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Greek Life Center offers multiple activities

Greek Life CenterUNT’s newest facility serves the university community and gives members of all 39 fraternities and sororities a place to call home on Greek Row.

The 6,000-square-foot stand-alone Greek Life Center, one of the first of its kind in the country, opened this spring. This fall it begins offering tutoring and other programs for all UNT students through partner organizations such as UNT’s Learning Center and Career Center.

Weekly tutoring at the center began Sept. 2, while other programs begin in early October.

The $2.6 million facility, which is aiming for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, furnishes a place for Greeks who do not have fraternity or sorority houses to meet and work, gives Greek life alumni a welcoming site to visit and offers space for UNT organizations to reserve for meetings.

And it’s nestled among the sororities and fraternities on Welch Street in Denton – a prime location on campus.

Jason Biggs“We’re very thankful for this new facility,” said Jason Biggs, right, assistant dean of students for Greek life. “It’s a demonstration of the university’s commitment to have the best Greek community that we can provide to our students.”

In addition to tutoring by UNT’s Learning Center, the new facility also will host workshops through partnerships with the Student Money Management Center, the Career Center and the UNT Police Department.

Workshops are expected to include sessions on budgeting, building a credit score, resumes, time management and a seminar from UNT Police on sexual assault prevention.

“This building gives us an ability to reach out and provide programming to strengthen the university and the Greek community,” Biggs said.

Features of the center include a Chapter Room, a 125-seat space with four pull-down projector screens available to any UNT organization or individual to reserve; the Council Room, a designated work space with desks, computers and Internet access for students who serve on the governing bodies of the fraternities and sororities; as well as a smaller meeting room, workroom, kitchen and Greek life offices.

UNT engineering students and researchers in the Zero Energy Lab provided energy performance evaluation for the design of the Greek Life Center in order to achieve the LEED certification.

The official ribbon cutting for the new center is planned from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 during Homecoming weekend.

  • Get ready for homecoming with a UNT spirit pack. Enter to win a UNT branded T-shirt, tote bag, water bottle and more. Send an email to InHouse with "UNT Pride" in the subject line by noon Oct. 13. Winners will be chosen at random from all responses.

Brick pavers that surround the facility also give those connected to UNT the chance to have their names engraved on the campus for a fee. Donations from alumni and friends of the university will help pay for the Greek Life Center, and 25 percent of all money raised goes toward scholarships for students in Greek organizations.

  • Learn how you can order your paver and find out about other naming opportunities by contacting Kathleen Black, director of development in Student Affairs, Advancement.
  • For more information on reserving space inside the Greek Life Center, contact Jason Biggs.
  • Learn more about UNT Greek life at

- Megan Middleton, student assistant, University Relations, Communications and Marketing

Above, the Greek Life Center from outside. Below, the entrance to the center. Photos by Ahna Hubnik/URCM.

Greek Life Center

Posted on: Wed 01 October 2014

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