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Blog Author:
Spencer Ryals, '16

The event at the Phail Wynn Jr. Center was a philanthropy event to package 100,000 meals by hand for the needy in Durham. IFC joined in for this awesome initiative by providing ~200 members in a concerted effort to make an impact on MLK Day. This opportunity usually does not exist for us as MLK Day is Bids Day for IFC chapters. 

The week delay on the Spring semester allowed a unique chance to reach out as an organization. All of our chapters are also engaged in their own philanthropic initiatives on campus, ranging from work at the Ronald McDonald House to supporting efforts to end adolescent AIDS. 

Blog Author:
Dan Scheirer, Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Order of the Crescent Program evaluates chapters on many areas of chapter life including recruitment, member education, scholarship, risk management, financial efficiency, public relations and ritual.

Please join us in congratulating Duke's Eta Mu chapter of Gamma Phi Beta for attaining the fourth level of the Order of the Crescent for the 2014-2015 academic year!

GREEK CONVOCATION SPEECH
Kimberly Jenkins
September 16, 2016

Thank you for that introduction. I’m honored to be here tonight. I’ve been to the chapel before. I even got married in this chapel many years ago. 

But I’ve never been at this podium.

I teach classes, run programs and give speeches at Duke all the time, but I’ve never had a chance to speak to so many students at once and certainly not in the chapel. 

So this is a new experience for me. I mean it when I say I’m honored to be here tonight with all of you. 

I hope to honor you back by sharing with a few stories and lessons learned from my life.  I hope to give you something to think about, something to talk about with your friends and perhaps something that will influence your life here at Duke and life beyond Duke.

Audience:

Duke student Jay Ruckelhaus' future changed in an instant after a paralyzing dive into shallow water at Geist Reservoir. It appeared his dream to attend Duke was over, too. Through intensive therapy, Jay is now adapting to the world and now college life as a paraplegic. Assisting him is his long-time friend, Joe Witchger, who helps Jay throughout the day. With the encouragement of Clarybel Peguero, director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke University, the Mu Chapter will be alumni initiating Joe as a member. The brotherhood that Joe shares with Jay, as well as his commitment to service, is a true testament to Pi Kappa Phi beliefs. We look forward to welcoming Joe into the Pi Kappa Phi brotherhood and are very proud of the men in our Duke chapter.

 

Lauren King, Panhellenic Association Director of Public Relations
Emily O’Loane, Panhellenic Association Director of Administration & Order

Blog Author:
Fraternity & Sorority Life

On Wednesday, Duke's Kappa Alpha Theta sorority moved closer to their goal of raising $12,000 this year for their philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  The chapter hosted their annual Rock the

Blog Author:
Chris Heltne

Judge Michael Morgan, Trinity '74 and charter member of Duke's Omega Psi Phi fraternity, gave the keynote address at Duke's 2013 Greek Convocation, held in the Duk

Blog Author:
Chris Heltne

Duke University Student Affairs announced their commitment to create plots for the NPHC greek organizations on campus.

Blog Author:
Dan Sheirer II

Congratulations to the Duke chapter of Sigma Nu for receiving the following awards from their national organization based on their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Manpower Award (Above 80 Men) - 82 Men
  • Excellence in Values-Based Leadership
  • Excellence in Personal Development and Membership Value
  • Excellence in Operational Excellence
  • Excellence in LEAD Phase II
  • Excellence in LEAD Phase III
  • Excellence in LEAD Phase IV
  • Innovation in LEAD Programming
  • LEAD Chapter of the Year
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