Presentations begin for campus Greek Life expansion
Five fraternities and sororities will present their organizations to the Texas A&M University-San Antonio community throughout the month of February. The University currently has two active organizations, Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. and Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority Inc.
Organizations will host two presentations at noon and 5 p.m. on the following days: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Feb. 6, Central Academic Building, Vista Room), Delta Chi Fraternity (Feb. 7, Patriots’ Casa, Ceremony Room), Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity (Feb. 8, Patriots’ Casa, Ceremony Room), Theta Phi Alpha Sorority (Feb. 16, Patriots’ Casa, Ceremony Room) and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (Feb. 28, Central Academic Building, Vista Room). Lunch and dinner will be provided for those in attendance.
Cristina Dominguez, student activities director for student organizations and fraternity/sorority life, is in charge of developing a place for Greek Life on campus.
“I think that the organizations we chose to come present to campus very much reflect our student body, and now it’s just finding those members to join those organizations,” Dominguez said.
Presentations are open to the entire community. Students will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on each organization through a post-evaluation form on Jagsync, the online portal for students to tap into student life and organizations.
Dominguez stated there has been a student demand for organizations to come to campus, not only in her office, but in the office of the Vice-President of Student Affairs and the University President’s office.
A committee was formed to oversee the selection of organizations to present to campus. Representatives reflect Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Staff Members, and Student Leaders from Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. and Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority Inc.
An open call was sent out to all the National and International Greek Councils. The committee also reached out to organizations which previously expressed interest in campus expansion.
Dominguez confirmed that final decisions on which new fraternities and sororities will begin colonization on campus is expected by April 2018, with implementation to follow in Fall 2018.