The Greek Affairs Office is making efforts to establish a Strategic Plan that compliments and is in line with the Division of Student Life's Strategic Plan. One of those efforts has been implemented through an assessment done by a Greek Life Task Force in the 2016-2017 academic year. The results of that task force are being shared with council and chapter leadership in Fall 2017 to consider and potentially implement some of the recommendations from the Task Force findings.
Beginning in October, 2016 a group 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. See a full list of Task Force membership in Appendix A. The group met a total of 11 times October, 2016 – April, 2017. The Task Force 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 serious consideration by student leaders in partnership with Advisors, Alumni, House Corporation Leaders, and Institute Officials.
Chair of the Greek Life Task Force: Cara Appel-Silbaugh, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Students