Greek Housing Project underway

The landscape is changing at Bowling Green State University with the addition of the Greek Housing project. A groundbreaking was held May 7 to celebrate the construction at the building site south of Conklin Hall. The units are expected to open in August 2016.

“Greek organizations are a vital part of our University community,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “Their members are leaders on campus, and in the community, and they are some of our most active alumni.”

At BGSU, the fraternal experience has a long tradition of excellence because of the strong partnership between current undergraduate students, staff and alumni. Thousands of students have benefitted from the traditions and rituals that are part of this unique experience. In 2010, BGSU launched a comprehensive initiative to strengthen the Fraternity and Sorority Life program.

Since the launch of this plan, great strides have been made to improve services to members, increase membership and begin construction of these state-of-the-art houses for the chapters. Currently the BGSU community is 1,700 active members strong; this overall membership has grown to 12.5 percent of the undergraduate student body. The 39 chapters have an average G.P.A. of 3.127, and involvement outside of the classroom is at an all-time high with 40,000 hours of community service completed and $100,000 raised for charity annually.

The new Greek housing will provide a home to a thriving community of student leaders. The new housing units will bring a whole new sense of community to the campus and these homes will be at the center of every memory undergraduates have during their time with their chapter.

There are select naming opportunities available for site enhancements, including courtyard and green spaces, gateway entrances to the Village, as well as a promenade walkway through the site. Alumni and friends may make contributions and learn more about the project at www.bgsu.edu/greekhousingproject.