Georgia College and our Panhellenic Council require second year sorority women to participate in a unique leadership experience, known as the Sorority Leadership Community. Throughout this program, these women will live at The Village apartments at West Campus where they will engage in a women's leadership development programs.
From CEOs of major international companies to heads of state, women have taken leadership to dramatic new heights in recent years. However, according to a 2016 Forbes report, worldwide "the proportion of senior business roles held by women stands at 24 percent." With less than one-fourth of women in leadership roles globally, cultivating future women leaders to bridge that gap is pivotal.
Second year sorority women will live at West Campus, in apartment style residences, as they participate in this program with peer mentors and professional staff that are dedicated to the program and participants.
After bid day, new members will attend an information session that provides them with detailed information about the program. Every student that accepts a bid during sorority recruitment will be issued a contract for sorority living learning community. Students will sign a housing contract on or before November 8th, 2019.
Sorority Living Learning Community Housing Contract
Some highlights of the program include:
- Identifying personal leadership values, strengths, and skills for lifelong success
- Practical communication skills and learning to reason and interrelate with others
- Building meaningful relationships with sorority sisters by living and interacting as a group
"Many campuses have partnered with sororities for women's housing. Similarly, campuses have built living-learning communities around various disciplines. To our knowledge, Georgia College is the first to intentionally build a living-learning community for sorority women dedicated to women's leadership development and empowerment," said Tiffany Bayne, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Dr. Kelli Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs said, "My hope for this living and learning community is that when they leave here they become leaders in their communities, within their schools, their workplace, nonprofit agencies, government agencies or wherever they work. This provides them that extra leadership experience, so that when they leave here, they are the next generation of leaders within the state and within the United States."
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Do you still have questions about the Living-Learning Community?
Contact Elizabeth Christopher
Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life for Leadership