Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Important Memo

To all Fraternity and Sorority Leadership-

This email is a follow up to our previous communication regarding the status on campus at Lehigh. As previously mentioned, the university lost power on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at approximately 1 PM. Unfortunately, power is still off and it looks like it will remain off for at least the next day. As a result your houses have now been without power for almost 3 days.

Some updates:

As previously mentioned, all food in refrigerators and freezers is lost and beginning to smell.  In order to avoid excessive odor issues, we have begun to work in your facilities to dispose of kitchen trash and food that has spoiled within your facility.

We understand that once the University reopens, your kitchens may not be able to function until new food deliveries are made. Again, Lehigh plans to offer all fraternity and sorority residents access to University dining halls for meals through Sunday evening, November 6, 2011. All students need to do is show their Lehigh ID and will be able to enter and eat for free.

Please understand that students cannot return to campus until all power has been restored to the entire campus and all safety concerns have been rectified. We will update more on this as information becomes available.

You should be working with your various billing agencies to coordinate timing for new shipments of food.

As of right now, students should prepare for classes on Thursday, November 3. If classes resume on Thursday,please be prepared for exams unless instructed otherwise. Please note this is subject to change pending updates on power on campus.

Parents’ Weekend is currently still schedule to occur. Once power is restored we will re-work existing needs for that event: tailgate registration, events, etc.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding. Please call Residential Services at 610-758-3500 or e-mail either one of us with any questions.

Ozzie Breiner 

Director of Residential Services


Tim Wilkinson

Assistant Dean and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs