Greek Letter Organizations Dartmouth

Spring 2008 through Winter 2009
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Greek Letter Organizations and Community
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Recognition of Excellence in the Greek Letter Community
Incidents & Outcomes 2008-2009
June 2009
We are pleased to provide a copy of the “Year in Review” which illustrates the strength and vibrancy of the
Greek Letter Organization (GLO) system at Dartmouth.
This has been an exciting and productive year as we welcomed two new members into the GLO community,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Beta Alpha Omega Fraternity. Currently there are 29 Greek letter
organizations active on campus; three coed groups, ten sororities and 16 fraternities.
Significant achievements included: an expanded commitment to community service outreach especially
through participation in “The Prouty” which benefits the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, individual members
grade point averages are consistently higher than unaffiliated individual’s grade point averages, excellent
leadership from Greek Leadership Council Executive Board resulting in increased cooperation between all
organizations, and overall membership continues to grow. Last year, approximately 60% of the eligible
undergraduate population (sophomore fall status and older) were members of Greek letter organizations.
During the 2008-2009 academic year this number grew to approximately 65% of the eligible student
We continue to emphasize the components that make a successful organization:
We would like to thank Norma Hazelton for her dedication, support and devotion to Greek letter
organizations for the past seven years. Norma retired in January and we will continue to miss her presence in
the office and throughout the Dartmouth community.
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
Deborah Carney
Fouad Saleet
Dean of Residential Life
Assistant Dean of Residential Life
Director of Greek Letter
Organizations and Societies
Associate Director of Greek Letter
Organizations and Societies
Lauren Breach ‘09 a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority played a significant leadership role in the
development of this publication and we offer her our heartfelt thanks.
Lauren has worked with Greek letter organizations as an intern for three years overseeing various projects
that included a new member education review, assisting organization advisors and student leaders with the
creation of a job description for advisors and corporation officers, and collecting organizational data from
the web based action plan for analysis of the six principles established for Greek letter organizations.
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:
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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 2009
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
local coed
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
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 are two groups 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 GLO policies and
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
national sorority
Beta Alpha Omega
local fraternity
Total Membership:
Female: 1075
Male: 1031
Total: 2106
Governing Councils:
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, PR chair and social chair,
and the presidents of each governing council. GLC is also a
clearinghouse for many Greek initiatives.
2008-2009 Greek Leadership Council Executive
• Moderator: Andrew Lane ‘09, Phi Delta Alpha
• Public Relations Chair: Brendan Lynch-Salamon
’10, Phi Delta Alpha
• Treasurer: Emily Eberle ’09, Alpha Theta
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:
2008-2009 Interfraternity Council Executive
• President: Anthony Arch ‘09,Theta Delta Chi
• Vice President: Andy Reynolds ’09,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
• Programming: Peter Kitlas ’09, Alpha Chi Alpha
• Treasurer: Rich Cummings ’09,
Gamma Delta Chi
• Service: Taylor Holt ’09, Psi Upsilon
• Secretary: Udit Banerjea ’09, Phi Delta Alpha
Panhellenic Council: The Panhellenic Council at
Dartmouth supports its women’s fraternities by promoting
values, education, leadership, friendships, cooperation and
citizenship, which is line with the National Panhellenic
Organizations represented:
2008-2009 Panhellenic Council Executive Board
• President: Jessica Lane ‘09, Alpha Xi Delta
• Vice President of Organization:
Kate Harney ’09, Sigma Delta
• Vice President of Recruitment:
Melissa Lokensgard ‘09, Alpha Phi
• Secretary: Lauren Ladolcetta ’10,
Delta Delta Delta
• Treasurer: Lisa Marchessault ’10, Epsilon Kappa
Theta; Johanna Hauer ’09, Alpha Xi Delta
• Programming: Sarah Leners ’09, Delta Delta
Delta; Lynman Woo ’09, Alpha Phi; Eli Mitchell
’10, Sigma Delta
• Recruitment Assistant: Michelle Chan ’10, Alpha
Xi Delta
Co-Ed Council: The Co-Ed Council at Dartmouth
supports and coordinates its three co-educational fraternities.
Organizations represented:
ΑΘ,ΦT, Tabard
2008-2009 Co-Ed Council Executive Board
• President: Brooks Smith ’08,Th ’09, Phi Tau
Vice President: Billy McCarthy ’09, Phi Tau;
Reyna Ramirez ’10, Alpha Theta; Pat Schooley
’10, Alpha Theta
Treasurer: Loren Sands-Ramshaw ’10, Alpha
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. At Dartmouth, NPHC strives to
better both the Afro-American and Dartmouth community
through its dedication to brotherhood, sisterhood and service
to all mankind.
Organization Represented:
2008-2009 National Pan-Hellenic Council
Executive Board
• President: Britni Stinson ’09, Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
• Vice President and Secretary: Daina Stasiunas ’10,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
• Treasurer: David Johnson ’11, Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc.
• Programming and Advertising:Tanisha Stowers
’10, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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:
2008-2009 National Association of Latino
Fraternal Organizations
• President:Terra Branson ’10, Alpha Pi Omega
Sorority, Inc.
• Treasurer: Cassandra Rendon ’09, Alpha Pi
Omega Sorority, Inc.
• Secretary: Amelia Alvarez ’08, Sigma Lambda
Upsilon/ Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.,
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
2008-2009 Order of Omega Executive
• President: Lauren Hartz ’09, Alpha Xi Delta
• VP Programming: Peter Kitlas ’09, Alpha Chi
• VP Membership: Leila English ’09, Sigma Delta
• VP Finance and Communications: Brenna Jenny
’09, Alpha Xi Delta
• Publicity Coordinator: Natalie Berger ’09, Kappa
Kappa Gamma
Greetings from the Order of Omega,
The Order of Omega is a national honor society that promotes the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service
within the Greek community.
This past year represented a time of growth and learning for the Order of Omega. Our organization and its
leaders took steps to make our presence on campus more meaningful and relevant to the Greek community. After
welcoming our talented and diverse group of juniors this past summer, we designed and completed initiatives in
leadership, scholarship, and service.
The Order of Omega focused on two areas of leadership. First, we helped the Greek Letter Organizations and
Societies (GLOS) staff design and implement a new curriculum for the leadership academy series. Omega’s
participation allowed Greek leaders to convene and discuss important issues uninhibited by the presence
of administrators. Second, we forged a relationship with the Greek Leadership Council (GLC) in order to
strengthen both organizations’ efficiency and effectiveness. This partnership allowed our organizations to
improve the annual Omega Awards through collaboration.
The Order of Omega designed a lecture series to promote scholarship among Greeks. Each of the three lectures
provided an opportunity for students to interact in an informal yet meaningful manner with distinguished faculty.
Thanks to Professors Dean Lacy, Jere Daniell, and Paul Christesen for their informative and insightful lectures.
The Order of Omega gave back to the community through diverse service projects. The year began with a
bake sale and a dodge ball tournament, both designed to raise funds for the United Way. In the spring, our
organization took steps to become involved at the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program. A very
successful book drive during First Year Family Weekend collected college guides and test preparation materials.
These books will provide valuable resources to students at SEAD partner schools in Claremont, NH and Bronx,
These accomplishments were made possible by the leadership of the Omega Executive Board and by the
cooperation of Greek leaders. We thank the Greek community for its support and feedback during this year of
growth, and we look forward to continuing to improve our community together in the coming year.
Lauren J. Hartz ‘09,
President Order of Omega
The Greek Letter Organizations experience is…
The beliefs, the mottos, the creeds...
“Fidelis et Suavis (Faithful and Agreeable).”
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
– Alpha Chi Alpha
– Kappa Delta Epsilon
“Many hands, one heart.”
– Alpha Delta
“Friendship, leadership, and scholarship…
an opportunity and experience for a
“By culture and by merit.”
– Kappa Kappa Gamma
– Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
“Unity hand in hand”
“To protest against the shams of
– Alpha Phi
– Kappa Kappa Kappa
“Scholarship, Fellowship, Good Character,
and the Uplifting of Humanity.”
“La Unidad Para Siempre (The Unity/
Brotherhood will last forever).”
– Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
– Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
“My sister as myself.”
“Fraternity in every sense of the term.”
– Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc.
– Phi Delta Alpha
“Time and distance may come between us,
but our home shall always be Alpha Theta.”
“Unitas in diversitate (Unity in Diversity).”
– Phi Tau
– Alpha Theta
“Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship.”
“Honor, above all”
– Psi Upsilon
– Beta Alpha Omega
“Refresh, Enjoy and Travel on.”
“The True Gentleman…a man with whom
honor is sacred and virtue safe.”
– Bones Gate
– Sigma Alpha Epsilon
“Inspiring women to realize their
“One hope of many people.”
– Sigma Delta
– Alpha Xi Delta
“Hasta La Muerta (Until Death)”
“Be a leader who exemplifies courage,
integrity, and modesty while forever
tempering one’s actions with wisdom.”
– Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc
– Chi Gamma Epsilon
– Sigma Nu
“Respect, passion, service.”
“Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love.”
– Chi Heorot
– Sigma Phi Epsilon
“Let us steadfastly love one another.”
“Standing as a Testament to the ability of a
community to shape its environment.”
– Delta Delta Delta
“Love, Honor, Truth”
– The Tabard
“Strive for diversity, intellectual curiosity
and outreach to the local community.”
– Epsilon Kappa Theta
“A friendship founded on mutual esteem
and dependence.”
– Theta Delta Chi
“Live by the spirit of brotherhood and
achieve growth in character.”
– Gamma Delta Chi
Letters from the Presidents of our
newest organizations
Beta Alpha Omega
This year marked the first year in 12 years that the
trustees of Dartmouth Beta Theta Pi were able to
bring back their fraternity to Dartmouth College. The
incidents that occurred in the mid ‘90s placed great
challenges to the Board of Trustees in attempting to
establish a new house in their physical plant, and as
a result the process was very challenging. However,
at the end of the school year, Beta Alpha Omega has
emerged as a successful house and the brotherhood has
accomplished much over the past year.
The hard work of the board is the true reason
that we have been able to accomplish so much. CoChairman Scott Sipple ’84, Dimitri Gerakaris ’69,
Jeff Sassorossi ’75, Star Johnson ’70, Paul Killebrew
‘67 and Bob Bartles ’64, with other members of the
board, have been instrumental in working with the
undergraduates to establish a long-standing tradition
that re-emerged this year. Holding quarterly meetings
with the undergraduates, year-end meetings with the
executive committee and the Office of Residential Life,
helping in maintenance of the physical plant, overseeing
treasury responsibilities, and lending a hand in any time
of need, these men have been the true backbone of the
The undergraduates represent a diverse group of
leaders from all aspects of campus including sports,
cultural organizations, the debate team, business
groups, community service organizations, and hail
from all corners of the world. We were very successful
in our recruitment process, establishing a 52-brother
house by the end of the spring term, after a successful
recruitment term for our five brothers this spring. We
have been fortunate enough to have the brotherhood of
three Marines and their leadership and guidance have
aided our process in establishing ourselves as a strong
institution on campus.
Over the course of the year Beta has established
itself as a house that is welcoming to the greater campus
through its Tuesday Night Lecture Series, which brings
in professors, graduate students, local professionals,
and advisors to speak about issues ranging from Native
American Sovereignty in the U.S. to the history
and current state of the Middle East. Beyond this,
Beta has been involved in many community service
opportunities such as serving food at the Edgerton
House, working with the Special Olympics, and
collecting books for a book drive to benefit education
in Ghana. We have hosted numerous campus-wide
events such as midnight breakfasts, forums on safety and
comfort in the fraternity system, and singing groups.
