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• 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
• All 9 Panhel sororities now have housing on campus. • Sigma Nu is the oldest fraternity at Duke.
• Tucker Howard of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Jenny Ngo of Chi Omega were voted Greek Man and Woman of the Year in 2011-2012.
• In 2011, Alpha Delta Pi celebrated it’s 100th anniversary at Duke with a banquet at the Millennium Hotel in Durham. • Duke has added 6 new fraternities and sororities since 2008.
By Todd Adams
10 years ago……
the green light was given to create a new office at Duke that would serve students and the many constituencies found across the Greek community. At that time, I had the good fortune to work with students, alumni, and staff to open the place we now know as the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The road was not without bumps those first few years, but now I can say – and we all can see – that the efforts were worthwhile; our sororities and fraternities have a home for their governing councils, student leaders have quality advisement, and the office provides a hub and support for the myriad activities that the community undertakes annually. Many of the thoughts that follow have been shared before, but I welcome the opportunity to revisit them as we celebrate a decade past and look to the future.
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say, that, now more than ever, Greek life plays a prominent role at Duke. Today we have 42 organizations representing more than 2,200 students. The Greek experience has been and continues to be centered on four distinct yet intertwining principles: academic success, leadership education, service to others, and meaningful relationships, all of which are cornerstones of the University Mission Statement. Duke Greek students engage in all facets of campus life, fully participating in the University community while enjoying the benefits of their life-long affiliations.
Perhaps not surprisingly, students and alumni often feel that Duke is constantly – even unnecessarily – increasing expectations of its fraternity and sorority chapters. Through the work of dedicated Fraternity & Sorority Life staff, alumni
advisors, and inter/national staff, a foundation is being laid for the continuation and growth of the Duke Greek community. Over the last decade, many colleges and universities, as well as inter/national offices, have sought to more clearly define and articulate the connections between institutions, headquarter offices, alumni and undergraduate chapters. At Duke, the product of such work is the Greek Relationship Statement – signed by all of the chapter presidents in 2010 with the support of the Duke University Greek Alumni Council. With these collaborations, Duke formalized and secured its ongoing relationship with fraternal organizations.
Since the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life opened in 2002, several new and re-chartered chapters have (re)joined our ranks, the Inter-Greek Council (IGC) was formed, and the Order of Omega was constituted and now hosts the annual Greek Leadership Awards Banquet honoring the best in our community. As a fraternity alumnus, I feel strongly that the Greek experience can be one of the most significant and beneficial in students’ collegiate careers, and its rewards can reach far beyond time spent as undergraduates. However, its value today has come into question, and rightly so. As recent incidents have illustrated, acts of violence, the objectification of others, and the abuses of alcohol and other drugs are still all too common in fraternities and sororities, however infrequent the occurrences are. In order to address these issues, we must act quickly and prudently with the leadership that our founders showed when they formed our organizations so many years ago.
This vision can only be realized with the commitment of many people and organizations, and all involved must share the ownership. As a community our challenge is to provide the highest quality student experience while supporting the University’s mission. Duke University President Richard Brodhead has spoken of “the good of this place” when discussing the nature and value of higher education, and he authored a book of his essays and speeches under that very title. The progress and ultimate value of fraternities and sororities will not and should not be measured by the short-term successes and failures that are certain to occur, but are more accurately reflected in the long-term impact of membership – just ask the thousands of alumni who participated in Greek life as undergraduates.
The good of this place, the relatively young, aspiring and evolving Duke, is strongly connected with Greek life for many current and former students. Their Greek involvement shaped them – their values and beliefs – and has arguably framed their undergraduate experiences by challenging them to be active learners, agents of change and, yes, even socially responsible. Our alumni serve as examples of the sustaining, positive influence that Greek life can have when it is done well, as an integrated part of the institution. In the decade ahead, the University must strive to leverage the benefits of fraternity and sorority life – its significant history and traditions dating back to the establishment of Phi Beta Kappa – while looking to secure the future for a strong and vibrant Greek community at this good place called Duke.
About the author:
Todd Adams established the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in 2002, serving as Director until 2008 and transitioning to a new role as Director of New Student and Family Programs. Today, Todd serves Duke as Senior Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Parent and Family Programs.
