Greek Letter Organizations Year in Review Spring 2010-Winter 2011 Scholarship Brotherhood/Sisterhood Leadership Service/Philanthropy Inclusiveness Accountability 1 June 2011 Greetings, We are pleased to provide a copy of the "Year in Review" which illustrates the strength and vibrancy of the Greek Letter Organizations and Societies (GLOS) at Dartmouth College. Starting off our year with a move to the Collis Center for Student Involvement set a positive and dynamic tone for the months to follow. Our central location allowed better visibility and access for our students, and allowed for better collaboration with our partners in the Dean of the College division. We are proud to announce that Beta Alpha Omega Fraternity has been fully recognized as a member of the Inter-Fraternity Council this year, and the college has committed to breaking ground on a new house for the Alpha Phi Sorority, which will be completed and ready for occupancy in the Fall of 2013. Additionally, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity opened their new house in Spring 2011, to the delight of the entire Webster Avenue community. Organizations committed to improved long and short-term goal setting this year, and engaged in an action planning process that can easily transition between leadership teams. Additionally, our office identified some training and education needs, and began to address those through the creation of the Greek Leadership Training Institute (GLTI) in the Spring term. With the addition of a new staff member this summer, we are looking forward to providing expanded opportunities for curricular learning around leadership competencies for all affiliated students. Involvement in Greek Letter Organizations and Societies remains strong, growing to nearly 68% of eligible students choosing to join an organization. This represents an increase of nearly 20% since 2002, while the overall eligible student population has only grown by 4.9%. Student investment and interest in Greek Life is strongly supported by the College. President Jim Yong Kim meets with the Greek Leadership each term to hear their concerns and provide encouragement, and the April 2011 meeting of the Board of Trustees largely focused on the state of GLOS at Dartmouth as well as national trends. Through student lunches and panels, meeting with alumni advisors and hearing an extensive presentation by senior leadership, the Board has committed to supporting the success of GLOS for the foreseeable future. Through word and deed, we are consistently working to live our six pillars of Greek Life on a regular basis. The superior leadership provided by the 2011 officers has set us on a positive trajectory for the next few years, and we will continue to capitalize on that momentum. We would like to thank our advisors, student leaders, colleagues, and College leadership for their consistent support through a challenging year! Sincerely, Kristi Clemens Ruth Kett Acting Director, Administrative Assistant, Greek Letter Organizations and Societies Greek Letter Organizations and Societies 2 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, Greek letter members and their organizations agree to uphold the following commitments: Scholarship: To pursue the acquisition of knowledge, with individual academic excellence as the primary goal. Leadership: To teach skill development for use within the Greek community and the broader community. Service/Philanthropy: To foster an ethic of support and care through community involvement and outreach. Brotherhood/Sisterhood: To establish and nurture lifelong friendships among all members. Inclusiveness: To build a community that embraces diversity and appreciates differences in thought and opinion. Accountability: 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 organizations are accountable to Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth community, to the membership of each individual organization, and to their Greek peers. 3 Greek Letter Organizations Membership Statistics 2010-2011 Organization CO-ED Alpha Theta Phi Tau The Tabard SUB TOTAL National or Local Total Local Local Local 56 22 37 115 FRATERNITIES Alpha Chi Alpha Alpha Delta Alpha Phi Alpha Beta Alpha Omega Bones Gate Chi Gamma Epsilon Chi Heorot Gamma Delta Chi Kappa Kappa Kappa Lambda Upsilon Lambda Phi Delta Alpha Psi Upsilon Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Nu Sigma Phi Epsilon Theta Delta Chi Zeta Psi SUB TOTAL Local Local National Local Local Local Local Local Local National Local National National National National National National 58 97 8 62 61 51 73 58 68 6 62 76 65 40 92 79 57 1013 SORORITIES Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Pi Omega Alpha Xi Delta Delta Delta Delta Epsilon Kappa Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Delta Epsilon Kappa Kappa Gamma Sigma Delta Sigma Lambda Upsilon SUB TOTAL National National National National National Local National Local National Local National 10 112 3 132 122 82 106 125 132 121 3 948 TOTAL 2076 4 Governing Councils Greek Leadership Council: The Greek Leadership Council (GLC) is comprised of the presidents of each Greek letter organization. The GLC Executive Board is comprised of a moderator, treasurer, Public Relations chair, programming chair, and the presidents of each governing council. GLC is also a clearinghouse for many Greek initiatives. 