∙ Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Newsletter 2013-2014 Year in Review

Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Newsletter
2013-2014 Year in Review
Recruitment & Intake
Featured Inside:
Greek Community Standards
Greek Convocation 2013
Duke Greek Awards
Service & Philanthropy
Emerging Leaders Program
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Recruitment & Intake
he fraternity and sorority community at Duke
expanded yet again during the 2013-2014 school year
and we are proud to say that the Duke Greek community
is thriving. The community welcomed the return of
Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity to campus in spring 2013 and,
now, after their first full school year as members of Duke
IFC, Alpha Delta Phi has a well-established presence on
campus. Moreover, the Panhellenic Association at Duke
welcomed Gamma Phi Beta Sorority to campus for the
first time during spring 2014, which brings the Panhellenic
chapter total to 10.
The founding members of the Eta Mu chapter of Gamma
Phi Beta celebrated their installation at Duke during the
spring 2014 semester with a ceremony and reception
held on April 6th at the Durham Hilton. Gamma Phi
Beta International President, Krista Spanninger Davis,
was in attendance to congratulate the founding members
and to preside over the official induction of Eta Mu. She
personally presented the students with their Gamma Phi
Beta charter.
Formal recruitment during spring 2014 saw strong
numbers for both IFC and Panhel. With 471 women
registering for recruitment this spring and 339 bids being
offered, Panhellenic numbers remained consistent with
those from the prior year. Please note that Gamma Phi
Beta’s new members are not included in these figures,
as their colonization process took place after the end of
formal recruitment.
For the second year now, Panhellenic recruitment was
held at the Durham Convention Center. With heavy
construction continuing on West Campus, the Office of the
Vice President for Student Affairs recognized the ongoing
need for suitable space to hold Panhellenic recruitment
and again provided generous funding which allowed
Panhel to utilize the Convention Center and pay for buses
to transport students between campus and the downtown
center. Also vital to the success of Panhellenic Recruitment
this past year were the efforts of our excellent Panhellenic
recruitment team, led by Bridget Meaney (Alpha Delta Pi)
and Isabella Leone (Delta Gamma).
Panhellenic recruitment occurred this past year over the
two weekends of January 10th‐­ 12th and January 17th-19th,
with Bid Day falling on Sunday, January 19th. Emma Welch
(Zeta Tau Alpha) and Nonny Scott (Pi Beta Phi) will head
up the Panhel Recruitment team for the 2014‐2015 school
The previous week IFC chapters kicked off formal
recruitment with their open­house event at the Nasher
Museum of Art on Sunday, January 5th. IFC recruitment
began with 455 recruits, resulting in 274 new members
from a total of 446 bids extended. IFC recruitment went
smoothly thanks to the hard work of Taylor Elliott (Pi
Kappa Phi), Spencer Rasmussen (Alpha Tau Omega), and
Jack Reidy (Pi Kappa Alpha). This coming school year the
IFC recruitment team will be led by Matt Morgan (Kappa
Alpha Order), William Overton (Sigma Phi Epsilon), and
Peter Mullen (Pi Kappa Phi).
During the 2013-2014 school year the National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) inducted 48 new members into
its respective organizations, while the Multicultural Greek
Council (MGC) added 9 new members.
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Greek Convocation 2013
his year as students arrived at Greek Convocation,
volunteers collected donations on the steps of
Duke Chapel to support the local Durham school, New
Horizons Character and Leadership Academy; a school
whose stated purpose is “moving students from a life of
hopelessness to a life of hope.”
As donations were collected and students entered the
chapel, music from the chapel organ, played by our own
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Zoila
Airall, accompanied students down the aisle as they found
their seats, and the 42 chapter presidents then processed
in together, taking their places at the front of the chapel.
With everyone seated and the chapel filled near capacity,
the crowd then quieted as The Pitchforks, Duke’s longeststanding a cappella group, performed for the crowd,
completing their set with a rendition of Dear Old Duke.
year, as it took place amid the year-long commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of the first black students to
matriculate at Duke. It is fitting, then, that our keynote
speaker was be Judge Michael Morgan (‘74), a charter
member of Duke’s first black Greek organization, Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and someone uniquely qualified to
share with students the significance of Greek organizations.
Judge Morgan encouraged students to act boldly, and
reminded them of the legacy that they represent. Like
those who came before them, Judge Morgan reminded
students of the great capacity they possess to positively
impact the world around them.
