February 4, 2004

IFC, Panhel Initiate New Greek Leaders

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Stephanie Wedekind ’05, former president of Cornell’s Delta Delta Delta chapter, became the new president of Cornell’s Panhellenic Association on Jan. 28.

“Being president of Tri Delta has really prepared me for all the new responsibilities as Panhel president,” Wedekind said. “I’m excited for this semester. I think the executive board is going to work really well together. We all have similar interests and great new ideas.”

Wedekind oversees all Panhellenic activities and addresses the questions and concerns of the 11 sororities currently on campus. Most importantly, she acts as an intermediary for the Panhellenic Association, the University administration and the sorority chapters at Cornell.

“Stephanie brings enthusiasm and cares about the chapters in the Panhellenic community and one of her main goals is to foster that sense of sisterhood within the Panhellenic system,” said Lennon Barkley Jackson, assistant dean of students.

In addition to working on improving the relations between the various sororities on campus, Wedekind believes that it is important to take positive steps toward eradicating the stereotypes with which some sororities are associated. Furthermore, Wedekind hopes to make a priority of expanding the Greek Week Tradition.

“Greek Week had a great start this year, but there are a lot of things that can be improved,” Wedekind insisted. “It certainly should be used to help the Greek houses get to know one another.”

Archived article by Anne Ceccarini