Bowling Green State University Celebrates Greek Housing Grand Opening
On October 1, 2016 Bowling Green State University celebrated the official opening of their new Greek Village with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on campus in the West Courtyard. The celebration was hosted by the Office of the President and the Division of Student Affairs. The BGSU community, Greek fraternity and sorority members, alumni, family and friends all took part in the celebration of the new Greek Village that has historically been so richly embedded in the culture of Bowling Green State University. The welcoming celebration began with words from Pi Betta Phi Fraternity for Women, Kelley Rower, and Phi Betta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, A’Davius Chambers. Other speakers included, President of Bowling Green State University, Mary Ellen, Bowling Green State University Vice President for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer, Sherri Stroll, and Bowling Green State University Member, Stephan Daley ’88. CBT worked with Bowling Green State University to improve the overall Greek housing experience for its students through a design/build project. After reviewing their aging fraternity and sorority facilities, BGSU determined it was necessary to replace the existing housing options and develop 412 new beds, in townhouse configuration, for approximately 32 Greek chapters. All chapters are housed in the newly designed townhouses with unit sizes based on chapter size and projected membership. Seven chapters are housed in 4-bed town homes, eleven chapters are housed in 12-bed townhomes, and fourteen chapters are housed in 18-bed town homes.