Greek Life in the Residence Halls
South Proper, located in South Halls, is currently home to 21 of Penn State's sororities, all housed in six newly renovated residence halls.
Chapter members live on campus in this sorority village, where they share a floor with their sisters and assist in fostering a strong Greek community. Each sorority has access to a large "Sorority Suite" located on each floor, complete with a full kitchen, dining and living area, and individualized decor selected by each chapter. In addition to the sororities, each of these buildings is also home to one Resident Assistant, who is responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy environment and works to build relationships with and within chapters. The Resident Assistant works closely with each chapter's Sorority Assistant, who is one member of each sorority hired by Residence Life to help build communication, community and relationships. This sister works as a resource and liaison to the Resident Assistant to help accomplish shared goals.
The new buildings and their student-centered amenities help to create an environment conducive to community's needs. In addition to the sorority floors and units, each building features a large meeting room complete with audio and video equipment. The meeting rooms hold up to 225 students, making them ideal for Sorority Chapter meetings. The buildings also provide several study spaces for residents and convenient access to the Fraternity and Sorority Life office located in the HUB.
The South Proper Sorority Village encourages collaboration, communication, and positive interaction between all chapters and Residence Life.