ASU opens newly-constructed Greek Leadership Village

TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Greek life has a long history on ASU's Tempe campus - one that has become even richer with the construction of the Greek Leadership Village.

Early designs posted on ASU's website offered an insight into life there - a dedicated place for students to achieve.

"Students can expect the opportunity to gain leadership skills, the ability to interact and build community," said Gary Ballinger, director of fraternity and sorority life at ASU.

Nine-hundred and fifty fraternity and sorority members moved in over the weekend.

"Initially the project started about six years ago when students approached the university and wanted the Greek experience again," said Ballinger.

Ballinger says the village is comprised of 27 chapter facilities ranging in size from 19 to 41 beds. He describes the village as anything but typical dorm living, instead touting a home-style environment.

First-year students can join most Greek organizations.