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Eddie Banks-Crosson has been named Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Pennsylvania. A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., he brings a decade of experience serving Greek communities at Syracuse University and Jacksonville State University. He starts at Penn on August 17.

“Eddie brings a contemporary vision to Greek life at Penn and a keen understanding of the lifelong connections forged by fraternity or sorority membership,” said Karu Kozuma, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs. “We look forward to him getting to know our students and staff and becoming an integral leader at OFSL, in VPUL, and across campus.”

“I am excited to join the University of Pennsylvania family,” added Banks-Crosson. “My passion for fraternities and sororities stem from my own experience as an undergraduate fraternity member at Jacksonville State University. The influence of these organizations spans far beyond the realms of comradery and union.”

Penn’s fraternity and sorority system is comprised of 51 recognized chapters, 3,500 members, and more than two dozen University-managed chapter houses. Banks-Crosson succeeds Dr. Scott H. Reikofski, who retired in May after 22 years at Penn.

Banks-Crosson has been Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Syracuse since 2008, leading 71 recognized fraternities and sororities serving one-fourth of the 15,000-undergraduate student body. He served as Chair of the Faculty and Staff of Color Connection Affinity Group and has been a member of Team of First Responders.

Prior to Syracuse, Banks-Crosson served as Assistant Director of Student Life-Greek Life at Jacksonville State University. He is a longtime facilitator with CAMPUSPEAK Inc. and serves as the Director of Creative Intelligence for Collegiate Catalyst, which enhances the collegiate experience for students of color. He has engaged diverse populations with the National Panhellenic Conference, Multicultural Greek Organizations, National Association Latino Fraternal Organizations, and North American Interfraternity Conference.

Banks-Crosson received his Master of Science in Higher Education from Capella University and Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

(Photo Caption)  Eddie Banks-Crosson