Rendering of the Greek Life Center
Construction has begun on the new UNT Greek Life Center that will provide a site for UNT's Greek alumni to meet and continue their association with the university and serve as a new home to all Greek organizations and the Greek Life administration.
UNT is building the 6,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Welch and Highland Streets. When the center opens in spring 2014, it will offer an intimate and memorable space for hosting Greek ritual activities and special events.
And as a central location for all Greek activities, the new center also will allow Greek organizations' leadership to create a longstanding tradition for students, members, and guests to visit each year during Homecoming and other important campus events, says Maureen McGuinness, dean of students and assistant vice president of student affairs, who oversees UNT Greek Life.
"The Greek Life Center will be the central location for all things Greek at UNT and will serve our entire Greek population," McGuinness says. "By constructing the first ever, stand-alone Greek Life Center in the United States, UNT is showing it's highly committed to the advancement and growth of Greek Life."
McGuinness says the new center also will be a prime facility to host alumni events, meetings, and reunions.
"This is an exciting opportunity to further engage alumni and re-connect them with our institution," she says.
Currently, only 16 of the 38 fraternities and sororities on UNT's campus have a chapter facility. As UNT's Greek community continues to grow and expand, the number of organizations without a centralized meeting, ritual and home space continues to grow, McGuinness says.
"The new Greek Life Center will provide the needed space for meetings as well as provide a central location for all Greek life activities on campus," she says.