Matthew Richardson has been named director of Greek Life at West Virginia University, effective August 28. Richardson is currently the coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Pittsburgh.
As the director of Greek Life, he will provide leadership in moving forward WVU’s strategic initiative to strengthen and promote the positive aspects of the Greek community, with special emphasis on scholarship, service, leadership, friendship, and safety.
“I am tremendously excited to lead Greek Life at WVU,” said Richardson. “Both my sister and brother-in-law are graduates of WVU and were active in the Greek system during their undergraduate studies. It is nice to come to a place that is familiar to me.”
Richardson will continue the many Greek Life initiatives that began in 2015 to include a deferred recruitment whereby students are not eligible for membership in a social fraternity or sorority unless they have earned a minimum of 12 credits as full-time students and hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. In addition, a conduct process has been implemented that seeks to mitigate risk and promote accountability within the Greek community.
“I am ready to hit the ground running and build upon the success of Greek Life,” Richardson said. “The Greek community belongs to the students and I am eager to listen and collaborate with students and alumni in an effort to transform WVU Greek Life into a respected leader on and off campus.”
“Matthew brings excitement and enthusiasm to the Office of Greek Life,” said Dean Corey Farris. “His passion, professional leadership experience, and first-hand experiences gained through fraternity membership at Duquesne University closely align with our current efforts at WVU.
Prior to his current position at the University of Pittsburgh, Richardson served as a community director for upperclassman and graduate living at Point Park University and the vice regent of Scholarships and New Member Programming for the Delta Chi International Fraternity where he assisted in the judicial process and Chapter and Colony educational rehabilitation of suspended members.
Richardson will also work with the three Greek councils on campus — Interfraternity Panhellenic Association and National Pan-Hellenic .
WVU’s Greek community is home to 16 IFC fraternities, nine Panhellenic Association and five NPHC fraternities and sororities.
CONTACT: Jason Broadwater, Student Life Communications