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Meet the Staff

The Fraternity & Sorority Life staff includes three professional fraternity and sorority advisors and four chapter house directors with over 50 years of combined experience working with fraternal organizations. The Fraternity & Sorority Life office is a member of the Dean of Students Office team and works collaboratively with other departments in Student and Academic Life to support the success of University of Kentucky Students. We welcome visitors to our office, which is located on the fifth floor of Patterson Office Tower in room 518. The office is open year-round; Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Meet Our Team


Our staff includes a team of nine that work directly with our students including advising our governing councils, providing strategic and administrative support to the community, and a team of house directors who support facilities and large community projects. 

Our advisors work with the governing council and chapters in all areas of fraternity and sorority operation including membership education, leadership, community service, university involvement, finance, recruitment, scholarship, personal growth, and accountability. The staff works collaboratively with the officers of the governing councils, members and chapter officers, as well as chapter advisers, alumni corporations, and inter/national organization volunteers and staff. 

Our office is structured to encourage collaboration between our chapters and councils. Each member of our advising team advises a governing council and several areas of chapter function as described below. Chapters should examine their area of need and seek out the staff member who is working with those areas for assistance. 


Administrative Team

Mallory Griffith
Administrative Support Associate

Mallory Griffith joined the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff in March of 2020. Mallory is a native of Owensboro, KY and a 2014 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Integrated Strategic Communication and a minor in Spanish. She is also pursuing a master's degree in Organizational Communciation at the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the team, her employment focused on employee engagement, talent development, and training facilitation. Outside of work, Mallory enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband, Wes, and pets Luna & Lily, as well as serving on the UK Women's Forum Board as a Programs Committee member.

Mallory has always considered Lexington to be "home" and is excited to be back in the Bluegrass and have the opportunity to work with students at the University of Kentucky.

Please reach out to Mallory should you need support or assistance in the following areas:

  • Roster Updates
  • Greek Membership Fee
  • Required Forms
  • Chapter and FSL Statistics 
  • BBNvolved and EMS access

 


Advising Team

 

Salem Awwad
Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

 

Salem Awwad joined the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff in January of 2020. Salem is a Birmingham, AL native and earned his Bachelor of Arts & Science in Communication Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as his Masters of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. Prior to arriving the University of Kentucky, Salem worked as an Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at The Pennsylvania State University where he advised the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Salem currently serves as a volunteer for Delta Sigma Phi as the Zeta Chi Chapter Alumni Board President and facilitates various programs for his organization as well as other fraternities and sororities.

Salem advises the Interfraternity Council and works with our community in the following areas:

 
  • Individual Member Training & Development
  • Joint Council Officer Training
  • Advises Order of Omega
  • Coordinates FSL Awards

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Fraternal Housing Coordinators 

Jacob Breese
Fraternal Housing Coordinator

Jacob Breese joined our staff in October of 2019, after serving his fraternity – Phi Kappa Tau, for a year as a Success Manager. In this role, Jacob supported the chapters of the West Coast region. Jacob is a proud Missourian, having spent the entirety of his life growing up in Cape Girardeau. He is a graduate of Truman State University with a B.S. in Justice Systems. In his free time, you can likely find him reading up on the latest social justice issues, cheering on the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, and keeping up on all things pop culture. Jacob has recently started a Masters program here at University of Kentucky!

 

Kristin Critchfield
Fraternal Housing Coordinator

 

Employment Opportunities

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