About Us

FSL_sqThe Office of the Dean of Students/ Fraternity & Sorority Life was founded in 2001 by an initiative of the Board of Visitors to educate and support our students in recognized chapters as they shape organizations promoting principles of scholarship, leadership, service, diversity, and honor. We are committed to strengthening student self-governance and leadership on the individual chapter and governing council levels. Our office team also serves as the University liaison to alumnae, alumni and chapter headquarters´ staff.

halHal Turner (email)

Hal Turner serves as the Assistant Dean and Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Hal graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, a Masters of Education degree in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education and is in the process of completing his doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. While at the University of Virginia, Hal was a member of the men’s club lacrosse team, served on the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Honor Committee, and was the president of the Curry School’s Education Council. Prior to returning to the University to pursue his master’s and doctorate in higher education and serve as the graduate intern for Fraternity & Sorority Life and later the Vice Provost of Faculty Development, Hal spent two years teaching special needs students in New Orleans, Louisiana with Teach for America. Hal is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

Terri Werle (email)

Terri Werle serves as the Administrative Assistant of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Her background is in accounting, sales and marketing, program coordination, and administrative support. Terri is the current Facilities Director for Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority here at UVA.



trishaTrisha Herndon (email)

Trisha serves as the Office Manager for Student Activities, PAC and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Trisha graduated from Bluefield College with a Bachelors in Organizational Management & Development. Her background is in budget management, program coordination, and administrative support.