TCU’s kickoff event for its 50th anniversary of Greek life at TCU brings nationally recognized panelists to discuss the ethics and values of Greek life on a college campus today at the Kelly Alumni Center.The panelists include well-known and respected leaders with experience in the field of national Greek organizations and higher education, said Susan Adams, associate vice chancellor for student affairs.
Cyndi Walsh, assistant dean of student development said: “I’m always excited about the lectureship. Every year it’s different and brings in a totally new perspective.”
Erin Craig, director of values and ethics for Delta Gamma, said she hopes the topic will get both Greek and non-Greek students to ask questions and learn more about what Greek organizations do on campus.
“I think a lot of times the values and ethics of Greeks are questioned,” Craig, a senior early education major, said.
Many students judge Greeks by their social activities and never see their positive efforts toward community service, Craig said.
Walsh said the event is a collaboration of the Martin Delta Gamma Lectureship, TCU Leadership Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
The event will enable faculty, administration, community leaders and students to come together and talk about ethics and values issues, Walsh said.
“It will be a positive experience, and folks will get to learn something they haven’t learned before,” Walsh said.
Ann Louden, the chancellor’s associate for external relations, said she helped raise funds to establish the Martin Delta Gamma Lectureship four years ago and said the founder wanted to focus on big issues dealing with ethics and values.
Previous lectureships focused on corporate America, politics and athletics, and now with the Greek anniversary, the focus is on ethics and values within fraternities and sororities, Louden said.
Chancellor Victor Boschini will begin with opening remarks and history of the lectureship.
The panelists will give a 10-minute overview of what they think the role of fraternities and sororities should be on campus, and the audience will be able to ask questions.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are closed.