We are looking at options – Tarleton Greek Life explores housing possibilities
By Quanecia Fraser-
Stephanie Chambers, the assistant director of fraternity and sorority life at Tarleton State University, said the department is still looking at housing options for sororities and fraternities.
Chambers noted the department of fraternity and sorority life’s attempt to utilize Tarleton’s Centennial Hall for on-campus Greek housing.
“It didn’t really pan out the way that we all hoped for it to, but it’s (Greek housing) not completely off the table,” Chambers said. “There’s not any active plans as of now, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not ever going to happen.”
Chambers said the next location for on-campus Greek housing likely won’t be chosen within the next two semesters.
“It takes a lot of logistics of finding spaces because we really want to find the right something that works for (the sorority) but also works for the university,” she said.
Regarding off-campus housing, Chambers said “the university isn’t really an active player in that.” She explained that off-campus housing is decided on by individual organizations.
“It’s really up to the (sororities and fraternities) to purchase the house and follow their individual organization’s rules and policies when it comes to Greek housing,” Chambers explained.
Chambers was named assistant director of fraternity and sorority life during the fall 2018 semester. Since then she has been a part of dealing with sorority life and fraternities, taking part in dealing with student concerns and even fraternity fundraising when necessary. While new housing on campus is being discussed, fundraising events might be becoming more regular! She is a Tarleton alumna who was a member of a sorority herself – Alpha Gamma Delta — when she studied at the university.
“I appreciate my experience because it helped shape me into the woman I am today,” Chambers said.
However, she says her past involvement with Alpha Gamma Delta won’t cause her to be biased towards the sorority when making decisions.
“Although I was in Alpha Gam, I believe in fairness and everyone being treated equally,” she said.
For Chambers, her “main goal is just to support our students and help them be successful and grow during their time as a Tarleton student, especially a student in fraternity and sorority life.”