Friday, December 2, 2011

USD is Growing - Welcome #8

After an extensive and thoughtful process, USD is pleased to announce the addition of our 8th Sorority.  Kappa Delta will join the 6 NPC groups and 1 multicultural sorority to be the 8th member of our Panhellenic Community in Fall 2012! Over the next few months, Kappa Delta representatives will be on campus, meeting with Panhellenic and preparing for their colonization.  As they are visiting, please welcome them and introduce yourself.

Welcome to our newest friends!

The following letter was sent to Kappa Delta this week:

The University of San Diego would like to extend an invitation to Kappa Delta to colonize in the Fall 2012 semester.  This decision was based upon the recommendation from our Panhelleinc Council Extension Committee and feedback from our University community.  On behalf of the University of San Diego and our Panhellenic Association, I would like to welcome Kappa Delta to our Greek community.

I understand that you have been in touch with Katy Cooper, Panhellenic Extension Committee Chair, regarding this decision.  It is our expectation that Kappa Delta will begin its colonization efforts in September 2012.  Please be in touch with Mandy Womack, Director of Student Organizations and Greek Life, as she will assist you with any planning and logistical needs.

Our Extension Committee was impressed by both organizations that presented on campus. As a result, I am supporting their recommendation to open USD for extension to Pi Beta Phi within the next five years, but no sooner than Fall 2014. Over the next few months, metrics will be developed for our use in determining the best time for considering another NPC addition to our community.  As a partner in creating a positive experience for our students, Kappa Delta will be a part of this conversation.

We are looking forward to establishing, as soon as possible, a network of local and national contacts with whom we will work to make the colonization a complete success.  We are looking forward to building a cooperative relationship with all concerned, even before the chapter is established.

We are excited by the growth of our sorority community.  Kappa Delta’s establishment will provide the opportunity for many more USD women to have the benefits and privileges of sorority membership.  The Panhellenic stands ready to assist in every way possible in the establishment of the chapter.  Please don't hesitate to call on us for whatever assistance we can provide.

Cynthia Avery, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Life

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