Beginning in October, 2016 the Greek Life Task Force comprised of staff, students, and one family member were charged with discussing, documenting, and assessing the current status of Greek Life at Georgia Tech. The Task Force was comprised of nine students, five Staff members, and one family member. The group met a total of 11 times October, 2016 – April, 2017 and quickly determined that to gather a holistic and honest perspective of the current status of fraternity/sorority life at Georgia Tech it would be necessary to engage stakeholders affiliated with the campus community. The group generated a list of stakeholders and began holding “Directed Discussions” with structured questions tailored to specific constituent groups.
By March, 2017 the group had spoken with a total of 177 people (74 students, 27 Staff, 9 faculty, 25 Alumni, 32 family members, and 10 volunteers (not Alumni)). These rich discussions led to a series of clear recommendations for action and issues for consideration by student leaders in partnership with Advisors, Alumni, House Corporation Leaders, and Institute Officials.
This preliminary report represents initial findings, recommendations, and considerations of the Greek Life Task Force. The Task Force will be meeting during the Fall, 2017 semester to further discuss the vision and future direction for the fraternity/sorority community at Georgia Tech.
For questions or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Greek Life Task Force: Cara Appel-Silbaugh, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean of Students