UT is working with the Knox County Health Department to determine the cause of a gastrointestinal illness that affected some members of the Phi Mu sorority over the weekend.
Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life News
After hearing Ginny Carroll, founder of Circle of Sisterhood, speak about how educating women can break the cycle of poverty, members of the Panhellenic sorority community were inspired to support and raise awareness for the cause. UT’s thirteen Panhellenic sororities have raised more than $40,000 in two years to fully fund the building of a school in Haiti.
UT today took steps to revoke Pi Kappa Phi’s registration following a decision by the fraternity’s national office to close the chapter. The chapter cannot recolonize at UT until August 2017. The national office of Pi Kappa Phi notified the UT chapter on Friday, November 29, of its decision to close the chapter because “members were unable to abide by the fraternity’s standards of conduct.”
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek joined alumni, sorority women, and other dignitaries today to dedicate UT’s new Sorority Village Center and Ann Baker Furrow Boulevard, the main street leading into the development. Furrow, a 1967 alumna, celebrated the milestone.
A UT task force has released its final report with recommendations about how to improve fraternity and sorority life and culture on campus. Student Life Vice Chancellor Tim Rogers formed the Fraternity and Sorority Life Task Force last fall. Rogers asked the group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff to review fraternity and sorority life on campus and make recommendations for improving a personal sense of responsibility among members and enhancing the chapters’ contributions to campus life.
A street in the new Sorority Village has been named in honor of Ann Baker Furrow, a 1967 alumna and pioneering female golfer who also was the first woman to serve on the UT Board of Trustees. The street sign now displays “Ann Baker Furrow Boulevard.” The campus will hold a formal dedication in the spring.