Greek life on campus expands

Females at Temple will soon have one more option to consider when selecting organizations designed to help them meet new people.

Greek life on campus is expanding this semester with the addition of the Delta Nu chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. The sorority will become the fourth nationally recognized member of Temple’s Panhellenic Association, joining current members Alpha Epsilon Phi, Delta Zeta and Phi Sigma Sigma.

The need for another sorority comes during a period of growth for Temple’s Greek community. “Greek life has really taken off on campus,” said Kim Kulikowski, president of the Panhellenic Association and a sophomore tourism and hospitality management major. “Our sororities have had high quotas for a while, and during recent recruitments, there have been girls who don’t get a spot.”

A new sorority will allow all the on-campus chapters of the Panhellenic Association to lower their quotas and ensure there’s space for everyone.

“We’d like to see any girl on campus who gets interested in a sorority to have the opportunity to join us,” Kulikowski said. “With [Delta Phi Epsilon] coming back, any girl interested in joining a sorority at Temple will have their own place.”

The sorority was previously active on campus for more than 30 years. Re-colonization plans picked up at the end of the Fall 2008 Semester when interest meetings were held.

Delta Phi Epsilon was founded in 1917 at New York University Law School, becoming the first and only sorority launched at a professional school. The group’s founding principles are justice, sisterhood and love.

La Salle, Drexel, West Chester and Philadelphia universities currently have active chapters of Delta Phi Epsilon on their campuses.

For girls who are interested, Delta Phi Epsilon will be holding recruitment Jan. 26-29.

Kymberly Bays can be reached at kymberly.bays@temple.edu.

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