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Sorority and Fraternity Life Task Force

The University of Kansas has created the Sorority and Fraternity Life Task Force to evaluate sorority and fraternity life at KU, explore best practices related to policy and programming, and submit recommendations on how Greek life can be enhanced. The goal is to ensure that a strong sorority and fraternity system continues to be a valuable part of the student experience at KU.

The 27-member task force comprises students, parents, alumni, housing corporation representatives, advisors, university administrators and staff, whose diverse perspectives are essential to this process. The task force is chaired by KU alumnus Mike Michaelis.

The task force will convene its first meeting November 8. No hard deadlines have been set, though we tentatively expect the task force to complete its work and submit its recommendations to Chancellor Girod by summer 2019. At that point, Chancellor Girod will evaluate the recommendations and announce next steps in fall 2019.

Task Force Members

  • Mike Michaelis, task force chair, Beta Theta Pi alumnus
  • Rita Holms-Bobo, Delta Sigma Theta alumna, National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority alumni representative
  • Alan Jones, Kappa Alpha Psi alumnus, National Pan-Hellenic Council alumni fraternity representative
  • Vicky Reyes, Sigma Iota Alpha alumna, Multicultural Greek Council sorority representative
  • Jose Munoz, Multicultural Greek Council fraternity advisor representative
  • David Burkhead, Beta Theta Pi alumnus, Interfraternity Council Fraternity Corporation Board representative
  • Larry Winter, Sigma Chi, Interfraternity Council advisor representative
  • Cathy Frame, Kappa Alpha Theta alumna, Panhellenic Corporation Board representative
  • Jill McGee, Gamma Phi Beta alumna, chapter advisor representative
  • Mark Mears, Alpha Kappa Lambda alumnus, Interfraternity Council representative
  • Kay Kimball Almanza, sorority parent representative
  • Karen Frederick, fraternity parent representative
  • Jennifer Sanner, KU Alumni Association staff and Pi Beta Phi alumna
  • Interfraternity Council President (currently Marty Sedlacek, student, Beta Theta Pi)
  • Panhellenic President (currently Natalie Craig, student, Alpha Delta Pi)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority representative (currently Aspen Harris, student, Zeta Phi Beta)
  • Multicultural Greek Council fraternity representative (currently Jose Montoya, student, Phi Iota Alpha, MGC President)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternity representative (currently DeMarco Williams, student, Alpha Phi Alpha)
  • Multicultural Greek Council sorority representative (currently Natacha Namphengsone, student, Sigma Psi Zeta)
  • Tammara Durham, staff, Office of Student Affairs
  • Reggie Robinson, staff, Office of Public Affairs
  • Julie Murray, staff, Office of the Chancellor
  • Lance Watson, staff, Office of Student Conduct
  • Amy Long Schell, staff, Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Marsha Carrasco, staff, Student Involvement and Leadership Center
  • Jane Tuttle, staff, Office of Student Affairs
  • Nikita Haynie, staff, Sorority and Fraternity Life

Chancellor's Message

"The sorority and fraternity community has a rich tradition of leadership, scholarship, service and friendship. While we can be proud of this history, it is crucial that our sorority and fraternity community is prepared to address today’s challenges and opportunities. With sororities and fraternities under scrutiny nationwide and at KU, we must commit to raising our standards for health, wellness and self-governance to meet the expectations we have for our community."

— Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

(Read the Chancellor's announcement of the task force)

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