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University Advisors Program

University Advisors Fall 2017

From left to right: Jon Bell, Karima Williams, Faith Brown, Helen Xu, Lauren Rudick, Peter Van Do, Malik Washington, Maria Gaston, Mwanasha VanWright, Deona Hatley, Rachael Garrett Canfield, Olivia Farkas, Katie Chockley, Caitlin Lopes, Amy Benedict, Jessica Ryan, Sanjana Bijlani.

The University Advisors Program is a new initiative through OFSL to connect fraternities and sororities to our colleagues at Penn. Participating advisors are faculty or administrators at Penn who have volunteered to advise a specific fraternity or sorority for the academic year. Some of our University Advisors work in University Admissions and College Houses. Please view our full list below:

Matthew Armes

Matthew Armes

Penn College Achievement Program (PENNCAP)
Academic Counselor

Advisee: Sigma Nu Fraternity, Beta Rho Chapter

Dr. Amy Benedict

Dr. Amy Benedict

Graduate School of Education
Director of Career and Professional Development

Advisee: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Pennsylvania Iota Chapter

Sanjana Bijlani

Sanjana Bijlani

Penn Women's Center
Associate Director

Advisee: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Theta Tau Chapter

Faith Brown

Faith Brown

Penn College Achievement Program (PENNCAP)
Academic Counselor

Advisee: Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity, Phi Phi Chapter

Katie Chockley

Katie Chockley

Penn Violence Prevention (PVP)
Program Coordinator

Advisee: Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Beta Chapter

Dr. Sam Fager

Dr. Sam Fager

Psi Upsilon Fraternity
Tau Chapter Board of Trustees

Advisee: Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Tau Chapter

Maria Gaston

Maria Gaston

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Associate Director of Admissions, Equity, and Access

Advisee: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Gamma Chapter

Maggie Gordon

Maggie Gordon

New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives (NSO)
Program Coordinator

Advisee: Sigma Kappa Sorority, Kappa Iota Chapter

Deona Hatley

Deona Hatley

College Housing & Academic Services
Hill College House Dean

Advisee: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Psi Chapter

Kareli Lizarraga

Kareli Lizarraga

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina
Associate Director

Advisee: Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Gamma Chapter

Jean-Marie Kneeley

Jean-Marie Kneeley

School of Arts & Sciences
Vice Dean for Advancement

Advisee: Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Tau Chapter

Troy Majnerick

Troy Majnerick

New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives (NSO)
Associate Director

Advisee: Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Lauren Rudick

Lauren Rudick

Student Intervention Services (SIS)
Associate Director

Advisee: Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Phi Chapter

Peter Van Do

Peter Van Do

Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH)
Director

Advisee: Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Sigma Chapter

Mwanasha VanWright

Mwanasha VanWright

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Associate Director

Advisee: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Malik Washington

Malik Washington

Penn Violence Prevention (PVP)
Associate Director

Advisee: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Delta Eta Chapter

Karima Williams

Karima Williams

School of Social Policy & Practice
Director of Financial Aid, Coverdell Fellows Coordinator

Advisee: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Mu Iota Chapter

Are you interested in becoming a University Advisor? Please contact Helen Xu.

Fraternity & Sorority Advisory Board (FSAB)

FSAB is a 12-member volunteer board comprised of:
  • 4 faculty members
  • 2 members from the Greek Advisory Council (GAC)
  • 2 non-voting administrators
  • 3 Greek-affiliated students
  • 1 non-Greek student
Dr. Michael Gamer
Dr. Michael Gamer
English
Dr. Francis
Dr. Francis "Wick" Kraemer
Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Dr. Bernard Shapiro
Dr. Bernard Shapiro
Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Diane Spatz
Dr. Diane Spatz
Family & Community Health
Dr. Vicki McGarvey
Dr. Vicki McGarvey
Greek Advisory Council
Vacant Position
(vacant)
Greek Advisory Council
Helen Xu
Helen Xu
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Rodney Robinson
Rodney Robinson
Office of Student Affairs
Angie Wang
Angie Wang
Intercultural Greek Council
Andrew Kerber
Andrew Kerber
Interfraternity Council
Caroline Ohlson
Caroline Ohlson
Panhellenic Council
Samantha Shea
Samantha Shea
Undergraduate Assembly

Primary responsibilities of board members include:

  • Attending monthly meetings to discuss the happenings of our fraternity and sorority organizations at Penn

  • Monitoring and advising the efforts of the Intercultural Greek Council (IGC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and Panhellenic Council (PHC) in achieving the goals and objectives of their strategic plans

  • Assisting with the evaluation and scoring of OFSL Accreditation Program submissions and Greek Award nominations

  • Advising and supporting OFSL in improving chapter compliance with University policies, and addressing any incidents of misconduct related to fraternities and/or sororities

Greek Advisory Council (GAC)

Information about the new Greek Advisory Council is forthcoming. Please check back for updates!