We have also been successful in hosting parties for the
campus with a daylong barbecue, followed by a party
over Green-Key bringing in hundreds of guests.
One of the most rewarding parts of the year has
been watching the house grow collectively. We have
established a brotherhood that exceeds having a physical
house that brothers can party in, and have brought
together a diverse group of men on campus and created
bonds that will last well beyond our years in Hanover.
This can be seen through our alums, both involved
with the board and not, that have come to all of our
recruitment activities and lent support throughout the
year. The experience that we have had as a house is one
that has benefited all of our time at Dartmouth, and for
that we are grateful.
While these points all have been rewarding, there
have been challenges along the way. From the start
the fraternity met opposition when many groups and
individuals on campus feared the return of a onedimensional house. Furthermore, the concerns over
gender equality on campus in social spaces presented
challenges as well. Working hand in hand with the
Women’s and Gender Center on multiple issues, hosting
talks on comfort in the Greek system as a Lesbian,
Bisexual, Gay, Transgender or Queer and taking a
stance to never tolerate the mistreatment of women
or any individuals on campus, we have overcome
this stereotype and have been able to emerge as a
campus-friendly space while still upholding a style of
brotherhood that remains unique to the house. The
challenge of having such a diverse house would usually
create divides among people of different backgrounds,
but we have successfully been able to create a house
that welcomes men from all backgrounds, and more
importantly brings these men together creating a bond
that transcends any nationality, sexual orientation, race,
religion and cultural identity.
The past year has been exciting to watch, as we
have created a house from scratch. But the journey
does not end here. The upcoming years will be most
challenging and I have faith that they will also be
the most successful, as the house moves forward and
continues to create an identity for itself on campus.
Without the hard work of our alums, the Office of
Residential Life, and undergraduates we would not
be in the place we are today. Our good-standing and
professional relationship with the Office of Residential
Life has been instrumental in the process, and our
leadership will continue to work with them on all
issues. I thank everyone for the opportunity to reinstate our brotherhood and create the house that stands
- Andrew von Kuhn ‘09
Beta Alpha Omega President 2008-2009
Letters from the Presidents of our
newest organizations
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
As President of Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc., I have had the blessing of
working with my sisters, other organizations and a
wide-range of students, faculty and staff to ensure the
progression and strength of the Dartmouth community.
The overwhelming support of students and other
organizations to Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc. has enriched our organization
and has aided us in being able to be an asset to not
only the Dartmouth community, but also the global
community at large. As I leave Dartmouth College as
an undergraduate I am aware that I will never be too far
away for the legacy of Xi Lambda of which I am a part
will continue to thrive at Dartmouth College. We look
forward to the future as we concentrate on the present
and remember the past.
The Xi Lambda chapter wasted little time in continuing
their traditions of dedication to the Dartmouth and
local community by conducting dozens of programs and
fundraisers. Here is just a sample of the programs that
were put together:
While formal service is at the core of Xi Lambda’s
programming, we also participate in more
entertainment based, campus activities such as the
winter stroll show and the spring step show. Such
activities allow us to highlight our pride as members of
an illustrious organization and promote the unity that
comes with membership in a sisterhood and the broader
Greek Letter community.
AKAknowledging Us Panel
An opportunity for black students to hear the
biographies, goals, and current issues facing the Black
caucus as well as for students to voice their issues with
faculty and staff. The discussion was centered on the
uplift of the black community as a whole. The panel
consisted of seven persons from the Black caucus
(professors, administrators, and staff )
Rho Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority Inc. graciously serves as the graduate
sponsoring chapter for Xi Lambda. The two chapters
maintain close communication through the Graduate
Advisor, Jean Robinson. Regularly scheduled joint
meetings and frequent communication provide both
chapters with an opportunity to stay abreast of each
other’s activities of continued service to all mankind.
A program dedicated to remembering notable persons
within Black/American history. The purpose of the
program is to showcase the diversity of races involved
in uplifting African-Americans and fundraise for the
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD) through an
auction of gift certificates for local businesses.
Dartmouth alumni who were former members of
Xi Lambda continue to show their support for their
undergraduate chapter through sisterly communications
and lodging during mandatory leadership conferences.
A regular “Note from Xi Lambda” is circulated
via email to keep alumni up to date with chapter
programming and personal lives of chapter members.
The largest display of alumni support was during
this past Homecoming weekend when Xi Lambda
celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Dartmouth College’s
campus. Several alumni traveled back to Hanover to
attend a panel discussion, reconnection dinner and
prayer service, in addition to attending traditional
Homecoming events such as the bonfire and football
game. Our alumni, though no longer involved in
the business operations of Xi Lambda, continue to
exemplify Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s continued
legacy of sisterhood and service in their lifelong
capacities as sisters of our illustrious organization.
A Free Breakfast to commemorate the Black
Panther Party’s Free Food Initiative (1962 to 1982) and
fundraise for World Partners in Education (a non-profit
organization that partners and raises funds for underresourced schools) through optional donations.
AKAmplished: Highlighting African Americans in
the Arts in order to illustrate and inform of African
Americans, both well known and unfamiliar, in
different artistic venues.
Relationship Forum
Purpose: a candid discussion on the pertinent issues
plaguing Black male and Black female relationships, in
relation to dating at Dartmouth.
Additionally, Xi Lambda participated in the 2009 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week events by putting on a
Multimedia program that facilitated a campus wide
discussion about what Dr. King
would think about today’s society. The discussion
focused on what, if any, progress we as a society still
need to achieve as well as new issues that we could/
should collectively address.
Xi Lambda partners with many other organizations
through fundraisers and co-sponsorships. Most
recently Xi Lambda has teamed with World Partners in
Education to assist with an auction Fundraiser as well as
put together a team for Relay for Life, a nightlong walk
to raise funds for cancer research, and “Think Pink,” a
college-wide BBQ fundraiser to help fight breast cancer.
