Greek Life Ramps Up Hiring
By the end of this semester, UA Greek Life will have two new Panhellenic chapters and two new Interfraternity chapters and a slew of new staff members to accommodate the larger Greek population, officials said.
Ashley Bloxom, a senior at Missouri State University, was recently hired as Panhellenic’s 2012 graduate assistant.
“I know I will be advising one of the Greek Organizations, such as GAMMA and New Greek Council. I will also be helping Phi Mu and Alpha Chi Omega when they come on. I was the Panhellenic VP of Recruitment at MSU last year and am therefore very knowledgeable about recruitment,” Bloxom said.
Greek Life is currently hiring a new graduate assistant for Interfraternity Council as well. Greek Life now has three graduate assistants.
“I believe they are hiring one other graduate assistant in addition to me,” Bloxom said.
Greek Life also has a Director of Greek Life, Assistant Greek Life Director and an Administrative Assistant on their full time staff. Whether more full-time positions will be added remains to be seen.
Mallory Jordan, house manager for her sorority, can see that staffing changes need to be made within individual houses as well as Greek Life as a whole.
“With the increased number of pledge classes we have had to make significant changes. Our chef and assistant chef have to make twice as much food in a little amount of time. More maintenance and repairs are required on the house due to increased foot traffic throughout the house daily,” Jordan said.
More members means more of everything, she said.
“The larger numbers puts more stress on our house director as well because she must accommodate for the large numbers when it comes to formal dinner, philanthropy events and chapter events. We also had to hire more houseboys than we have had in the past. With more people, it take more hands to get things done,” she said.
As numbers continue to grow, each house will continue to hire new staff. Final Greek hirings will be made after the new chapters are colonized on campus.