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Rush GTB (Gamma Theta Beta, Not GTB^2)

Tired of all the recent sorority drama? Hoping to join an organization that loves and supports the real you? Ready to live life with no restrictions (and practically unlimited access to alcohol)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, the Columbia University Marching Band has just the place for you: Gamma Theta Beta. […]

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The Schisms Of Sisterhood

On Monday, January 25, Anushua (Shua) Bhattacharya published an op-ed in the Spectator about her experience with sorority recruitment and sorority culture on campus. Over the past few days, other women who are in sororities or have resigned from sororities on campus have reached out with their perspectives in response to Shua’s op-ed. In this […]

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Sororities Fall Apart

Towards the end of November, we received a tip from an anonymous source in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority describing how the newly elected president rose to her position by “bullying her opponent, promising appointed positions to get votes, and spreading false rumors.” The source, who is still a member of the sorority, declined to meet […]

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Mixer Mix-Up

Members of Columbia’s Kappa Alpha Theta chapter have come under fire for posting pictures that many consider racist from their mixer last night on Facebook and other social media websites. While the mixer was reportedly “Olympic team” themed, Bwog thinks it would be difficult to play sports in a sombrero and fake mustache. Spec posted […]

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Pages from the DG New Member Packet

Ever wonder what sorority recruitment is like behind the scenes?  No?  Well we can’t really tell you anyway because all we have are these.  Bwog recently came across some intriguing papers in a printer somewhere in Columbia.  Peruse as much as your heart desires, we know we did.

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Sorority Bids

Tonight was bid night for all of the Panhellenic sororities. Bwog actually doesn’t exactly know what that means, but it looks kinda nice. We heard lots of chanting and laughter (even from inside Butler), and it looked like an exciting time for new Greek life members. But damn, those letters look heavy.

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Columbia’s Greek Rank Site Explodes

Registration for spring Panhellenic formal recruitment ended on Wednesday at midnight, and now PNMs (Potential New Members) will wait until early February to start the stressful four-day process. For the next month, they’ll search for the one sorority of the five that fits them best. In the interim, current sisters will try to represent their […]

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AOII and Gamma Phi Beta Coming to Columbia

Columbia’s PanHellenic Association—AXO, DG, SDT, and Theta—have decided which sororities will be joining Columbia over the next two years, according to Spec. And the winners are: Alpha Omicron Pi and Gamma Phi Beta! Specifically, AOPi AOII will be starting a chapter next semester and Gamma Phi Beta (whose cutesy abbreviation/nickname was not known at press […]

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Two New Sororities Coming to Columbia…Eventually

Late last night, we a tip of the anonymous sort that PanHell (Columbia’s PanHellenic Council, the umbrella group for the AXO, DG, SDT, and Theta sororities) will be choosing between four sororities that want to establish chapters at Columbia: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Two of these […]

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Theft in Theta

Last night, Bwog spotted a public safety officer guarding the door to Theta’s brownstone. We’ve learned from tipsters that an unidentified male walked into Theta yesterday, pretended to be friends with one of the girls, stole three four laptops, and left. Later that evening, Director of Residential Programs Stephanie Nixon sent an email to the […]

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Bwoglines: Morningside Modification Edition

Our very own NoCo may have “the most elegant aluminum siding in America.” But seriously, people like it. (NYT) It really is hard out there for a pimp.  The internet is changing the face of the NYC sex trade, argues sociology prof Sudhir Venkatesh. According to one ex-pimp: “You learn one thing,” he said. “For […]

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Town Hall on Barnard Greek Life: It’s Complicated!

Barnard’s administration held a “town hall” meeting of the strong and the beautiful last night to discuss recognition of sororities. Bwog was there. Barnard’s Town Hall meeting on Greek Life recognition and funding drew ten full tables worth of of letter-sporting sorority girls from Barnard and Columbia, SGA members, and a sprinkling of administrators and […]

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Campo Shows Sisters Solidarity

Despite the rain, this sign was displayed prominently outside of Campo this evening, in order to coincide with the SGA Townhall meeting.

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Free Hugs, Greek Love

The Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated will be giving away Gamma hugs from 4:30pm-6:00pm throughout campus — and they’re free! Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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ΣΛΓ Is Exuberant!

There is a very loud and very exciting sorority initiation going on on Low Plaza right now, next to the east fountain. Lots of singing and dancing and chanting. It’s for ΣΛΓ. It’s the most fun sorority initiation Bwog’s ever been to! Update, 8:45: It was the Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority. That’s ΣΛΓ. Sorry our […]

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