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Michael Agro (left), Student Association director of Athletics, and Jackie Keith, interim director of Greek Affairs, talks to Shiza Ratakomda, senior mechanical engineering student, about SA events for National Hazing Prevention Week on Monday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Q&A: SA promoting National Hazing Prevention Week awareness

By Alexander Chettiath | September 21, 2015

This week marks National Hazing Prevention Week, and the Student Association is making sure students are aware of it by setting up an information station in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.Three fraternities — Kappa Alpha Psi, Pi Kappa Alpha and...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa pull their way to victory in the finals of the NIU IFC Tugs competition during last years competition.

Tugs: A history of brotherhood, tradition among Greeks

By Keith Hernandez | April 10, 2014

There is a sound every tugger longs to hear from the start of training in January: “This is for real! High bank, are you ready? Low bank, are you ready? Tuggers ready. Tuggers set. Tug!”There is a long history behind these words, which have been announced...

2010 Tugs Champions Phi Sigma Kappa take on the Phi Kappa Sigma and Omega Delta team on Tuesday. Phi Sigma Kappa remains the number one seed after winning the match in three ropes.

Rain won’t stop Greek tugs tournament

By Leah Spagnoli | April 26, 2011

DeKALB | Despite rainy conditions, about 500 people came to see the second day of the annual Tugs tournament on Tuesday. Jeremy Sanchez, Interfraternity Council vice president of Community Events, said he wasn't pleased with the weather. "Despite the...

Junior business major Joe Moczydlowski, a member of Phi Kappa Theta, explains the fraternitys new security system Thursday night at their house 910 W. Hillcrest Drive.

Greek Row sees vandalism

By David Matz and Alex Fiore | October 14, 2010

Imagine a Saturday night in DeKalb at home with a couple of friends hanging out and listening to some loud music. Now, imagine that a large group of angry strangers start throwing bottles at the house, breaking windows and attempting to force entry through...