The opening address was given by Reverend Louis
Threatt, Executive Director of New Horizons Character
and Leadership Academy, who spoke to students about his
school and its mission, and thanked the Greek community
for their sponsorship and support.
The four council presidents, Ian Zhang (Multicultural
Greek Council), Katie Howard (Panhellenic Association),
Jack Riker (Interfraternity Council), and Segun Babatunde
(National Pan-Hellenic Council), also shared welcoming
remarks with their classmates, recalling achievements
from the past year and encouraging their fellow Greeks
to engage in their communities, live the values of their
organizations, and more fully realize the amazing potential
that is represented within the Duke Greek community.
Greek Convocation was particularly important this past
Following Judge Morgan’s address, Noelle Cunningham
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Matthew
Darlow of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity spoke about their
organizations’ upcoming centennial celebrations.
The closing remarks were given by Marcus Benning,
President of the Black Student Alliance, who spoke about
the diversity of the Greek community and its continued
capacity for good works.
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Duke University Greek Community Standards
n its third year of assessment the Duke Greek Community
Standards program continues to help chapters track their
performance as organizations and direct student leaders’
attention towards aspects of chapter management where room
for improvement exists.
The Duke Greek Community Standards program identifies
chapters that are functioning at consistently high measures of
excellence as well as those that are struggling to meet minimum
standards and provides chapter advisors with the ability to
identify specific goals to pursue with their chapters over the next
year. Chapter standards are evaluated on an annual basis using
six measurement categories including Academics, University
and Community Relations, Membership Development,
Chapter Management, Campus Involvement, and Financial
Management. A scoring rubric is used to rate chapters on a
percentage scale based on their level of achievement. Chapters
that receive a standards achievement rating of 90% or greater
will achieve the Gold Status designation. Chapters with a rating
of 80% to 89% are awarded Silver Status, while those receiving
ratings from 70% to 79% achieve Bronze Status. Any chapter
failing to meet the minimum standards rating of 70% are
Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Delta Delta
Kappa Phi Lambda
Pi Kappa Phi
required to meet with the OFSL Director or Program Coordinator
to develop an action plan for correcting chapter deficiencies and
will attend monthly meetings with their staff member until the next
round of community standards submissions is evaluated.
This past year saw a significant increase in the number of Gold
Standard chapters with 20 out of 42 chapters achieving highest
honors as opposed to 13 chapters in the previous year.
2013-2014 Gold Standard Chapters
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Gamma
Omega Phi Beta
Sigma Gamma Rho
alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Delta Tau Delta
Phi Beta Sigma
Sigma Nu
Alpha Phi
Kappa Alpha Theta
Phi Delta Theta
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Chi Omega
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Pi Beta Phi
Zeta Tau Alpha
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Multicultural Greek Council
he Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is currently
comprised of 7 Greek letter organizations. Sororities
include alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Phi Lambda, Omega Phi
Beta, and Theta Nu Xi. Fraternities include Delta Sigma Iota,
Lambda Phi Epsilon, and Lambda Upsilon Lambda.
The Multicultural Greek Council
Executive Board 2014-2015
President – Sabrina Zeller, alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Director of Public Relations – TBD
Director of Expansion – Cody Lieu, Lambda Phi Epsilon
Director of Finance – Michael Han, Lambda Phi Epsilon
Director of Programming – Chelsea Bright, Kappa Phi Lambda
Director of Admin & Order – Diana Mao, alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Director of Philanthropy – Jimmy Zhang, Lambda Phi Epsilon
MGC Carnival
This collaborative event between MGC and Duke’s National PanHellenic Council has now been part of Duke’s First Big Weekend
series of events for two years. Members of both councils gather
on the Bryan Center Plaza and host carnival style games and
concessions which are open to the whole Duke community.
Visitors and students have the chance to soak chapter presidents
in the dunk tank, compete at basketball free-throw stations, and
indulge in free popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and cultural
foods, all while enjoying music provided a live DJ who is also an
MGC chapter member.
7th Annual Blaze the Stage Stroll Show
Blaze the Stage is the MGC’s premiere event of the year. Chapters
from all four Greek councils are teamed up into men’s and
women’s teams and train together for weeks in preparation for
their performance in Page Auditorium in front of a packed house.
During training, an NPHC or MGC chapter is paired with an
IFC or Panhel chapter to instruct them in the art of strolling and
through this process students learn about each other’s fraternity/
sorority experience. Blaze the Stage is the largest collaborative
Greek event of the year and contributes to building cross-council
connections that last long after the show ends and champions
are crowned. Through friendly competition and teamwork
students from different chapters gain a greater understanding
and appreciation for the unique experiences and organizations
that exist throughout the Greek system at Duke.
The 2013-2014 Blaze the Stage Stroll Show Champions are Theta
Nu Xi and Kappa Alpha Theta in the sorority bracket and Pi
Kappa Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi in the fraternity bracket.
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Interfraternity Council
he Interfraternity Council (IFC) is currently comprised of
17 Greek letter organizations:
Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Psi,
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa
Alpha Order, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Psi
Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, and Sigma Pi.
The Interfraternity Council
Executive Board 2014-2015
President – E.J. Baldridge, Phi Delta Theta
Executive VP – Max Schreiber, Alpha Epsilon Pi
VP Chapter Services – Max Lipscomb, Kappa Alpha Order
Director of Public Relations – Julio Santiago, Pi Kappa Alpha
Director of Community Interaction – Chris Geary, Alpha Delta
Alumni Relations – R.J. Grant, Sigma Nu
Secretary – George Mellgard, Alpha Epsilon Pi
Treasurer – Dominick Kaczor, Alpha Epsilon Pi
VP Recruitment – Matt Morgan, Kappa Alpha Order
AVP Recruitment – William Overton, Sigma Phi Epsilon
AVP Recruitment – Peter Mullen, Pi Kappa Phi
VP New Member Education – Rob Bruce, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Member at Large – Ryan Guzman, Phi Delta Theta
Member at Large – Connor Moore, Pi Kappa Alpha
Member at Large – Tucker Albert, Pi Kappa Phi
IFC New Member Reception
For the third year now the Duke IFC has hosted its new
member reception at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club,
bringing the new members of all 17 IFC chapters together for
an event highlighting the meaning and significance of accepting
membership into an IFC fraternity at Duke.
After an address from outgoing IFC President, Jack Riker, new
members joined incoming IFC President, E.J. Baldridge in a
pledge to uphold the NIC standards of academic success, service
and philanthropy, leadership development, and social skill
development, as well as the standards of Duke University.
Each year a different IFC chapter is given the honor of hosting the
reception and bringing one of their alumni to speak to the new
members about their fraternity experience. The host chapter for
the 2014 IFC New Member Reception was Pi Kappa Alpha which
invited Allen W. Groves to give the keynote address. Mr. Groves
has served as Dean of Students at the University of Virginia since
August 2007 and previously served as International President
(2004-2006) and Executive Director (1984-1987) for Pi Kappa
Alpha Fraternity. Additionally, he is the current Chairman for
the Board of Directors of the North-American Interfraternity
Conference (2008-present).
IFC/Panhel Fun Fest
During the First Big Weekend series of events the IFC joined with
Panhel to throw their IFC/Panhel sponsored Fun Fest, where
fraternity and sorority members hosted a free dinner buffet on
the East Campus Quad, along with yard games, bouncing castles,
and a live band and DJ. IFC and Panhel officers were also on
hand to hand out recruitment info flyers and answer questions
about fraternity and sorority life at Duke.
Blue Devils vs. Cancer
Continuing their strong support for the Duke Cancer Institute,
the IFC raised funds by teaming up with Duke Athletics and
Blue Devils vs. Cancer to sell “Blue Devils vs. Cancer” T-shirts
leading up to the North Carolina State vs. Duke football game
in November.
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Panhellenic Association
he Panhellenic Association is currently comprised of 10
Greek letter organizations:
Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta
Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
The Panhellenic Association
Executive Board 2014-2015
President – Kate Preston, Alpha Delta Pi
Executive VP – Emily Steemers, Zeta Tau Alpha
VP Recruitment & Membership – Emma Welch, Zeta Tau Alpha
AVP Recruitment & Membership – Nonny Scott, Pi Beta Phi
Director of Admin & Order – Cece Mercer, Chi Omega
Director of Finance – Corinne Morris, Pi Beta Phi
Director of Philanthropy & Outreach – Cara Williams, Kappa
Alpha Theta
Director of Programming & New Member Education – Melissa
Fisch, Delta Delta Delta
Director of Risk Management & Housing – Aisha Golaub, Alpha
Delta Pi
Director of Public Relations – Lauren King, Delta Gamma
Circle of Sisterhood
For the second year running the Panhel Dodgeball Tournament
has brought eager competitors together on the Central Campus
soccer fields in a battle royale that would leave only one fraternity
and one sorority standing. At the end of competition it was
Pi Beta Phi in the sorority bracket and Delta Tau Delta in the
fraternity bracket who managed to hang on and claim the title of
Panhel Dodgeball Tournament Champion.
As part of their work with Circle of Sisterhood Panhel also hosted
a screening of Part One of the documentary Half the Sky, a twopart documentary which focuses on the oppression of women
world-wide and the ways in which that oppression can be turned
into opportunity for women.
All praise for the planning and facilitation of the dodgeball
tournament goes to Danielle Nelson (Director of Programming,
2013-2014) and Sara Couch (Director of Philanthropy, 20132014). Thanks go to Cara Williams (Director of Philanthropy
& Outreach, 2014-2015) and Melissa Fisch (Director of
Programming & New Member Education, 2014-2015) for their
work planning the screening of Half the Sky.
Gamma Phi Beta
The Eta Mu chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority officially
joined the Panhellenic community at Duke during the spring
2014 semester. Gamma Phi Beta participated in the first
round of Panhellenic formal recruitment in January by holding
information sessions and educating participants about their
organization, then withdrawing for the final three rounds and
preparing to begin their organization’s colonization procedure
in the following weeks. By early February Gamma Phi Beta
concluded colonization with 85 charter members, who were
officially recognized along with their elected executive board
at a formal installation reception in April. We look forward to
the fall as Gamma Phi Beta begins its first full school year as a
member of the Duke Greek community.
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National Pan-Hellenic Council
he National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is currently
comprised of 8 Greek letter organizations. Sororities
include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc., and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council
Executive Board 2014-2015
President – J.T. Ross, Phi Beta Sigma
1st Vice President – Chioma Iwelumo, Delta Sigma Theta
2nd Vice President – Broderick Turner, Phi Beta Sigma
Secretary – Kathryn Cooper, Alpha Kappa Alpha
Treasurer – Drew Underwood, Kappa Alpha Psi
Historian – Marcus Montano, Alpha Phi Alpha
Public Relations Chair – Maegan Seawright, Zeta Phi Beta
Community Service Chair – Lindsey Huth, Sigma Gamma Rho
Parliamentarian – Imani Moise, Delta Sigma Theta
BSAI Step Show 2014
This past spring NPHC members put on an incredible
performance and wowed a crowd of nearly 800 greeks, students,
and perspective freshmen in Page Auditorium. The effort put
into preparation for this year’s show was reflected in the quality
of each chapter’s performance. The Kappas tasked themselves
with finding the Nupe Juice, while the Deltas paid tribute to
Beyonce’s Star Search performance. The Sigmas followed with
a world tour-themed step, visiting countries around the globe
to represent the diverse backgrounds of both their members
and that of the Duke NPHC as a whole. In their Hunger Gamesthemed step, the Zetas proved that “the odds are ever in our
favor”, while the AKAs took their routine back to the academy,
providing the audience with an education in their schoolthemed step. Sigma Gamma Rho took the audience to Oz,
clinching the sorority bracket with their The Wiz-themed show
and the Alphas finished off the evening with a trophy winning
performance in which they stood trial for making false claims
about the excellence of their organization. Needless to say, they
were acquitted of all charges.
NPHC Plot Garden
The Duke NPHC has been a significant and dynamic part of the
Duke campus culture for 40 years and in recognition of this historic
and continuing legacy Duke has begun the construction of plots
for each of the National Pan-Hellenic organizations represented
at Duke. Each chapter was given full freedom to design their
own plots placards, with the overall design and landscaping
provided by Duke’s landscape architect. A ground-breaking
ceremony was held on April 18th at the plot construction site next
to the garden-level patio of the Bryan Student Center. Attendees
included current NPHC members, Duke administrators and
community members, as well as alumni and members of
NPHC chapters from neighboring universities. Current NPHC
President, J.T. Ross, and Vice President of Student Affairs, Larry
Moneta, performed the ceremonial ground-breaking and spoke
to attendees about the significance of the occasion. Construction
of the plots is scheduled for completion in time for the start of
the fall 2014 semester.
