Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Information on Delta Gamma

On December 19th, the Delta Gamma National Office informed the women in the chapter that the organization was being provided with a 60 day notice of intent to consider the matter of suspending the chapter's charter. What this means is that, in 60 days the chapter's national council will vote to cease recognition at Lehigh. Per the National Office, the Lehigh chapter "has been on some sort of status with the Fraternity since Fall 2005, and in poor standing since March 2011. The chapter has been on 5 statuses with Lehigh University since February 2009." Essentially, the National made the determination that the current culture of the chapter could not be reversed.

Chapter members still present on campus were informed in person that evening by the Delta Gamma National Office, and all members received correspondence from both Delta Gamma and Lehigh regarding the situation.  During the 60 day notice of intent, Delta Gamma may not participate in any chapter or community-wide activities, including Panhellenic Recruitment. This includes all educational, social and community service activities. Chapter members may also not participate in Panhellenic Council or any other activities representing Delta Gamma.

As a fraternity and sorority community, this is never easy news. Over the next few weeks and into the spring semester, my hope is that we as a community support the individual women in the chapter, while understanding the antecedents that led to the decision made by the National Office. OFSA staff will be meeting with the women of the chapter upon their return to campus to further discuss this. Please understand that during this time, no activities on or off-campus should be considered with Delta Gamma. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to OFSA staff at x84157 or Panhellenic President Laura Belair at

-Tim Wilkinson, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Schedule A Peer Values Educators Program Now!

Please consider scheduling a Peer Values Educators (PVE) program as part of your New Member Education plan, or as part of chapter development. Peer Values Educators are peer educators from the Lehigh Greek community. PVE's can host a workshop with your chapter about Social Decision Making, Hazing Prevention & Bystander Intervention. If you are interested in scheduling a program please go to:

or contact Rebecca Davison (rjd212) or Ari Loes (aml313) directly.
If you interested in having PVE discuss a topic not listed above, please let us know.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Information on Panhellenic Recruitment

Re: Spring 2013 Formal Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Registration Information


Good Afternoon!


If you are interested in participating in the spring formal recruitment process, please access the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Homepage ( ) and click on the “Spring 2013 Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Registration” link on the right hand side. Please note that the registration form and payment must be received by 9:00am on Friday, January 4th, 2013. Approved students who meet eligibility requirements mentioned on the Enrollment Disclaimer will be able to move into their residence hall beginning at 9:00am on Sunday, January 6th. If you are moving into a Lehigh University residence hall for the first time, please check-in with the Office of Residential Services by 4:00pm on Sunday, January 6th and follow the directions on all previous correspondences. There will be Recruitment Orientation events beginning at 6:30pm on Monday, January 7th.


It is important that you are present at all recruitment events during the week of January 7th to maximize your exposure to the organizations. If you have a special circumstance (i.e. study abroad, athletic commitments, etc.), please contact us as soon as possible upon registration. We will do our best to make sure you have as much contact with the sorority chapters as possible.


As we come to the close of the fall semester, the Panhellenic Council would like to remind you not to go into any chapter affiliated facility, whether on or off-campus. You should not be going off-campus with members of any sorority chapter (i.e. lunch, mall, etc.) even if you are invited by an affiliated member. Beginning at 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 19th, you should not have any form of communication with sorority members or alumnae. This expectation has been communicated to the sorority chapters and following this policy is vital to the success of formal recruitment.


For more information about Lehigh’s nine Panhellenic chapters, we encourage you to browse the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website at and follow and .


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We hope to see you on January 6th, 2013! Good luck on your upcoming exams and final papers!


Happy Holidays!


Laura Sherman

Panhellenic Council Vice President of Recruitment



Danny Grzesik

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Panhellenic Council Advisor