In August 2015, the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Division of Campus Life brought together a diverse group of alumni representing various fraternity and sorority organizations to hear about what is happening in Greek life at Wake Forest and across the nation, and to talk about ways that the student experience here can be strengthened. Among the solutions proposed at that gathering was the creation of an advisory board relating to the fraternity and sorority experience at Wake Forest.
Now, the newly established Greek Alumni Advisory Board (GAAB) aims to serve as a bridge between alumni and the University in order to educate alumni about fraternity and sorority life today and to positively influence the student experience. The board also wants to support and strengthen the role of chapter advisors, as the University recognizes chapters with strong advisers tend to make better decisions.
The mission of the GAAB is: “Connecting yesterday’s and today’s Greeks to strengthen the spirit of Pro Humanitate.” Members include:
“We are an advisory group, not a governance board. This group was formed proactively, not as a reaction to a problem,” GAAB chair Molly Welles Lineberger (’82, MA ’15) explained in the summer edition of Wake Forest Magazine. “The national media love to report bad behavior by members of Greek organizations. Wake Forest does try to manage/limit risky student behavior across all groups, but by no means is the University out to put an end to fraternities and sororities. It is really just the opposite; the University wants to enable Greek life to thrive. That is what this board is about — working with alumni, students and administrators to enhance the Greek experience.”
The GAAB invites members of the campus community to attend a presentation/panel discussion during Homecoming, on Oct. 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Panelists will speak transparently about strengths and successes as well as weaknesses and challenges, and discuss ways that alumni can be involved in fraternity and sorority life on campus today.
*Indicates Executive Committee Members
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