-Britni Stinson
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. President 2009-2009
Greek letter organizations play an integral role in many aspects of the Dartmouth community and have a profound
impact on campus. This year’s ceremony was a special occasion to recognize the outstanding achievements of
the Greek letter community over the past year. We had many exceptional applications and nominations; many
students and organizations were considered for these awards.
First, the Office of Residential Life, the Greek Leadership Council and the Order of Omega collaborated to
enhance the nomination and selection process to increase the accessibility of the awards. Second, the process was
entirely student run. Every step leading to the Awards ceremony was directed by students.
These two changes were implemented to strengthen the spirit of recognition and accomplishment amongst Greek
The following are the award recipients for 2008-2009
Dartmouth College
Order of Omega, Office of Residential Life and Greek
Leadership Council Awards 2009
Robert Kaiser’39 in recognition of long standing service and
commitment to Psi Upsilon fraternity
Epsilon Kappa Theta for commitment to Accountability
Alpha Xi Delta for commitment to Accountability
Alpha Pi Omega, Inc. for commitment to Inclusivity
Epsilon Kappa Theta for commitment to Inclusivity
Clare Fortune-Agan, ΔΔΔ for commitment to Inclusivity
The Tabard for commitment to Scholarship
Amanda Gelman, The Tabard for commitment to Scholarship
Alpha Phi for commitment to Service
Alpha Xi Delta for commitment to Service
Kappa Kappa Kappa for commitment to Service
Joseph Pena, Kappa Kappa Kappa for commitment to Service
Alpha Xi Delta 15 Webster Ave Award
for the Haven Aspirations Project
Delta Delta Delta 15 Webster Ave Award
for the Codman Academy project
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 15 Webster Ave Award for
the “I love my hair, I love my skin” project
Sigma Phi Epsilon 15 Webster Ave Award
for the Special Olympics bowling project
Emily Eberle, ΑΘ for the
Order of Omega Scholarship
Lauren Hartz, ΑXΔ for the
Order of Omega Scholarship
Alpha Chi Alpha for commitment to Siblinghood
Ashley Gleason ΔΔΔfor commitment to
House Management
Katie Behan, ΑΘfor commitment to Siblinghood
Professor Paul Christesen for Faculty Member of the Year
Amanda Watson,ΦTfor commitment to Siblinghood
Epsilon Kappa Theta for the McEwen Award
Brooks Smith , ΦT for commitment to Leadership
Alpha Pi Omega, Inc. for the O’Connor Award
Emily Eberle,ΑΘ for commitment to Leadership
Amanda Jane Scull, ΑXΔ for commitment to Leadership
Jessica Lane, ΑXΔ for commitment to Leadership
Justin Kim, LΥL for commitment to Leadership
Kappa Kappa Gamma for commitment to Innovation
Beta Alpha Omega for commitment to Innovation
Epsilon Kappa Theta 15 Webster Avenue Award
for the WISE gardening project
North East Greek Leadership Association awards:
Programming Excellence Award for Academic Achievement
and Council Management – Panhellenic Council.
Jess LaneΑXΔ , Panhellenic Council president, Greek Leader
of Distinction award
Andrew Lane ΦΔΑ, Greek leadership Council moderator,
Greek Leader of Distinction award
Alpha Xi Delta, Honorable Mention – Alpha Xi Delta dealt
Congratulation to the organizations with the highest cumulative
grade point averages for spring term 08 through winter term 09:
with the unique challenge of moving out of a physical plant, which
was made slightly more difficult by not having somewhere to
move too. Nevertheless, the organization moved out and managed
to continue to hold events in different college spaces. They also
updated and rewrote their bylaws, code of conduct, and risk
management policy, and created a specific document addressing risk
management at formals.
Epsilon Kappa Theta - While many organizations are either
blessed with active advisors, or put up with absent ones, Epsilon
Kappa Theta decided to be proactive and find a new Chapter
Advisor as well as beginning a search for a Recruitment Advisor.
The chapter also revised its New Member Program, Recruitment
Program, Housing Policy and Officer Structure to better suit
the needs of the members. They increased transparency in all
areas, especially in regards to the chapter finances, for which
they held open forums about the budget and internal financial
aid, and brainstormed ways to make members receiving aid feel
more comfortable. The organization further assured success by
creating new retreats and workshops for members and officers, and
continually assessing progress and revising goals.
Kappa Delta Epsilon, Honorable Mention – Kappa Delta
Epsilon strives to provide a welcoming space for all students with
board game study breaks during finals and non-alcoholic movie
nights. Members have opened up their house to candid discussions
of mental health, eating disorder awareness, and sexual assault, so
that all students can feel comfortable and included.
Epsilon Kappa Theta – Epsilon Kappa Theta has ensured that
its members do not feel the burden of paying dues by offering
a financial aid program, and by protecting the privacy of those
who do receive aid. Programs within the organization work on
creating an open environment in the house, and welcoming those
interested in joining. And finally, this organization co-sponsors
diverse programs on campus, and has planned multiple events with
minority Greeks, social groups, and other houses - truly extending
their reach to the entire campus.
Alpha Xi Delta Sorority 3.58
Epsilon Kappa Theta Sorority 3.56
Delta Delta Delta Sorority 3.56
Amanda Gelman ’09, Tabard – Amanda
Gelman revitalized the once-neglected position
of Scholarship Chair at Tabard. Last spring, she
worked with all of the graduating seniors to
make a list of recommended “Easy 3rds,” “Best
Class Ever,” and “distribs”. Over the summer, she
compiled the recommendations into a database
for all of her organization’s members. In addition
to the course guide, Amanda also started holding study sessions
for new members in order to avoid the GPA drop that normally
accompanies pledge term. She has tried to inspire a balance of
work and play, reminding her brothers that we’re here in order to
pursue academic excellence.
Photo: Amanda Gelman
Alpha Phi – did outstanding work
with the organizations it was involved
with, including raising over $6500
for the American Cancer Society’s
Relay for Life and having 100% of its
on-campus members participate in the
Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Prouty
Century Bike Ride and Challenge
Walk.These women also gave great
support to other organizations such
Diana Pinko, receiving an
award from Lauren Hartz.
as CHaD (Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth) and their own non-profit
foundation, an organization dedicated to improving women’s heart
Alpha Xi Delta – Alpha Xi Delta
Clare Fortune-Agan ‘09, Delta Delta
Delta – Clare Fortune-Agan has served as
the inclusivity chair for her house. During her
tenure, she hosted a dinner with the Gender
Neutral Floor, a joint discussion with GSX about
creating a more gay-friendly space, and dialogues
about depression and socio-economic class. Her
dedication to inclusivity is remarkable for the
breadth of topics covered and for the genuine valuing of all of the
organizations on campus that make Dartmouth what it is.
Photo: Clare fortune Agan award
Lauren De Natele, of Alpha Xi
Delta receiving an award from
Laren Hartz.
Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. – Alpha Pi Omega
consistently reaches out to other groups on campus, working
with Programming Board on the popular Bingo Night, EKT
on frequent “Eat Before You Drink” events, and with Amnesty
International, SAPA, and the Native American Studies faculty to
raise awareness of violence against Native American women. This
organization has made itself known to the student body despite
being one of the smallest on campus, and has remained open to cosponsorship with all groups.
Michael Brasher,
President of Tri-Kap
showed its commitment through
extensive involvement with the Haven
Aspirations Project, a project to help
kids and teens at the Upper Valley
Haven become successful, academically
and otherwise.This organization also
showed an important commitment to
cooperation among Greek houses for
the sake of service, taking the initiative
to contact many different Greek
organizations for a variety of causes,
both to host them and to help organize
Kappa Kappa Kappa – Kappa Kappa
Kappa had an impressive year, boasting the
highest average number of service hours per
brother and participating in and hosting a great
number of different events, such as a Halloween
party, video game tournaments with donations
to charity for participating, and Summer
Enrichment at Dartmouth dinners.The brothers
of Tri Kap set the standard for service among the
Joe Pena ’10, Kappa Kappa Kappa – Joe
Pena, as the service chair for Tri Kap, gave hundreds
of hours personally and single-handedly organized
many of the organization’s activities, which most
of his brothers then participated in. Along with
spearheading many original and creative ideas
and events for local causes, his service reaches into
campus activities as well, being an active Sexpert
and Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisor.
Alpha Chi Alpha – Alpha Chi Alpha has a membership that
characterizes the house, and in their words, “some might say we fail
to leave the house.”They plan events every night of the week that
bring the brotherhood together. For example, on Sundays they have
“Uncle Teds” when a few brothers take turns cooking a family style
dinner for the rest of the fraternity. It gives the brothers a chance to
share stories from the week and weekend, and an opportunity to talk
to faculty and administration, including Dean Crady.
Katie Behan ‘10, Alpha Theta – Katie
Behan organized weekly house dinners, a family
dinner with members and their families, bonding
trips to the Green, hikes and a trip to Montreal.
She was also the pledge mom, making sure the new
member term is as awesome as can be and even
cooked the new members appetizers before they
met the House Advisor.
Jessica Lane ’09, Alpha Xi Delta – Jess
Lane has provided leadership both within her
sorority and within the community at large.
She has served as House Manager, Social Chair,
Secretary, Fraternity Heritage Chair, and New
Member Educator in her sorority. In her
role as president of Panhellenic Council, she
implemented weekly meetings for Panhellenic
presidents, submitted a social event proposal to the national
Panhellenic Conference, and chaired the Extension Committee.
Her commitment to Greek Life on the Dartmouth campus is
Emily Eberle ’09, Alpha Theta – Emily
Eberle has served Dartmouth’s Greek Community
in many capacities. A member of Alpha Theta
Fraternity, she acted as Vice President, President,
and Service Chair. She also acted as Treasurer
for both the Co-Ed council and the Greek
Leadership Council.
Amanda Watson ‘09, Phi Tau – Amanda
Watson, in her capacity as new member educator
and wanting to make a home for the new
members, reinstated weekly pledge meetings,
focusing on house history to make all members feel
like they were really a part of their organization.
She also organized trips to the Fort and Ben and
Jerry’s and has tried hard to ensure that the pride
and value she had for her organization would be passed down to
future generations of members.
Brooks Smith ’08, Phi Tau – Brooks
Smith was recognized for his extensive, ongoing
commitment to his fraternity and the Co-Ed
council. As an undergrad and now as a graduate
engineering student, this individual has served as
house manager, was an integral part of the Phi Tau
exec board, and also acted as President of the CoEd council.
Janie Scull ’09, Alpha Xi Delta – Janie
Scull was recognized for her leadership in moving
Alpha Xi Delta and all of its belongings out of
the physical plant. From creating inventories to
emptying closets to selling furniture, this young
woman coordinated the effort to move Alpha Xi
Delta out of its former residence.
Justin Kim ’10, Lambda Upsilon
Lambda Fraternity, Inc. - Through his
involvement with Lambda Upsilon Lambda/ LUL
fraternity, Inc., Justin Kim demonstrated great
prowess as a leader both within his organization
and to the entire Dartmouth campus, serving as
the president and programming chair of LUL and
spearheading the Language Retention Discussion
for the Dartmouth community.
Kappa Kappa Gamma - Over the summer, one of Kappa
Kappa Gamma’s sisters committed suicide. This organization
responded to the problem in a decidedly active way by organizing
a fundraiser for suicide prevention called the Out of Darkness
Walk, raising $1400 for suicide prevention. In addition to the
walk this organization is planning on holding future events to
promote suicide awareness including an event with the rugby
team. While this is unquestionably a grave tragedy the sisters of
this organization have used the event as a way to raise campus
awareness about suicide to prevent tragedies such as this from
happening again.
Beta Alpha Omega
– Beta Alpha Omega
established a great
reputation for themselves
very quickly by getting
involved on campus and
overcoming negative
perceptions. The brothers
participated as a house
in community service
projects with the Edgerton House and the Upper Valley Special
Olympics. The organization has also been an outlet for academic
events, inviting speakers to talk about a wide array of topics
including American Indian tribes, Islam in Africa, and the
importance of humanities in higher education. In addition, Beta
has offered many great non-alcoholic social events for the entire
campus including a midnight breakfast, homecoming dance, and
a Superbowl party with a sorority.
Lauren Hartz ‘09, Alpha Xi Delta
and Emily Eberle ‘09, Alpha Theta
each received a $500 scholarship from the
National Order of Omega Scholarship
Fund. These scholarships were awarded
to Lauren and Emily in recognition for
their scholastic achievement, participation
in campus organizations, leadership,
citizenship, and service to the Order of Omega and the Greek
letter community.
Ashley Gleason ’09, Delta Delta Delta
As house manager her sophomore summer and
over the past year, Ashley has done a wonderful
job improving her house in any way possible. Improvements to Delta Delta Delta included safety
measurements, as well as larger projects. One
such larger project was sorting through many
years of basement storage, collecting unclaimed
articles for donation; a second project was, like other Greek letter
organizations, to strive to be a more sustainable organization.
Ashley was very helpful with the planning stages of the up coming
house renovation. When asking house managers to show up for
Housekeeping Inspections Ashley was always available to assist
even if she had already done her 2 inspections for the term. Tri
Delta never had a single fire safety violation while Ashley was
house manager.
Each year, the Order of Omega presents the Faculty Member
of the Year Award to a professor who exemplifies Dartmouth’s
commitment to an unparalleled undergraduate education. This
year’s winner, Professor Paul Christesen of the Classics
Department, stood out for his limitless dedication to his students
and his intensive courses, which have come to define many of
his students’ college experiences. His students feel inclined to
push their academic and intellectual limits, achieve new levels of
critical thinking, and work harder than they ever have, because
they know their professor is working even harder to make sure his
students are getting the most out of his teaching. A student in his
“Method and Theory in Ancient History” class commented that
“The projects the professor assigned were daunting, and the high
levels of expectation at times seemed unreachable. During that
term, I frequently worried whether I would be able to meet all of
the deadlines. However, he was always available to work with me.
Once, I sent a blitz to him at 2:30am, distressed and confused over
my most recent assignment. To my surprise, he blitzed me back
within minutes and I was chatting with him in his office at 3am to
iron out all my problems.” Stories like this one are representative
of the dedication and passion of this year’s winner.
Special recognition was given to Robert
Kaiser, Dartmouth Class of 1939, for his
longstanding commitment and dedication to
Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Bob Kaiser was the
President and Treasurer of the Dartmouth Zeta
chapter when he was an undergraduate. A Phi Beta Kappa, Senior
Fellow, and Rufus Choate Scholar with a major in economics,
he excelled in the classroom. He had a distinguished military
career, the recipient of two Bronze stars in the Army, staying in
the Active Reserve until 1963. He also had a successful 20 year
career in the business world prior to coming back to Dartmouth
in 1965. Then, he worked in the Bequests and Estate Planning
Program, developing one of the most successful giving programs
in the country. Long considered the tax-expert at Dartmouth,
Bob is often called upon by alumni, colleagues and faculty for
advice. He received the Class of 1939 Man of the Year award and
the Dartmouth Alumni Award for the many years of contributing
to Dartmouth through volunteer service for his class and fraternity
along with his outstanding development work with Dartmouth.
When he returned to Dartmouth in 1965, he became the House
Advisor for Psi Upsilon. He, along with his wonderful wife
Evelyn, has been the advisors to Psi Upsilon for 44 years and
honorary members of the Order of Omega. The many alumni
he and his wife worked with established the Robert and Evelyn
Kaiser Education Fund in 2005 to honor their beloved advisors.
Every week the Kaisers hold K-Jam for the brothers in their home.
In addition there is a Kaiser room in the chapter house dedicated
to them.
On the National level, Bob is also an honorary life member of
the Executive Council. You can only be elected to this position
if you have served on the Executive Council as a term member
for 10 years Additionally Bob (and Evelyn as well) received
the Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2002. This award
is given out sporadically - only 10 alumni have received this
distinction. For this award granted at the Psi Upsilon Grand
Convention, one of the resolutions mentioned that the Kaisers
have provided constant support and affection, endearing
themselves in the hearts of the Zeta members as not only advisors,
but as friends and guardian angels.
The McEwen Award is named after the retired College Proctor Robert McEwen. This award is unique because the winning
organization is determined exclusively by its peers. The award
recipient is acknowledged for its sincere commitment to collaborating with other Greek letter organizations, lending a hand of
friendship to others, and generally being extremely supportive and
a positive member of the Greek letter community.
In this year’s selection, many houses praised the winning
house, Epsilon Kappa Theta, for its intense commitment to
sisterhood and openness to interaction with other Greek houses,
sponsoring and co-sponsoring service events and opening their
house to campus for social functions.
The O’Connor award is presented annually to one Greek letter organization that has been the most outstanding in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, being inclusive, brotherhood/sisterhood,
and accountability. The award is named after the late Proctor John
O’Connor who served Dartmouth College for eleven years.
This year’s recipient, Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., has
shown a commitment to enhancing the greater Dartmouth
Community as well as improving their own organization. They
have organized events such as study halls for members of the
community, alternative options to drinking and partying on
Homecoming Weekend, Graduate School Advising Programs for
Underrepresented Students, and collaborating with other sororities
to host “Eat Before you Drink”. They have also worked diligently
and deliberately to improve the functioning of their organization.
Through sisterhood seminars they have worked to improve
communication, set guidelines, and strengthen the chapter’s bonds
of sisterhood. In addition, chapter members have been involved
on the national level, working on national committees aimed
at improving the functioning and infrastructure of the entire
organization. In conclusion, this organization, whose chapter was
established at Dartmouth a short time ago, has shown that they are
going to keep moving forward to improve their own organization
at the local and national level and continue to contribute to the
Dartmouth Community.
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 $3000 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.
Epsilon Kappa Theta Sorority was awarded $450 to support its’
partnership with Women’s Information Services (WISE). In the
past, the organization has cooked and fundraised for the shelter.
Since WISE has recently moved to a new building, the organization has decided to focus their efforts on helping out financially
with a new garden to give the women a quiet and relaxing outdoor
space to enjoy. The grant will go towards gardening equipment
and planting materials.
Alpha Xi Delta Sorority received a grant of $650 for the Haven
Aspirations Project which seeks to encourage and assist students associated with the Upper Valley Haven to apply to college and was
established by two of the sorority’s Philanthropy Chairs this past
fall. The project assists students through tutoring and mentoring,
holding workshops about college applications and financial aid, and
helping students fundraise to cover the costs of testing or application fees. The grant will go towards covering some of the application or testing fee costs and putting on enrichment programs and
workshops for the students.
Delta Delta Delta Sorority was awarded $700 to continue its
partnership with the Codman Academy, a charter public school
in Dorchester, MA. Throughout the year, members held various
fundraisers in order to bring eleven seniors to visit Dartmouth for
a three day college preparation program. The program allowed
students to attend Application Workshops, learn about financial
aid, and experience a college environment first-hand. Delta Delta
Delta will use the grant, along with their own fundraising efforts,
to host a similarly successful program in Fall 2009 with the help of
Sigma Phi Epsilon and the Afro-American Society.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. received a grant of $850
for the “I love my hair, I love my skin” project which assists Upper Valley residents who adopt Black children in managing and
maintaining the children’s hair and skin. They will work with the
Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color (DACC) and clinical
psychologist Jane Schiener to put on workshops to teach about hair
and skin care as well as emphasize on self identity and image from
a psychological and social perspective. The organization will use
the funding to create pamphlets and care packages as well as to
purchase refreshments for the workshops.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was awarded $350 for its work
with the Special Olympics Bowling project, an activity funded in
part by the Tucker Foundation that brings student volunteers to
weekly practices with a Special Olympics bowling team. With a
member of Sigma Phi Epsilon serving as the Tucker Foundation’s
Special Olympics Bowling Program chair and with the aid of other
brothers, the organization will use the funding to continue supporting their committed volunteers.
The Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference was
held In Hartford Connecticut in February 2009. Dartmouth received four awards including Programming Excellence Award for
Academic Achievement and Council Management – Panhellenic
Council. Jess Lane ‘09, former Panhellenic Council president and
member of Alpha Xi Delta, and Andrew Lane ‘09, former Greek
Leadership Council moderator and member of Phi Delta Alpha,
both received Greek Leader of Distinction awards.
Senior Class Gift
92.5% of the Class of 2008 made gifts in support of the
Senior Class Gift Program (SCG), breaking the 2007 SCG record of 80%.
15 Greek Letter Organizations reached 100% participation:
Alpha Chi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Bones Gate
Chi Gamma Epsilon
Epsilon Kappa Theta
Kappa Delta Epsilon
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Lambda Upsilon Lambda
Phi Delta Alpha
Psi Upsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Delta
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Theta Delta Chi
Incidents & Outcomes 2008-2009
Information provided by the Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs
Spring Term 2008:
SIGMA NU – found responsible for possessing an unregistered keg on or about June 4, 2008. The organization was placed on
one (1) week Social Probation beginning on Sept. 24, 2008 and the organization must develop and implement an improved
plan to insure that the organization complies with all SEMP procedures and that such information be transferred to incoming
SIGMA NU - found responsible for holding an unregistered social event and possessing an unregistered keg on or about June,
4, 2008. The organization was placed on Social Probation for one (1) week beginning September 24, 2008 and the organization must develop and implement an improved plan to insure that the organization complies with all SEMP procedures and that
such information be transferred to all house members and incoming officers.
KAPPA DELTA EPSILON - found responsible for possessing an unauthorized keg on or about June 5, 2008. The organization was placed on Social Probation for one (1) week beginning September 24, 2008 and the organization must develop and
implement an improved plan to insure that the organization complies with all SEMP procedures and that such information be
transferred to all house members and incoming officers.
Summer Term 2008:
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON - found responsible for possessing an unregistered keg on or about August 25, 2008. The organization received a College Reprimand.
Fall Term 2008:
PHI DELTA ALPHA - found responsible for possessing an unauthorized alcoholic punch on or about September 21, 2008.
The organization was placed on Social Probation for three (3) weeks beginning October 24, 2008 and the organization must
develop and implement an improved plan to ensure effective event management that engages the entire membership in assuming responsibility for house compliance with all SEMP procedures and college policy and that such information be transferred
to all house members and incoming officers each new term.
BONES GATE - found responsible for possessing an unauthorized keg at a closed social event on or about October 14, 2008.
The organization was placed on Social Probation for two (2) weeks beginning November 7, 2008 and the organization must
review and rewrite, as necessary, the organization’s fire safety plan to address the current concerns.
CHI HEOROT - found responsible for providing alcohol to separate underage individuals on various occasions or about November 2, 2008 and November 16, 2008. The organization was placed on Social Probation for four (4) weeks beginning January 23, 2009 and the organization must develop a detailed plan for educational activities to be conducted during the organization’s probationary period to improve alcohol service procedures and to educate members about individual and organizational
accountability related to alcohol service and social hosting.
