UTC Announces Upcoming Arrival Of Two New Sororities

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the upcoming arrival of Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Gamma Delta sororities to the UTC campus.  Gamma Phi Beta sorority will be joining the UTC Panhellenic community in the fall of 2013.  Alpha Gamma Delta will arrive sometime between the fall of 2015 or fall of 2017 depending on the growth and development of the entire Panhellenic community throughout that time.  Both sororities went through the established extension process that included campus visits, meetings with UTC students, faculty, and staff, and public presentations to the student body.  After all presentations were complete the Panhellenic Council met to decide which organization would be the best fit for the UTC community right now After the decision was announced, the Greek community was buzzing with excitement, and the students and administrators associated with this process were anxious for the new organizations arrival.

“I am very pleased that these outstanding national groups considered our growing UTC fraternity and sorority community attractive enough to accept our invitation to submit proposals to join these vibrant and dynamic groups.  The two groups selected will add a great deal to an already thriving and robust community of impressive young men and women” said Dr. John Delaney, UTC Vice Chancellor.  

Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Sara Jahansouz also shared the same sense of optimism, “Growth in the UTC Fraternity and Sorority Community is indicative of the quality education that our community offers students.  We are thrilled to welcome Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Gamma Delta sororities at UTC.  Their partnerships with other institutions of higher learning make it evident that the student experience at UTC will be further enhanced.”  

When the two sororities were informed they were also thrilled by the upcoming arrivals, and both looked forward to joining the Greek community.  “Gamma Phi Beta is extremely excited to have the opportunity to join the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Greek community. During our visit to campus, we were impressed with the students, staff, alumnae, administration, and support provided by the University. Gamma Phi Beta is looking forward to partnering with the Greek community upon our arrival to campus in fall 2013!” said Whitney Brady, Director of Sorority Growth at Gamma Phi Beta.  

Liz Harriss York, International Vice President-Extension for Alpha Gamma Delta, had this to say, “Alpha Gamma Delta is looking forward to starting a chapter at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where students are encouraged to be active citizens and contribute to the community. Alpha Gamma Delta’s values align very well with UTC’s, and I can’t wait to see a new chapter thrive on this campus.” 

Panhellenic President Brooke Mcfadden welcomed the two sororities as well.  “We look forward to the things these groups will do and bring to our unique community and we are excited about the growth that is happening within our Greek community.”   


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