Latest College fraternities News

University of Minnesota fraternity party scene has new look

Sep. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The college frat party: to some, a hallmark of the college experience. To others, it’s a pass for a night in. The University of Minnesota has a notable frat party scene, but this year, those parties will look different. To ensure safety among prospective and current members, many...

11 more houses near Michigan State quarantined due to virus

Sep. 17, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ingham County health officials have identified 11 more large houses near Michigan State University’s campus where there are known exposures to the COVID-19 virus. The health department has ordered residents in those houses to quarantine for the next two weeks. Mandatory...

GVSU students ordered to stay in place for 2 weeks

Sep. 16, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Students at Grand Valley State University were ordered Wednesday to hunker down for two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus cases linked to the western Michigan campus. There have been more than 600 cases of COVID-19 among students since Aug. 23, with the majority among students...

Evers: UW reopening was right call despite virus surge

Sep. 15, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison officials made the right decision to reopen the campus even though there's been a surge of COVID-19 cases among students and university employees, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. The state's flagship university reopened Sept. 2 after officials sent...

MSU frats, sororities ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks

Sep. 14, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A county on Monday ordered a two-week quarantine for 23 fraternities and sororities and seven large rental houses near Michigan State University following a coronavirus outbreak that a local health official said was turning into a “crisis.” The quarantine, which is...

Freshmen Lauren Tamborini and Bailey Donahue move out of Sellery Residence Hall Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The students plan on attending class online. Citing rapidly rising COVID-19 cases including two straight days in which one in five student tests came back positive, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank locked down the state's largest university campus for two weeks. (Mark Hoffmann/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar. Officials said the move is designed...

Arizona reports 496 additional COVID cases, 30 more deaths

Sep. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 496 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and 30 more deaths, increasing the statewide totals to 206,541 cases and 5,251 deaths. Arizona was a national virus hotspot in June and July, but new cases and deaths have decreased since then. COVID-19-related...

UNL suspends sororities, frats over COVID-19 violations

Sep. 9, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended six sorority and fraternity chapters on its campus after photos and videos showed students in those organizations violating local public health guidelines and university policies. The suspensions were handed down Tuesday, the Lincoln...

Frat party linked to new cases; Wedding pastor hires lawyer

Sep. 7, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — More than 10 cases of COVID-19 have been traced to a fraternity party where people did not follow public health guidelines, the president of the University of New Hampshire said. In a Sunday letter to the university community, UNH President James Dean said more than 100 students and...

Auburn campus to highlight historically Black Greek groups

Sep. 7, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is setting aside space on campus to recognize its historically Black fraternities and sororities. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that plans are moving ahead for a plaza to recognize social groups that are part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is composed of...