Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome Back! - Tim Wilkinson, Assistant Dean of Students; Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Hello Everybody! I hope you all had a peaceful and productive summer. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs has been busy at preparing for 2011-12 and we are excited to have you all get back and get started. Like most summers, we’ve undergone some staffing changes and are excited for an infusion of new ideas and experiences to spice up what’s already the best staff there is! We are excited that Jessi McPherrin is with us, and hopefully you will all get to interact with her as she advises chapters, works with the Interfraternity Council and oversees Greek Week and our communitywide interactions with the Greek Alumni Council.

Our summer was one of the busiest in recent years as OFSA hosted the Novak Institute on Hazing Prevention. Additionally we ushered in the new Accreditation process, and began planning for Greek Week and Hazing Prevention Week. We know that you all had busy and rewarding summers as well. We have already been informed of Sigma Phi Epsilon receiving the prestigious Buchanan Cup (outstanding chapter award), as well as Kappa Sigma receiving their National Most Improved Chapter Award. Congrats to them and all others that were recognized by Inter/National Headquarters over the past few months.

Watching the progress that our Fraternity and Sorority Community continues to make is an amazing thing, and something that the entire OFSA staff is very proud to be a part of. Lehigh’s Greek Community is such a vibrant piece of the campus climate, and we need to continue to challenge each other to partner with the rest of the campus to ensure this legacy of excellence continues. Hopefully I will have the chance to interact with you all during chapter lunches, dinners and programs; council meetings and around campus.

Welcome Back!

Tim Wilkinson

Assistant Dean of Students; Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs