Tarleton State seeks new sorority
By Alyssa Winn –
Sorority recruitment week saw record breaking numbers of young women rushing as sorority hopefuls. Tarleton and the Panhellenic council expect to add a fourth sorority in the spring to help avoid overpopulating any one sorority.
Lauren Light, a member of Delta Zeta, was positive about recruitment and the possibility of a fourth sorority becoming a part of the Tarleton Greek family. “Recruitment is going very well. We have had record numbers this year and this will be perfect when we bring in our fourth sorority in the spring,” she said.
Two national sororities, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Delta Phi Epsilon, will visit Tarleton Sept. 24 and 25. Both will have a presentation on who they are, what they are about, and how they will enhance Tarleton’s Greek life. The Panhellenic council will then vote on which chapter they would like to invite to become the fourth sorority to join Tarleton State University in over a decade.
Johnny Robinson, the Student Programs Director, explained what would happen after both chapters present on why they would be the best fit for Tarleton’s Panhellenic group. “After both present the Panhellenic council will have a meeting and discuss both chapters, then they will vote on which one they would like to come to campus soon after. We would like to make a decision before Oct. 14,” he said.
Ashley Tull, a supervisor of the Student Leadership Programs, was in charge of overseeing recruitment. “We have not added a sorority since 1994, so it is about time to add a new one. We have got a lot of demand for membership in our sororities so I feel there is room for another sorority. This will give a lot more women a chance to be Greek at Tarleton State University,” he said.
Tarleton Greek life is growing rapidly each and every year as more and more students choose to become a part of a sorority or fraternity.
Light talked about the need to expand Tarleton’s Greek life. “We have had 358 girls register this year. Our Greek life is sitting at 10 percent now so we need to expand,” she said.
Robinson was ready for both of the chapters to visit Tarleton. “We are excited. This is the first chapter to come to Tarleton since Phi Mu in the early 1990s,” he said.
Presentations are open to the public. Delta Phi Epsilon will present Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Joe W. Autry building in room 113 and on Tuesday, Alpha Sigma Alpha will present at the same time but the room is unknown at time of publishing. The new chapter will start recruiting in spring 2013.