Jazmyn S. Pulley was named Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn effective July 9. A longtime member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the former associate director of fraternity and sorority life at Columbia University, Ms. Pulley has national leadership experience in the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
“Jazmyn comes to us as a colleague passionate about the nurturing of community in university sororities and fraternities” said Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life. “She is looking forward to working with our vibrant Penn Greek student and alumni community members to ever further promote access, inclusion and service. We are delighted to welcome her to Penn and to VPUL!”
“I am very excited to be joining the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff at the University of Pennsylvania,” Ms. Pulley added. “I have worked many years to be able to do this work and I am elated to have the opportunity to work with Penn staff, faculty, alumni and most importantly, students to make the institution and surrounding community a better place.”
Penn’s fraternity and sorority system is comprised of 49 recognized chapters with 2,900 members and 32 chapter houses—including 24 owned and operated by the University in conjunction with Campus Apartments. The Greek system includes three governing councils: Intercultural Greek Council (seven male and seven female chapters, average of 13 members/chapter); Interfraternity Council (25 male chapters, two co-ed chapters, average of 51 members/chapter), and the Panhellenic Council (eight female chapters, average of 175 members/chapter).
At Columbia, Ms. Pulley oversaw advising, recruitment, and programming for 1,800 students in 28 chapters. She led a staff restructuring, oversaw a strategic planning process and guided a review of Greek policies. Ms. Pulley previously served as assistant director of fraternity and sorority life at Pennsylvania State University and assistant director for student activities at East Stroudsburg University. She began her career working in Greek Life at Lehigh University and Temple University.
Ms. Pulley frequently presents at regional and national Greek life events on risk management, hazing and sexual assault prevention. She received both a master of arts in counseling in higher education and bachelor’s in political science and sociology from the University of Delaware.