This week’s edition of The Lafayette contains two articles about Greek Life at Lafayette College. The first covers information from the recent Winter Board of Trustees meeting and an update posted by the IAGGL chair, which DKE’s leadership reacted to in an earlier post. The article Halfway there: Greek gpa progress promising by Julie Depenbrock ’13 contains the following quote from President Weiss:
“The evidence that we’re gathering from the data that we’ve seen is that the Greek organizations are performing very well,” Weiss said. “Their academic performance and behavioral issues seem to be consistent with the student body as a whole, which is what I asked for at the beginning of this.”
Its good to read that President Weiss recognizes the progress in the Greek Community, that we are meeting the President’s expectations, and that the President and VP of Campus Life are both “optimistic about the future of Greek Life.”
The second article So-long sorority by Samatha Praman-Linton ‘16 details the demand on campus for an additional sorority as well as discussing Sigma Kappa, the first sorority at Lafayette College. Importantly, the article also reports about the process for bringing chapters onto campus, which seems to indicate that interested folks (students and alumni) should begin working on applying now so that swift action can be taken following the completion of IAGGL’s review period in 2014.
Vice President for Campus Life and Senior Diversity Officer Annette Diorio believes the next year and a half will answer the question Greek life’s expansion.
Although the review period officially ends June 1, 2014, discussion to add new organizations will begin a year in advance because of the planning and approval needed from the national headquarters of fraternities and sororities.