New vision for Kansas State University’s Division of Student Life
The role of student leadership and student organizations is essential to student success at Kansas State University. K-State students are involved in leadership in many aspects of student life, and K-State remains committed to increasing those opportunities for students.
“The Division of Student Life will implement a new structure to significantly enhance student leadership and development opportunities related to student organizations,” said Pat Bosco, vice president and dean of student life. "This will be similar to the Division of Student Life’s recent successful reorganization related to academic and student success through its Academic Achievement Center."
The new structure — which includes functions currently carried out in student activities and services and fraternity and sorority life — will provide increased collaboration among student groups. This also allows the university to leverage its limited resources for all registered student organizations. The new structure will go into effect immediately, with the university continuing to solicit input from stakeholders and student leaders.
"Our intention is to increase services and support to our groups by removing silos," Bosco added. "We have the opportunity through this merger to significantly improve cross-training and collaboration among groups in new and intentional ways. Change can be difficult, particularly when there are pieces to a complex puzzle that need to be worked out. We are committed to continuing to provide support for student involvement and leadership opportunities.
"There will be no change in office space and we ultimately want to increase service and support to my students," Bosco said. "While in the short term there may be some uncertainty, in the long term we will be positioned to respond to the ever-changing landscape and create an innovative model for others to follow."
Currently, there are nearly 500 student organizations registered with the university, including fraternities and sororities. Many of these student groups have been recognized among the best in America, including a nationally recognized student government.
Fall Semester Recruitment!
There are a few chapters that are participating in Continuous Open Bidding, which is an informal recruitment process. Those chapters are Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Kappa Delta, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha. If you would like to join a sorority, please fill out a profile and check out PHC's information on COB.
2017 Homecoming Pairings Announced
The 2017 Homecoming pairings were announced at the Fraternal Excellence Banquet on April 10.
- Alpha Chi Omega, Clovia, Pi Kappa Alpha
- Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Upsilon Chi, Delta Sigma Phi
- Alpha Gamma Delta, Acacia, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Sigma
- Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Tau Gamma
- Chi Omega, Alpha Omega Epsilon, Delta Upsilon
- Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Gamma Rho, Beta Sigma Psi
- Gamma Phi Beta, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Xi
- Kappa Alpha Theta, Lambda Chi, Triangle
- Kappa Delta, Delta Chi, Sigma Chi
- Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Pi Beta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Theta
- Sigma Kappa, FarmHouse, Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Beta Theta Pi
Welcome Alpha Omega Epsilon and Beta Upsilon Chi!
PHC is excited to welcome Alpha Omega Epsilon as an associate member to the Panhellenic sorority community! Alpha Omega Epsilon is a sorority for women in engineering and technical sciences. Like AOE on Facebook or follow them at @.
Beta Upsilon Chi, or Brothers Under Christ, is the newest IFC fraternity, colonizing in fall 2016 and joining IFC in February 2017. For information about BYX, visit www.betaupsilonchi.org.
As of May 19, 2014, the Beta Kappa chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity has lost recognition as a K-State Interfraternity Council member, and has been suspended from campus. If you are interested in joining this fraternity, please be aware that it is not currently recognized by the university until August 1, 2018. If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at (785) 532-5546.