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LSU Greek Life launches new iPhone app

App features interactive map, event calendar, chapter history

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:46 pm

The Greek community and non-Greek community now have a new way to connect through the LSU Greeks application for the iPhone.

The application includes an interactive map of the fraternity and sorority houses, an events calendar and chapter history.

Under the events tab, every event for each chapter is listed. Events range from Greek Board of Directors meetings to Greek Week to training sessions for new officers. 

President of the Greek Board of Directors and Tri-Delta sorority member Sarah Lichterman said the app was developed as a way to make communication between Greek chapters easier. 

The app features brief history about each of the active Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Council chapters on campus such as the date the fraternity or sorority was founded, its nickname, when it was founded on campus, its symbols and its colors.

For each chapter, there is contact information for the president, a link to the chapter’s website and Facebook profile and a link to the national website. For the chapters under IFC or PHC, contact information is listed for the recruitment chair. 

The app also features a map of every fraternity and sorority house on campus. Lichterman said the initial idea for an app came from demand for an interactive map.

ISDS junior and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member Dylan Staley is the technical developer for the application. Lichterman, marketing junior and Phi Delta Theta frat member Paul Broussard and the 2012-2013 GBOD Public Relations Committee all collaborated on the features and the way the application would work. 

Major updates will include chapter council and GBOD information and push notifications for the calendar feature.

According to Lichterman, one of the main goals behind launching the application is to connect the Greek community to the non-Greek community. 

The interactive map feature, chapter history and contact information is beneficial for students going through recruitment and intake processes, said Lichterman.

An Android application is being developed currently and is expected to be launched by the end of the semester.

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