RUSTON, La (Louisiana Tech) - As a result of the significant enrollment growth at Louisiana Tech University, four new Greek organizations have been approved to create chapters on the school’s campus.
The four new organizations that were invited are Delta Delta Delta sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Zeta Phi Beta sorority and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. The National Panhellenic Conference, which oversees 26 national groups, invited Delta Delta Delta to create a chapter this fall and for Kappa Kappa Gamma to do so no earlier than 2019 and no later than 2020.
Jason Gomez, public relations manager for Tri Delta, said the organization is honored to be invited to join Louisiana Tech’s campus.
“We truly see this as a partnership between our organization and the university,” Gomez said. “It’s an opportunity for Tri Delta to engage with the amazing students at Tech and provide another strong sorority experience within the thriving fraternity and sorority community. With the support of our staff and dedicated area alumnae, we are eager for Tri Delta to be a contributor to Tech and allow a new chapter of Tri Deltas live, learn and lead with purpose.”
Ashley Allen, Panhellenic adviser for Louisiana Tech, said she felt this fall’s colonization of Tri Delta would be beneficial for students and for the community.
“We are confident that their strong national brand, their eager local alumnae and experienced national leadership will allow for a strong colonization this fall,” Allen said. “We believe that they will bring strength to our already growing community and each of our current groups is thrilled to welcome them to the Louisiana Tech Greek life family.”
Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma are part of the “Divine Nine” groups; the National Pan-Hellenic Council oversees their organizations.
Sam Speed, assistant dean of student life, said the benefits of having these two groups on campus would be a continuation of their rich history.
“Being an alumnus of Louisiana Tech and an administrator for the past 25 years with friends, associates and former students who were members of these organizations, I was reminded at the reunion they held a few weeks back of how impactful these individuals have been to the Louisiana Tech campus community,” Speed said. “As it relates to the African-American student population, these are groups that can provide greater support for the overall mission of the institution. After talking with their alumni, I believe they are on board to assist us in enhancing the diversity on Louisiana Tech’s campus, which is a goal of (Tech President) Dr. Guice.”