Email Discussion Between Dixie State University Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Jordon Sharp and Indigo Klabanoff

From: “Sharp, Jordon” <>
Date: July 25, 2013, 11:36:45 AM MDT
To: Indigo Klabanoff [REDACTED]
Subject: RE: Club with Greek letters on campus 

We are very excited to meet you as well and we are excited for the possibility of a new club on campus.  It sounds like you are going to bring a lot of enthusiasm and we are excited to work with you.   I do want you to be aware going into this that the name Phi Beta Pi will not be approved.  Seeing how sororities and fraternities are not allowed at Dixie State University, we cannot charter a club that is the name of a national sorority.  In fact, we cannot even use Greek letters in our club names unless it is an honor society.  Those are allowed but must be sponsored by an academic department on campus.  For example Sigma Tau Delta is the English Honor Society but is sponsored by the English Department here at Dixie.  You can still do whatever you want as a club as long as it fits within the rules and bylaws of the Club Council and Dixie State, but in short you will not be approved with that name.  Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.  Take care,

Jordon Sharp
Director of Student Involvement & Leadership
Communication Instructor
Office: (435) 652-7513

—–Original Message—–
From: Indigo Klabanoff [REDACTED]
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:37 AM
To: Beatty, Del; Sharp, Jordon; Nadauld, Stephen
Cc: Bridget Glackin;; Greenleaf, Courtney; Bent, Rhiannon; Michelle Sagar
Subject: Club with Greek letters on campus

Hello all,

I am looking forward to meeting with you on August 12th 2013 at 2pm, for the approval meeting of the philanthropic club, Phi Beta Pi. I’m excited for the groundbreaking ideas that our club has, to make this campus a better place.

I’ve prepared an assortment of powerpoint slides which include introducing us, the ideas we have, and what we can bring to Dixie.

This is about equal opportunity for women who are striving for a more rounded college experience . Our mission future outlines ample leadership opportunities, while allowing members to utilize what they are learning in their major, within our organization.

We are a group of women who are passionate about a cause just as many other clubs who are already on campus are.

We believe whole heartedly that dixie will only benefit from a club, and we are also quite confident you would agree as soon as this club is approved .

Indigo Klabanoff, the Phi Beta Pi girls, and their respective parents .
Sent from my iPhone

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