2010-2011 Greek Leadership Council Executive Board Moderator: Shamus Hyland '11 Treasurer: Marisa Gilmore '11 Interfraternity Council: The Interfraternity Council (IFC) 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 institutions. Organizations represented: ΑΔ, ΑΧΑ, ΒAΩ, BG, ΓΔΧ, ΘΔΧ, ΚΚΚ, ΣΑΕ, ΣΝ, ΣΦΕ, ΦΔΑ, ΧΓΕ, ΧH,ΨΥ, ΖΨ 2010-2011 Interfraternity Council Executive Board President: Tyler Brace '11 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 Conference. Organizations represented: ΑΞΔ, ΑΦ, ΔΔΔ, ΕΚΘ, ΚΔ, ΚΔΕ, ΚΚΓ, ΣΔ 2010-2011 Panhellenic Council Executive Board President: Anna Sonstegard '11 5 Co-Ed Council: The Co-Ed Council at Dartmouth supports and coordinates its three coeducational fraternities. Organizations represented: ΑΘ, ΦΤ, Tabard 2010-2011 Co-Ed Council Executive Board President: Andrew Manns President of Alpha Theta: Mark O'Horo '11 President of Phi Tau: Casey Stelmach '11 President of The Tabard: Paloma Ellis '11 President of Amarna: Emily Goodell '11 President of Panarchy: Leigh Latimer '11 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 considers problems of mutual interest to its member organizations. At Dartmouth, NPHC strives to better the Afro-American and Dartmouth communities through its dedication to brotherhood, sisterhood and service to all mankind. Organization Represented: ΑΦA, AKA 2010-2011 National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board President: Ayana Christie Vice President and Secretary: Shayla Mars Treasurer: Chinedu Udeh Programming and Advertising: Mary Tate During my year in office Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Lambda Chapter received the O'Connor award and initiated four new members this Spring. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. continued their legacy by initiating two new members in the fall followed by another successful Alpha week in February. 6 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: AΠΩ, ΛΨΛ, ΣΛΨ 2010-2011 National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations President: Kevin Estrada Treasurer: Lennie Polanco Secretary: Angelica Fuentes NALFO 2010-2011 summary: This past year, NALFO is proud to announce that we have been able to accomplish a great deal as both individual organizations and as a larger collective. NALFO has met successfully over the year and planned different mixers, movie nights, BBQs, and more in order to facilitate bonding between our different organizations and communities. We were also able to work together on a service project cooking dinner with Students Fighting Hunger. As individual organization, we each have been able to accomplish some excellent awareness raising programming and projects. One event to high light is LUL's 12th Noche Dorada that drew a crowd of several hundred people to Collis Common Ground this past fall for a semi-formal banquet centered around immigration issues and advocacy. We are also always proud the SLU's Raices Week and the work APiO does surrounding Powwow and First Nations week. It is important to conclude by saying that most of our NALFO orgs have grown over the year through new membership intake (something that is always a priority for us all), and we are very proud of our new members and are excited for the future of our organizations next year. 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. 2010-2011 Order of Omega Executive Committee President: Robert M. (Max) Bickett,'11 Executive Officers: Thomas Y. Lane,'11, Christopher R. Fletcher ,'11 and Jaimie R. Berger,'11 7 The beliefs, the mottos, the creeds... “Fidelis et Suavis (Faithful and Agreeable)” Alpha Chi Alpha “Many hands, one heart” Alpha Delta “By culture and by merit” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. “Unity hand in hand” Alpha Phi “Scholarship, Fellowship, Good Character, and the Uplifting of Humanity” Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. “My sister as myself” Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. “Time and distance may come between us, but our home shall always be Alpha Theta” Alpha Theta “Inspiring women to realize their potential” – Alpha Xi Delta “Honor, above all” Beta Alpha Omega “Refresh, Enjoy and Travel on” Bones Gate “Be a leader who exemplifies courage, integrity, and modesty while forever tempering one’s actions with wisdom” Chi Gamma Epsilon “Respect, passion, service” Chi Heorot “Let us steadfastly love one another” Delta Delta Delta “Strive for diversity, intellectual curiosity and outreach to the local community” – Epsilon Kappa Theta “Live by the spirit of brotherhood and achieve growth in character” Gamma Delta Chi “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest” Kappa Delta “Freedom lies in being bold” Kappa Delta Epsilon “Friendship, leadership, and scholarship…an opportunity and experience for a lifetime” Kappa Kappa Gamma 8 “To protest against the shams of aristocracy” Kappa Kappa Kappa “La Unidad Para Siempre (The Unity/Brotherhood will last forever)” Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. “Fraternity in every sense of the term” Phi Delta Alpha “Unitas in diversitate (Unity in Diversity)” Phi Tau “Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship” Psi Upsilon “The True Gentleman…a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe” Sigma Alpha Epsilon “One hope of many people” Sigma Delta “Hasta La Muerta (Until Death)” Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. “Love, Honor, Truth” Sigma Nu “Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love” Sigma Phi Epsilon “Standing as a Testament to the ability of a community to shape its environment” The Tabard “A friendship founded on mutual esteem and dependence” Theta Delta Chi “Self-respecting, original thinking, self-controlling, purposeful gentlemen” Zeta Psi 9 Dartmouth College GLOS Awards Ceremony Recognizing Outstanding Achievement 10 Faculty Member of the Year Each year, the GLOS community 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 is Jamila Chahboun, nominated by Michelle Ha, class of 2011. Jamila has been a mother figure to not only me, but to all of her students for the few years she has been here. She is the only professor I have met during my four years here who has gone above and beyond the duties of a professor to be a mentor, a friend, and a support network in of herself. The most amazing thing is that she manages to fulfill these roles to each and every one of her students equally, without having favorites--of course, many professors click with some of their students and have similar impact on their lives, but it is certainly remarkable that Jamila does this for everyone. I have spent a lot of time with her so I know almost every day she forgoes lunch to meet with students who need extra help in Arabic, or to even just chat with a student who hasn't been looking too happy in class to see if there is anything difficult in his or her life and to let him or her know that she is available to help and to understand. I invited Jamila to AZD through a dinner sponsored by the faculty engagement dinner, and she was very excited to meet with American sorority sisters as a woman who had spent her whole youth growing up in an entirely different culture in Morocco. As Academic Achievement Chair and the one responsible for bringing her to AZD, I heard so much positive feedback regarding what a role model Jamila is and the way she was able to inspire us even within the short hour we sat and ate together while discussing life as a woman, cultural differences, and aspirations. Michelle Ha, 2011 11 GLOS Awards ceremony ~ Award Recipients 2010-2011 Advisor of the Year Dimitri Gerakaris '69 Beta Alpha Omega Accountability (Organization) Beta Alpha Omega Brotherhood/Sisterhood (Individual) Alexis Lim Phi Tau Brotherhood (organization) Alpha Chi Alpha Sisterhood (Organization) Kappa Delta Epsilon House Manager of the Year C. Stewart Gray Sigma Phi Epsilon Inclusiveness (Individual) Roni Nitecki Kappa Delta Epsilon Leadership individual Inclusiveness (Organization) Sigma Delta Emily Carian Epsilon Kappa Theta McEwen Award Virginia Selden Delta Delta Delta Faculty member of the Year Jamila Chahboun O'Connor Award Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship (Individual) Kimberly Waters Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship (organization) Alpha Xi Delta Service/Philanthropy (Individual) Lauren Hawley Delta Delta Delta Service/Philanthropy (Individual) Cyrus Akrami Phi Delta Alpha Service/Philanthropy (Organization) Kappa Delta Service/Philanthropy (Organization) Alpha Phi Leadership (organization) Psi Upsilon 12 15 Webster Avenue Awards The 15 Webster Avenue Fund is an endowment established in April 1993 in order to support charity and community service projects by CFS organizations at Dartmouth. This endowment, which generates $3000 a year, was created by the 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. One thousand five hundred dollars was granted to Alpha Phi for their event The Red Dress Gala The Red Dress Gala is an annual event hosted by Alpha Phi chapters nationwide. At Dartmouth, it is open to all Dartmouth students and the community. The gala raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of women in the United States. The event includes both a dinner and a dance. During the dinner, speakers will talk about heart disease and an a cappella group will perform. After dinner, the DJ will take over for the dance portion. The event is a great opportunity for freshman and unaffiliated students to attend a formal event similar to a Greek formal. The money raised will go towards the heart disease research grant of the Alpha Phi foundation. One thousand five hundred dollars was granted to Alpha Xi Delta for their proposed project: Care Concert and Silent Auction for Autism Speaks The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta would like to host a Care Concert and Silent Auction to raise donations for our national charity Autism Speaks. Our hope is to involve a diverse audience of students, faculty and Upper Valley community members to generate discussion and collective collaboration around autism. This event would be a culmination of a month-long campaign of education and outreach that would include small-scale fundraisers such as bake sales as well as tabling in highly-trafficked campus spots to educate students about autism and to generate enthusiasm about the Care Concert and Silent Auction. 13 The Prouty Summer 2010 14 15 History and Timeline of Greek Letter Organizations at Dartmouth College 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. Reestablished 2009 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 Delta Alpha in 1960 1895 Beta Psi. Fraternity. Absorbed in 1896 by Phi Kappa Psi. Became Panarchy in 1993 1898 Alpha Omega, a local society. Became Chi Phi Fraternity, National in 1902. Became Chi Heorot in 1968. Rejoined Chi Phi in 1981. Became Chi Heorot in 1987 1901 Delta Tau Delta. Fraternity, National Became Bones Gate in 1960 1901 Pukwana. Became Sigma Nu, Fraternity, National in 1907. Became Sigma Nu Delta in 1960. Rejoined Sigma Nu in 1985 1901 Phi Gamma Delta. Fraternity, National. Became Phoenix in 1965. Dissolved in 1971 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 16 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 1909. Fraternity, National. Became Sigma Theta Epsilon in 1967. Rejoined Sigma Phi Epsilon in 1981 1914 Lambda Chi Alpha. Fraternity, National. Dissolved 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 17 1984 Delta Phi Epsilon. Sorority, National. Became Pi Sigma Psi and dissolved soon after in 1990 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 Unidad Sorority, Inc. National 2002 Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., National 2006 Alpha Phi. Sorority, National 2007 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., National. Dissolved in 2009 2009 Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc. National.
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