Wednesday, December 19, 2018
NIU Homecoming 2018-- Part 8: Greek Row
OCTOBER 13, SATURDAY
Next, we drove out to Greek Row, north of campus. I lived out here for sophomore year at the Delta Sigma Phi house at 814 Greenbrier. It is still there, but now just student housing. I sure had a great time at that house.
Many of the fraternities and sororities from when I was a student are still out there and a few still in the same house. Sadly, my Delta Sigs broke up the next year, when I was at Georgia. There was a really strong Delta Sigma Phi chapter back in the late 1980s, but they got in trouble and were removed from campus.
Sadly, Northern no longer has a homecoming parade, nor do the Greeks have house decks or floats. I guess students are now too busy staring at their cell phones. Plus, there was a surprisingly large number of students walking around out there as opposed to being out at Huskie Stadium for the game. Several fraternities were actually having parties out on Greek Row instead of out there pulling for the team.
As John Belushi would say, "Where's the old Delta spirit?"
Sad. Very Sad. --RoadDog