A new administrative review of the Greek system will be overseen by Jordan Whichard, a UNC alumnus and fraternity member.
In his new role as special adviser on Greek affairs, Whichard will examine UNC administration’s interaction with fraternities and sororities, as well as develop a report for the Board of Trustees. The position is not paid.
His recommendations will detail how to create “the best Greek system in the country,” according to a letter from Chairman of the UNC Board of Trustees Bob Winston, who recruited Whichard for the position at the end of last semester.
Whichard will gather information from UNC’s Greek system as well as others around the country to develop what the fraternities and sororities at UNC should look like and the way the administration can best interact with and support them.
The recommendations could have important repercussions for UNC’s Office of Student Affairs, as well as some aspects of Greek self-governance.
“We’re going to review all of it,” Winston said. “That’s the only way we get a comprehensive assessment of where we are, so whatever we do it all fits together.”
The review will not overlap with the current duties of Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, and Jenny Levering, assistant dean of students for fraternity and sorority life.
“Ultimately the administration and staff will decide if there are structural changes,” Whichard said, adding that he will only gather information, not implement policy.
UNC officials promised a re-evaluation of Greek life at UNC in the wake of junior Courtland Smith’s death on Aug. 23. Smith, then president of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, was killed by a police officer after driving drunk near Greensboro.