CHI GAMMA EPSILON - found responsible for allowing an underage individual access to alcohol during a registered social
event at the organization’s physical plant on or about November 15, 2008. The organization received a College Reprimand
and the organization must review and revise as necessary its procedures for bar service, for managing other students who may
provide alcoholic drinks to underage students on its premises, and for identifying and managing guests who may be at risk due
to prior consumption.
DELTA DELTA DELTA - found responsible for engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct at an off-campus social event on
or about November 12, 2008. The organization was placed on Social Probation for one (1) term beginning January 21, 2009
and the organization may not host, co-host, co-sponsor, or contribute any organizational funds, services, or labor to any offcampus formals, social events, or other social activities for the next three terms. The organization must provide all case materials to the organization’s national representative. The organization must lead an effort in conjunction with the Greek Leadership
Council and GLOS to develop best practices for holding off-campus events. The organization must prepare appropriate letters
of apology.
Incidents & Outcomes 2008-2009
Information provided by the Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs
SIGMA PHI EPSILON - found responsible for engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct and providing and consuming
alcoholic beverages at a registered ‘alcohol free event’ during the organization’s fall formal on or about November 14, 2008.
The organization was placed on Social Probation for four (4) weeks beginning January 22, 2009 and the organization may not
host, co-host, co-sponsor, or contribute any organizational funds, services, or labor to any off-campus formals, social events, or
other social activities for the next three terms. The organization must make restitution for the full cost of clean-up and damages caused. The organization must lead an effort in conjunction with the Greek Leadership Council and GLOS to develop
best practices for holding off-campus events. The organization must prepare appropriate letters of apology.
SIGMA DELTA - found responsible for engaging in disruptive and disorderly conduct during the organization’s fall formal on
or about November 21, 2008. The organization was placed on Social Probation for four (4) weeks beginning January 22, 2009
and the organization may not host, co-host, co-sponsor, or contribute any organizational funds, services, or labor to any offcampus formals, social events, or other social activities for the next three terms. The organization must make restitution for
the full cost of clean-up and damages caused. The organization must lead an effort in conjunction with the Greek Leadership Council and GLOS to develop best practices for holding off-campus events. The organization must prepare appropriate
letters of apology.
SIGMA NU - found responsible for possessing two unauthorized kegs on or about November 28, 2008. The organization
was placed on Social Probation for three (3) weeks beginning January 5, 2009 and the organization must meet with their
local advisor and review the organization’s social event procedures and develop new formal procedures to improve both
planning and communication regarding social events.
Winter Term 2009:
KAPPA KAPPA KAPPA - found responsible for providing alcohol to underage students on or about October 17, 2008 and
January 11, 2009 and possessing unauthorized kegs on or about January 12, 2009. The organization was found not responsible for providing alcohol to an intoxicated person on or about January 11, 2009. The organization was placed on three (3)
weeks of Social Probation beginning February 2, 2009 and must develop a more effective and sustainable plan to educate
new members and the general membership about individual and collective responsibility for insuring that the organization
does not provide alcohol to underage or intoxicated students. The organization must conduct training sessions to insure that
the organization is prepared to move forward after the probationary period without further violations and that insure effective leadership transitions.
KAPPA DELTA EPSILON - found responsible for providing alcohol to an underage student and/or failing to properly
manage a social event by allowing an underage student access to alcohol on or about February 12, 2009. The organization was placed on Social Probation for one (1) week beginning March 29, 2009 and the organization must develop more
effective crowd-control and event monitoring strategies to reduce the risk that underage students will be served or provided
alcohol in the organization’s facility.
EPSILON KAPPA THETA - found responsible for interfering with the College’s responsibility to protect the safety and
security of its members and/or misrepresented information to the Department of Safety and Security staff on or about February 21, 2009. The organization received a College Reprimand and the organization must develop a training module on
the Good Samaritan policy and write letters of apology to the Department of Safety and Security.
BONES GATE - found responsible for possessing an unauthorized keg on or about February 26, 2009. The organization
was placed on Social Probation for four (4) weeks beginning March 29, 2009.
Alumni Council Ad-Hoc Committee to support
Greek Letter Organizations
Submitted by John Daukas Class of 1984, Alumni Council President
In the fall of 2008, the Dartmouth College Alumni Council created an ad hoc Committee to Support Greek Letter Organizations (CSG). The CSG is intended to enhance and strengthen fraternities, sororities, and coed houses, and is
composed of alumni councilors, alumni house advisors, deans, students, and faculty house advisors. The CSG is considering
ways to improve GLO physical plants, alumni-GLO engagement, and faculty-GLO engagement. Among the issues under
investigation are fund raising, capital improvements, ongoing maintenance and cleaning, additional sorority housing, and
increasing alumni and faculty involvement with GLO. The CSG hopes to present a report and recommendations for best
practices to the Alumni Council and the Dartmouth community in the spring of 2010.
The Prouty 2008
The Prouty Ride is a statewide charitable fundraiser, where participants walk 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. More than 360 Greek letter students from 20 organizations 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 event, a few hundred members turned out to volunteer their time and energy and to support participants. Overall the Greek Organizations raised more than $16,935 and a number of students found sponsorship to
bike the entire route which is approximately 100 miles.
Greek letter goals for member participation were surpassed as were the fundraising goals. Through the generosity of Wes
Chapman ’77, Mike Choukas’77 and Cam Eldred Tu83, specific organizations were awarded for their outstanding support. Kappa Delta Epsilon won the fundraising category, Sigma Nu won the Cam Eldred “Iron Butt” award because their
organization had the greatest number of resident members riding the 100 route. Alpha Phi and Phi Delta Alpha tied for the
participation award. Each category award winner received $1000 to be used for social activities during the summer term.
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