit with hazing investigations, loss of affiliation and temporary suspensions due to violations of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Policies and Procedures....

Photo of the Notice of Investigative Outcome letters issued to Delta Chi and Lambda Sigma Gamma taken by Molly Myers, Feb. 24, 2024.

Hazing documents revealed: Chico State warns against unrecognized Greek organizations

Jessica Miller and Molly Myers // February 24, 2024

“Hazing, or conspiracy to haze.” These words mark the Notice of Investigative Outcome letters issued to Delta Chi fraternity and Lambda Sigma Gamma sorority last spring.  Chico State Risk Management...

Graphic illustration of the grim reaper holding a scythe and a book with the letter m on it. The reaper is a dark purple and the background is grey. The book is also grey. The scythe has a brown handle and a grey blade

Greek life is dying

Meara Hain, Reporter // April 1, 2023

There’s a certain warm feeling you get walking down the Chico streets of Ivy and Hazel. It’s hard to say if this fuzzy feeling is brought on by the serene sound of bumping house music, the glistening...

Sexual assault survivor, public speaker and activist Brittany Piper brought conversations about consent, rape culture and bystander intervention to Chico State. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter // April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at...

Jack Mason (current member of Sigma Nu) and James Sandlin (current member of Sigma Nu) survey the damage of the car. Photo credit: Brooke Martin

Brotherhood and bashing cars: How many frat guys does it take to destroy a car?

Brooke Martin // October 2, 2018

Every year students rush fraternities and sororities hoping to become a new member of Greek life. While there are many recruitment events that take place, one stands out. It involves sledgehammers, lots...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

The truth about Greek Life

Karen Limones // April 10, 2018

I can’t say I am too fond of the idea of joining a sorority. It’s because I see how much of the party life they are involved in that has led me to believe all other stereotypes. One of my biggest...

Baile folklorico performance at Multicultural night. Photo credit: Jessica Carvajal Castillo

Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

Niyat Teferi // November 15, 2017

On Friday, the Diversity Affairs Council hosted the Multicultural Night in the BMU Auditorium. The event featured performances from various multi-ethnic organizations on campus. The theme for the night...

Twitter screenshot that depicts the student excitement surrounding Ceasar Chavez day. Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Stop drinking tequila for Cesar Chavez

Nicole Henson // March 31, 2017

Edit: An interview and photo of Tabitha Schempp has been removed.  An opportunity to party outweighs being a racist. Or at least that is the vibe some students and Greek affiliations are demonstrating...

Fraternities and sororities gather in the breezeway on campus to promote rush week. Photo credit: John Domogma

10 tips for Rush week

Katherine Feaster // February 10, 2017

1. Be yourself. The best way to find your home away from home is by being true to yourself. Pick the house that makes you feel like you are at home. Choose the sorority that says, “Thank you for being...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

It’s all Greek to me and maybe it shouldn’t be

Whitney Urmann // September 27, 2016

Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect funds spent on dues. When media depicts college, typically the Greek system is right up there with wacky philosophy professors and toga parties. Every...

Groups of students discuss diversity. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

CCLC hosts diversity advocacy workshop

Christine Zuniga // February 17, 2016
The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center promotes diversity advocacy for Chico State.
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Living the not-so-Greek life

Brittany Mcclintock // September 19, 2015
I don't understand what is so special about Greek life— and I don't really plan on it.
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