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New RLSLP Staffer To Support FSILGs

By Krista L. Niece

The Residential Life and Student Life Programs Office recently hired a new administrator to expand MIT's involvement with its FSILGs.

Barbara E. Treadway, the newly appointed Coordinator of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups, expects to work on issues such as the resident advisor program and rush.

She plans to have a hand in organizing "everything from risk management to bringing in something fun for the students."

Treadway also said that she planned to work closely with Panhellenic and Women's Conference groups but declined to make any specific comments until she was more familiar with the situation of the groups on campus.

Treadway arrived on two weeks ago and had her first work day on Feb. 1. Because of her recent arrival at MIT, most FSILG members have not met her, but several who attended last Wednesday's Interfraternity Council meeting were optimistic about working with her in the future.

Treadway, Dorow to cooperate

Neal H. Dorow, the Assistant Dean of Residence Life and Student Life Programs, hopes that Treadway's addition to the staff will give the office the "opportunity to concentrate on some areas" that have previously been neglected.

He hopes to assist students and alumni with the maintenance of the physical plants of their houses. "Leadership development and helping students to pursue more faculty advisors" are also planned.

"I think given the attention that's been given to ILGs we realize there's a lot more support we could be giving them," Dorow said.

"What they looked for was someone who had considerable experience with Panhellenic," Dorow said. Although both he and Treadway will deal with all of the FSILGs, Treadway will probably assist more with Panhel rush.

However, "we're concentrating on today and tomorrow and what we have to do now," Dorow said. "Rush is in August."

Treadway has Greek experience

Before coming to MIT, Treadway was Greek and Leadership Advisor at the University of Omaha, Nebraska. "Anything to do with Greek, I did it," Treadway said. This included residential Greek organizations as well as organizations such as Order of Omega greek honor society. She also dealt with leadership programs on campus.

However, Treadway believes it is important to take a fresh viewpoint. "In higher education, we all come from different places you can't take what you've done at one institution and apply it to" another.

"I was briefed during my interview" on the housing policies at MIT, Treadway said. "I'm very anxious to get started working with the students."