Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lehigh's 2010 Hazing Prevention Week

Hazing Prevention Week will be a time to educate Lehigh’s Greek community as well as the campus community as a whole about the dangers of hazing and how to prevent hazing. Our focus is on holding honest dialogue with all participants throughout the week in order tailor hazing prevention programming leading into the new member education period in the spring.


Monday, October 4th

Event: “Haze Documentary”
Time & Location: Lewis Lab 270 at 6:30pm
The documentary “Haze” will be shown. Following the documentary, we will break out into small group discussions (2-3 breakout rooms upstairs) with an initial facilitation by Tim Wilkinson, Director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, in order to discuss the major themes.

Tuesday, October 5th

Event: Speaker Reception
Time & Location: Multicultural Room at 6pm-7pm
Meet and greet with refreshments served in order to welcome Travis Apgar to campus.

Event: Travis Apgar, Speaker - "Hazing: The Fallout"
Time & Location: Packard 101 at 7pm
Travis’ keynote, “Hazing: The Fallout”, is a fresh, new look at hazing from the perspective of a victim with a background that contributed to the severity of the impact. Travis’ emotional and powerful story is a wake-up call about the hidden harm of hazing.

Wednesday, October 6th

Event: Book discussion of “Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities”
Time & Location: MG 101 at 6pm
Each sorority chapter will send at least 3 members to attend this book discussion. In advance, passages from the book will be selected and passed out to the attendees of the discussion. These passages will guide our discussion about the major themes of “Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities” which will be facilitated by Michelle Issadore from the Women’s Center. The discussion will be focused on the harmful effects of hazing on sorority women including (but not limited to) negative body image and substance abuse.

Thursday, October 7th

Event: New Member Educator Discussion
Time & Location: MG 113 6pm
Samantha Bello (Panhellenic VP Judicial), Lauren Koenig (Panhellenic President), Stu Harwood (IFC VP Judicial), and Brian Casey (IFC President) will oversee a discussion between the new member educators of each Lehigh chapter. The discussion will kick off with a role play debate run by Tim Wilkinson. Upon completion of these activities, an open, honest discussion with new member educators will occur regarding their concerns about hazing.
Questions about Hazing Prevention Week?
Contact Samantha Bello or Stuart Harwood.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Greek Gala

The inagural Greek Gala was held on Monday, 9/27 in the Asa Packer Dining Room at Lehigh University. In a switch from years past, the chapter awards and Accreditation plaques were handed out at this gathering, while the individual Greek awards were distributed at the annual Greek Awards banquet in April 2010.

Below is the list of chapter award winners, with the finalists noted in italics.

Interfraternity Council Awards

Most Improved GPA: Chi Psi

Highest GPA: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Alumni Relations: Sigma Chi
(Theta Chi, Delta Upsilon, Alpha Tau Omega)

Community Service & Philanthropy: Psi Upsilon
(Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Theta)

Greek Life Leadership: Sigma Phi Epsilon
(Theta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega)

Risk Management: Psi Upsilon
(Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha)

Scholarship Programming: Sigma Phi Epsilon
(Phi Sigma Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Chi)

Quay Cup (outstanding fraternity): Sigma Phi Epsilon
(Phi Sigma Kappa)

Panhellenic Council Awards

Most Improved GPA: Kappa Alpha Theta

Highest GPA: Alpha Gamma Delta

Alumnae Relations: Alpha Gamma Delta
(Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi)

Community Service & Philanthropy: Alpha Phi
(Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi)

Greek Life Leadership: Alpha Omicron Pi
(Delta Gamma, Alpha Gamma Delta)

Risk Management: Kappa Alpha Theta
(Alpha Omicron Pi, Pi Beta Phi)

Scholarship Programming: Alpha Gamma Delta
(Alpha Omicron Pi, Kappa Alpha Theta)

Outstanding Sorority Chapter: Delta Gamma
(Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi)

Multicultural Greek Council Awards

Outstanding Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Commitment to Service: Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.

Dedication to Scholarly Achievement: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Residential Services Awards

Stewardship Chapters of the Year: Sigma Phi Epsilon & Kappa Alpha Theta

Congratulations to all!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sorority Extension Presentations

As previously announced, the Lehigh Panhellenic Council voted to expand the sorority community this past April and the Extension Committee narrowed down the applications from National Panhellenic Conference organizations to invite four sororities to visit campus and present the week of September 13th.

The presentation schedule is listed below. All presentations are open to the Lehigh community.

Monday, September 13 - 4pm
Phi Sigma Sigma
PA 416

Tuesday, September 14 - 4pm
Delta Zeta
PA 466

Wednesday, September 15 - 4pm
Kappa Delta
PA 416

Thursday, September 16 - 4pm
Zeta Tau Alpha
PA 466
The Extension Commitee will convene in the weeks following the presentations and announce the final selection on Friday, October 8th. The new sorority will begin recruitment and colonization efforts in January 2011.

Questions regarding extension? Contact Veronica Hunter, Greek Life Coordinator, at