FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Alexis Tucker is proud to be a mastodon.
“I love this campus. It’s super fun,” she said.
As vice president of student programming, she’s busy planning events around campus.
But the one thing IPFW doesn’t have? Greek life.
However, starting this fall, that won’t be the case anymore.
IPFW is bringing back Greek Life, starting with an Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority chapter.
“I think this is very exciting we have a group of female students who have been really interested in having a sorority back on campus for a number of years. So they’re thrilled and I’m happy for them that they can have the experience that they’ve wanted,” said Kasey Price, Assistant Vice President of Student Leadership.
There has been a sorority on campus before but it’s been more than a decade.
The hope of bringing it back is that it can only bring the campus closer.
“There were actually several sororities and fraternities on campus, the last one leaving campus in the fall of 2005 for a whole handful of reasons, and the timing just wasn’t right to continue Greek life on campus,” Price said.
But now, the timing is just right.
Already female students are showing interest in joining.
Alexis Tucker says if it wasn’t for that busy schedule, she’d join.
“I think that many sororities have a positive message like they have philanthropy, going out there meeting people, doing better with the community. It just teaches you more than just having sisters,” Tucker said.
A way to bring the campus closer while developing strong female leaders.
“I definitely could see this being a really positive thing for IPFW,” Tucker said.
The specifics for the Greek life housing haven’t been revealed yet.
But the model suggests sorority members live together on campus.
Recruitment starts in September.