ASU presents 'Greek Village' to students

TEMPE, AZ - From the elevator fight between two rival fraternities last fall, to the offensive Martin Luther King Jr. holiday-themed party by members of another fraternity in January, ASU fraternities have had their fair share of off-campus incidents in the past year.

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But this fall, hundreds of them will be moving back on campus to the area between the Adelphi Commons and the Villas at Vista Del Sol. It will be known around campus as Greek Village.

"It's really important for us as a university to have an on-campus residential component. So we know that it contributes to the success for the fraternities and sororities," said Jameson Root, the assistant director of ASU's Memorial Union.

It’s only the second year, still in its early stages. And ASU says advisors with the fraternity and sorority life department will be on site in each building for supervision.

Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon, one of the fraternities involved in the fight on the elevator last fall, says incidents like this don't reflect most Greek life at ASU.

"It was kind of a big misunderstanding. And the way it blew up in the news, was kind of ridiculous," said fraternity member Ryan Page.

But they do agree, moving more of their members on campus is a good thing.

"Everyone is like their own CAs (community advisors) now, so everyone is accountable for each other. We're all together now," said fraternity member Grant Brown.

 

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