Monday, January 26, 2015

Fraternity Housing Announcement Regarding House #97

The Fraternity Facility Selection Committee is charged with the responsibility to determine which fraternity will be given the opportunity to move into House #97 (formerly occupied by Lambda Chi Alpha) and become a residential fraternity starting in Fall 2015.


  • Applying chapters will have until Wednesday, February 18th, to hand in a packet based on selection criteria.
  • Late the week of February 25th, each chapter will give a 45 minute presentation to the selection committee, followed by committee questions and answers. Presentations will be scheduled and coordinated via the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
  • The committee will make a recommendation which will be forwarded to Vice Provost for Student Affairs John Smeaton for final review and affirmation.


  • Accreditation
    • How has the chapter used Accreditation to grow as an organization?
    • How can the chapter adapt Accreditation to assist in overall operations as a Residential chapter?
  • Membership Numbers
    • How has the chapter created a comprehensive recruitment plan to assist in the sustainability of the organization?
    • How does the chapter believe moving to a facility will affect recruitment?
    • How does the chapter plan to account for any necessary recruitment changes?

  • Residential Transition Plan
    • Facilities Management plan consistent with Accreditation
    • Understanding of the role of officers, general members, new members and alumni in the running of the facility
    • Opportunities for upper-class leadership both in the facility and for members living outside of the facility
    • Plans for ensuring facility sustainability per the 90% Occupancy standard
    • A financial support plan for facilities maintenance and upgrades beyond standard University provided services
    • Consideration for Inter/National Headquarters policies/practices and support for residential facilities
    • Understanding of the use Lehigh/Headquarters alcohol/social policy as it pertains the facility
    • Chapter conduct record

Committee structure:
The committee will be comprised of one member from each of the follow areas:

  • Residential Services
  • Dean of Students
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
  • Alumni Association/Greek Alumni Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council