Greek Briefs

Panhellenic Association votes to expand

The Panhellenic Association, the group governing sororities, voted last month to expand the number of recognized chapters on campus from eight to nine.

The announcement came as the Interfraternity Council, the fraternity oversight body on campus, invited both Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order to GW.

“We feel that another chapter will only increase the visibility of Greek life at GW and will encourage more women at GW to join Greek organizations,” senior Kelly Shea, president of the Panhellenic Association, said in a news release.

“We are very excited to welcome a new chapter to campus next semester,” Shea said. “We feel that the bigger Greek life is at GW, the better.”

Statistics provided in the release said the percentage of women in sororities at GW decreased from 13.5 in 2003 to 12.7 in 2005.

The Panhellenic Association Extension Committee will review applications for new sororities and choose two or three groups to make presentations on campus.

-Rony Rothken

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