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What Happened In Columbia Sports: Beer Pong Edition

You’re heading into finals, but the frats are heading into the Interfrat Beer Pong Conference Finals. Bwog Sports brings you the events of this week. Remember to root for your favorites! Sig Ep: Jack and Craig (12-3, 6-1 Sig Ep) defeated Greg and Jonathan (8-7, 4-3 Sig Ep) last night. Although Jack and Craig just started […]

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Bacchanal As Told By Someone Who Knows Nothing About Bacchanal

An anonymous Senior Staffer may or may not have accidentally ended up at the Big Gay Ice Cream Store on Bacchanal last year, having missed the opportunity to purchase a ticket, and having gotten a little too lit at pregame parties. She doesn’t regret it, but she’s here to describe the Bacchanal process through the […]

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Bwoglines: The Yikes Edition

This week, Georgia Tech’s Phi Delta Theta chapter has been accused of using racial slurs against a fellow female student. While the fraternity insists the allegation is false, the fraternity has received disciplinary action. Luckily, Columbia’s greek life would never be that problematic, right? (Huffington Post) Ashes, ashes, we all fall down! After months of […]

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Loses Charter

The Lion just posted that Columbia’s colony of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s charter has been revoked, allegedly over a hazing incident. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has only been on campus since May 2012. Katherine Cutler responded to our inquiry with the following statement: Last spring, Student Affairs conducted a thorough review of the organization and it was […]

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Know Your History: Why You’re Not At A Frat Party

In an effort to keep institutional memory alive, Bwog wants to teach you about major issues and topics at Columbia.  If there is something you would like to know more about, look it up on wikicu or email tips@bwog.com.  Today, we attempt to explain why you’re not at a frat fraternity party like all your […]

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Columbia Approves New Fraternity

Big news for frat row! Sigma Alpha Epsilon will join the Columbia Greek community next fall after being approved by the Interfraternal Council on Wednesday, according to one of its founders. Two students, Anirbar Poddar CC’14 and Kofi Agyapong CC’15, spearheaded the effort to bring SAE to Columbia, the only Ivy League school without a chapter. […]

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Animal House, Tamed

Admit it. You’re a little jealous of those elusive few with summer transfer housing who now get to shack up in one of the frat-houses-cum-dormitories on 114th. Check out their new digs, sans sticky floors (we hope)—the former Psi U house, pictured below. Update: The building formerly known as Pike is available for your visual […]

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LOUD NOISES

Are everywhere on campus tonight: Butler (including 209), 114th St., and Low Plaza. A bunch of guys clad in suits drawing attention to themselves? Must be that time of year again… Frat recruitment! Bwog hopes you have invested in a good pair of sound-isolating headphones.

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Free Ice Cream And Fixins!

Treats are everywhere! (Sike) The boys of Lambda Phi Epsilon are hoping to make your final official study day a good one: they’ll be serving free ice cream and root beer floats from 4-6 today on Ancel Plaza in front of EC. Thanks, fellas! Update, 4 PM: More from the wacky world of CU free […]

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Besides, Everybody Knows Real Men Use Staples

Three first year Delta Sig frat boys in an elevator. One is carrying a handful of flyers advertising an event. “Who has the tape?” “I don’t have the tape.” “I thought you had the tape.” “Do we have to go back up and get the tape?” They don’t exit the elevator. Later:

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Frat Boiz Take Butler

It’s that time of year again. Fraternities are currently dressing their pledges in suits and making them yell animal noises in Butler 209. It’s embarrassing! But it shows they care!

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Greek Life: Now Marginally Less Marginal!

Imagine our joy when, this morning, an “important update” dropped into our inbox from the Interfraternity Council: Greek membership has exploded from 550 in 2006 to an astonishing 823 today! That’s over 50 percent growth in two years, to just about 10 percent of Barnard, the College and SEAS. There are comfortably over twice as […]

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A Dark Night of the Soul

Bwog Editor Juli Weiner spent the night in the land of Brobdingnag. Names and details have been omitted to protect the innocent. Last night, twenty of the largest people Bwog has ever seen stood assembled in suits outside Butler. Passersby stopped to stare at the group, as it is not often persons of this width […]

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For Obama-McCain Forum, Student Councils Demand Fair Lottery, Jumbotron

Well, they moved quickly this time. As we wrote about before, the announcement of a joint appearance by Obama and McCain on campus next Thursday took student government and group leaders completely by surprise. Just before midnight, though, the presidents of the student councils, club governing boards, and Panhellenic councils have sent an email to […]

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