Monday, December 19, 2011

A Message to Parents

Dear Parents and Family Members,

Since 1870, Fraternities and Sororities at Lehigh University have been creating opportunities for leadership, development, and lasting friendships for those who choose to join one of our various Greek letter organizations on campus. This letter has been sent to you because your son or daughter has expressed interest in the fraternity and sorority community at Lehigh. It is important to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (OFSA) staff that parents and family members are aware of the opportunities and obligations that come with being part of the community. Some of these include; information regarding the community, the New Member Education process, and potential of life-long membership in a Greek organization.  Lehigh University maintains a commitment to creating a positive learning environment where students can engage and participate in the full collegiate experience. Fraternity and sorority membership will provide each member with the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, pursue academic excellence, foster relationships on Lehigh’s campus, and serve the greater Bethlehem community.

A great place to start is the OFSA website: On this website you will find information on each organization in our three governing councils (Interfraternity, Multicultural Greek, and Panhellenic Councils) as well as programming opportunities for members, reports and statistics, new member education plans, and contact information the six professional staff members working in our office.

In an effort to keep parents and family members informed about the happenings of fraternity and sorority affairs at Lehigh University, we will be implementing virtual Illuminate (online webinars) and weekly Google Chat sessions (live chat with an OFSA staff member). For those who are interested in receiving regular communications, a Parent and Family listserv will also be utilized. If you are interested in receiving emails from our listserv, please email Rosa Guzman at You may also choose to follow us on Twitter at @LUGreeks, “like” our Lehigh Greeks page on Facebook and subscribe to the Greek Community Blog, which is under the “Lehigh Greeks Blog” link on our website.  

As administrators and advisors to the fraternity and sorority community, we are committed to assisting each student achieve their highest potential. We work diligently to ensure safety for each member and have a strict anti-hazing policy at Lehigh University. More information on Hazing Education Awareness can be found on our website under the “Hazing Ed. & Awareness” link.  

It is our hope that each student has a positive, life enriching experience while at Lehigh University. Please know that we are here to help and assist in any way that we can. If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate staff member below.


Tim Wilkinson

Assistant Dean and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs