Meet the OFSL Staff

OFSL Staff 2017-2018

Eddie Banks-Crosson
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
ebank@upenn.edu
Jessica Ryan
Associate Director

jesryan@upenn.edu
Helen Xu
Associate Director

helenxu@upenn.edu
Jon Bell
Associate Director

jonjbell@upenn.edu
Kim Bowers
Admin Coordinator

kbow@upenn.edu
Rachael Garrett 
Canfield

Program Assistant
rgarre@upenn.edu
Olivia Farkas
Graduate Assistant
vpul-ofslorgdev
@pobox.upenn.edu
Caitlin Lopes
Graduate Assistant
vpul-ofslhousing
@pobox.upenn.edu
Jo Ann Nasino
Greek Finance 
Specialist

jonasino@upenn.edu


Eddie Banks-Crosson


Eddie Banks-Crosson, M.Ed.

Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Eddie is charged with leading and overseeing Penn's historic fraternity and sorority system. He handles the management and visioning for all leadership training; individual, chapter and governing council advisement; staff training and supervision. He has also prioritized communication and collaborative work with inter/national offices, alumni/ae advisory boards, and campus partners. Since his arrival at Penn in August 2015, Eddie has brought over a decade of experience from Syracuse and Jacksonville State, and uses his maverick style to bring fresh energy to the team and to our students, expanding and making more efficient our current operations.

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Jessica Ryan


Jessica Ryan, M.Ed.

Associate Director
for Leadership & Experiential Learning

Panhellenic Council (PHC) Advisor
OFSL Chapter Advisor
AKA, DKE, DY, DSQ, KA, KAQ, FKY, SAE, SBR, SK, ZBT, ZY

Jessica handles all leadership development and civic engagement programs for the fraternity and sorority community. She oversees community service and annual accreditation processes, advises the Panhellenic Council (PHC) and the Zeta Xi chapter of Order of Omega at Penn, and works closely with the Programming Assistant on Greek Alumni Council relations, planning Greek NSO events, and other projects related to student leadership or alumni engagement.

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Helen Xu


Helen Xu, M.Ed.

Associate Director
for Diversity & Co-Curricular Education

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Advisor
OFSL Chapter Advisor
ADP, BQP, DF, KAY, LCA, LQA, WYF, FDQ, PKA, SDT, SYZ

Helen cultivates and manages OFSL relationships with campus partners, and leads our team's effort to make Greek life at Penn a welcoming and inclusive community for all students. She created the OFSL University Advisors program to match chapters with volunteer staff/faculty advisors, a Grant Funding Board specifically to support fraternity and sorority philanthropy events and conference opportunities, and a bias reporting system for students. Her position supervises the Diversity & Inclusion Board (DIB), and the Graduate Assistant for Organizational Development.

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Jon Bell


Jon Bell, M.Ed.

Associate Director
for Chapter Housing & Risk Reduction

Intercultural Greek Council (IGC) Advisor
OFSL Chapter Advisor
AFA, ATW, CWKS, LUL, FIJI, YU, SAM, SC, SFE, TEF

Jon serves as the OFSL liaison to Campus Apartments, advisor to the Intercultural Greek Council (IGC) and Step Show Committee, and oversees the Greek chapter housing system at Penn. He works closely with the offices of Risk Management, Student Intervention Services (SIS), Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), Student Conduct (OSC), Penn Violence Prevention (PVP), and Facilities & Real Estate Services (FRES). His position also supervises the Graduate Assistant for Chapter Housing & Community Development.

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Kim Bowers


Kim Bowers

Administrative Coordinator

Kim is the assistant to the Director and the "quarterback" of the office, managing OFSL's administrative/financial operations, branding, work-study OFSL Ambassador program, Greek scholarship information, grant funding program, and external communications. She is also the manager of the Sigma Alpha Mu parking lot.

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Rachael Garrett Canfield


Rachael Garrett Canfield

Programming Assistant

OFSL Chapter Advisor
ACR, AEP, aKDF, AF, DDD, PLF, SN, ZFB

Rachael assists the Associate Director of Leadership & Experiential Learning and is responsible for planning OFSL's chapter development programs, OFSL staff retreats, and recurring leadership meetings. 

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Olivia Farkas


Olivia Farkas

Graduate Assistant
for Organizational Development

OFSL Chapter Advisor
ADF, ASF, DTD, LFE, SLU, ZTA

Olivia assists the Associate Director of Diversity & Co-Curricular Education with the Fraternity/Sorority Advisory Board (FSAB), council advisement, Diversity & Inclusion Board (DIB), and events such as Greek Week. As a current student in the Masters of Higher Education program at Penn, she follows a unique graduate student curriculum designed by our office that is tailored to her role and student affairs interests.

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Caitlin Lopes


Caitlin Lopes

Graduate Assistant
for Chapter Housing & Community Development

OFSL House Manager Council Advisor

Caitlin assists the Associate Director of Chapter Housing & Risk Reduction with council and House Manager advisement, Step Show Committee, and risk reduction programming. As a current student in the Masters of Higher Education program at Penn, she follows a unique graduate student curriculum designed by our office that is tailored to her role and student affairs interests.

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Jo Ann Nasino


Jo Ann Nasino

Greek Finance Specialist

Jo Ann handles the finances for Greek students and chapter houses, and assists the Administrative Coordinator with a wide range of tasks. She is a member of the OFSL Grant Funding Board, processes all financial documents related to alumni/ae donations and chapter houses, and is responsible for maintaining the housing records for our 23 University-owned facilities.

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Jessica Russo

Jessica Russo

Student Receptionist

Jessica handles all inbound calls and visitors to the office, and assists OFSL staff with a wide range of tasks and projects. She is currently a junior at Penn studying Criminology, a proud sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and a devoted member of Penn's premier Latin dance troupe, Onda Latina.

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