Alpha Delta Pi Centennial Celebration Recruitment/Intake Results from Spring 2012
Formal Recruitment for IFC and Panhel were incredibly successful this year. Panhel saw a record number of women register for recruitment with 504, resulting in 373 bids offers. Panhellenic Recruitment took place on January 13,14,15 and 20,21, and concluded with Bid Day on the 22nd. Events were held on both East and West Campus with the aid of a coordinated busing schedule. Laura Williams of Zeta Tau Alpha and Sabrina Hamilton-Payne of Kappa Kappa Gamma served as Vice President of Recruitment and Membership and Assistant Vice President of Recruitment and Membership, respectively. Both ladies worked incredibly hard to make recruitment a great success.
Planning for next year has already begun! The dates for 2013 Panhellenic Formal Recruitment are January 11,12,13 and 18,19, concluding with Bid Day on the 20th. Hannah Hayward of Kappa Kappa
Gamma and Gracie Willert of Kappa Alpha Theta will be filling the roles of VP and AVP of Recruitment & Membership. To address the space and logistics challenges
of past recruitment years, 2013 Panhellenic Recruitment will take place at the Durham Convention Center!
The IFC Recruitment Team included Matthew Forester (Alpha Tau Omega), Vice President of Recruitment, as well as, Andrew Smith (Sigma Phi Epsilon) and Andrew Bentley (Pi Kappa Phi), Assistant Vice Presidents of Recruitment. Recruitment kicked off on January 9 with an open house reception at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art, concluding with Bid Day on January 23. Out of 505 students registered to participate in recruitment, 384 bids were extended, and 259 new members accepted bids.
Charlie Blanchard (Sigma Phi Epsilon), Conor McDade (Pi Kappa Alpha), and Taylor Elliot (Pi Kappa Phi) will make up the leadership team for the 2012-2013 school year.
NPHC added 22 new members to the council during the 2011-2012 school year with six of the eight chapters conducting Membership Intake. IGC added 40 new members to the council during the 2011-2012 school year, with all eight chapters conducting Membership Intake.
We are always excited to see growth of our chapters!
Duke University Greek Community Standards
This past year marked the rollout of the new community standards initiative with the purpose of improving the management and quality of sorority and fraternity chapters on Duke’s campus. Through self-evaluation and documentation of achievements and challenges, the Greek Community Standards initiative will serve as a development tool for chapters and as an assessment to for the Office of
Fraternity and Sorority Life. The six criteria that make up the Greek Community Standards are: Academic Achievement, University and Community
Relations/Service, Membership Intake and Education, Chapter Management, Campus Involvement, and Financial Management. Chapters meeting the highest standards of excellence will be recognized for their achievements at the annual Order of Omega Greek Awards dinner.
The past year’s Gold Standard Chapters are:
• Alpha Delta Pi • alpha Kappa Delta Phi • Alpha Phi • Alpha Phi Alpha • Chi Omega • Chi Psi • Delta Delta Delta • Delta Sigma Iota • Delta Sigma Phi • Delta Sigma Theta • Kappa Alpha Order • Kappa Phi Lambda • Omega Phi Beta • Phi Delta Theta • Psi Upsilon • Sigma Chi • Sigma Gamma Rho • Sigma Nu
Starting in 2010, Greek Convocation has now become a new tradition for Greeks at Duke, serving to welcome fraternity and sorority members back to campus and to challenging them to make the most of their Greek experience in the coming school year. In Fall 2011, attendees brought donations for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Greek Convocation began with a special performance by Duke’s renowned a cappella group, The Pitchforks. Throughout the event students listened to addresses from their Greek council presidents and from a special guest speaker. This past year, executive director of Duke Engage, Eric Mlyn, spoke and charged students to increase their involvement in service to the Duke, Durham, and global community, encouraging them to consider programs like Duke Engage, because of the opportunities that such experiences offer for personal growth, and the enrichment that they lend to the undergraduate experience.
To see more pictures from Greek Convocation 2011, visit our Flickr page:
The Inter-Greek Council, IGC is composed of eight 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, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, and Pi Alpha Phi.
Inter-Greek Council Executive Board
President- Sunny Sun, Kappa Phi Lambda
Director of Public Relations- Tianyu Shi, Lambda Phi Epsilon
Director of Expansion- Yvonne Chan, Kappa Phi Lambda
Director of Finance- Anna Liu, alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Director of Programming- Jennifer Huang, alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Conduct Board Chair- Jordan Siedell, Lambda Phi Epsilon
Director of Administration & Order- Jewel Llamas, Omega Phi Beta
Director of Philanthropy- Sydney Sarmiento, Lambda Upsilon Lambda
5th Annual Inter-Greek Council Blaze the Stage Stroll Show
Blaze the Stage was the highlight of the fall semester as members of all four governing councils joined together to perform sensational strolls for an energetic audience in Page Auditorium. Winners of this year's show included Delta Sigma
Theta/Alpha Delta Pi and Delta Sigma Iota/Alpha Tau Omega. This event has become the Greek collaboration event of the year as an NPHC or IGC chapter is charged with teaching an IFC or Panhel group how to stroll. During the teaching process the students learn about each other and their fraternity/sorority experience. The IGC Stroll Show has led to a greater
connection across Greek councils, increasing understanding of the unique Greek experiences of students from different chapters. Blaze the Stage brings the Greek community together like few other events and we are proud of the IGC for continuing to make it such a successful and highly anticipated event each year. We are looking forward to next year's show!
Stroll Show Champions Alpha Delta Pi and Delta Sigma Theta celebrate their victory
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Pi Alpha Phi National Fraternity
There is lots of exciting news to report concerning Duke’s Greek scene, the first of which is the arrival of Pi Alpha Phi National Fraternity! As the newest fraternity to join Duke's Inter-Greek Council, Pi Alpha Phi colonized during late Spring 2012 and will be on campus in full effect beginning in Fall 2012.
Pi Alpha Phi was founded in 1929 at the University of California, Berkeley and was the first Asian American interest fraternity. The mission of Pi Alpha Phi is structured around the tenets of Brotherhood, Academic Excellence, Devotion to Philanthropy, Inspiring Leaders, and Promoting Asian American Awareness. The colony at Duke is composed of five founding members including Richard Cao, Seongik Kang, Jun Hong Kim, James Wei, and David Le, who is serving as the chapter’s first president. To learn more about Pi Alpha Phi National Fraternity, please visit http://www.pialphaphi.com/.
IGC on Central Campus
There is yet more to be excited about come Fall 2012 and it has to do with Greek housing! IGC and Panhel are looking forward to a first this fall and for the IGC this means a house on Central Campus where members from each chapter will live together, with a commons room for socializing, and opportunities for interaction and connectedness between chapters that would not be possible without a dedicated living space.
The Interfraternity Council is composed of 17 chapters. They are as follows:
Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Sigma Pi.
Interfraternity Council Executive Board
President – Andrew Bentley, Pi Kappa Phi
Executive Vice President – Zach Sperling, Delta Sigma Phi
VP Chapter Services – Sanket Prabhu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
VP Community Interaction – Jacob Bieze, Kappa Alpha Order
Secretary – Jack Matteucci, Alpha Epsilon Pi
Treasurer – Carl Lawson, Alpha Tau Omega
VP Recruitment – Charlie Blanchard, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Asst. VP Recruitment – Conor McDade, Pi Kappa Alpha Asst. VP Recruitment – Taylor Elliot, Pi Kappa Phi
VP New Member Education – Thomas Hasse, Sigma Nu Member at Large – Timothy Rooney, Kappa Alpha Order Member at Large – Caleb Kroloff, Alpha Epsilon Pi Conduct Board Chair – Trent Going, Pi Kappa Alpha
Director of PR – Maxamillian Friedauer, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
The IGC was not the only council to expand it’s ranks this past year. During the Spring 2012 semester, the Interfraternity Council welcomed the return of Kappa Sigma Fraternity by approving recognition of the chapter on Duke’s campus. After an absence of ten years, we are excited to announce that Kappa Sigma is officially back and will undoubtedly hit the ground running come Fall 2012.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded on December 10, 1869 at the University of Virginia. The Ideals of Kappa Sigma are as follows: to enhance the educational mission of the host institution, to promote the ideal of Brotherhood, to actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members, to promote ethical behavior and decision-making, and to encourage service to others. We are excited to have Kappa Sigma back at Duke and look forward to the positive contributions that Kappa Sigma will make to the IFC, as well as to the broader Greek and Duke communities. Check out the Duke Chronicle article concerning Kappa Sigma’s return to campus,
For more information about Kappa Sigma Fraternity please visit http://www.kappasigma.org/home
.IFC New Member Reception
This past Spring, the Interfraternity Council hosted a reception for new members at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club following the formal recruitment period. The reception was an opportunity for new members to mingle, to meet current IFC executive officers, and to hear addresses from both the outgoing and incoming IFC presidents. New members also heard from special guest speaker, Charlie Eitel (Sigma Nu), who talked about the role that fraternity membership has played in his life, encouraging the new members to make the most of their fraternal experience, and sharing some inspirational words from his book, “84 Quotes”.
Sigma Nu poses with Charlie Eitel and their chapter advisor, Dave Mainella, after the IFC New Members Reception You can view more photos from the reception on our Flickr page by following this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greekatduke/sets/72157629647873961/ “What Can I Do For You?”
Zach Prager (T, 12), former president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter at Duke, received the Robertson Outstanding Undergraduate award, the order's highest award. Prager, who was noted for his work in risk management, anti-hazing efforts, his IFC leadership and many other accomplishments while on campus, said that being president of his chapter while at Duke was "without a doubt the greatest experience of my life."
During his acceptance speech at the PIKE 68th International Convention said that looking back on his chapter presidency, he realized that he had switched from focusing on himself, to focusing on others. "Being president of my chapter was not about me…but about everyone around me."
Prager admitted he was jealous of those still in school, for the opportunity that lay before them. "I want to challenge all of you in this room to step outside your comfort zone and get involved."
View Prager’s speech here, beginning at 11:30 into the presentation. IFC on Central Campus
As you may know, the majority of IFC fraternities have historically lived in sections located on Duke's West Campus, but as our Greek community continues to grow, the University has expanded Greek housing to accommodate more chapters, while at the same time incorporating for space for non-Greek selective living groups (SLGs). This change comes along with Duke’s
return to a house model, meaning that with the start the Fall 2012 semester, Greek housing at Duke will take on a slightly new look. Duke’s IFC fraternities will retain a number of their traditional sections on West Campus, while the chapters that leave West move to newly renovated sections on Central Campus. We are excited about the opportunities that the house model offers to our students and look forward to the new look of Greek housing at Duke!
Section Locator: Looking for your fraternity's section? Check out the map below.
West Campus Sections Map Central Campus Sections Map
The Panhellenic Association is currently composed of nine NPC sororities including: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma,Kappa Alpha Theta,Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Panhellenic Association Executive Board
President – Kelsey Woodford, Delta Gamma
Executive Vice President – Allie LeCavalier, Zeta Tau Alpha
VP Recruitment & Membership – Hannah Hayward, Kappa Kappa Gamma
AVP Recruitment & Membership – Gracie Willert, Kappa Alpha Theta
Director of Administration & Order – Ashley Boaz, Chi Omega
Director of Finance – Maddy Leaman, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Director of Philanthropy – Itzy Santillan, Chi Omega
Director of Programming – Stephanie Chao, Alpha Delta Pi
Director of Member Education – Katie Howard, Delta Delta Delta Director of Public Relations – Josey Newman, Delta Gamma
Panhellenic Apartments on Central
Fall of 2010 marked the first time in Duke history that members of Panhellenic sororities were given designated space to live on campus. Alyssa Dack and Casey Miller of Alpha Delta Pi and Pi Beta Phi, respectively, worked to make this a reality. Beginning in Fall 2012, the administration’s implementation of the house model for all selective living groups has made it possible for all nine Panhellenic sororities to have sections of their own on Central Campus.
Led by Panhellenic President, Jenny Ngo, the Panhellenic Executive Board and the nine chapter presidents were able to work with the administration to achieve an equitable and affective vision of what sorority housing at Duke should look like. The selection process for section locations was determined utilizing information submitted by the chapters, including chapter preferences, chapter size, and the number of women from each chapter who desired to live in their chapter section. This is a true landmark event for Duke’s sororities; the debate over sorority housing has continued on and off throughout several decades of Duke history. Now, finally, in 2012, we have seen sorority housing at Duke truly take shape. As the new school year approaches, we are excited for our women and the new opportunities and experiences that sorority housing will make possible for them.
Members of Panhel on Central Campus Panhellenic Association Fashion Show: Fashion for a Cause
We are all, at the very least, aware of fashion (or to our lack-there-of) to varying extents, yet this past Fall semester Panhel showed Duke that they truly have style. Panhel and Duke’s fashion magazine, FORM, collaborated with Circle of Sisterhood to host the first annual Panhellenic fashion show. The nine Panhel presidents walked the runway at Metro 8 Steak House in Durham wearing fashions from designer, Ann Taylor, and formal wear donated by clothing company, Rent the Runway. Congratulations to the planning team of Jessica Stark (FORM, Zeta Tau Alpha), Megan Arias (Panhel Philanthropy Chair, Zeta Tau Alpha), Caroline Long (FORM, Kappa Kappa Gamma), and Kate Pobuda (FORM, Kappa Alpha Theta) for their hard work at making this event a huge success.
Proceeds from the show went to benefit Circle of Sisterhood, a sorority-based foundation who’s cause is to “leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression”. (http://www.circleofsisterhood.org/)
Panhel president, Jenny Ngo (bottom, 2nd from left), along with her 9 chapter presidents at the Panhel fashion show
Photos from the show can be found on our Flickr page at
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The NPHC at Duke is composed of eight national organizations including: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board
President – Kyle Jones, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
1st Vice President – Ehizele Osehobo, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 2nd Vice President – Sugun Babatunde, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Treasurer – Kimanthi Gicovi, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Secretary – Elia Cabrera, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Public Relations Chair – Crystal Martin, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Historian – Christian Theuer, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.
Community Service – Bryan Lockwood, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Parliamentarian – Jared Rollins, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Recent News: NPHC Week 2011
Duke’s NPHC is always up to good things, and this past year was no different. The NPHC began the year with it's annual NPHC Week, kicking off with a unity meeting for NPHC members. The council went on to host events including Black Greek 101, the Black Women’s and Black Men's Gatherings, and a cookout and Stroll-Off on East Campus, co-hosted by Duke’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) and the Students of the Caribbean Association (SOCA). The culmination of NPHC Week 2011 came with the Daze of Kaos Back to School Bash on Saturday night and community service on Sunday at the Spring Arbor Retirement Home in Durham.
Duke NPHC 5/10 Conference
On 5/10 or May 10th, 1930, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was founded as a permanent organization at Howard
University in Washington, DC, with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. The next year, in 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.
The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.”
The 5/10 Conference was established at Duke University in Spring 2012 with the overarching goal of mobilizing leadership among college-affiliated NPHC chapters in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill region to ensure that the communities’ National Pan-Hellenic Councils are committed to serving and are being adequately served.
BSAI Step Show 2012
In March, the NPHC hosted their annual Step Show as part of BSAI weekend, which is always a large draw, both for visiting students members of Duke’s student body. The show took place in Page Auditorium and where audience members watched a great show and were invited to show of their own dance moves on-stage during judges’ scoring breaks. Unfortunately, only two chapters can receive the final honor of being crowned Step Show Champion, and this year the well-deserved winners were the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. We look forward to watching them defend their titles during the coming school year.
Don't miss the 2012 NPHC Homecoming Step Show on Friday, September 21 (http://homecoming.dukealumni.com) in Page Auditorium !
Delta Sigma Theta onstage after their victory at the BSAI Step Show To see more photos from the BSAI Step Show, visit our Flickr page at the following link:
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega is Duke’s Greek honor society. Membership is made up of sophomores through seniors, with inductions for new junior and senior members in the fall and for sophomores and additional juniors in the spring. Applicants must participate in a membership interview prior to joining, while eligibility is based upon academic achievement (with a minimum GPA requirement of 3.3) and the applicants’ involvement in the Duke, Durham, and Greek communities.
