Fraternity, Sorority Reinstated; University “Blueprint” Nearing Completion


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Apr. 1, 2013

Fraternity, Sorority Reinstated; University “Blueprint” Nearing Completion


Gamma Chi Delta and Chi Delta Tau reinstated; University approves reinstatement plans that center on scholarship, leadership, service, and camaraderie.


By: Sharon Jones Schweitzer '75

TU Greek Life

SAN ANTONIO - The journey toward reinstatement for four Trinity fraternities and sororities, suspended last spring for policy violations, heads toward a successful conclusion.

On Sunday, March 31, Michael Fischer, vice president for faculty and student affairs, notified the student and alumni liaisons for Gamma Chi Delta and Chi Delta Tau, "that their organization's commitment to the reinstatement process and the progress their organization had made during this time" had earned them active status. Although reinstated, Gamma Chi Delta and Chi Delta Tau remain on probation for three years. The Spurs and Bengal Lancers are on a similar road to reinstatement. Fischer expects them to complete the process soon.

For nearly a year, the two fraternities and two sororities, along with alumni liaisons, have worked diligently on plans to re-examine their organizations' values and how their actions and activities reflect those values. The groups were working from a template that addressed scholarship, leadership, service, and camaraderie. "One of the most valuable contributions to this process has been strong alumni involvement," Fischer says.

On a parallel track, a "blueprint" designed to ensure the long-term success for all Trinity's fraternities and sororities is nearing completion. Alumni, members of the Board of Trustees, and administrators have worked throughout this year to develop a framework to enhance the sustainability of these campus groups, increase alumni involvement with their active members, and improve communication among the University, alumni, and Trinity's fraternities and sororities.

"The dedication to developing such a plan reflects the University's commitment to create a campus environment where fraternities and sororities thrive and contribute to the larger community," Fischer says.