New fraternity to come to campus


    There will be a new fraternity on campus this fall. 

    Fraternity and Sorority LIfe has not yet decided which chapter will be added to TCU’s Greek system but potential chapters include Chi Psi, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu, said IFC president Diego Padilla.

    TCU’s Interfraternity Council said they want to include students and faculty in the decision making process by holding presentations about each potential chapter throughout this week.

    “We want people to come in and tell us their feedback about what they think of each presentation they attend,” Padilla said. 

    The Board of Trustees said they believe that a new fraternity will help decrease the number of men not receiving bids, Padilla said.

    Padilla said he is excited for the addition and thinks it it will help expand Greek life on campus.

    “We feel very excited about having a new fraternity because that way more people will have the opportunity to be a part of the Greek community,” Padilla said.

    Some members of fraternities said Greek life brings a lot to TCU’s campus and supports the growth of the Greek system here at TCU.

    However, other members of Greek organizations feel like the expansion of Greek life is being made for the wrong reasons.

    “I support the inclusion of another fraternity on campus if the intention is for a quality group of men to be represented on campus, yet I get the impression that this chapter, whichever it may be, is merely being brought because not enough people got bids last year,” Phi Gamma Delta member Chris Curran said. “This action doesn’t support and increase the quality of Greek life on campus. It just makes it more popular.”

    The new fraternity is expected to participate in recruitment fall of 2015.