[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Truman State’s Panhellenic Council recently revised the Panhellenic Constitution so the constitution would more closely follow that of the National Panhellenic Council.

Panhellenic President junior Paulie Massey says the Truman Panhellenic Council voted on these changes at a meeting Feb. 28, and they will go into effect for fall formal recruitment. This is the first time the constitution has changed since 2010. Several of these changes concern Greek recruitment counselors, also known as Gamma Chis.

Disaffiliation for Gamma Chis,where the counselors stop associating with their sorority so they can serve as unbiased advisors, will start August 12 — instead of August 1 as in past years — and will last until September 12. While Gamma Chis still will have to keep their social media accounts hidden, they will not be asked to change their account names or profile pictures. Any Gamma Chis who serve on their chapter’s executive board will be allowed to continue communication with other executive board members as long as it is documented.

“We’re really encouraging girls to still talk to people in situations when they need to,” says senior Maddie Gates, vice president of recruitment. “We don’t want people to be scared to be driving home with their little sisters. We just have to know.”

One change in the revised constitution is the restriction of tackling at Yell-In, an event where recruits run down the hill at Red Barn Park to the sorority of their choosing, more commonly referred to as Bid Day.

While the Panhellenic Council has not yet reached a decision on what will happen in place of tackling, Massey says it will be an opportunity for a new tradition.

To read more about the new changes in Greek Life pick up a copy of the April 21 edition of the Index now. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]