Greek Village Reopening for University Owned and Operated Chapter Homes

(Sent to residents on September 2, 2020)

Thank you for continuing your fall semester in your chapter house.  Please take note of the following guidance as a continuing resident of Greek Village.  If you have gone home to complete isolation or quarantine, you can return to your chapter house according to the following schedule.  The university is not requiring any negative test results prior to your return as ample time was established between contact and reopening dates for all students who were isolated or quarantined to be safe.  Should your house corporation set up an additional process for reopening, please work with them to complete necessary steps prior to returning.:

  • Beta Theta Pi: September 8 – 12
  • Kappa Alpha Order: September 9 – 13
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma: September 5 – 9
  • Pi Beta Phi: September 8 – 12
  • Theta Chi: no sooner than September 8 – 12

Housing Assignments

After Sept. 14, we will evaluate the number of residents remaining and their current location assigned. This evaluation may result in the relocation of some residents within their houses to spread our residential population out, helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If there are enough vacancies to create single assignments for all residents, an effort will be made to update the given assignments.  Priority will be given first to accommodate students with needs as identified through the Disability Resource Office and second, to reduce quads, then triples, then doubles.  We will also consider spreading residents throughout the building to reduce density and ease loads on shared bathrooms if multiple bathrooms exist.  Our goal is to limit disruptions as much as possible.  Students who remain after the checkout period has concluded will be financially responsible for remaining rents for the semester.  If you haven’t already communicated to your CRD that you planned to check out, be sure to connect with your CRD and sign up for an appointment to check out through MyPackPortal.  Appointments for move out follow the schedule above.

Behavior and Activities Information

By remaining in on-campus housing, remember that you are still subject to the terms and conditions of your Room Agreement, and must follow all NC State policies and state mandates including:

  • The Housing Community Standards, the university’s Community Standards related to COVID-19, and the Code of Student Conduct. 
    • Any violation of these policies may result in your removal from Greek Village and immediate disciplinary action.  
    • In some instances, you may be immediately removed from campus for alleged violations of these policies, pending a formal review of the referral.  
    • If you are found responsible for violating the University’s COVID-19 Community Standards or Code of Student Conduct you will be removed from on-campus housing.  In that instance, you are not eligible for a refund of housing-related charges.
  • University and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services guidance to reduce the virus spread, including:
    • Comply with all NC State limitations and protocols for gatherings on campus, and with the mass gathering limitations set by local or state officials (including the governor’s executive orders, requirements of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, etc.). As of September 4, 2020, gatherings that exceed 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors are prohibited by executive order of the governor.
    • Wear a face mask when outside your room.
    • Practice physical distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others).
    • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. 
    • Cover your cough/sneeze (into elbow if needed). 
    • