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In June, Mark Koepsell, the director of CSU Greek Life, will take over as executive director for a national Greek organization.

We at the Collegian would like to congratulate and thank him for his time at CSU.

However, we would like to take this opportunity to challenge Greek Life as a whole. While any director’s departure can cause uncertainty and disarray for any organization, Koepsell’s moving on may be a blessing in disguise for CSU Greek Life.

Fifteen years ago, when the CSU football team was coming off its worst 10-year stretch in its history, the team turned to a relatively unknown assistant coach named Sonny Lubick who turned the program around.

A change of leadership can strengthen and revitalize a program.

We challenge the future director to do the same for Greeks.

A negative stereotype of Greeks runs rampant on campus. While the CSU Greeks do countless good deeds for CSU and the Fort Collins community, the irresponsible actions of a few have darkened the reputation of many – overshadowing the good they do.

Even with Koepsell’s efforts, there is still much work to be done.

Like it or not, Greeks are highly visible ambassadors of our university. At CSU we want to be proud of our Greeks, and we hope that Koepsell’s successor will show CSU, Fort Collins, and the world all that our Greeks have to offer.

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