Order of Omega Executive Board
President- Serena Dai, Kappa Phi Lambda
Vice President Membership- Stephen Chen, Phi Delta Theta Vice President Finance- Lydia Chow, Kappa Phi Lambda
Vice President Programming- Jennifer Huang, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Vice President Administration- Gena Olan, Alpha Delta Pi
Order of Omega Greek Awards
The 10th Annual Order of Omega Greek Awards took place on April 11th in the Bryan Center. The event was well attended by members of all four governing councils and a wide variety of Duke staff members. Dinner, as tradition, was delicious Greek food catered by Spartacus Restaurant. The Order of Omega did a wonderful job with this event thanks to the hard work of
Kelly Anne Tully (Pi Beta Phi) and Lucy Yao (Kappa Phi Lambda) who served as the President and Assistant Vice President at Large for the Order during the 2011-2012 school year. The ladies also had fantastic assistance from their committee and the Order Executive Board including, Ellie Proussaloglou (Alpha Delta Pi), Tony Jiang (Phi Delta Theta), Nathalie Herrand (Omega Phi Beta), and Katharine Bodnar (Delta Gamma). Serena Dai is the recently elected Order of Omega president for the 2012-2013 school year. The contributions of the students listed above and all of our Greek Award winners, are examples of why Greek Life at Duke is both possible and exceptional. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! We look forward to your continued contributions to the Duke, Durham, and Greek communities.
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The Order of Omega Executive Board at the Greek Awards with their advisor, Sara Loge (left)
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Duke Greek Emerging Leaders
Duke Greek Emerging Leaders (DGEL) serves as the premiere leadership development program for fraternity and sorority members on Duke’s campus. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life seeks diverse and dynamic sophomores and juniors representing all four Greek governing councils to serve as Emerging Leaders. Students attend six educational sessions
throughout the fall semester with the focus of leading positive change in the fraternity and sorority life community. During the past year, over 30 Emerging Leaders have graduated from the program, with many going on to become chapter presidents, chapter and council executive officers, and Order of Omega members. Nominations for new Emerging Leaders are requested during the spring semester and this coming fall the program will have grown to accommodate over 80 new participants. We are looking forward to a phenomenal semester!
Camille Anderson Delta Sigma Theta Joshua Miller Sigma Nu
Lindsay Barnes Pi Beta Phi Jordan Miller Zeta Tau Alpha
Scott Cara Delta Tau Delta Samuel Miller Alpha Epsilon Pi
Yvonne Chan Kappa Phi Lambda Dorielle Obanor Delta Sigma Theta
Lydia Chow Kappa Phi Lambda Colin Reed Sigma Chi
Kristen Cole Kappa Kappa Gamma Emily Rinaldo Psi Upsilon
Isalyn Connell Delta Gamma Celina Rodriguez Alpha Delta Pi
Leilani Doktor Kappa Kappa Gamma David Shifke Sigma Nu
Anthony Evans Delta Tau Delta Alex Sonageri Delta Sigma Phi
Blair Ganson Chi Omega Robert Spratley Sigma Phi Epsilon
Peter Gudaitis Kappa Alpha Shane Stone Alpha Epsilon Pi
Caroline Hall Delta Gamma Sunny Sun Kappa Phi Lambda
Whitney Hansen Kappa Kappa Gamma Charles Thurston Delta Tau Delta
Katie Hardiman Zeta Tau Alpha Priscilla Vencatachellapathee Alpha Delta Pi
Serena Jingxi Dai Kappa Phi Lambda Morgan Wiley Kappa Kappa Gamma
Lyndsay Kerwin Pi Beta Phi Zhe Xhao Chi Omega
Gracie Lynne Alpha Delta Pi
The 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. The Council is chaired by John Sacha T’70, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Jeremy Morgan T’03, Sigma Nu. If you are interested in serving as a member of this council please contact Clarybel Peguero by September 15th at
To learn more about DUGAC please visit:
http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/greek/chapters-organizations-councils - node-817 What can alumni do?
List of ways that alumni can be helpful to their undergraduate chapter.
1. Serve as an alumni advisor if you live in the area.
2. Visit chapter members during Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekends.
3. Offer your expertise to students by way of networking and speaking about your professional/educational experiences at a chapter/council program.
4. Internships available? Please send your information to your chapter members. Contact us for contact information.
5. Looking for your chapter's alumni relations chair? Contact our office and we'll be happy to provide you with their name and email address.
6. If you've stayed involved with your fraternity/sorority as an alumni please provide the benefits of that experience with your undergraduate chapter members. Reassure them that there is involvement post graduation.
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Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff:
Clarybel Peguero, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, IFC Advisor
Sarah Loge, Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Panhel Advisor Sean Novak, NPHC Advisor
Carla Rodriguez, IGC Advisor Dan Scheirer, Staff Assistant