Georgia College prepares to launch Panhellenic learning community

GCSU plans to launch new Panhellenic learning community

The Center for American Progress reveals women make up more than 50 percent of the population, yet are underrepresented when it comes to holding leadership roles.

Georgia College's Panhellenic community is now working to change that statistic.

In the Fall 2017, a new living-learning community will re-purpose existing dorms to house women in different sororities.

The project aims to help women thrive in leadership roles and keep them on track to success.

Panhellenic president Jordan Thomas says she is looking forward to this new project.

"I'm really excited for them, just to grow into the best them that they can be and to be able to lead the job market and through their sorority experience be much more qualified individuals,” said Thomas.

Hannah Gibson, a member of Alpha Delta Pi, is looking forward to living in the new community.

Gibson is studying to work with prosthetics, something she says will be better to study with others in her new home.

"This is a rare program, but I've actually found some girls who want to do it with me. I just believe that I'll be able to be with them throughout the whole ride of college, and by living there and just study and get things going,” said Gibson.

Academics is merely one piece of the puzzle.

Jasmine Gray, member of Zeta Phi Beta, says empowering women is another.

"It's going to basically grow their roles to a point where the statistic doesn't matter because the statistic is that women don't hold a lot of leadership roles, but giving them the opportunity to hold them on the campus will make sure that when they leave the campus [that] they want to stay in that position… that they want to continue in leadership roles."

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