Greek Briefs

IFC, Panhellenic Association elect new leaders

The Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternity Council, the student governing bodies for sororities and fraternities, will transition in their new leaders this month. Both organizations held elections at the end of last semester.

New Panhellenic officers include President Kelly Shea; Executive Vice President Alex Loundsbury; Vice President of Recruitment Janet Caputo; Vice President of Finance Lisa Resnick; and Vice President of Standards Sara Gimmy.

Shea said she hopes to make some improvements to the organization during her two-semester term.

“Communication between Panhel and the individual sorority chapters is not as good as it could be,” Shea said. She added that she is also “interested in promoting Greek life to the GW community.”

To obtain positions in the Panhellenic Association, members of one of GW’s eight sororities must apply and participate in a group interview.

After the public interview, which members of the Greek-letter community are invited to attend, candidates meet with the Panhellenic officers, Loundsbury said.

A slating committee consisting of the Panhellenic officers and delegates from sorority chapters decides the set, or slate, of candidates.

The slate is voted on by each of the eight sororities and must pass with a majority in each sorority before they are officially elected to their positions.

Student Activities Center Director Tim Miller said the election process for IFC and Panhellenic are “similar,” but not the same.

The new IFC officers, who began their terms this month, include President Jordan Peterson; Executive Vice President David Upbin; Vice President of Chapter Services A.J. Casale; Vice President of Recruitment Aaron Frazier; and Vice President of Judicial Affairs Harris Markowitz.

-Jessica Calefati

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