Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Phi Gamma Delta Update

Good Afternoon All,


For the past nine years, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (OFSA) has conducted an annual Accreditation process in which each chapter is evaluated on their performance in five categories deemed vital for the Greek community success: Intellectual Development, Leadership Development, Community Development, Organizational Development and Facilities Management.


After careful review and consideration, the Accreditation review panel, comprised of students, alumni, and staff members, has rated Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity an overall Poor rating for the second consecutive year. Per Accreditation standards, chapter recognition and the privilege of university group housing has been withdrawn as a result.


All chapter members will be working with the Office of Residential Services to secure available housing. Per Lehigh policy, second year students are guaranteed house and upper class students will have the option to move off-campus. The future use of the facility will be determined based on housing demand. This will be determined as quickly as is practical. OFSA and Residential Services will work with alumni and students to secure all chapter and personal possessions before the end of the summer.  Any questions regarding housing should be directed to (610) 758-3500.


We recognize that this is a difficult time for all active and alumni members.  Although this is certainly a sad moment for the fraternity, please know that we are dedicated to providing whatever assistance we can to help the undergraduates maintain a rich, rewarding academic and personal experience at Lehigh.


Please feel free to contact the OFSA at (610) 758-4157 or via email at infrasor@lehigh.edu should you have any questions.  If you would like to read the report online, please go to the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs webpage at http://www.lehigh.edu/ofsa/PDFs/Accreditation12-13/Phi%20Gamma%20Delta%20Accreditation%20Report%202012-13.pdf
Tim Wilkinson
Senior Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs