Greek Letter Organizations

Spring 2007 through Winter 2008
Greek Letter
Year in Review
Leadership Development
Ac c o u n t a b i l i t y
Ac c o u n t a b i l i t y
Table of Contents
Greek Letter Organizations and Community
May 2008
We are pleased to provide a copy of the “Year in Review” which demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of
the Greek letter organization community at Dartmouth. As you read the document, you will notice special
changes. The Office of Residential Life has adopted a new logo and the Office of Coed, Fraternity, Sorority
and Undergraduate and Senior Society Administration within Residential Life has a new name: the Office of
Greek Letter Organizations and Societies (GLOS).
This has been an exciting and productive year for Greek letter organizations. Notable achievements include: a
heightened commitment to community service outreach, overall membership in organizations is at an all time
high and members’ individual grade point averages are consistently higher than the unaffiliated grade point
Currently, there are 28 unique organizations active on campus: three coed groups, nine sororities, and sixteen
fraternities. Over 60% of the eligible undergraduate population (sophomore fall status and older) are members
of Greek letter organizations. In addition to our existing groups, we welcomed back Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. in the spring term of 2008 and expect to launch an interest group in the fall term of 2008 that
will seek to establish an organization which will operate from the former Beta Theta Pi facility.
We continue to emphasize the components that make a successful organization:
• An engaged student membership that remains committed to the organization’s values and
• Active alumni who celebrate their experience and form a bridge connecting the past to the
present while working with the undergraduate members to create the future.
• A host college that is committed to assisting organizations achieve success within the unique
context of the college environment.
• Partnerships with National Fraternity and Sorority Headquarters staff and parents.
Tess Reeder ’08 and Elise Krieger ’08 played significant leadership roles in the development of this
publication, and we offer them our heartfelt thanks.
It is our hope that you will be impressed by the quality of leadership, programming and overall excellence of
the Greek letter organization community and its individual members. We are proud of their accomplishments
and enthusiastically look forward to an even brighter future.
Martin Redman
Dean of Residential Life
Deborah Carney
Assistant Dean of Residential Life
Director of Greek Letter
Organizations and Societies
Fouad Saleet
Associate Director of Greek Letter
Organizations and Societies
Greek Letter Organizations:
Mission & Guiding Principles
Unanimously agreed upon by the Greek Life Steering Committee and adopted
October 2001 by the Dean of the College
As participants in the Dartmouth College community, each Greek letter organization is responsible for
seeking creative and innovative ways of engaging in campus life while simultaneously serving as stewards
of a common set of values. The Dartmouth College Greek letter community exists to complement the
educational mission of the institution, to enhance the quality of campus life, and to provide opportunities
for social interaction that result in personal growth.
As members of the Dartmouth community, members and their organizations agree to
uphold the following commitments:
Being Inclusive
To pursue the acquisition of knowledge,
with individual academic excellence as the
primary goal
To build a community that embraces
diversity and appreciates differences in
thought and opinion
To teach skill development for use within
the Greek letter community and the
broader community
To act responsibly with regard to choices,
decisions, and behaviors, and to maintain
the integrity of these principles by insisting
that all members live up to them both
in spirit and action. It is understood that
Greek letter organizations are accountable
to Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth
community, to the membership of each
individual organization, and to their Greek
To foster an ethic of support and care
through community involvement and
To establish and nurture lifelong friendships
among all members
The Office of Greek Letter Organizations and Societies
provides financial, programming and advisory
support to help organizations be the best they can be.
Some highlights of the services provided to Greek letter
organizations include:
• “Leadership Academies” each term that address
• Providing funding and support to take students
pertinent issues such as: officer transition, year long
to the Northeast Greek Leadership Association
action planning, and communicating with each
• Beginning of term meetings for presidents,
• Offering 10-year, advantageously-structured
4.25% loans to assist organizations in meeting
treasurers, house managers, service chairs,
their Fuller Audit requirements regarding life safety
scholarship chairs and other officers as necessary to
and accessibility. Presently, the College has granted
cover job responsibilities and planning for the term.
$2,695,410 in loans to five organizations and
• Advising the five sub councils of Greek letter
organizations: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic
Council, Coed Council, National Association of
has agreed to make available up to an additional
$4,500,000 to six more Greek letter organizations.
• Participating in the Group Insurance Plan in
Latino Fraternal Organizations Council, and the
collaboration with the Office of Comprehensive Risk
National Pan-Hellenic Council.
• Advising the Greek Leadership Council as it provides
organization for the five sub councils, distributes
funding and represents the Greek Community as a
• Advising the Order of Omega National Leadership
Honor Society.
• Communicating and working with National
Representatives to ensure Nationals understand the
campus environment and our students understand
what is expected by the National offices.
• Assisting with sustainability efforts in physical plants
by starting a Green Greek Intern Program.
• Advising organizations in the development of their
yearly goals and strategic Action Plans.
• Assisting organizations as they conduct and execute
their strategic Action Plans.
• Distributing $5000 annually for faculty engagement
programs coordinated by organizations.
• Issuing $3000 annually to deserving organizations
for community service projects.
• Hiring a significant number of students as office
interns to help with projects.
• Hosting quarterly dinner meetings with organization
advisors to address issues of importance to them
and the Office of Greek Letter Organizations and
• In collaboration with the Order of Omega Greek
letter Honor Society, oversee the annual Greek
letter organization Awards celebration, where over
$10,000 is given to organizations and individuals,
rewarding them for excellence.
• Production of the Greek Letter Organizations Year
in Review that describes accomplishments toward
the adopted guiding principles of scholarship,
leadership, service, brotherhood, being inclusive and
Greek Letter Organizations Support:
Focus Groups
The Office of Greek Letter Organizations and Societies (GLOS) hosted focus groups in the Spring
of 2007 for members of Greek letter organizations from each respective class (2009 – Sophomores,
2008 – Juniors, 2007 – Seniors). GLOS intends to continue learning from our senior members with
additional focus groups of outgoing presidents in the spring of 2008. The goal of these focus groups was
two-fold: to gain perspective on the experiences of Greek members across class years and to understand
how GLOS can better work and communicate with these organizations. From the focus groups, GLOS
gained invaluable information regarding Greeks relationship with their membership, other Greeks and the
The resounding answer to why students joined a Greek Letter organization was that younger students
wanted to form close relationships with upperclassmen and to find a place to call their own on campus.
With often tumultuous D-plans, students find themselves living all across campus in any one of our
College residence halls. Because of these sometimes temporary living arrangements, students want to
find an unfaltering home on campus. This home is found for many in their Greek letter organizations. In
Greek letter organizations, students enjoy close-knit friendships and inclusive relationships with students
from all classes.
The bonds shared within each organization makes “being Greek” for many Dartmouth students
more about representing their organization than the greater Greek letter organizations community.
Associations with independent organizations are so strong because of the community built within their
own-campus home. With that said, “being Greek” is a feeling of empowerment to many of our students.
Greek letter organizations serve as families and extended support networks to their members. In joining
the Greek letter organizations community, members found that they enhanced their social, intellectual
and cultural development at Dartmouth. Individuals found their leadership opportunities exponentially
increased. These opportunities include finding themselves working amongst their peers and with campus
administrators. More than these connections, students also work closely with their organization’s alumni.
With that experience, students expect their involvement to extend well beyond their undergraduate days
as they look forward to giving back to their organization.
Every on-campus organization serves to benefit from change, and Greek letter organizations are no
exception. The members of Greek letter organizations who participated in the focus groups expressed
a desire to continue working alongside GLOS and administrators as a whole membership. More than
interaction with only the organizations’ leadership, all Greek members look forward to interacting with
GLOS. Additionally, organization members hope to build a greater sense of community with all Greek
letter organizations and they look to GLOS for help in building this community. GLOS has helped this
sense of community through organized service projects, leadership retreats and other programming.
Office of Residential Life:
Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to offer undergraduate student housing and promote
personal growth, social responsibility and intellectual development through community-based interactions.
The administration of Greek letter organizations is overseen by the Office of Residential Life, and therefore
works with Greek letter organizations in ways that complement this mission.
The work of the Office of Residential Life is guided by the following set of organizational values. We affirm
these values as characteristic of the kinds of inclusive, residential communities we strive to build on campus.
We value service that is of high quality, prompt and responsive.
Safety and Security
We value healthy levels of cleanliness, predictable building security and a culture of sound decision
We value communication that is meaningful, timely, clear and consistent.
We value awareness of ourselves and those around us, and engagement in the complexities of a
multicultural environment.
We value educational experiences that promote learning as an on-going process that occurs in a
variety of settings.
We value partnerships with others and the positive outcomes that result.
We value individuals and groups who hold themselves and others accountable for the choices they
We value equitable and consistent actions that honor individual circumstances and recognize that
all outcomes may not be identical.We strive to act with integrity in all our endeavors and encourage
others to do the same.
Dartmouth College Greek Letter Organizations
Organization Name
Letters “Nickname”
Type of Group
Members as of Winter 2008
Alpha Chi Alpha
Alpha Chi
local fraternity
Alpha Delta
local fraternity
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The Alphas
national fraternity
Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi
national sorority
Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc.
national sorority
Alpha Theta
Alpha Theta
national sorority
Alpha Xi Delta
national sorority
Bones Gate
Bones Gate
local fraternity
Chi Gamma Epsilon
Chi Gam
local fraternity
Chi Heorot
local fraternity
Delta Delta Delta
Tri Delt
national sorority
Epsilon Kappa Theta
local sorority
Gamma Delta Chi
Gamma Delt
local fraternity
Kappa Delta Epsilon
local sorority
Kappa Kappa Gamma
national sorority
Kappa Kappa Kappa
Tri Kap
local fraternity
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
national fraternity
Phi Delta Alpha
Phi Delt
local fraternity
Phi Tau
Phi Tau
local coed
Psi Upsilon
Psi U
national fraternity
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
national fraternity
Sigma Delta
Sigma Delt
local sorority
Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
national sorority
Sigma Nu
Sigma Nu
national fraternity
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sig Ep
national fraternity
The Tabard
The Tabard
local coed
Theta Delta Chi
Theta Delt
national fraternity
There is one group working with the College in an effort to gain official recognition. Currently, as a “colony,” they have a
provisional type of status. They are working closely with the college and are wholly accountable for all GLOS policies and
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Total Membership:
Male: 993
Total: 2017
ΩΨΦ The Ques national fraternity
Governing Councils:
Co-Ed Council: The Co-Ed Council at Dartmouth
supports and coordinates its three co-educational
Greek Leadership Council: The Greek Leadership
Council is comprised of the presidents of each Greek letter
organization. The GLC Executive Board is comprised of a
moderator, secretary, treasurer, Public Relations chair and
social chair, and the presidents of each governing council. GLC is also a clearinghouse for many Greek initiatives.
2007-2008 Greek Leadership
Council Executive Board
• Moderator: Michael Simoni ’08, ΑΦΑ.
• Public Relations Chair: Andrew Lane ’09,
• Treasurer: Emily Eberle ’09, ΑΘ
Interfraternity Council: The Interfraternity Council
at Dartmouth serves to advocate for the needs of its member
fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience;
advancement and growth of the fraternity community;
and enhancement of the educational mission of the host
Organizations represented:
ΑΧΑ, Α∆, BG, ΧΓΕ, ΧΗ, Γ∆Χ, ΚΚΚ, Φ∆Α, ΨΥ,
2007-2008 Interfraternity Council
Executive Board
• President: David Lindenbaum ’08, ΚΚΚ
• Vice President: John Mitchell ’08, ΨΥ
• Programming: Michael Gabel’09, Φ∆Α,and
Jarred Colli ’08, Φ∆Α,
• Treasurer: Andy Reynolds ’09, ΣΑΕ, and Sam
Fisher ’08, ΧΓΕ,
• Service: Tanvir Kabir ’08, ΚΚΚ
• Secretary: Mike Knapp ’08, ΑΧΑ, and Daniel
Killeen ’09, ΣΑΕ
Panhellenic Council: The Panhellenic Council at
Dartmouth supports its women’s fraternities by promoting
values, education, leadership, friendships, cooperation and
citizenship, which is in line with the National Panhellenic
Organizations represented:
AΦ, ΑΞ∆, ∆∆∆, ΕΚΘ, Κ∆Ε, ΚΚΓ, Σ∆
2007-2008 Panhellenic Council Executive
• President: Kate Robb ’08, ΑΞ∆
• Vice President of Organization: Mary Healey
’08, Σ∆
• Vice President of Recruitment: Sarah Shaw
’08, ∆∆∆
• Secretary: Cena Miller ’08, Σ∆
• Treasurer: Cathy Wu’09, AΦ and Liz Wai ’09,
• Programming: Rebecca Beasley Cockroft ’08,
Organizations represented:
ΑΘ, ΦΤ, Tabard
2007-2008 Co-Ed Council Executive
• President: Kathleen Elizabeth Farley ’09, ΑΘ
• Vice President: Nida Intarapanich ’08, ΦΤ
• Treasurer: William McCarthy ’09, ΦΤ
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): NPHC
promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other
mediums for the exchange of information and engages in
cooperative programming and initiatives through various
activities and functions. It also provides unanimity of
thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek
letter organizations, and to consider problems of mutual
interest to its member organizations.
Organization Represented:
2007-2008 National Pan-Hellenic Council
Executive Board
• President: Darrayl Cummings ’08, ΑΦΑ.
• Vice President and Secretary: Simon Trabelsi
’08, ΑΦΑ
• Treasurer: Kelvin Quezada ’08, ΑΦΑ.
• Programming and Advertising: Alexis Abbey
’08, ΑΦΑ
National Association of Latino Fraternal
Organizations (NALFO): The purpose of NALFO
is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations,
communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal
organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty,
professionalism and education.
Organizations Represented:
2007-2008 National Association of Latino
Fraternal Organizations
• President and Treasurer: William Martin ’08,
• Secretary: Jennifer Rodriguez ’08, ΣΛΥ
Order of Omega: The Order of Omega is a national
honor society, which recognizes students’ achievements
in academics, leadership and service. The Lambda Rho
chapter of Order of Omega is composed of members of
all Dartmouth College Greek letter organizations. The
Order of Omega is limited to the top 3% of the Greek letter
community. 2007-2008 Order of Omega Executive
• Nicole Bertucci ’08, ΕΚΘ
• Wesley Clark ’08, ΨΥ
• Conor Frantzen ’08, ΨΥ
• Ilissa Samplin ’08, Κ∆Ε
The Greek Letter Organizations experience is…
The beliefs, the mottos, the creeds...
“Fidelis et Suavis (Faithful and Agreeable).”
– Alpha Chi Alpha
“Friendship, leadership, and scholarship…
an opportunity and experience for a
“Many hands, one heart.”
– Kappa Kappa Gamma
– Alpha Delta
“To protest against the shams of aristocracy.”
“Unity hand in hand”
– Kappa Kappa Kappa
– Alpha Phi
“Scholarship, Fellowship, Good Character,
and the Uplifting of Humanity.”
“La Unidad Para Siempre (The Unity/
Brotherhood will last forever).”
– Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
– La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda
“My sister as myself.”
“Friendship is essential to the soul.”
– Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc.
– Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
“Time and distance may come between us,
but our home shall always be Alpha Theta.”
“Fraternity in every sense of the term.”
– Phi Delta Alpha
– Alpha Theta
“Unitas in diversitate (Unity in Diversity).”
“Refresh, Enjoy and Travel on.”
– Phi Tau
– Bones Gate
“Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship.”
“Inspiring women to realize their
– Psi Upsilon
– Alpha Xi Delta
“The True Gentleman…a man with whom
honor is sacred and virtue safe.”
“Be a leader who exemplifies courage,
integrity, and modesty while forever
tempering one’s actions with wisdom.”
– Sigma Alpha Epsilon
“One hope of many people.”
– Chi Gamma Epsilon
– Sigma Delta
“Respect, passion, service.”
“Hasta La Muerta (Until Death)”
– Chi Heorot
– Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Inc.
“Let us steadfastly love one another.”
“Love, Honor, Truth”
– Delta Delta Delta
– Sigma Nu
“Strive for diversity, intellectual curiosity
and outreach to the local community.”
“Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love.”
– Sigma Phi Epsilon
– Epsilon Kappa Theta
“Live by the spirit of brotherhood and
achieve growth in character.”
“Standing as a Testament to the ability of a
community to shape its environment.”
– The Tabard
– Gamma Delta Chi
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
“A friendship founded on mutual esteem
and dependence.”
– Kappa Delta Epsilon
– Theta Delta Chi
Overall Improvement
and O’Connor Award
Kappa Delta Epsilon
Kappa Delta Epsilon received both the
O’Connor Award and Overall Improvement Award
for their notable achievements over the past year.
President Brenna O’Neill ’08, who was honored as
President of the Year, stated, “We feel very proud to
have won all of these awards. We worked really hard
over the past year to improve the house and really be attentive to the needs of the sisters and the community.”
The officers of Kappa Delta Epsilon worked within their chapter to outstandingly perform on all six GLOS
principles over the past year.
Kappa Delta Epsilon worked within their physical plant to foster sisterhood. In particular, the organization
refurbished their TV room where they now hold an array of sisterhood events, including study breaks and a Super
bowl party. Outside of their own physical plant, KDE supported their sisterhood through lunches and dinners
across campus. As a final testament to their commitment to sisterhood, Kappa Delta Epsilon’s membership voted
unanimously to add a second vice principle to their executive board whose sole job is to foster the principle of
sisterhood. The organization’s former Vice President, Leah Ansell ’08, notes the success these events have had as
she states, “I feel as if I have gotten to know my sisters more than ever before!” This VP change helps the sense
of sisterhood grow, but is also representative of the ever-improving leadership of the organization. Over the past
year, the organization made a number of positive modifications within their organization’s executive structure that
help foster this principle.
The organization bolstered their inclusiveness both within their organization and throughout the Greek
community. In their own organization, they began a new program, Crossing the “Vine.” As Ansell explains
it, Crossing the “Vine” is “a spin-off of Crossing the Line that the membership tailored to life as a woman on
campus.” For the sisters, the organization also hosted Saturday teas where “sisters would come together and
discuss issues in their lives, such as body image, sexuality, race, etc.” In the broader community, KDE took an
active role in Pangaea that allowed sisters to interact with members of the community whom they may not have
otherwise met.
To further add to the organization’s commitment to service, Kappa Delta Epsilon transformed its Art
Show into a successful fundraiser. Additionally, they held a dry dance party to promote safe sex and HIV/STI
awareness. The proceeds of this event (which raised nearly $1,000) went to a clinic in Rwanda for teenage girls
living with HIV, where one of the sisters had worked.
To increase accountability with the membership, Kappa Delta Epsilon held regular programming that
addressed issues like “eating disorders, nutrition, sexuality and the organization’s role in ameliorating any of these
issues within their sisterhood and on campus.” Moreover, the sisterhood engaged in dialogue with campus Safety
and Security officers to discuss efficient management of open parties and general safety on campus.
Finally, sisters were greatly engaged in the improvement of scholarship over the past year. Not only did
the organization host several programs to express their gratitude to faculty, they also engaged in one-on-one
academically driven dinners. For the sisters, the organization instituted a new scholarship program which awards
$100 to the sister who most improved their GPA. All of this is in addition to their general scholarship support for
each other throughout each term, such as studying together and encouraging one another.
These improvements and steady successes are what make Kappa Delta Epsilon so worthy of both the Overall
Improvement award and O’Connor award. Ansell expresses her happiness by noting, “There is so much house
pride and unity and I am so grateful everyday for having had the experience of being in KDE. It was wonderful
to be a part of an evolving house and to have had the opportunity to help to bring forth positive change.”
McEwen Award Winner:
Epsilon Kappa Theta
Advisor of the Year
Award: Geoff Bronner
Epsilon Kappa Theta received the McEwen Award, a unique
award determined exclusively by its peers. Named after the retired
College Proctor Robert McEwen, the award’s recipient is chosen
by a vote among the organizations based on how they feel the
other organizations have supported them during the past year. The
award recipient is acknowledged for their sincere commitment to
collaborating with other Greek letter organizations, lending a hand
of friendship to others, and being an extremely supportive and
positive member of the Greek letter community.
Ranging from service to social events, Epsilon Kappa Theta
was continuously involved with other organizations over the
course of the past year. Some events, such as the Webster Avenue
Halloween Party or the Panhellenic Progressive Dinner, involved a
number of organizations from the Greek letter community, while
others were initiated by a smaller number. Epsilon Kappa Theta
did not limit itself to community wide events, as embodied in their
work with several different fraternities to have a Canned Goods
Drive, work on a Habitat for Humanity project, and sponsor a
Hookah Night to raise money for relief of Cyclone Sidr.
Although much of outreach to other organizations did involve
service, Epsilon Kappa Theta also had various dry social and
programming events with other organizations - from bowling and
movie nights to gender discussions and intramural hockey teams.
President Elizabeth Sherman ’08 noted, “It’s really an honor to
be acknowledged by our peers in other Greek organizations. One
of our big goals in the last year was to reach out more and increase
inclusivity in the Greek community, so being presented with this
award is a good sign that we’re on the right track!”
This year, Order of Omega
recognized Geoff Bronner, advisor
to Alpha Theta, as the Advisor
of the Year. He was recognized
for his ability to provide support
and guidance to the membership
not only as a house advisor, but
also as a friend. President Nicolai
Buhr ’08 explains, “He has maintained an incredible level of
connection with the members of the house, facilitating leadership
without prescribing actions, giving us ownership and freedom
at the same time as encouragement and direction. Our members
feel comfortable asking him for advice on life inside and outside
the house - a result of his perspective and commitment to the
membership of Alpha Theta. Having Geoff available has been great
for the continuing success of our house.”
His endless dedication to this coeducational organization is
reflected in his role as advisor for over a decade along with being a
member of the board of trustees for the organization. He recently
completed his 16th year of service at the Tuck School of Business
where he is the associate director of information technology. He
is currently the vice president of the class of 1991 and is a past
president of the Dartmouth Class Webmasters Association. Geoff
and his wife Kristy were members of the same Alpha Theta pledge
class in the spring of 1988, they reside in West Lebanon.
Honorable Mention:
Robinson Tyron, Phi Tau
O’Connor Award Winner:
Alpha Theta
Along with winning the Order of Omega Leadership Award,
Alpha Theta Coeducational Fraternity was also a recipient of
the O’Connor Award. This award recognized the organizations
outstanding performance in all of the six CFS principles.
Historically, Alpha Theta has placed great value on being
inclusive, as demonstrated by their non-discrimination clause
which states that membership will not be limited by sex, race, or
socioeconomic status. However, this past summer, Alpha Theta
revisited this clause to expand it to include sexual orientation,
gender identity, and gender expression as well. To stress including
non-members along with members, Alpha Theta invited first
years returning from Dartmouth Outing Club trips to their house
and also held two open events to the entire campus each week;
these included everything from movie nights and study breaks to
tails on the weekends.
Alpha Theta also found ways to remain accountable,
addressing issues of physical safety, fiscal management, and health.
In regards to managing their funds, Alpha Theta consciously
maintained a Reserve Fund for any emergencies that may arise,
and they also placed two undergraduate members on the Alumni
Corporation’s fundraising committee. They also were sure that a
dry member accompanied each new member through Sink ritual,
that they had an on-campus Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisor
and a Sexual Assault Peer Advisor, and that every alcoholic tails
Over the last year, Alpha Theta worked hard to build a strong
sense of brotherhood and sisterhood among their membership and
with alums. In order to accomplish this, they organized a number
of events, ranging from weekly teas and summer picnics to a
Montreal retreat and intramural hockey teams. To stay in touch
with alums as well, they also maintained a mailing list of alums.
The organization also found ways to promote the importance
of scholarship and academics among its members. They reserved
a study room in Haldeman for finals periods, held study groups in
the library, invited faculty to dinners each term, and held weekly
study breaks with food at the house.
Finally, they demonstrated excellence in service. They
met their goal of 150 hours per term, with 100% participation
from their members. And, during the summer, they exceeded
their individual hour requirements six times over. Alpha Theta
remained committed this year to continuing to raise money for
the Dickey Fund, named after the former President of Alpha
Theta and of Dartmouth College.
President Nicolai Buhr ’08 responded, “We are very proud
to share this year’s O’Connor award with Kappa Delta Epsilon.
It’s a great confirmation that our efforts have made changes to the
organization that are visible to people outside of the membership.
Last year we were presented with the award for Accountability,
and we maintained our strength in that area while working hard
to improve others. Hopefully, our success this last year will set the
stage for even bigger improvements in the future.”
event had at least eight SEMP trained members, far beyond the
necessary requirements.
Scholarship Award Recipient
Delta Delta Delta
Scholarship 1st Runner Up
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Scholarship 2nd Runner Up
Sigma Delta
Highest GPA
Delta Delta Delta
Alpha Xi Delta
’10 Class Scholar
Rachael Kandath, Alpha Phi
’09 Class Scholar
Mark Harris, Sigma Nu
’08 Class Scholar
Lauren Berkovits, Epsilon Kappa Theta
This year, Order of Omega recognized Delta Delta Delta as the
recipient of the Scholarship Award. To stress academics, the coacademic chairs of Delta Delta Delta recognized sisters with “smart
cookies” at weekly meetings and by sending a small note and gift of
recognition to students’ Hinman Boxes if they had received a GPA
of 3.7 or above the previous term. Jean Ellen Cowgill ’08 wrote in
Delta Delta Delta’s application, “At Dartmouth, often we forget to
support and congratulate each other for our hard work, and smart
cookies give our sisters an opportunity to applaud these efforts.”
In return for hard work, Tri-Delta also hosted two study breaks –
during midterms and finals – each term in the library where they
provided snacks and allowed sisters to take a break and encourage
each other during more stressful times of the term.
For students to be aware of various related opportunities on
campus, the co-academic chairs sent out an electronic “Academic
Newsletter” every week highlighting lectures, upcoming deadlines,
career services programs, workshops, and any other relevant
academic events.
Not only did the organization stress opportunities happening
throughout campus, but they also brought academic programs to the
house. Programs included: a discussion with community director
Zach Nicolazzo on gendered spaces; a panel of senior women
talking about internship experiences; one-on-one sessions to review
resumes and cover letters; an interview preparation workshop; a
talk with new faculty advisor Cecilia Gaspochkin on her role in
the organization; and, finally, “tea talks” with Professor Charlie
Whelan on his path from being a Dartmouth student to a Dartmouth
professor, with Dean Thum on the resources available in the
Upperclass Dean’s Office, and with Professor Martin Dimitrov on
intellectual property rights in China.
Additionally, last Spring they created an internal database so
that sisters could use each other as potential resources. At the start of
each term, a database was updated to keep track of members’ majors,
abroad programs, and internships as well as useful positions they’ve
held on campus (i.e. tutors, teaching assistants, etc.). Coacademic chair Tess Reeder ’08 explains, “With so many
members in the organization, it is extremely useful to have
this information compiled. If a member ever has trouble
with a certain class she’s taking or is interested in an abroad
program or internship, she can always look it up and know
who to contact for more information and advice.”
Delta Delta Delta’s emphasis on academics and
scholarship fostered an environment which encourages sisters
to both succeed and to learn from each others’ academic and
career experiences. In addition to this award, Delta Delta
Delta was also jointly recognized with Alpha Xi Delta for the
highest GPA among Greek letter organizations (3.56).
Faculty of the
Year Award:
Louis Renza
Professor Louis Renza is
recognized by students as being
“truly a Dartmouth fixture, a legend
among students.” A member of the
Dartmouth English Department
since 1970, Professor Renza
concentrates on 19th and early-20th century American culture
and is Dartmouth’s resident expert on Edgar Allen Poe, Wallace
Stevens, and Bob Dylan. After taking four of Renza’s courses,
Tyler McIntyre ’08 said, “Renza’s ability to challenge his classes’
collective fundamental values and beliefs makes his classes a must
for all liberal arts students.”
Along with his unique ability to find a Thoreau or Emerson
quote that is applicable to any work of literature or life situation,
students also cite his unique enthusiasm and willingness to help
out in any possible way. Says one previous student, “he is so
excited about the subjects he teaches and his inspiration and joy
are contagious, and easily passed on to his students.” This became
clear when, summer of 2006, he headed a Bob Dylan conference
which invited some of the top Dylan scholars to celebrate Bob
Dylan’s poetic lyrics.
According to one of his colleagues in the English
Department, “He’s a swell guy...big heart in many ways. His
occasional curmudgeonly affect is, after all, an act.” The Order
of Omega recognized Professor Louis Renza’s ability to inspire
students and his passion for his subjects by naming him the
Faculty Member of the Year.
Faculty Engagement
During the 2007-2008 academic year, the Office of
Residential Life implemented a new Faculty Engagement
Initiative. Rachel Head, a Community Director in charge
of allocating these funds, explains the goals of the program:
“One proven factor in enhancing students’ experience in
the classroom is an opportunity for students to connect with
faculty in less formal environments outside the classroom. The Office of Residential Life has identified various
programmatic opportunities to engage both students and
faculty in developing relationships with one another and to
assist in cultivating those relationships.” Although only in its
first year, the program was a success, as a number of different
organizations took the initiative to take advantage of these
Student-initiated Greek letter faculty programs have
ranged from faculty dinners to inviting professors to open
coffee shop houses. Sigma Delta and Kappa Delta Epsilon,
for example, invited professors to join them for coffee
at Rosey Jekes, an atmosphere which provided a neutral
social space for both students and professors. Sigma Alpha
Epsilon invited President and Mrs. Wright to join their
new members for a dinner-discussion about pertinent
campus issues, including social life and academics. Academic
Chair Eddie Kalletta ’08 said, “SAE was honored to host
President Wright and his wife Susan as guests for dinner
at our house. The event allowed for lively, candid and
insightful conversation to ensue between the Wrights and
the brotherhood in an intimate atmosphere.” Similarly,
Alpha Phi hosted an invitational faculty dinner and Alpha Pi
Omega invited the Native American Studies Department to
an appreciation dinner.
Although dinners were popular among Greek letter
organizations, Tabard and Kappa Delta Epsilon varied their
events by inviting professors over for hors d’oeuvres and
beverages at their “Meet and Greet” and “Professor Wine
and Cheese” events.
All organizations who participated in the program
agreed that the attraction of the program was a chance to
spend time with faculty members outside of the classroom
as well as to meet new faculty members in a number of
departments. Bridget Alex ’08, Sigma Delta academic chair,
sees the fund as a “mechanism for interacting with their
professors outside of office hours” and as a way to “provide
an opportunity to ask professors about their lives and their
research, to talk about things that are not on the syllabus.”
Head commented on the program’s success over the
past year, “Students from Greek letter organizations have
shown initiative and creativity in developing programming
that aims to increase the quality and quantity of interactions
between members of the Dartmouth faculty and members of
Greek letter organizations.”
Scholarship 15
Sigma Phi Epsilon – Balanced Man Scholarships
150 chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon, including Dartmouth College’s, sponsor a scholarship for first year male
students, the “Balanced Man Scholarship.” This recognizes first year men who “exhibit academic excellence,
demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to health and well-being.” The chapter reviewed entries, selected ten
finalists, and awarded three scholarships.
This year’s first place winner was Reed Boeger, a member of the Class of 2010 who excelled academically
and who is also a nationally ranked freestyle skier. Andrew Kim ’10 and Brendan Lynch-Salamon ’10 were also
named Balanced Man Scholars, taking second and third place, respectively. The other seven finalists included:
Daniel Susman ’10, Shunsuke Aonuma ’10, Charles Dunn ’10, Adam Bledsoe ’10, Brian Howe ’10, Michael Milone
’10, and Daniel Gobaud ’10.
Acting Dean of the College Dan Nelson recognized these individual recipients and presented them
with their scholarships at the chapter’s annual Balanced Man Scholarship ceremony in the Treasure Room of
Baker Library. Also at the ceremony, Chapter Counselor Cary Heckman ’76 explained the commitment and
principles of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Balanced Man Program.
Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the
Greek Letter Organizations Community
Greek vs. Total Undergraduate GPA's
(Spring 04-Winter 08)
Grade Point Average
Greek Average
Total Undergraduate Average
Since Winter 2005, the overall Greek letter organizations individuals’ Grade Point
Averages have been consistently higher than the overall undergraduate student GPA.
Scholarship Notes
• Chi Gamma Epsilon invited alumni to a “Career Night”
to discuss their various career experiences.
• Kappa Delta Epsilon had Dr. Thomas Cech, a Nobel
Prize winner and father of a sister, come speak to
the organization during his visit to campus as a
Montgomery Fellow.
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon held a discussion with Jason
Tesauro, author of The Modern Gentleman.
• Chi Gamma Epsilon and Kappa Delta Epsilon jointly
invited administration members, Safety and Security
officers, and the GLOS office to a BBQ over the
• Phi Tau had members-only weekly ice cream study
breaks every Sunday.
• Alpha Xi Delta had a Corporate Recruiting information
session and panel at their organization the spring. • Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. hosted a semiformal banquet event, Noche Dorada, in the fall. They
invited two key note speakers, Jose Jimiez and Jesse
Mejia, to speak about Civil Empowerment. Along with
this banquet, the organization also donated to the
Young Lords Party, a Puerto Rican activist group based
in Chicago, and gave out two scholarships.
• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., programmed
“Alphademics” for the incoming first year students, a
program highlighting the transition to college.
Scholarship 17
Leadership Award Recipient
Alpha Theta
Leadership 1st Runner Up
Alpha Phi
Leadership 2nd Runner Up
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Emerging Leader
Jess Lane ’09, Alpha Xi Delta
Emily Eberle ’09, Alpha Theta
Emily Eberle ’09, Alpha Theta
In order to foster leadership in Alpha Theta, the leaders of this
year’s coeducational organization focused on strengthening their
organizational structure, transitioning their officers, and encouraging
individual leadership among all members.
Recognizing the strength that comes in a strong and formal
structure, President Nicolai Buhr ’08 wrote “A strong institutional
base helps our leaders follow through on the goals important to Alpha
Theta.” Officer responsibilities and duties are explicitly detailed in
the organization’s constitution and, every week, the vice president
communicates with all officers about the progress of their action plans
and performance reports. In addition to weekly check-ins, officers
hold weekly executive meetings to set the agenda, discuss legislation,
and plan for upcoming events.
With a smaller membership than some of the other Greek letter
organizations, Alpha Theta also emphasized effectively transitioning
between officers and giving every member the opportunity to take on
leadership roles. To facilitate officer transition, manuals are updated
every term and used by all officers when they come into their new
position. Leadership Retreats are also hosted in the spring with
house advisors and new, along with exiting, officers. The retreat is
a chance to discuss issues officers may face, to develop an agenda for
the following year, and to allow new officers to learn from previous
officers’ experiences from the past year.
Individual members of all classes as leaders is reflected in their
officer council – President Nicolai Buhr explains, “Eight out of our
eleven officer positions were held by 2009s, which led to a feeling
of being unconstrained by preexisting house culture or tradition;
everybody was free to try out new ways to fulfill their responsibilities
as officers.” Not only have their members proven to be effective leaders
in their organization, but they’ve also expanded their presence in Greek
Councils. With members serving as president of Coed Council, GLOS
House Manager Intern, treasurer of the Coed Council, and treasurer
of the Greek Leadership Council, Buhr notes that “this opened up the
door for more collaboration with other houses than we typically have
had in the past.”
Emerging leader
Lane ’09,
Alpha Xi Delta
Jess Lane, was
recognized for her
contributions to
Alpha Xi Delta,
the Panhellenic
Council, and, as a member of the Social
Life Committee, to the entire Dartmouth
community. Her ability to follow
through with initiatives is reflected in a
nomination explaining how Jess ensured
that their house could get a kitchen.
Whereas others accepted that they were
limited to a kitchenette, Victoria Fener
and Laura Young wrote, “Jess Lane is not
most people – she researched electrical
wiring and plumbing, had an electrician
she knew come and see the house, and
within a month of her initiation, she had a
detailed plan to create a fully functioning
kitchen without doing any construction...
She sees obstacles as temporary, and
finds a way around them.” But this is
not to say that her initiatives are limited
to building kitchens. She joined the ’08
leadership to help Alpha Xi Delta find new
housing arrangements, and she has taken
numerous officer positions. These include
everything from Fraternity Heritage
Chair to Programming Council, House
Manager to Social Chair, Secretary to
New Member Educator. A leader in her
own organization, serving as the new
President of the Panhellenic Council
also reflects her leadership in the greater
Greek letter community. Jess remarked,
“I felt so honored by this award, especially
considering all of the other men and
women I know who do so much for
their organizations and for the Greek
community as a whole. Being a member
of Alpha Xi Delta and being involved in
Greek life has been indescribably important
to my Dartmouth experience, and it feels
great to be able to give back and to help
others get as much out of the experience as
I did.”
of the
Kate Robb ’08,
Alpha Xi Delta
Since her second year at Dartmouth,
Kate Robb has taken an active role in
the Greek community. As a member
of Alpha Xi Delta, she also took on
various officer positions, including Social
Chair, Programming Chair, and Ritual
Chair. Her active membership carried
over to leadership on the Panhellenic
Council, a council representing seven
of Dartmouth’s sororities. As Outreach
Chair for Panhellenic Council her
sophomore year, her goal was to get first
year women into the physical plants of
the Panhellenic sororities. She then served
as the Panhellenic Council President her
sophomore summer and this past year, As
President, she was able to actively plan
philanthropy events, raising over $2000
for Hannah’s House and over $1000 for
Hayley’s Hope, to begin the popular
“Sister Mixer Lunches” program, to help
implement a new recruitment process, and
to introduce the Mentors Against Violence
program to sororities. Megan Zebroski ’08
wrote in her nomination, “Kate clearly
embodies the pillars of Greek life that
all of our organizations aspire to live by.
Whether or not they realize it, women
across campus have benefited from Kate’s
contributions to the Greek system.” And
in return, Kate remarks the impact that
the Greek letter Community has had on
her Dartmouth experience, saying, “The
Greek community at Dartmouth has had
a major impact on my four years at the
College. It has opened doors, presented
me with opportunities and introduced me
to people I probably would not have met
if I had not chosen to join a Greek Letter
Organization. I was honored to receive
the ’Greek Person of the Year’ award - to
be recognized for my contributions to a
community that has given so much to me.”
PResident of
the year
Brenna O’Neill
Kappa Delta
Brenna O’Neill
served as Kappa
Delta Epsilon’s
president her
sophomore summer and, as a testament
to her success, she was re-elected to serve
as the organization’s president her senior
year. Sisters of her organization take pride
in Brenna as their President both for her
leadership qualities and for her personal
values and attributes. In respect to her
leadership, members wrote, “Brenna is an
organized, thoughtful, and an effective
leader….[she] is levelheaded and is able to
see a situation from all sides…As a result,
the sisterhood has utmost trust in her
decisions.” She takes initiative outside of
her own organization though, and has been
committed to fostering the development of
relationships between women on campus.
Additionally, as a friend, she is, above all,
recognized for her kindness, compassion,
and empathy.
Two National
coleman ’08,
Lambda upsilon
fraternity inc.
This year, Jeffrey
Coleman, a member
of La Unidad Latina,
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity,
Inc. received two national awards: LUL
Undergraduate Hermano of the Year and
NALFO Campus Leadership Award. Both
awards speak to Jeffrey’s dedication to his
chapter, organization, and to the campus,
as he served as President of his fraternity
as well as the co-chair of NALFO. Will
Martin ’08, a fraternity brother, believes
that Jeffrey is extremely deserving of
such awards: “I am extremely proud of
Jeffrey. I see what he does on campus and
what he does in his personal life and he
really deserves everything he is getting.
Most times, a person like him would be
overlooked because he isn’t necessarily the
’loudest person in the pack.’ But it is his
actions that shine through and show what
he is about. Honestly, I think we have only
begun to scratch the surface of some of the
things he can do.”
The Hermano of the Year award was
given to the brother who “continuously
goes above and beyond his personal/
familial/fraternal responsibilities over
the past academic year.” Candidates are
expected to hold several executive positions
on campus, be active in community service
initiatives, and succeed academically.
The Campus Leadership Award is “in
recognition of an undergraduate who has
demonstrated their commitment to their
organization, University Campus and the
Latino Greek Community through their
service in leadership positions in their
organization, campus and/or the Latino
Greek Community as a whole.”
After winning both awards, Jeffrey said,
“I would like to encourage men and women
to do their research about organizations
because without an open mind I would not
have found the organization that I now hold
so dear to my heart.”
Leadership 19
Students Network at
Greek Life Conference
Dartmouth sorority
earns national awards
At the Alpha Xi Delta national convention in late June,
Dartmouth’s Theta Psi chapter won eight awards, recognizing the
students for a variety of achievements, many of them for academic
“At the awards ceremony, they gave out 18 awards, most of
which went to just a few chapters, some to many chapters, and
some to only one chapter. We were ecstatic that our chapter won
eight awards, including one for highest GPA [grade point average]
out of all 115 chapters nationwide,” says Lauren E. DeNatale
’09, a member of the sorority who attended the conference in
Indianapolis, and who is the Summer President of Alpha Xi
The eight awards: Chapter Quota Award, Chapter Total
Award, Member Recruitment Excellence Award, Financial
Efficiency Award, 2007 Academic Achievement Excellence,
Elizabeth G. Van Buskirk New Member Class Award (for new
member GPA of over 3.0), Anna Grandin Baldwin Award (for
highest overall GPA—3.5883—out of all chapters), and Order
of the Quill Award (for excellence in chapter management
Additionally, the Dartmouth chapter was recognized with
an honorable mention for the Xi Achievement Award, which
is given to chapters based on their accreditation scores. There
were two winners of this award, and Theta Psi was one of four
honorable mentions.
“This means that we are one of the top six chapters in the
eyes of our national organization,” says DeNatale. “The women
in this chapter deserve the recognition,” says Deborah Carney,
assistant dean of residential life and director of Dartmouth’s coed/
fraternity/sorority (GLOS) administration. “They have strived for
excellence in all areas of the sorority and are role models for other
Greek letter organizations at Dartmouth. We are very proud of
By Susan Knapp,
Source: Dartmouth Public Affairs Office news release
Representatives from Dartmouth’s Greek system networked
with leaders from Greek establishments throughout the Northeast
during a four-day conference held February 21 to 24 in Hartford,
“The larger benefit was definitely being able to share ideas
with students in similar situations at other schools,” Alex Guyton
’09, one of the Dartmouth attendees and the president of Sigma
Nu fraternity, said.
Organized by the Northeast Greek Leadership Association,
the conference brought together hundreds of students involved
in Greek life at colleges and universities throughout the region.
Guyton, Jessica Lane ’09 from Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and
JR Santo ’10 from Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity represented
Dartmouth and their respective organizations at the event.
Students stressed networking as the greatest benefit of the
conference. To get some fresh ideas, Guyton made plans for his
members to visit the University of New Hampshire chapter of
Sigma Nu.
“It’s very easy to fall into ruts—doing the same activities each
term,” Guyton said. “Hopefully, this will expose [members] to
different activities, so they can borrow some new ideas. And it
will be a lot of fun.”
The bulk of the conference’s events took place on Friday and
Saturday. On Friday, students organized into groups to discuss
ethics and values in Greek life. Saturday, students selected 5
educational sessions to attend, each for a period of 50 minutes.
Interspersed between the events, conference attendees gathered to
listen to various speakers on issues such as persistence and morals.
After speaking with students from other colleges, Guyton
said that he developed a greater appreciation for Dartmouth’s
method of treating the Greek system. “They actually understand
the ’work hard, play hard’ philosophy and they are willing to
work with us on that,” he said.
When other schools strictly limit the freedom of students
within College-sanctioned Greek establishments, then students
hold alcohol events “at off campus houses, in ways that cannot at
all be monitored by the college,” Guyton explained.
Since the networking aspect of the conference was most
valuable, Lane thinks Dartmouth could benefit from being more
involved in the conference, despite its shortcomings.
“It could be more worthwhile for Dartmouth students if
there was a larger delegation,” Lane said. “Then, we could discuss
amongst ourselves, meet others, and pool all of that information.”
By J.R. Santo ’10
Greek Speak
Encouraged through Student Assembly, four students (Conor Frantzen ’08, Lauren Bennett ’08, Molly
Bode ’09, and Frances Vernon ’10) charged with the mission “To bring together fraternity, sorority, coed, and affinity organization leaders on campus to discuss Greek and social issues in a neutral setting that
would be positive and solution-based” hosted meetings throughout the Winter term of 2008. Well over 50
people attended the first meeting. Of the 50 members, 23 organizations were represented and 19 presidents
attended. These members were broken into smaller focus groups and asked a score of questions. From these
questions, the Greek Speak facilitators learned a great deal. These facilitators later presented this information
to the administration to create actionable results.
The participants voiced that their desire to join a Greek letter organizations was to meet other students,
grow their social network, form friendships with older students and maintain friendships with current
members of their respective organizations. Many of these hopes were realized through their experiences
with the Greek community. Members noted that the most important aspects of their organization’s
involvement are the people they’ve met and the ownership they’ve felt over their space and traditions.
Mirroring the sentiments of the focus groups that GLOS hosted, members noted that their Greek letter
organizations provide “a community that the D-Plan doesn’t nullify.” More than the role brotherhood and
sisterhood fills in Greek letter organizations; members noted that community service is of great significance
to the members.
The forum also served to discuss the Social Event Management Policy (SEMP) and its relation to the
Greek letter community. SEMP procedures, and specifically the keg policy, have been hotly debated since
their conception in Fall of 2006. Students at Greek Speak voiced that SEMP regulations are neither realistic
nor eco-friendly. Due to these long standing concerns, a new committee chaired by Dean Marty Redman
is to review the policy and recommend new procedures. This new committee looks to foster greater
understanding and cut back on, as one student put it, the “lack of transparency and accountability.” This
committee will see heavy student involvement.
Finally, Greek Speak helped identify further opportunities for the Greek community. First, students
noted a sense of “division and inequality between fraternities and sororities, men and women and their
spaces on campus.” Therefore in addition to the new SEMP review committee, this year has marked the
beginning of additional space-oriented committees. In particular, a Social Life Committee, comprised of
10 students and 8 administrators, was formed to discuss issues surrounding all space across campus. Member
David Lindenbaum ’08 adds that the committee “has spent the last 15 weeks taking a serious look at the
available social space on this campus and perceptions about the social space.” He continues, noting that the
group is now “developing a recommendation to President Wright about how to best improve the social
space on our campus.” A second committee comprised of Dean Crady, Dean Redman, the current and
former Panhellenic president, members of Alpha Phi and Alpha Xi Delta sororities was created to discuss
spaces for current and future sororities. Progress in both campus-wide and sorority space has continued
daily. Most recently, students have responded by joining together Greek letter organizations and student
groups to host Alternative Social Space parties across campus.
The Greek letter organizations members enjoyed the Greek Speak forum, where they could openly
discuss Greek community concerns. They will continue to converse on these higher-level issues and
communicate through these committees, even though one student voiced, “I think we all agree a lot more
than we disagree.”
Leadership 21
Greeks Give to the Senior Class Gift
During Spring 2007, the members of the class of 2007 were asked to participate in fundraising for the
Senior Class Gift. The purpose of the gift was to create a scholarship for a member of the Class of 2011.
This year, there was an increase in both the number of organizations reaching 100% participation and the
percentage of participants who belonged to a Greek letter organization. Sixty percent of donors to the Senior
Class Gift were members of a Greek letter organization and the following eleven organizations reached 100%
participation in their respective groups: Alpha Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Sigma
Phi Epsilon, Gamma Delta Chi, Chi Heorot, Delta Delta Delta, Sigma Nu, Epsilon Kappa Theta, Bones Gate
and Tabard.
Leadership Notes
• Delta Delta Delta officers rewrote and approved a
new set of chapter policies; they also recognized
an outstanding sister for her leadership and
accomplishment every week at meetings, the
“Delta of the Week.”
• Alpha Phi Alpha traveled to Yale to present the
Dartmouth chapter at a conference
• Gamma Delta Chi increased the leadership
positions that members could take on by
allowing members who were not officially
officers to work in “mini-committees” and take
on various projects.
• Alpha Chi Alpha reviewed and updated the
organization’s constitution with appropriate
• Phi Delta Alpha held a two-part new officer
information seminar which consisted of a general
officers meeting as well as position-specific
• Sigma Delta conducted online surveys at the
beginning of each term in order to receive
feedback from the sisters and to be more
effective in their programming. They also
recognized a weekly outstanding member who
has contributed to the Dartmouth or Sigma Delta
• Tabard’s new member chairs select a topic to
guide each week’s meeting – this ranged from
“Showcase your Talents” to “Safe Spaces on
Leadership 23
Service Award Recipients
Delta Delta Delta
Kappa Kappa Kappa
Service 2nd Runner Up
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Through philanthropy as well as hands-on community service
and outreach, Greek letter organizations stress an ethic of support
and care. Although all organizations participate in Hanover, Upper
Valley, and even international community service efforts, Order of
Omega recognized Kappa Kappa Kappa and Delta Delta Delta for
their outstanding service efforts.
For another consecutive year, Kappa Kappa Kappa won the
Service Award for their passion and dedication to benefiting others
around the world and in the surrounding community. Tri-Kap service chair Samuel Kennedy ’09 recognizes the importance of service
to the organization, “Service is, and has always been, a strongly
held value of this organization. During recruitment, this value was
emphasized repeatedly, with each new member being required to
attend several service projects. With this value instilled at such an
early stage in a brother’s involvement at Kappa Kappa Kappa, it is no
wonder that brothers continue to serve the needy throughout their
time as members of the Greek community.”
In regards to international service, brothers directed the Iraqi
Kids Project to collect clothing and donations and to ship 60 boxes
of collected goods overseas. Kappa Kappa Kappa especially focused
on raising awareness and funds for Project Bangladesh, a student-led
group trying to reconstruct an orphanage on the verge of collapsing. Fundraising for Project Bangladesh included organizing a “Spice
Night” along with applying to numerous grants, all of which led to
over $12,000 in funding. In addition to monetary donations to Project Bangladesh, brothers are actively working on drafting liability
and memorandum of understanding contracts to ensure the proper
oversight of the orphanage’s construction.
Although much of their notable service centered on international causes, the brothers were also active in assisting the local New
Hampshire communities.
Last spring, brothers organized a community-wide Easter
Egg Hunt as well as a similar event in the fall for Halloween.
Finally, the brotherhood promoted service through
programming shows. Freestyle for the Future, a freestyle
tournament, raised over $400 for DREAM and the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Then, in the winter, this event
was expanded to a three day event – a combination of workshops, showcases, and performances – to raise awareness
and funds for a recent fire at Armory Square, a low-income
housing project in Vermont.
The organization was remarkably dedicated to service,
and Kennedy was honored that the brothers were recognized
among the many efforts that take place in the Greek letter
community. “Amidst all this service, though, it often feels
that one’s own efforts go unrecognized, awash in a sea
of good deeds. Thus, to receive this award is especially
satisfying as it is an affirmation of the hard work and many
hours put in by Kappa Kappa Kappa brothers; it attests to the
fact that the service rendered was noticed and appreciated.”
Service Award Winner:
Delta Delta Delta
Twelve seniors were brought to campus one weekend in
the fall. The weekend included speaking with representatives from the Admissions and Financial Aid office, touring
Dartmouth and visiting classes, sharing meals with different
Grek letter organizations, and completing a number of college applications. With Psi Upsilon co-volunteering for this
program, the program was gender balanced.
Because the chapter increased its service requirement
from one to two projects as of last Spring, they were able to
simultaneously engage in a number of smaller philanthropy
Along with Kappa Kappa Kappa, Delta Delta Delta also
won the Order of Omega Service Award. Emily Luscz ’08
philanthropy co-chair remarks that, “At Delta Delta Delta
we all really make an effort to have sisters recognize service
as more than just a requirement. With that in mind, we aim
to choose projects that are meaningful both to our organization and our sisterhood.”
One of the two large projects that Delta Delta Delta
took on over this past year was a recommitment to its National Philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Since last spring, the Gamma Gamma chapter has held a
babysitting day at the house. Sisters volunteer to babysit
and cook dinner for children and each day raised anywhere
from $600-$800 for St. Jude’s. This event also allowed the
organization to reach out to the Upper Valley community,
Dartmouth faculty members, and their children.
The second project involved creating a college preparatory program for senior year students at Codman Academy.
Delta Delta Delta worked with one of its alumnus, Meredith
Liu ’04, who is Codman Academy’s Dean of Enrichment.
and service projects throughout the year. In addition to these
two large projects, Delta Delta Delta also cooked for David’s
House 3-5 times a term and supported the work of the
Hanover Parks and Recreation Department, including the
Hanover Middle School dances, Occom Pond Party, and the
Turkey Trot. They also raised over $4,000 for Relay for Life
last Spring, placing second among Greek letter organizations
and 3rd among all teams.
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15 Webster Avenue Award
The 15 Webster Avenue Fund is an endowment established in April 1993 in order to support charity and community service
projects by Greek letter organizations at Dartmouth. This endowment, which generates $3,000 a year, was created by three
organizations (Tau Epsilon Phi, Harold Parmington Foundation, and Delta Psi Delta) that resided in 15 Webster Avenue before the
house was sold to the College in 1993. Currently, it is the home of Epsilon Kappa Theta. This year, there were five recipients who
shared this endowment.
Delta Delta Delta was awarded $850 to continue its partnership
Kappa Kappa Gamma was awarded $650 to continue a
with the Codman Academy, a charter public school in Dorchester,
MA. Throughout the year, members held various fundraisers in
order to bring twelve seniors to visit Dartmouth for a three day
college preparation program. The program allowed students to
experience a college environment first-hand, learn more about
the college admissions process, and complete college applications.
Delta Delta Delta will use this grant, in addition to ongoing
fundraising efforts, to work with Sigma Phi Epsilon, a new
partner, to host a similarly successful program in Fall 2008.
mentoring program with the Vermont Student Assistance
Corporation. In this mentorship, members of the organization are
paired up with students from the Blue Mountain Union School
Epsilon Kappa Theta received a grant of $400 to supports its’
partnership with Women’s Information Services (WISE). In
the past, the organization cooks and fundraises for the shelter.
After their long lasting involvement with WISE and discussing
possibilities with Development Director Lavinia Weizel, Epsilon
Kappa Theta has chosen to use this grant to fund WISE’s annual
Mother’s Day carnation sale. Although the organization has
actively worked on this project, this would be the first year that
they will both work on the project and be able to monetarily
support the fundraiser. In addition to acting as a fundraiser, the
carnation sale will serve as a way to raise awareness to WISE and
those in crisis.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was awarded $700 for its work with the
Special Olympics Program, an activity funded by the Tucker
Foundation and Greek letter organizations that bring volunteers
to weekly practices with a Special Olympics bowling team. With
a member of their organization serving as the Tucker Foundation’s
Special Olympics Bowling Program chair, with the aid of other
brothers, the organization will use the funding to continue
supporting their committed volunteers.
in Wells River, Vermont. Due to the distance, the majority of
interaction took the form of regular communication through
email. With their award, however, Kappa Kappa Gamma plans
to bridge the gap by bringing mentors and mentees together
on a regular basis to collaborate on service projects such as
David’s House dinners or the Breast Cancer Walk. Service Chair
Annie Son ’08 writes, “I think that integrating service with our
mentoring program will be an effective and meaningful way to be
the very best role models that we can be for these students.”
Phi Tau
To raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in
Montreal, Canada, Phi Tau Coeducational Fraternity received
$400. The nonprofit hospital provides pediatric specialty care to
children at no cost. For more than thirty years, the Coeducational
Fraternity has donated money annually to the Shriners Parade
in the Upper Valley, but with this grant hopes to raise additional
money to benefit this charity. As a fundraiser, they will cook a
large-scale Saturday brunch once per term at a cost of $3/person.
Community Service Summary
Over the past three terms, Greek letter organizations and
their members have given back to the community with more than
14,000 hours of service on record. In addition to this tremendous
amount of community service hours, Greeks have raised over
$150,000 to support causes ranging from raising money for
St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital to participating in the
Prouty race to campaigning Nicaragua Awareness campaigns
to organizing Grassroots Soccer. Among the 28 Greek letter
organizations, over 20 have more than 100 hours of service per
term, with more than 8 organizations having more than 400
hours in a single term.
Relay for Life
2007’s Relay for Life took place on Friday, May 5th and
saw nearly one hundred percent participation from Greek
organizations. The event raised $85,000, $5,000 more than its
goal and $12,000 more than last year’s total. $21,067.31 was
from Greek organizations. There was a contest this year among
Greeks to see who could raise the most money. Of the Greek
letter organizations, Epsilon Kappa Theta won with a team of 18
members and by fundraising $3,289.38.
To raise donations, many Greek organizations held events
weeks prior. Alpha Chi Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon held a joint
barbeque and entertainment event, which included a band called
Jabel’s Tea, the Dog Day Players improvisational comedy group,
and the Rockapellas. This event coincided with Dimensions
weekend and was able to attract many prospective students as well
as current undergraduates. In total, this barbeque raised about
$400 for the cause.
Similarly, Delta Delta Delta co-sponsored a bake-off event
with Dartmouth Athletics, the Programming Board, Office of
Residential Life, Interfraternity Council, the Tucker Foundation,
and Conferences and Special Events. Tri-Delta was the main
sponsor and organizer of the event, recruiting 58 members of
the community to donate baked goods. After the baked goods
were donated, anyone could purchase a ticket to the event to taste
and score unlimited desserts. The entries with the highest scores
received donated gift certificates to local businesses. The event
was a success, raising approximately $1,000.
Many more individuals and organizations wrote letters to
and called friends and family for donations, helping to make this
event the success that it was this year. Jean Ellen Cowgill ’08, the
Relay for Life Recruitment Chair for Upper-class and Mixed Class
ORL Housing and Greek, Co-Ed and Affinity Organizations, was
pleased with the amount of participation by Greek organizations
this year. “I focused my attention in recruiting on Greeks this year
because we get the most participation from them,” she said.
Cowgill also was impressed with the event overall. “The
event ran very smoothly,” she said. “This was the first year we
used Leverone Field House, which allowed us more space on the
inside of the track for activities like sports, performances, and
arts and crafts and participants didn’t have to worry about the
temperature. It was really nice to see the entire community come
out for the event.”
Psi Upsilon Yard Sale for
Directing through Recreation,
Education, Adventure and
Mentoring (DREAM)
This fall, the brothers of Psi Upsilon hosted a two-day yard
sale with all proceeds going to support DREAM, a Vermontbased youth mentoring organization. Several Psi Upsilon brothers
are members of the organization, including Stephen Modelfino
’10 and Jensen Lowe ’10, who were in charge of organizing the
event. Many other brothers lent a hand as well and all were
very supportive of the event and the cause. One brother, Cyrus
Tingley ’08 said, “The yard sale was great, because it would have
been egregious to have thrown out all the old stuff that had been
stored in the attic. Brothers were literally on their knees sorting
out the garbage from the sellable items, but it was well worth
the many hours of hard work. It was simply a terrific way of
helping out a great cause, one that is extremely meaningful to
many brothers in the organization.” During the two-day sale,
the brothers running the event sold items including old sporting
equipment, electronics and clothing.
Every term, the DREAM program ends with a culminating
event that offers the children an opportunity to participate in
adventures that they would otherwise not be able to experience.
In the past, culminating events have included a day at a roller
rink and a trip to Six Flags. Unfortunately, financial constraints
have continuously limited the events. However, the Psi U Dream
Yard Sale managed to raise $1,710.50 for this fall’s culminating
trip, and as a result on Saturday, December 1st, DREAM took
30 children and 21 mentors to Boston! The group went to the
New England Aquarium and saw Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Sharks
3D at the aquarium’s 3-D IMAX theatre. Then, everyone had
the chance to walk around Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall to
experience the best of what Boston has to offer. The trip was a
huge success, and all the kids had a blast. It was very rewarding
that the Psi U yard sale helped make this trip possible. In the
future, the brothers of Psi Upsilon intend to continue to support
the DREAM program in its fundraising efforts.
By Jenson Lowe ’10 and Stephen Modelfino ’10
Service/Philanthropy 27
A Day for Play: alpha Delta Student organizations host
first annual “Halloween at
The Riverside Community Park in Lebanon, N.H., was
recently the site of an ambitious building campaign as Dartmouth
students from the Alpha Delta (AD) fraternity and a host of other
community members from Dartmouth and the Upper Valley
pitched in to build a 2,500-square-foot playground in a single
day. AD, which raised $10,000 for the effort, partnered with The
Home Depot, the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department,
and organizers from the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! to
build a fun and safe play space for the children and families of
KaBOOM!’s mission is to build 1,000 play spaces in
1,000 days, for which the organization received a $25 million
commitment from The Home Depot. Fraternity member Conor
Fernandez ’08, who helped spearhead AD’s involvement, explains,
“AD has a long history of giving back to the community, and
this project is another example of AD’s commitment to be
actively involved not only on campus, but also in the surrounding
communities.” Fernandez adds that, “All of the brothers were
very excited about the playground build, and it strengthened our
bond with each other, as well as Dartmouth’s relationship with
the Upper Valley community.”
The volunteers assembled rock-climbing walls, slides,
bridges, and a tire swing. (A volleyball court is scheduled to be
added soon.) More than 100 volunteers participated, including
approximately 40 members of AD, members of the Dartmouth
rugby team, and a number of Dartmouth employees. Dartmouth
Dartmouth has its share of spirits and legends, but a new
generation of ghosts and goblins invaded the Dartmouth campus
on Halloween October Wednesday.
More than 30 campus organizations joined forces to sponsor
the first “Halloween at Dartmouth,” a free, public event on
Webster Avenue in Hanover. Organized by the Kappa Kappa
Kappa fraternity, “Halloween at Dartmouth” featured trick
or treating, arts and crafts, activities, food, haunted houses, a
costume contest, and performances by Dartmouth’s a cappella and
dance groups.
Programs were handed out along Webster Avenue which
included a map of each participating Greek organization, as well
as the activities at each house, the times of each performance
group, and the different locations for food and games.
“Halloween at Dartmouth” pulled together Dartmouth’s
various student groups, especially the College’s Greek letter
organizations, in an effort to reach out to and connect with the
Upper Valley community.
Source: Dartmouth Public Affairs Office news release
Dining Services volunteered to provide breakfast and lunch to the
hungry construction crew.
Although the playground was erected in one day, prior
to the actual building day, team leaders got together to
precut the materials for the play structures. The idea, explains
Fernandez, was to avoid the need for power tools on the actual
day of assembly. After the concrete was given a chance to set,
community members were invited to bring their families to
Riverside Park for the grand opening on Oct. 14. “There were a
ton of kids on the playground,” says Fernandez. “It was great to
see everyone finally using it.”
By Genevieve Haas;
Reprinted courtesy of Vox of Dartmouth
Panhellenic Council’s Flag
Football Tournament
May 2007, the Panhellenic Council sponsored its annual
flag football tournament, one of the council’s largest annual
fundraisers. Each year teams compete to have fun as well as to
raise money for a particular charity. Teams are formed around
campus and each competes in an afternoon tournament. The
entry fees to compete form the bulk of the money raised.
While the charity group that is supported by this event changes
year to year, this year’s recipient was Hannah House. In a vote of
the new Panhellenic presidents this spring, the Council decided
to establish a partnership over the next year with this particular
organization. Hannah House is a local organization, founded
in 1984, that supports young mothers in the Upper Valley. It
provides a residence, child care, vocational services, healthcare,
and a domestic violence prevention program for pregnant
and parenting teenagers. There will likely be another large
fundraiser in the coming terms and all money raised over the
next year by the Panhellenic Council will be donated to Hannah
House. Council President, Lauren Kaufman ’07, expressed her
expectations for future projects, “The council worked really hard
on planning the [flag football] event and was excited to see it turn
out so well. I hope that this will be the start of a line of many
successful events to come.”
While in the past this tournament has been exclusively for
sororities, this year it was opened up to the entire campus to
encourage more teams from the diverse student body, drawing
teams from groups other than fraternities or sororities. For the
first time this year, a coed league was also added. Fifteen teams
registered for the event, which was moved from the Gold Coast
lawn to Memorial Field due to heavy rains during the week.
Thirteen teams showed to play, despite the rain. In the end, the
event was a huge success, raising approximately $1,900 altogether.
Elizabeth Wild ’08, the Panhellenic Council’s Philanthropy
Chair, commented, “Despite the rainy weather, the teams
participating from the Dartmouth Greek community and student
body were enthusiastic competitors and willing to get muddy for
a great cause. We look forward to building on the success of this
year’s flag football tournament in the future.”
Interfraternity Council
Dodge ball
Panhellenic Council Hosts
Progressive Dinner
The Panhellenic Council consistently adds value to the
Dartmouth and Greek community through their philanthropic
efforts. In particular, the sophomore summer of the class of 2009
saw a number of advancements in the group’s philanthropy.
At the beginning of the term, the council hosted a
progressive dinner to raise money for Hayley’s Hope, a Multiple
Sclerosis fund in honor of Hayley Petit ’11 and her family. The
dinner was a great success in that it raised nearly $2000.00 and
also served as a true community event. The dinner was served
as a joint effort from all seven sororities. The organizations
teamed up to provide a portion of the meal. The Panhellenic
Council did not charge a price for the meal, but rather asked for
donations at each house. The $2000 raised is quite impressive,
as only a quarter of the student population is on campus during
the summer term. Finally, the dinner saw far more than student
participation; many faculty and administrators also joined the
organizations for dinner. This event promoted unity between all
the organizations by really having them work side-by-side.
Unity was further promoted through the continuation
of “sister mixer” lunches. Sister mixer lunches serve as an
opportunity for two women from each organization to meet each
other and hold discussion over a lunch in town. Occasionally the
discussions were led by an executive member of the Panhellenic
Council, but more often than not sisters were allowed to share
their on campus experiences with one another. These lunches
work extraordinarily well to create across-organization unity.
Finally, the Panhellenic Council sponsored a number of
a capella shows throughout the summer months to provide
programming for the community. The Panhellenic Council
looks forward to continuing these efforts next summer and
strengthening the unity between each of the seven sororities.
This spring, the Interfraternity Council hosted its third
annual dodge ball tournament, a traditional IFC fundraiser
began during the summer of 2004. This event invited students
around campus to form teams and compete against each other in
a high energy competition. Even though it originated and was
sponsored by the Interfraternity Council, any six students across
campus were encouraged to form a team.
The registration fees required for each team are used to raise
money to support the Christopher Reeves Paralysis Foundation.
This year, over 300 students on 48 teams chose to participate,
raising over $1,150 for the Foundation. This money will benefit
research on the possible treatment and cures for paralysis due to
spinal cord and central nervous system injury.
Overall, the tournament brought together a diverse group of
students as well as leaders within the IFC, Programming Board,
and the athletic department, who co-sponsored the event for a
good cause.
Service/Philanthropy 29
The Prouty Race is a statewide charitable fundraiser,
where participants walk, run or bicycle to help raise
funds for research at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer
Center. Dartmouth students, faculty and administration
joined more than 4000 community members in
participating in the 27th Annual Prouty Century Bike
Ride & Challenge Walk. Of those 4000, there was great
Greek letter membership involvement.
Greek letter organization involvement began a
little over three weeks before the Prouty took off. The
GLOS office helped organize the Greek community’s
involvement. Lense Gebre-Mariam ’09, one of the
summer GLOS interns, met weekly with organizations’
presidents and community service chairs to help build
interest. More than 400 Greek letter students participated
in some form to ensure the success of the event. Countless
students volunteered in the preparation during the days
leading up to the Prouty. On the day of the race, a few
hundred members turned out to volunteer their time and
energy and to support participants. Overall the Greek
Service Notes
• Kappa Kappa Gamma fundraised for Women’s
Scholarship in Tanzania and participated in the
Cinderella Project by gathering prom dresses from
members to distribute throughout the Upper Valley.
• Kappa Delta Epsilon had a dry dance party to
promote safe sex and STI awareness. Proceeds
benefited a clinic in Rwanda where one of the
sisters had worked. They also held an art show
to raise money for WISE (Women’s Information
Services) in the fall.
• Alpha Phi raised over $1000 and awareness for
Cardiac Care at their second annual winter Red
Dress Gala.
• Epsilon Kappa Theta and Alpha Chi Alpha worked
with Milan to sponsor a Hookah Night fundraiser
benefiting victims of Cyclone Sidr.
• Phi Delta Alpha had a DREAM pumpkin carving
event for Halloween and completed its second year
of volunteering for Planned Parenthood of Northern
New England’s annual telethon.
• Chi Heorot had a raffle during the summer
Streetfest as well as a benefit concert, raising over
$500 for philanthropy.
• Epsilon Kappa Theta also built bunk beds at the
DREAM summer camp.
Organizations raised more than $8,000 and a number of
students found sponsorship to bike the entire route which
is approximately 100 miles. Of those organizations, Phi
Delta Alpha had extraordinary participation. Phi Delt
member, Andrew Lane ’09, says, “Phi Delta Alpha has
worked intensely with the Prouty since the summer of
2004. Each year our brotherhood helps organize, set up,
and run this great event for the Upper Valley. We are
happy to see that campus involvement with the Prouty is
increasing so significantly, and we are excited to continue
our fraternity’s strong involvement with the Norris
Cotton Cancer Center.”
Greek letter goals for member participation were
surpassed as were the fundraising goals. Through the
generosity of Wes Chapman ’77, John Gleason ’76, and
Cam Eldred Tu83, specific organizations were awarded
for their outstanding support. Chi Heorot won the Cam
Eldred “Iron Butt” award because their organization
how the greatest number of resident members riding the
100 route. Finally, both Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi
Delta Alpha received $500 for their high membership
• Gamma Delta Chi participated in weekly Students
Fighting Hunger Dinners over the summer.
Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award
Kappa Kappa Kappa
Brotherhood/Sisterhood 1st
Runner Up
Alpha Xi Delta
Brotherhood/Sisterhood 2nd
Runner Up
Alpha Chi Alpha
Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity received an award from Order of
Omega for its strong commitment to the principle of Brotherhood
and Sisterhood. Focusing on this allows their members to establish
lifelong friendships as well as respect for individual diversity among
members. President Edward Son ’08 noted that last spring, with the
transition from the exiting ’07 to the new ’08 officers, “One thing we
unanimously decided upon was that our organization needed to work
on was an improvement in internal programming, events that would
create strong bonds between brothers.” And, with this decision, Kappa
Kappa Kappa undoubtedly succeeded in instituting a number of events
and programs to achieve this goal.
Throughout the year, the organization held events that were
specific to the new members as well as ones to ensure that all brothers
could participate. This included forming intramural teams and a
squash league, trips to a paintballing park, Six Flags during Sophomore
Summer, bowling and laser-tag with a sorority, and to a Celtics Game
in Boston. One of the members-only events held regularly every term
was the Brothers Only lock-in. Saturday afternoon, brothers watched
a sports game, held a BBQ, participated in a discussion, and then had
time to spend with one another at the organization.
Although the organization stressed brotherhood among members,
they ensured that this did not exclude alumni members. They had
morning “History Runs” to various locations prevalent to both Kappa
Kappa Kappa and Dartmouth and compiled a directory of prominent
Alumni who they believed to be good spokespersons of their respective
class and generation.
While recognizing the importance of brotherhood within
their own organization, Kappa Kappa Kappa also acknowledged the
importance of creating these bonds with the rest of the Greek letter
community and therefore participated in Greek letter organizationwide events such as the Leadership Academy and Rising Leaders Retreat
and held events jointly with other organizations. This award honored
Kappa Kappa Kappa’s success at creating a sense of brotherhood within
their organization and in the greater community.
Psi Upsilon Goes for Strikes As the oldest Greek organization at Dartmouth, the Zeta
Chapter of Psi Upsilon has a long legacy of strong and tight-knit
brotherhoods. While each brother stays busy through involvement
Panhellenic Recruitment
Fall Recruitment 2007 wrapped up on Tuesday, October 16th
with the distribution of 251 bids. Every woman who attended
Preference Night received a bid to one of seven Dartmouth
sororities. 307 sophomore and junior women registered for the
week-long process, a 5% increase from Fall Recruitment 2006.
Alpha Phi offered 24 bids, Alpha Xi Delta 41, Delta Delta Delta 40,
Epsilon Kappa Theta 23, Kappa Kappa Gamma 42, Kappa Delta
Epsilon 41, and Sigma Delta distributed 40 bid invitations.
The 307 Potential New Members (“PNMs”) attended three
rounds of events during the course of the week. During Round
One, beginning on October 9th, the PNMs visited each of the
seven Panhellenic sororities. In Round Two, the PNMs were able to
attend parties at up to four sororities. Finally during the third round,
or Preference Night, PNMs visited their favorite two sororities.
Following Preference Night, chapters and PNMs were matched
using a mutual selection process. Bids were distributed the following
day, October 16th.
Assisting in the recruitment process were 32 recruitment
counselors. These women consulted with and advised 9-10 PNMs
during recruitment week. The recruitment counselors acted as
guides during Round One, leading their groups to and from each
sorority house. During Round Two and Preference Night, the
recruitment counselors were available to answer questions and
discuss the PNM’s options. Sorority recruitment can seem daunting
and impersonal due to the sheer number of participants; however
recruitment counselors provide the personal attention and support
that is needed during the process.
On the sorority side of recruitment, 14 individual organization
chairs led chapter efforts to plan, organize, and execute 15 different
parties over the three rounds. These chairs also communicated with
their sisterhood, ensuring that every Greek woman was present
for recruitment events. Each round featured a different theme,
complete with coordinating decorations and costumes.Themes this
year included Arabian Nights, Pajama Party, and Hollywood.Then
the organization recruitment chairs were responsible for producing
invitation lists for each round, a grueling and stressful process. Their
hard work ensured that logistics for the whole week ran smoothly.
Overall, sorority recruitment this fall was quite successful.
While always a demanding process, the efforts of everyone involved
– recruitment counselor, recruitment chairs, and current sorority
members – made sure that recruitment this fall was as efficient and
enjoyable as possible. Recruitment will also be held this coming
January, and 80-100 juniors and seniors are expected to participate in
the process.
By: Sarah Shaw ’08
with a variety of campus groups and dedication to academics, the
historic house on 7 West Wheelock St. stands as a beacon on the
Dartmouth campus, drawing each and every member together each
During past terms, the members of Psi Upsilon have continued
to strengthen their bonds of brotherhood. When they aren’t
competing for the elusive intramural sports championship, many Psi
U’s can often be found hanging out around the grill or relaxing in
one of the physical plant’s numerous common spaces. Furthermore,
Psi Upsilon attempts to build the strength of its brotherhood through
mutual participation in a variety of service activities, including
Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life. The brotherhood also
thrives in its endeavor to foster relationships between brothers
outside of the confines of the College. Over a dozen brothers
traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico during spring break and
countless others reunited in New York City during their off-terms.
During the spring term, a new tradition was born – Sunday
night bowling. With assistance from the programming budget, a
group of Psi Upsilon’s travel to White River Junction each Sunday
night for an evening of bowling and fraternizing. “What better way
to get some time away from schoolwork and catch up with one
another than two hours of unlimited, competitive bowling?” says Jon
Scherr ’08.
Throughout the course of the term, more and more brothers
made an effort to attend the weekly trips. With each member
keeping track of his personal bests and overall competitions between
the senior, junior and sophomore classes, some brothers have even
found time to practice on other nights. “The next step is definitely
to join a bowling league,” proclaims Brian Lloyd ’08 as he rolls
another perfect strike, “The Psi Upsilon team is ready to face the best
competition in the Upper Valley.”
Whether it is through mutual involvement in community
service, social gatherings or even at the bowling alley, the members
have managed to create an exceptionally tight brotherhood. In the
upcoming terms, the brothers of the Zeta Chapter of Psi U will aim
to find more opportunities to improve their friendships and make
sure that these friendships last after leaving Dartmouth. And, of
course, many brothers will continue to compete for the title of Top
Greek Revival
Since Winter 2004, there has been a steady increase in the total membership of
undergraduates in Greek letter organizations. Last year, for the first time, sorority
membership was greater than fraternity membership.
2004 - 2008 CFS Memberships
Number of Members
Yearly Comparisons
Greek Letter Organizations:
Numbers On the Rise
If the number of students joining Dartmouth’s sororities,
fraternities, and coed organizations is any indication, Greek life
at the Big Green is thriving. Recruitment was up for fall term,
organizations are undergoing renovations to improve safety and
accessibility, and organizations are using commitment to public
service as an opportunity to build stronger ties with the Dartmouth
and Upper Valley communities. For many students, Greek letter
organizations are enjoying a renewal, reflecting the system’s integral
place in the College’s landscape.
Membership in a fraternity, sorority, or coed organization
is a popular option, with roughly 60 percent of eligible students
(sophomore fall and older) joining. This fall, a total of 562 students
joined Dartmouth’s 7 sororities, 13 fraternities, and 3 coed
organizations, up by 45 students over the same period last year.
(That number doesn’t include Dartmouth’s historically Black,
Native American, and Latino organizations, which will conduct
their recruitment processes later.) Kate Robb ’08, a member of
Alpha Xi Delta and the president of the Panhellenic Council, an
organization that governs most of Dartmouth’s sororities, says, “We
oversee the recruitment process for potential new members, and
we try to make sure that every woman has a positive experience.”
The goal is to create the best fit for both student and sorority. This
year, every woman who completed the process was invited to join a
Most Dartmouth coed organizations, fraternities, and
sororities (shorthanded by the College as “GLOS”) have their own
organizations, the majority of which are privately owned (seven
are College owned). Many of the physical plants that support those
organizations are showing their age and, as Sigma Phi Epsilon’s
community service chair Kevin Scully ’09 notes, “have taken some
serious punishment” over the years. In 2003, the College conducted
an audit of every physical plant on campus and worked with each
organization to create a plan to bring the buildings up to a campuswide standard of health, safety, and compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act. Five years into the plan, many organizations
have undergone significant improvements, says Bernard Haskell,
assistant director of residential operations. During summer 2007, the
fraternity Sigma Nu closed for renovations to create a second means
of egress, and sorority Kappa Delta Epsilon’s renovations made the
basement and first floor of its Webster Avenue house wheelchairaccessible. The majority of houses are wheelchair-accessible, says
Haskell, and the rest are moving in that direction.
Life within Greek letter organizations rests on six guiding
principles, explains Fouad Saleet, Associate Director of GLOS
brotherhood/sisterhood, scholarship, accountability, inclusivity,
leadership, and service. Service, in particular, says Saleet, is an area
where Greek letter organizations excel. “We pride ourselves on
community service. It’s part and parcel of the experience.”
This often manifests itself as a commitment to local causes
and people. The fraternity Alpha Delta recently volunteered, in
concert with The Home Depot and nonprofit KaBoom!, to build
a playground for the community of Lebanon, N. H. Under the
leadership of Kappa Kappa Kappa, many of the organizations
on Webster Avenue came together to host a Halloween carnival
for local children. Ian Tapu ’08, a Tri-Kap who spearheaded the
Halloween event, says he felt “it strengthened our ties to the
community. We’re hoping to do it again next year.” Many students
describe joining a Greek letter organization as a way of finding
the support network they left behind in families and hometowns.
“I’m from a small, close-knit community in Maine,” says Scully.
“Recruitment was the first time I developed a group of friends
I felt comfortable with, people I could rely on for help.” He says
that Sigma Phi Epsilon has been a place “to build myself as a
person in a community with amazing, unique guys, with different
experiences.” Lindsay Deane ’08, of Delta Delta Delta, says that for
her, the sorority is “a great space to be supported by other women.”
And for Robb, being part of the GLOS system has been “a defining
aspect of my time at Dartmouth.”
By Genevieve Haas Source: December 2007 ’Dartmouth Life’,
published by Dartmouth Public Affairs Office
Greek Letter Organizations
Life program
The first GLOS Life program was held on Thursday,
October 4, 2007 in Rollins Chapel. A day long New Member
retreat was originally planned during the spring by Frank Glaser
’08, Phi Delta Alpha, and Megan Johnson, former Associate
Director of GLOS. The GLOS Life program was just one of
many events planned for this retreat. Lauren Breach ’09, Alpha
Xi Delta, and Fouad Saleet, current Associate Director of GLOS,
took over the planning in the summer term. Feedback from
members of many Greek letter organizations was sought and
taken into consideration, and it was decided to only go ahead
with the GLOS Life portion of the retreat.
The GLOS Life program was modeled after the Experiences
program which runs every year during Freshmen Orientation.
The purpose of the GLOS Life program was for students
interested in going through recruitment to hear about the kinds
of experiences one can have in any Greek letter organizations.
The Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and Coed Councils as well as
the Greek Leadership Council helped advertize the event, which
was targeted at the freshman, class of 2010.
Six speakers were chosen for the program through an
application process: Alex Howe ’08, Alpha Chi Alpha; Leah
Williams ’09, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Kevin Scully ’09, Sigma
Phi Epsilon; Stephanie Morales ’09, The Tabard; Ian Tapu ’08,
Kappa Kappa Kappa; and Maria Maldonado ’08, Sigma Lambda
Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
In their speeches, these students shared experiences that
emphasized the importance of brotherhood and sisterhood,
leadership, and service in Greek letter organizations. Kevin
Scully talked about his strong brotherhood when he said: “my
fraternity experience and the bonds I developed with a very
diverse group of people gave me a place to be supported and
helped me put my problems in perspective.” The speakers talked
about the reality that comes with membership – difficult times,
finding balance, participating in activities beyond just social
events. Leah Williams admitted that her “experience with Greek
life has been really, really hard.” But because of her struggles
and the struggles of her organization, she said: “I think that our
membership has really grown in ways I haven’t seen in many
Greek houses on campus.” In addition, the six students each
gave advice to those considering joining based on realizations
they had made during their time as a member. Through his time
in a Greek Letter Organization, Ian Tapu recognized his earlier
mistake in “looking for ways [he] could fit in with the Greek
system” when he should have been asking himself “how can I
shape my organization to better fit me and reflect my passions,
beliefs, and values.”
The six speakers also stayed after the completion of the
program to talk individually with audience members or answer
questions they had. One member of the audience and a current
new member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Dan Moore ’10, said “one of
the speaker’s words inspired me to follow up with him on what
he had spoken about and was a main reason for me selecting the
fraternity I ended up joining.” For him, “the most helpful part
was speaking candidly with the speakers after the program.”
Lauren Breach and Fouad Saleet were very happy with the
success of the program and hope to improve it for future terms.
Sisterhood Notes
• Sigma Delta visited Billings’ Farm Historic Festival and had a
members-only fajita dinner at the house.
• Bones Gate hosted a Thanksgiving Feast for its brothers.
• Kappa Kappa Gamma took a sophomore summer retreat
to Kennebunkport, Maine.
• Sigma Nu had an Alumni barbecue and house renovation
tour during Homecoming weekend.
• Alpha Xi Delta held a number of events during the summer
including a sleep over, a field trip to Ben & Jerry’s factory,
sisterhood hors d’oeuvres, and a lawn croquet party. During
the spring, they also have “Senior Spotlight” in which they
recall memorable stories about graduating seniors.
• Bones Gate and Kappa Kappa Gamma combined their new
member programs to have a joint new member pumpkin
carving event in the fall.
• Sigma Delta hosted weekly inter-sorority yoga sessions at
their house over the summer.
• Alpha Delta participated in the Biography Channel
documentary on the Real Animal House that inspired the
• Alpha Chi Alpha reached out to alumni and received a
100% increase in alumni donations from last year. They
also contacted alumni to raise over $8000 to support the
Petit Family Foundation, in honor of the wife and daughters
of Alpha Chi Alpha alum Bill Petit ’78.
• Theta Delta Chi had a full brotherhood values assessment
with representatives from their National CFO to link
their organization values with those of their national
• Alpha Theta had two intramural teams each term, one
male and one female.
Inclusivity Award Recipient
Kappa Kappa Kappa
Inclusivity 1st Runner Up
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Inclusivity 2nd Runner Up
Delta Delta Delta
Inclusivity Award Winner: Kappa Kappa Kappa won the Inclusivity Award which celebrated the organization’s ability to build a
community which embraces and appreciates diversity and differences
in thought and opinion among its members. President Edward Son
’08 wrote, “Our organization has continually worked to create an
environment within our physical plant as well as in the surrounding
Dartmouth Community that raises diversity and inclusivity. Kappa
Kappa Kappa firmly believes that inclusivity is a key component to an
individual and organization’s growth.”
Within their own organization, they held discussions with
faculty members and among themselves, a Crossing the Line event,
and an invite barbecue dinner for members and guests. Through
their barbecues, video game tournaments, sporting events, and dry
Dimensions dance party, they have certainly created events with the
goal of reaching out to potential new members and prospective Dartmouth students.
Not only has the organization been extremely successful in
providing a welcoming and accepting environment for its own members, but they have also reached out to all students through various
events they bring to the Dartmouth community at large. One such
example was the Hip Hop Movement during Black History Month
which consisted of Freestyle for the Future, an event showcasing
various emcees from across campus, Showcase of Arts, and a Hip
Hop Workshop. Others included the Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween at Dartmouth, both events hosted for the Hanover community.
Although these were largely led by their organization, Kappa Kappa
Kappa has also reached out to a number of different interest groups
and organizations, especially through Pangaea, an initiative which
matched different campus groups.
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Inc. Hosts Alpha Week
Alpha Week is one of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s most
longstanding national traditions. On Dartmouth’s campus the
first Alpha Week happened in 1973 and has continued to be held
every year since. While the subjects covered during this week
have changed each year, the overall focus of this programming
week has remained constant. While many of the programming
ventures that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. undertakes are
designed to provide a service to the community while jointly
offering them entertainment and fellowship, Alpha Week is
primarily dedicated to fostering discussion around issues that
affect the Dartmouth community as a whole and specifically its
many minority students.
This year, the fraternity celebrated their 36th annual Alpha
Week. On Monday, they had a volunteer program as part of their
community service initiative. On Tuesday, they had an event
with open forum discussing the new financial aid policy and
the socio-economic diversity on our campus. On Wednesday,
brothers participated in “Meet the Greeks” where the minority
Greeks at Dartmouth presented underclassmen interested in
learning about the history of the organizations. After the event
they also held a dinner for the minority men at Dartmouth
discussing the issues affecting our community. Thursday, the
organization had a women’s appreciation program for the
minority women at Dartmouth. Finally, Friday was our biggest
event known at the “Knowledge Bowl” where teams squared off
and answered Black history questions. As in past years, February’s
Alpha Week proved to be another success.
By: Alexis Abbey ’08
Pangaea Initiative
Pangaea is a joint programming initiative that began in
Spring 2006. From the beginning, Pangaea was created to
encourage student groups that have not historically worked
together to do so in a way that will help to foster an environment
of open communication and honest dialogue between individuals
on campus. Through the process of designing and successfully
executing the joint program, participating organizations will be
helping to create a more inclusive programming network around
campus. Pangaea is not a co-sponsorship program, but rather is
meant to build bridges between the communities that comprise
the greater Dartmouth community.
The original idea for Pangaea was created by Thiago
Oliviera ’06. Helping Oliviera was Lena Rochelle MartinezWatts ’08 who jointly tried to execute the program. Pangaea
began as a simple effort to get Greeks and unaffiliated students
to work together. After working through the process, Lena
noticed how complex programming really is and how many
big community issues could be addressed through the process.
Stereotypes about affinity houses were broken down by merely
introducing Greeks who were unfamiliar into that space. On the
other hand, the intimidation of some Greek organizations was
lessened for unaffiliated students when they could experience
the space during the daytime where they could experience the
space as a residence rather than as merely a social space. These
new relations allowed individual networks to broaden. Overall,
when the joint program actually launched, a message was sent
to Dartmouth’s general body of undergraduates that dispelled
any myth that Greeks and unaffiliated students could not work
together for the greater good of campus.
Pangaea programs are defined by the following guidelines
that may be followed informally but are fundamental to the goals
of the program. First, students must meet face to face at least 4
times throughout the planning process on a regular scheduled
basis. During those meetings, the organizations should
specify 3-4 point people per organization; it is these students’
responsibility to consistently work on the project. Next, Pangaea
requires that the groups utilize a space that may be unfamiliar
to the disparate organizations. In this same vein, Pangaea asks
that the groups consider hosting meetings in those same houses/
social spaces to further familiarize the space and make both
parties comfortable within it. To that point, the organizations
are asked to remember that these spaces carry special significance
to the hosting organization and should be treated with the
utmost respect. The program promotes inclusiveness by focusing
on giving and compromising. Finally, the program must be
designed to benefit all participating organizations. Many Greek
and students organizations have found tremendous value in these
Sophomore Summer
Parents Weekend
During Sophomore Family Weekend, from July 27-29,
2007, many Greek letter organizations found ways to introduce
members’ families to the rest of the organization - for them to see
what their sons and daughters had joined during their sophomore
Epsilon Kappa Theta invited family members to a casual
BBQ and hosted tours of their physical plant. Alpha Xi Delta
similarly used their house to host families by having a brunch.
Sophomore Summer AZD President Lauren DeNatale ’08 says,
“The event was a huge success and sisters really enjoyed meeting
and getting to know each other’s parents and siblings.” Among
fraternities, Phi Delta Alpha hosted a catered three course lobster
and steak dinner on their front lawn. President Andrew Son ’09
notes that it was an “opportunity to foster a sense of camaraderie
between our families and to exhibit the bonds of brotherhood
that we had forged since joining Phi Delta Alpha.” Kappa Kappa
Kappa’s President seconds this sentiment, that having an event for
families was an opportunity for parents to witness firsthand the
brotherhood of his organization.
Inclusivity Notes
Photo: John Beck
• For the first time, all five NPHC and NALFO organizations were able
to participate in the MLK Lifted Stroll Show. It served as a way for
each of these organizations to take a tradition usually used for Greek
empowerment and respect, strolling, and to show appreciation for the
people that support them throughout the year.
Fieldstock 2007 chariot race
The 2007 Chariot Races were part of an expansion of the
Sophomore Summer Fieldstock weekend.This year’s Fieldstock
took place over the course of five days, with events and parties
sponsored by campus groups as diverse as Women in Business, Collis
Governing Board, and Alpha Chi Alpha. Class Council coordinated
participation and advertising, but each sponsoring organization was
responsible for logistical planning and all funding.
Olympic events sponsored by Student Assembly and the
Interfraternity Council tested a broad range of talents, including
a relay, soccer, and a greased watermelon competition, in the days
leading up to the Saturday chariot races. The Olympics were key
in generating interest in a weekend meant to replace the Tubestock
tradition. Teams were allowed to enter into the entire Olympic
competition, with members competing in all events in the five day
period, but were also encouraged to sign up with a group of friends
to participate in just one event. This allowed Greek organizations
as well as smaller, non-Greek groups to participate in any given set
of events of their choosing. In future years, the precedent should be
stronger for the participation of UGA-organized and off-campushousing-based teams, to increase inclusivity and class unity during
The final day of Fieldstock included a pie eating contest, tug of
war competition and Chariot races on the Green, and was followed
by a free barbeque, live music, and a night of parties. The Chariot
races were held on the eastern edge of the Green on a straight path,
with spectators lining the sides. Because the course could not be a
track with curves, racers had to make various stops as they ran down
the track and turned around to come back. Entrants were required to
wear mouth guards, gloves, and helmets; further safety considerations
included a list of safety guidelines sent via blitz to all team members,
race-day chariot inspection by Student Activities, and attendance at a
mandatory safety meeting for at least one member from each racing
group. Prizes were awarded to the winners of the races in male, female
and co-ed categories. These awards were presented in conjunction
with the awards for the tug of war and pie-eating contest, and with
the prizes for the week’s Olympic games (a great way to encourage
more people to come to the Green). Immediately following the
awards ceremony, a free barbeque was held on Collis porch and live
music began on the green.
By : Annie Rittgers ’09
• Alpha Phi Alpha performed their annual Step Show in the spring,
which over 1000 students and alumni attended. They also held
the Pharaoh’s Ball, a formal open to all of campus, and the Martin
Luther King Jr. Vigil to celebrate the life and legacy of a brother of the
fraternity, MLK.
• Alpha Xi Delta invited Cate Edwards, daughter of John Edwards, and
Kate Michelson for a discussion on women in politics.
• Alpha Phi sponsored a Blue Scholars & Wale Concert open to all of
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosted their annual spring Student Assembly
Presidential debate on Greek letter community issues; they also invited
Chris Dodd and Ron Paul to speak at their house.
• Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. had a termly MUJERES dinner to
talk about issues affecting women on campus; the sorority also began
a Latina Support group called “Nosotras” to build community among
Latinas and other women on campus.
• Epsilon Kappa Theta invited first year women to a discussion on
gendered social spaces and what it means to be a woman at
• Gamma Delta Chi invited members of the community to their house
for a discussion on gender relations in the Greek letter community.
• Phi Tau had a Milque and Cookies night at their house each term.
• Delta Delta Delta held “Tea Talks” every term; guests included a
member of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership office, Karen Liot Hill
(current mayor of Lebanon), and new Dean of the College Dean Crady.
• Sigma Phi Epsilon welcomed brother Richard Miller ’62, a Muslim
Imam, to share memories of his time as an undergraduate and his
decision to convert to Islam.
• Alpha Pi Omega hosted a Native Men’s Appreciation Dinner in the
Winter as well as a Pow Wow Breakfast in the Spring.
• Phi Delta Alpha had its second annual sausage fest this summer,
serving over 700 specialty sausages to campus.
• Alpha Theta each term had its “Dartcon” gaming event.
• Omega Psi Phi presented a showing of the documentary I Am a
Man: Black Masculinity in America and followed the showing with
a discussion, facilitated by Dr. Bryant Ford, about the definition and
meaning of manhood as opposed to hyper-masculinity.
• Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. held a Free Speech Forum
open to students to discuss pertinent campus issues including race
relations and incidents that create an uncomfortable environment for
minorities. • Sigma Nu hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. dance party which was
co-sponsored with the African American Society.
• Organizations on social probation are not allowed to have alcohol
in the common spaces of their house and the organization is not
permitted to host or co-host social events with alcohol.
• *Probation was combined with educational sanctions such as
developing educational programs, attendance at alcohol education
and training programs, and development of leadership skills. Inclusivity 37
Accountability Award Recipient
Kappa Delta Epsilon
Accountability 1st Runner Up
Sigma Delta
Accountability 2nd Runner Up
Delta Delta Delta
For the 2007-2008 year, Order of Omega recognized Kappa Delta
Epsilon as the most accountable Greek letter organization. One way in
which Kappa Delta Epsilon embodied accountability was in addressing
sexuality/sexual assault, health, and wellness issues. In the winter,
they participated in the Sex Festival by hosting a booth providing
information about HPV. Last Spring, they also held a program focused
on HIV/STI awareness, treatment, and prevention. The combination
of educational awareness and a dance party proved to be a huge success.
Discussion is also encouraged within the organization, and what are
normally considered sensitive topics varied from women and sexuality
to eating and exercise habits.
Another facet of accountability that members supported over the
past consisted of cultural and environmental events. These included:
Focus the Nation, DAO Cultural Night, Habitat for Humanity Date
Auction, and supporting WISE, an Upper Valley shelter for abused
Finally, certain officer positions proved to further accountable
actions on behalf of the organization. The Vice President holds a
discussion aimed at addressing any other issues or problems that arise
in the organization; the treasurer especially focused on ensuring that
dues were collected in a timely fashion every term; and the social
chairs kept all sisters informed of safe management of parties, the Good
Samaritan Policy, SEMP training opportunities, and safety within the
Greek system.
Programming chair Sophie Pauze ’08 reflects, “The accountability
award was an honor for KDE to receive. This year, we tried hard to host
in-house discussions pertaining to issues the sisterhood felt strongly
about. We also tried to contribute as much as possible to a wide variety
of events from environmental issues, to the DAO culture night, to a
comedy show at Sig Ep. By committing ourselves to working with so
many organization, and strengthening dialogue within the house, it
was really great to be so involved.”
Incidents and Outcomes
Unregistered Social Event/
Alcohol/Common Source
Chi Gamma Epsilon
3 weeks social probation
Kappa Kappa Kappa
1 week social probation
Bones Gate
2 weeks social probation*
Gamma Delta Chi Chi
Fall term social probation*
Kappa Kappa Kappa
1 week social probation*
Bones Gate
4 weeks social probation*
Alpha Delta
3 weeks social probation*
Gamma Delta Chi
16 weeks social probation*
Phi Delta Alpha
1 week social probation
Alpha Chi Alpha
3 weeks social probation
1 week social probation
4 weeks social probation*
7 weeks social probation*
Probation (until cond. met)
Alpha Delta
(possession of a funnelator)
(violating College Standards of
Conduct II and IV)
Sigma Phi Epsilon
(drug paraphernalia)
Chi Heorot
(violating College Standards of
Conduct II)
Sigma Nu
(late keg)
Theta Delta Chi
(violating SEMP, failing to
evacuate during fire alarm, etc.)
* Probation was combined with educational sanctions such as mandatory attendance at alcohol education
and training programs, development of leadership skills, and work with national headquarters.
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Honored House Managers
Emma Coultrap-Bagg ’08,
Epsilon Kappa Theta
During her term as house manager, from junior
spring until senior winter, Emma CoultrapBagg worked with her fellow officers and
members to thoroughly clean out Epsilon
Kappa Theta’s library and storage room.
Through this, the sorority was also able to donate unclaimed clothing
items and books. Like other Greek letter organizations, Emma
also proved to be dedicated to sustainability efforts, working with
Epsilon Kappa Theta’s Sustainability Chair to increase recycling and
composting while decreasing the amount of waste.
Kiersten Hallquit ’08,
Sigma Delta
Kiersten Hallquist was house manager of
Sigma Delta sorority during her sophomore
year and during this past year. Although the
position is not the most recognized and
appreciated position, her goal was “to do
more than just organize cleanups…to do the most to improve
the physical appearance of the house and its ’livability.’” In her
position, she strived for her house to be a central and safe space for
Sigma Delta sisters to come together.This includes everything from
making sure that the house is clean and comfortable to making sure
that the library’s internet is working. Projects that she worked on
included: remodeling the kitchen, selling unused books, putting in
new furniture, staining the deck, repainting the sisters’ room, and
installing a blitz terminal in the house’s library. A testament to her
dedication to the organization, Kiersten went above and beyond
her duties by establishing a house recycling program and integrating
such sustainability efforts into the house managers’ action plan; she
hopes, “this will be my legacy and that it will always be well kept and
improved upon with future house managers.”
Tom Healy ’08,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
As house manager for Sigma Alpha Epsilon over
the past year,Tom Healy focused on a number
of house renovations and improvements. He
created an internal fire escape mechanism and
made several improvements to the library including new computers,
chairs, and carpeting. Although his effect was certainly noticeable in
the organization’s physical plant,Tom went above and beyond by also
introducing a new incentive system for house chores, encouraging all
members to take responsibility for the day-to-day cleanliness of their
physical plant.
Claire Wildermuth ’08,
Delta Delta Delta
As house manager her sophomore summer
and over the past year, Claire Wildermuth
has done all she could to help her house in
any way possible. Improvements to Delta
Delta Delta included safety measurements, such as installing lights
along the outdoor path, as well as larger projects. One such larger
project was sorting through many years of basement storage,
collecting unclaimed articles for donation, and installing shelving
to reorganize. A second project was, like other Greek letter
organizations, to strive to be a more sustainable organization. Claire
worked with Delta Delta Delta’s recycling and sustainability chairs
to improve recycling and installing CFL light bulbs. She comments,
“The job was tough at times, during power failures, basement
floods, or bat infestations but very rewarding when you see how
appreciative the sisters are and how big of an impact the extra time
spent can make.”
Kaili Lambe ’09,
Epsilon Kappa Theta
Dartmouth’s Greek organizations are making
considerable progress toward a more sustainable
future. Last summer, the ’09 class increased
recycling efforts in a number of houses and
started new recycling programs in two fraternities. During the fall,
other sustainable measures such as installation of CFL (energysaving) lights and increased awareness of energy consumption were
adopted. Certain organizations have become leaders for the rest
of the community and are developing many different methods
of recycling and conserving energy to make the behavior more
broadly appealing. There is still a lot of ground to cover, but
Dartmouth’s Greek letter organizations are increasing awareness of
environmental issues and encouraging sustainable behavior among
their members. The enthusiasm to make Darmouth’s campus more
sustainable is growing, showing that the Greek system will make
incremental progress in the coming years. To aid in these efforts, the
GLOS Office also hired a Sustainability Intern, Kaili Lambe ’09,
who was recognized at Order of Omega with the Sustainability
Mentors Against Violence
and Interfraternity
Council Collaborate in
New Initiative
This past year, David Lindenbaum ’08 from the IFC, Lena
Martinez-Watts ’08 from Student Assembly, and Anna Swanson
’08 from Mentors Against Violence joined together to create a
member education program about sexual violence. With the help
of the SAPA interns, Anna compiled the content for the program
and proposed topics and activities that should be covered in such a
program. In the spring, David, Lena, IFC representatives, and MAV
members met to discuss the program which the IFC unanimously
approved and made mandatory for all IFC fraternities.
Due to Anna and David’s efforts in the fall, the program was
able to begin almost immediately. Anna scheduled the facilitations
with the fraternities, briefed the members of MAV, and continually
updated and revised the MAV program throughout the term.
The program, which is mandatory for all new fraternity
members and open to older brothers as well, lasts two hours and is
hosted by either two male Mentors Against Violence or by a co-ed
pair. At the start of the program, older brothers gave an introduction,
stressing that the program was not imposed, but a joint effort. Anna
explains, “The program focused on the ’bystander approach,’ which
is what individuals can do as bystanders to potentially dangerous
situations. Fraternity Greek organizations serve as one of the
cornerstones of social life at Dartmouth. In a set up where there is
alcohol and sexual interaction combined with a singular group of
individuals controlling a space, there is a lot of potential for negative
situations to be initiated. Our goal with the program is to provide
a basic knowledge surrounding sexual assault in the specific context
of fraternity basements. We want the new members to recognize
situations that could lead to sexual assault in their own space and
point out that they have the power and ability to diffuse those
situations. We use interactive activities to spark conversation about
campus dynamics and specific common ’scenarios’ that seek to
provide members with realistic ways for them to act in a situation.”
After launching in the fall, the program proved to be incredibly
successful. Both groups received positive feedback from facilitators
and fraternity members. An especially strong point of the program
is that the MAV members served only as facilitators, providing basic
information and asking questions to initiate conversation. But, as
Anna explains, “It is the members of the fraternity who actively
engage in the issue amongst themselves.”
Reflecting on its success, Anna said, “I believe that this
program had a successful pilot run, with the main issue having
been identified and worked around. I also believe that it has
great potential to create real, positive and lasting change on this
campus. Eventually all members of a Greek organization will have
knowledge on the issues surrounding sexual assault and realistic
tools for simple acts of prevention. I was one of the driving forces
in designing and implementing this program because I have such
a strong faith that it is a necessary step in the Greek community
and something I would like to see adapted and expanded to all of
campus. Prevention is crucial and very much within reach, and I
think our program was a product of deep commitment from all
parties involved. We have now passed the leadership torch on in
our organizations and I understand that the new leaders have all
intentions of continuing on our work.”
Accountability Notes
• Chi Gamma Epsilon and Sigma Delta hosted a joint Mentors
Against Violence Discussion to address issues of sexual
assault and how it directly impacts people on this campus.
• Alpha Xi Delta hosted a Center for Women and Gender
discussion on dating violence.
• Sigma Delta sponsored an HPV clinic at their house for
members to receive vaccinations.
• Sigma Nu had an event at the Dean’s house on the details
of the college’s alcohol and keg policies.
• Kappa Kappa Gamma held a forum against drunk driving
over the summer.
• Sigma Phi Epsilon invited the Hanover Police Department to
their house to teach brothers how to detect early signs of
drug and alcohol dependence and how to diffuse situations
which are complicated by these controlled substances.
• Theta Delta Chi had a constructive and interactive brothersonly peer responsibility forum led by Fouad Saleet from the
GLOS office.
• Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. programmed a week
called RAICES (“roots”) with the theme of Promoting
Healthy Latina Lives. Programs included a dinner and a
discussion about an article on Latina mental health and well
being. Health & wellness or relationships
• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Kappa Gamma
collaborated to program “Love Thy Self: The Sexual
Awareness and Body Image.” A facilitated discussion
carried out between panel members and the audience on
issues including images of self perception reflected in social
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1841 Psi Upsilon. Fraternity, National.
1842 Kappa Kappa Kappa. Fraternity, Local. Became Kappa Chi Kappa in 1992. Changed name back to Kappa Kappa Kappa in 1995.
1847 Alpha Delta Phi. Fraternity, National. Became
Alpha Delta in 1969.
1853 Delta Kappa Epsilon. Fraternity, National. Became Storrs House in 1970.
1853 Zeta Psi. Fraternity, National. Derecognized by the College in 2001.
1857 Phi Zeta Mu. Fraternity, Local. Became Sigma Chi National Fraternity in 1893. Became The Tabard House in 1960.
1858 Sigma Delta Pi. Fraternity. Became Vitruvian in 1871. Became Beta Theta Pi in 1889. Derecognized by college in 1996.
1869 Theta Delta Chi. Fraternity, National.
1884 Phi Delta Theta. Fraternity, National. Became Phi Gate in 1960.
1901 Pukwana. Became Sigma Nu, Fraternity, National in 1907. Became Sigma Nu Delta in 1960. Rejoined Sigma Nu in 1985.
Phoenix in 1965. Dissolved in 1971.
1901 Phi Gamma Delta. Fraternity, National. Became 1903 Chi Tau Kappa. Became Sigma Alpha Epsilon, National Fraternity in 1908.
1905 Phi Sigma Kappa. Fraternity, National.
Became Phi Tau in 1956.
1905 Kappa Sigma. Fraternity, National. Became Kappa Sigma Gamma in 1981. Became Chi Gamma Epsilon
in 1987.
1906 Acacia. Fraternity, National. Dissolved in 1908. 1908 Gamma Delta Epsilon. Fraternity, Local. Became Phi Kappa Sigma in 1928. Merged with Alpha Chi Rho in 1935 to become Gamma Delta Chi.
1908 Omicron Pi Sigma. Became Sigma Phi Epsilon in 1895 Beta Psi. Fraternity. Absorbed in 1896 by Phi Kappa 1898 Alpha Omega, a local society. Became Chi Phi 1914 Lambda Chi Alpha. Fraternity, National. Dissolved 42
Delta Alpha in 1960. 1901 Delta Tau Delta. Fraternity, National Became Bones Psi. Became Panarchy in 1993.
Fraternity, Natonial in 1902. Became Chi Heorot in 1968. Rejoined Chi Phi in 1981. Became Chi Heorot in 1987.
1909. Fraternity, National. Became Sigma Theta Epsilon in 1967. Rejoined Sigma Phi Epsilon in 1981.
in 1932.
1915 Sigma Tau Omega. Fraternity. Became Alpha Tau Omega in 1924. Dissolved in 1936.
1919 Alpha Chi Rho. Fraternity, National. Merged with Phi Kappa Sigma in 1935 to become Gamma Delta Chi, but was reborn in 1956 as Alpha Chi Rho. Became Alpha Chi Alpha in 1963. 1920 Epsilon Kappa Phi. Became Delta Upsilon, Fraternity, National in 1926. Became Foley House in 1966. Dissolved in 1981.
1921 Theta Chi Fraternity. National. Broke with Theta Chi and became Alpha Theta in 1953.
1924 Pi Lambda Phi. Fraternity, National.
Dissolved In 1972.
1925 Sigma Alpha. Became Alpha Sigma Phi in 1928. Fraternity, National. Dissolved In 1936.
1930 Sigma Alpha Mu. Fraternity, National. Dissolved in 1935. 1950 Tau Epsilon Phi. Fraternity, National. Became Harold Parmington Foundation in 1969. Became Delta Psi Delta in 1981. Coed, Local. Dissolved in 1991.
1972 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., National.
1976 Sigma Kappa. Sorority, National. Became Sigma Delta in 1988. 1978 Kappa Kappa Gamma. Sorority, National. 1980 Alpha Chi Omega. Sorority, National. Became Xi Kappa Chi in 1990. Sorority, Local. Became Kappa Delta Epsilon in 1994.
1981 Kappa Alpha Theta. Sorority, National. Became Epsilon Kappa Theta in May 1992.
1983 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National. Inactive since 2003.
1983 Che-Ase interest group. Became Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National in 1985. Inactive since 2004.
1984 Delta Delta Delta. Sorority, National.
Sigma Psi and dissolved soon after in 1990.
1984 Delta Phi Epsilon. Sorority, National. Became Pi 1984 Alpha Beta. Became Delta Gamma in 1986. Became Zeta Beta Chi in 1997. Sorority, Local. Dissolved in 1998.
1987 Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Fraternity, National. Dissolved in 2001.
1997 Delta Pi Omega interest group became Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, National.
1998 Lambda Upsilon Lambda / La Unidad Latina Fraternity, Inc., National.
2002 Sigma Lambda Upsilon / Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. National. 2002 Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., National.
2006 Alpha Phi. Sorority, National.
2007 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. National.
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