September 17, 2014
“Our goal of this task force is to strengthen the culture and standards of conduct in the Greek community at Texas Tech University,” Duncan said. “As not only chancellor, but also a former fraternity member, I know the recent incidents involving some of our Greek students and organizations do not reflect the values and overall environment at this university. In addition to the current programs and policies in place, it is clear that we need to do more for the well-being of all of our students.”
The Task Force on Greek Organization Culture, chaired by Senior Vice President and Vice Provost Juan Muñoz, will review current policies, procedures and education programs relating to campus Greek organizations. Lubbock community, university, system and student leaders will be identified to serve on the task force.
“We have recently faced serious concerns and issues that must be addressed immediately,” Nellis said. “Our purpose is to provide our students a safe and productive learning and campus life environment, and I look forward to the recommendations of the task force to assist us in reinforcing a culture of discipline and citizenship.”
The task force will meet throughout the fall semester and begin presenting recommendations that can be implemented in the spring semester.
“Recent incidents involving some members of the Greek community have presented us with a unique opportunity,” Munoz said. “We take very seriously the issues facing our Greek culture. The task force will carefully and methodically re-evaluate the university’s current educational programs and policies, determine the appropriateness of new courses of action, and present actionable recommendations to university and system leadership. We will immediately identify and form a diverse committee of system, university and community representatives to address these issues.”
Task force members will be announced in the near future.