02 | An Inside Look at Fraternity and Sorority Life with Angela Guillory
In this episode, Sara and Alex talk to Angela Guillory, associate dean of students and director of Greek life at Louisiana State University and past national president for Sigma Kappa. Angela has been working with students nearly her entire career and been heavily involved with the fraternity and sorority community since joining Sigma Kappa in college. After receiving her master’s degree in higher education from Northwestern State University, she moved on to become the assistant dean of students at Tulane University for five years, served as a traveling graduate consultant for Sigma Kappa, and in addition to serving as Sigma Kappa’s national president for four years, also served as the sorority’s national vice president for membership and national vice president for programming. She has also been a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors for more than a decade.
In this episode, Angela gives listeners the lowdown on all things fraternity and sorority. She discusses the low points of the greek system as well as the many benefits, and what she thinks the future holds for fraternity and sorority. Additionally, she discusses losing LSU student Max Gruver to a hazing death and how it’s impacted both the local and national greek communities.
We hope this episode leaves you thinking about the fraternity and sorority experience and how we can continue to grow it for the generations to come, as well as to question how we can prevent If you have an affiliation, we hope you finish listening just as proud to be a member.
We also talk about…
- How to advocate for a system where a death could occur
- Going from opposite ends of working in higher education to moving into nursing home administration
- The benefits of greek life and its future
- Working in a building where Chick-Fil-A is just down the hall
- Dealing with a hazing death in their community
- That if we wanted fraternities and sororities to be perfect, 18-year-olds wouldn’t be in charge