Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Staff
The Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff includes three professional fraternity and sorority advisors with over 35 years of combined experience working with fraternal organizations. The Fraternity & Sorority Affairs office is a member of the Dean of Students Office team and works collaboratively with other departments in Student Affairs 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 575. The office is open year-round; Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meet Our Team
Our staff 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 advisors, 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 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.
Susan West, Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
Susan West supervises all areas of fraternity and sorority life at the University of Kentucky along with advising the Panhellenic Council and serving as the liaison between Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and the Master Planning initiatives at the University and external organizations. She is a native of Morristown, Tennessee and a graduate from Centre College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and University of Kentucky with a Masters' of Education in Counseling and Psychology. She is an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and has assisted in the advising of the Centre College chapter. She has been recognized as an outstanding advisor by the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference twice and by the National Panhellenic Advisor in 2001. In 2008 she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Centre College for her work in Higher Education. She is active in the Lexington community and with her parish at Cathedral of Christ the King. At UK she serves on several committees and task forces along with teaching UK 101.
Along with advising Panhellenic, Dean West works with chapters in the following areas:
- Housing and Housing Development
- Strategic Planning
- Alumni Relations
Emily Perrin Britt, Assistant Dean of Students
Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
Emily Perrin Britt has been the advisor to the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the United Greek Coalition and the Office Manager since November 2012. Emily is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate from Centre College with a B.A. in Sociology, and Ohio University with a Masters' of Education in College Student Personnel. She is an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and volunteers for her organization as a chapter advisor at Centre College. Emily also serves as a volunteer with other inter/national organizations with leadership development and recruitment programs.
In addition to advising NPHC and UGC, Emily coordinates OrgSync for fraternities and sororities at UK and works with all colonies and new groups at the University. She also works with chapters in the following areas:
- Recruitment and Retention
- Social Media and Public Relations
Vinny Sandy has been with the University of Kentucky in the role of advisor to the Interfraternity Council and its member chapters since August 2011. He is a native to West Chester, Ohio and a graduate of from Ohio University with a B.A. in Sociology Criminology and Bowling Green State University with an M.A. in College Student Personnel. Vinny is an active member of Phi Kappa Tau and previously worked at the Phi Kappa Tau Executive Offices leading their educational and developmental programs.
In addition to advising the Interfraternity Council, he specializes in the following areas for chapter development:
- Judicial/Standards Board
- Member Accountability
- Risk Reduction
- Hazing Prevention
- Fire/Life Safety