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Order of Omega Greek Awards
Outstanding Fraternal Values
Phi Beta Sigma
Greek Woman of the Year
Mia Wise, Alpha Delta Pi
Embodying Fraternal Values
Cara Peterson, Pi Beta Phi
Greek Man of the Year
Ian Zhang, Lambda Phi Epsilon
Outstanding Service
Zeta Tau Alpha
Chapter of the Year
Sigma Gamma Rho
Outstanding Community Service
Steven Blaser, Pi Kappa Phi
DuWell’s Wellness Advocate of the Year
Megan Brown, Delta Gamma
Outstanding Philanthropy Event
Kappa Alpha Theta
Highest Chapter GPA
Outstanding Alumni Advisor
Amy Lingenfelser, Kappa Alpha Theta
Outstanding New Member
Lindsey Huth, Sigma Gamma Rho
Outstanding Programming
Alpha Phi
Outstanding Greek Involvement
Yvonne Chan, Kappa Phi Lambda
IFC – Chi Psi
MGC – Omega Phi Beta
NPHC – Sigma Gamma Rho
Panhellenic – Delta Delta Delta
Greeks’ Choice Awards
IFC – Phi Delta Theta
MGC – Lambda Phi Epsilon
NPHC – Zeta Phi Beta
Panhellenic – Alpha Delta Pi
Greek Hall of Fame Inductees
Outstanding University Involvement
Lynn Vandendriessche, Alpha Delta Pi
Jack Riker, 2013-2014
Interfraternity Council President
DuWell’s Wellness Advocacy
Award of Excellence
Delta Tau Delta
Ian Zhang, 2013-2014
Multicultural Greek Council President
Order of Omega President’s Award
Tony Brown
Professor of Public Policy & Sociology
Segun Babatunde, 2013-2014
National Pan-Hellenic Council President
Katie Howard, 2013-2014
Panhellenic Association President
William J. Maschke Jr.
Memorial Award
Kevin Snyder, Delta Tau Delta
Interfraternity Council
President’s Award
Taylor Elliott, Pi Kappa Phi
Multicultural Greek Council
President’s Award
Sabrina Zeller, alpha Kappa Delta Phi
National Pan-Hellenic Council
President’s Award
Ciera Price, Sigma Gamma Rho
Panhellenic Association
President’s Award
Bridget Meaney, Alpha Delta Pi
Bella Leone, Delta Gamma
Outstanding Chapter President
Floyd Wilks Jr., Alpha Phi Alpha
Most Improved Chapter
Chi Omega
Outstanding Intramural Sports
Pi Kappa Phi
Outstanding Member Education
Phi Delta Theta
Outstanding Risk Management
Pi Beta Phi
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Duke Greek Emerging Leaders
uke Greek Emerging Leaders (DGEL) serves as the premiere leadership development program for the Duke fraternity and sorority
community. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life seeks diverse and dynamic sophomores and juniors from the four Greek councils
to participate in the Emerging Leaders program, offering them the opportunity to attend six educational sessions during the fall semester
of each year where they learn skills that will help them to facilitate positive organizational change. During the past year 52 students have
graduated from the program and many have gone on to become chapter and council executives and presidents, Order of Omega members and
more. Nominations for new Emerging Leaders are requested during the spring semester and this coming fall the program will have grown to
accommodate its largest class to date with over 125 students registered.
2013-2014 Emerging Leader Graduates
Alexis Aria
Karan Arora
Judner Attys
Michael Baldwin
John Belanger
Ryan Elizabeth Bennert
Joshua Berg
Tom Brown
Robert Bruce
Phenix Byrd
Cassie Calvert
Katie Chaplin
Aldan Coleman
Allison Draper
Mayank Dubey
Dylan Eiger
Yaphet Elais
Jordan Elkins
Brandon Ellis
Caleb Ellis
Adam Gabay
Harrison Hodgkins
Tiana Horn
Ouwen Huang
Kiran Jones
Sajal Kantha
Cameron Kaplan
Jonathan Kersky
Priscilla Liu
Emerson Lovell
Torrey Mayes
Shane Neibart
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Tau Delta
Phi Beta Sigma
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Pi Kappa Phi
Kappa Alpha Theta
Alpha Tau Omega
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Chi Omega
Delta Gamma
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Delta Tau Delta
Chi Omega
Sigma Chi
Pi Kappa Phi
Alpha Phi Alpha
Sigma Nu
Sigma Nu
Sigma Nu
Delta Tau Delta
Kappa Alpha Order
Zeta Phi Beta
Psi Upsilon
Delta Tau Delta
Pi Kappa Phi
Delta Sigma Phi
Sigma Chi
Chi Omega
Alpha Phi Alpha
Phi Beta Sigma
Pi Kappa Alpha
Roy Peryea
Elodie Jean Philippe
Ashley Pollard
Kate Preston
Natalie Quan
Kitt Rosenfield
Nikhil Sanon
Jeffrey Santoso
Sarah Scriven
Rachel Shenker
Ian Snyder
Danielle Steinberg
James Stevenson
David Stringer
Michael Thomas
Drew Underwood
Hanna Wiegers
Felix Xiao
Sabrina Zeller
Lei Zhang
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Chi Omega
Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Sigma Nu
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Phi Delta Theta
Omega Phi Beta
Alpha Delta Pi
Sigma Nu
Alpha Delta Pi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Phi Delta Theta
Sigma Nu
Kappa Alpha Psi
Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Tau Delta
alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Psi Upsilon
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Greek Leadership Academy
ach fall newly elected and continuing chapter presidents,
council officers, and chapter representatives participate in
the Greek Leadership Academy at Camp Rockfish in Parkton,
North Carolina. Students and staff head out for two days of
leadership training and team-building exercises at the Rockfish
retreat center where they get to bond over group meals, share
s’mores over a camp fire, and spend the night in rustic cabins.
students understand and identify their personal values and what it
means to live those values as chapter members and as leaders of their
respective organizations. Students return to campus with a greater
understanding of their role as leaders, having acquired many of the
skills they will rely on to face the challenges of assuming officer
roles within their organizations.
During the retreat students engage in facilitator-led discussions
and breakout groups, engaging in conversations which challenge
them to identify and address issues facing their chapters and
the broader fraternity and sorority community. Students from
the four Greek councils benefit from the opportunity to gather
together under one roof and come away having built lasting
cross-council relationships which continue to benefit the entire
Greek community, establishing relationships between council
and chapter leaders based on trust and mutual understanding of
the issues that will challenge them as student leaders and chapter
Activities at the Greek Leadership Academy are designed to help
Continue to Serve as Alumni
he Duke University Greek Advisory Council (DUGAC) is a group composed of Duke alumni, faculty, and staff members who meet during
Homecoming Weekend and Alumni Reunion Weekend to discuss pressing matters facing the fraternity and sorority life community. John
Sacha (T’70, Sigma Phi Epsilon) chairs the council. If you are interested in serving as a member of this council please contact Clarybel Peguero
by September 15th at [email protected]
To learn more about DUGAC please visit: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/greek/chapters-organizations-councils/dugac
What can alumni do to stay connected?
1. If you live locally, consider serving as an alumni advisor.
2. Visit your chapter during Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekends.
3. Offer your expertise to students through networking and speaking about your professional/educational experiences at a chapter or council program.
4. Internships available? Please send information to your chapter members. Contact us and we will put you in touch with the chapter.
5. Looking for your chapter’s alumni relations chair? Contact us and we will connect you with the current chapter officer.
6. If you have stayed involved with your fraternity/sorority as alumni please share the benefits of that experience with your undergraduate
chapter members. Let them know how to stay involved after graduation.
Online Resources
Check out our website at http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/greek
The Duke University Relationship Statement is available online at http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/greek/about-us/relationship-statement
View our Fraternity and Sorority Life E-book here: A Guide to Fraternity and Sorority Life
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook.com/greekatduke and http://twitter.com/greekatduke
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Did You Know?
We might love our basketball at Duke, but our Greeks are involved in more than just hoops.
Greeks in Athletics
Field Hockey
Basketball (Program)
Track & Field
100 Years and Counting
During the 2013-2014 school year Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Inc. all held their national centennial celebrations.
Documenting Greek Life at Duke
If a picture is worth a thousand words then we have quite a story to tell. If you like the photos in this newsletter, check out our
Flickr page where our archive is now over 3,000 images and growing every year. See more at http://flickr.com/greekatduke.
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff – 2014-2015
Clarybel Peguero, Director, IFC Advisor
Jessica Emig, Program Coordinator, Panhellenic Advisor
Deona Hatley, MGC Advisor
Sean Palmer, NPHC Advisor
Dan Scheirer, Staff Assistant
Matthew Bailey, Graduate Assistant
Alison McLaughlin, Graduate Assistant
For more information please contact us by email, phone, or stop by and visit our office in the Bryan Student Center.
[email protected]
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