Texas Tech University

Advisory Council

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The Greek Life Advisory Council ("Advisory Council") at Texas Tech University will provide long-term and sustained oversight and development of the recommendations made by the Task Force on Greek Organization Culture. The Advisory Council will serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Students and the Sr. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs for matters related to Fraternity & Sorority Life. As appropriate, the Advisory Council will make recommendations regarding programs, services, advisement, policies, and/or procedures that impact the growing fraternity and sorority community at Texas Tech University, specifically related to organizational climate concerns, programming needs, advisor involvement, collaboration opportunities, strategic planning, and resource development.

The goal of the Advisory Council is to promote and encourage a positive and safe fraternity and sorority community with the collaboration and engagement of a diverse group of fraternity and sorority stakeholders. The Advisory Council will provide a forum for dialogue and proposals related to common issues in the Texas Tech University Fraternity & Sorority Life community.

Operating Procedure

The Advisory Council will meet at least four times annually. Copies of minutes and reports will be provided to all Council members, the Dean of Students, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and the Sr. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs. The Advisory Council will determine its own operating procedures and establish committees and task forces as appropriate.

A non-voting resource person for the committee will be appointed by the Dean of Students to assist in coordination of meetings, soliciting agenda items, establishing an agenda, and coordinating minutes from each meeting.

When appropriate, special guests may be invited to participate in Advisory Council meetings and discussions to provide information on special topics and proposals.

The Council will be chaired by the Dean of Students, who may designate a member as chairperson for a two-year appointment, depending on the needs of the Advisory Board. Chairpersons can serve multiple terms.

Appointment 

Members will be appointed by the Dean of Students and the Sr. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs each September. Students will serve one-year terms. All other members will be appointed for two-year terms, except for the first year when half of the Advisory Council members will be appointed to one-year terms. Membership will include student and advisor representatives from each of the four (4) Greek councils at Texas Tech University representing organizations in good standing at the University. The remaining members will include representatives from departments at Texas Tech University engaged in Fraternity & Sorority Life, community members, and other fraternity and sorority stakeholders.

Membership

Jim Douglass (ATO)+
Alumni Association One staff representative
Judi Henry*
Athletic Department One staff representative
Mark Warren (LCA)*
Trace Hunt*
Community/Parent Representation Two representatives from Lubbock community
Kimberly Thornton
Center for Campus Life Director for the Center for Campus Life
Michael Farmer (AGR)+
Faculty Member One faculty representative recommended by Faculty Senate
Trey Robb
Fraternity & Sorority Life One staff representative from Fraternity & Sorority Life (non-voting resource person)
Nelda Bailey
Fraternity & Sorority Life Attending for FSL update purposes
Matt Gregory
Dean of Students Representative for Dean of Students
John Lahngam (PKA)
Samual Phariss (LCA)+
Justin Kieckler (DTD)+
Hunter Hill (SigmaNu)*
Interfraternity Council (IFC) Two alumni or advisor representatives of IFC organizations and two student representatives of IFC organizations
Toni Spray*
LUNA Good Neighbor Board One representative from LUNA Good Neighbor Board
Victor Castro Lima dos Santos (LTP)
Jessie Zuo (LDP)+
Paul Ruiz (ODP)*
Debbie Torrez (Advisor to LTA)
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Two alumni or advisor representatives of MGC organizations and two student representatives of MGC organizations
Raegan Higgins (DST)*
Paul Frazier (APA)+
Breyun Thomas (ZPB)+
Tunde Leshi (OSP)+
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Two alumni or advisor representatives of NPHC organizations and two student representatives of NPHC organizations
Carol Locke (DDD)+
Carolyn Simpson (KKG)*
Carlie Cassel (XO)
Sydney Stignet (KAT)
National Panhellenic Council (NPC) Two alumni or advisor representatives of NPC organizations and two student representatives of NPC organizations
Kim Simon*
Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) One staff representative
Eliot Dennard+ Student Counseling Center One staff representative
Alex DeRossi (SigEp) Student Government Association One student representative (non-Greek)
Kenny Evans* Texas Tech Police Department One staff representative
Leigh Prouty University Student Housing One staff representative

+ denotes one-year term * denotes two-year term

Reports

Task Force on Greek Organization Culture Final Report

Contact

Fraternity & Sorority Life