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Unofficial Orientation 2018: Greek Life

“I mean, I studied abroad in Athens. Is that what you mean by Greek Life?”


This is sdz‘s update of wilk‘s update from 2016 as part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out our welcome post here and past years’ series here.

So this article is gonna be interesting. It includes an aggregation of updates from both 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Both years included some pretty pivotal Greek Life related things that you probably wanna know about. Some of you may be surprised that we even have Greek life (apparently other lib arts schools don’t?). Others might have already delved into our storied Greek Life related past. Are we about to tell you that Wes Greek Life is back to its prime? No. But there’s some new stuff here that you’re probably gonna wanna know, so it’s probably best that you hit the jump.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: Greek Life

“I mean, I studied abroad in Athens. Is that what you mean by Greek Life?”


This is part of our 2016 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

This one is gonna be fun to write. If you’re reading this, odds are you’re internally pondering one or more of the following three questions: (1) Wait, I thought Wes didn’t have Greek Life like all the other small liberal arts colleges?, (2) Is wilk about to tell me that the frats are back??? Keg! Keg! Keg! Keg! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven!, or (3) I thought Greece left the EU?

In short, here are the answers:

Rho Ep Information Session

rho epFrom Rho Ep:

Do you identify as female? Are you curious about Greek life? Do you want to meet other women at Wesleyan? Then you should consider rushing Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan’s only sorority.

We’ll have two information sessions to let you know what we’re all about before the formal rush process begins. So come on by to 41 Wyllys, Room 112 to chat with us and determine whether you might be interested! All grade levels are welcome!

We’ll host info sessions on Tuesday, February 9th @ 8:15pm & Wednesday, February 10th @ 7:30pm. We will be covering the history of Rho Ep, the rush process, how we are trying to redefine sorority, and more! If you are at all interested in Rho Ep and what we do, this is the best way to find out.

If you can’t make it to either meeting or have questions about the sorority or rush process, please send a message to rhoeprush[at]gmail[dot]com.

Help us shape our sorority into an organization that our entire student body can take pride in at Wesleyan. Rho Epsilon Pi is open to any Wesleyan student who identifies as female.

Sessions: Tuesday, February 9th at 8:15PM and Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys room 112
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Rho Epsilon Pi Rush Information Sessions

1898239_1043916292301925_8278511621031863122_nFrom Brittany Benham ’15:

Hey everyone! Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan’s only all-female identifying sorority, is here to tackle the spring semester with another round of Rush! Our sisters are athletes, dramatists, history buffs, science kids, world travelers and so much more. Anyone and everyone who identifies as female is welcome to attend one of our information sessions either on Sunday, February 15th @2:00pm or Wednesday, February 18th @7:30pm in Allbritton 311. Come learn a little bit more about what it means to be a sister of Rho Ep, how a sorority fits in with the Wesleyan community, and how you can begin the Rush process. We can’t wait to meet you!

Dates/Times: Sunday, February 15 at 2 PM and Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Facebook here.

Donnie Collins on Greek Life (Finally)


From Katy Thompson ’15:

Donnie Collins is a Phi Alpha Tau brother at Emerson College who will be coming to Wesleyan with his fraternity brother John Lewis, to share his story about positive fraternity experiences as a transgender student.

After his insurance claim for top surgery was denied (this decision has since been revoked), the brothers of Phi Alpha Tau joined together and raised more than twice the amount of money needed to pay for their pledge’s top surgery. Donnie (now also a Tau brother) could not have been more grateful. In a society that frequently shames greek life for not being accepting, particularly of the queer community, it is refreshing to see an example of the positive impacts that greek life can have.

Let’s Talk About Sex

Open House, WesWell, Rho Ep, Womanist House, Salt-N-Pepa (in absentia), and Izzy Rode ’14 invite you to talk about all the good things and the bad things: 

Many Wesleyan students have sex.
Many don’t.
Some think about sex all the time.
Some experiment with sex.
Some just wanna cuddle.
Some have queer sex.
Some feel they aren’t having enough sex.
Some feel they have too much.
Some people just have no clue what to think about sex anymore.

Come and talk about sex and sexuality at Wesleyan in an open discussion featuring Tanya Purdy of WesWell.

Sponsored by Open House, Womanist House, Rho Epsilon Pi, and WesWell.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: PAC 004
Cost: Free

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series: Greek Life at the Tech

DISCLAIMER: I’m an active participant in Greek Life at Wesleyan. All of the information herein therefore stems from my own experiences. While I intend to be objective, most of the information here is just one giant generalized perspective that’s far too broad to have any relevance at the individual member level.

In the time that you may have spent perusing websites about Greek life or college life, you may have encountered some of the following memes (Am I even using that right?): TFM, TSM, GDI, etc. Well, forget them. People will likely scoff at their use or just have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Or you can always use them ironically. But, be careful. College Prowler might have you believe that Greek life doesn’t mesh with the Wesleyan mentality. In my opinion, the Greek societies might exemplify the most Wesleyan ideology. Yeah, I went there.

In all seriousness though, the rift between Greeks and non-Greeks is largely the derivative of over-active imaginations. In general, play by the rule that most students don’t enjoy being stereotyped or judged only by their membership in a campus organization. Not to mention that most things at Wesleyan draw a uniquely Wesleyan feel. So leave the ignorance at home, and get to know as many people as you can. Okay, I’ll hop off my soapbox now.

So, in this post, I’ll chronicle each society at Wesleyan, and let you know any information that I personally deem relevant for the incoming freshman student. But, if you don’t really care about what I have to say or are simply too lazy (completely acceptable), then just watch this video — my personal favorite YouTube video about all things Wesleyan. Here they are though: Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Eclectic, Phi Beta Sigma, Psi Upsilon, Rho Epsilon Pi. Too much information after the jump.

Rho Ep Pie Sale

To benefit Relay for Life, Rho Ep will be selling pies downstairs in Usdan, from 12-2 and 5-7 pm, this Thursday and Friday as well as next Monday and Tuesday. It’ll be $2 a slice or $12 a pie, according to Community Service Chairwoman Roxy Capron ’14. Flavors include “apple and blueberry, mostly, probably.”

Unfortunately, no cherry.

  • When? Thursday (4/5), Friday (4/6), Monday (4/9) and Tuesday (4/10), 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
  • Where? Usdan tables downstairs
  • How much? $2 per slice or $12 for a whole pie

Rho Ep Information/Chill Session

Rho Ep, Wesleyan’s premier sorority—which recruited about 130 students last semester, and secured President Roth’s hard-earned approval—is holding a information/Foss Chill Sesh tomorrow, Friday, for interested frosh (or anyone on campus, really). Recruitment chair Rosy Capron ’14 has details:

Interested in learning more about Wesleyan’s own sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi? Recruitment chairs Rosy Capron ’14 and Rebecca Markell ’14 will be on Foss Hill near Hewitt from 11 AM to 1 PM on Friday, September 2, to chat about Rho Ep and the rush process. Come with questions or just to hang out! There will be popsicles.

  • Date: Tomorrow, September 2
  • Time: 11 AM – 1 pm
  • Place: On da hill, near Hewitt
  • Popsicles: yes, popsicles

Frosh: for more infrmashunz about Rho Ep or its origins,  you may also direct your cursor here or here.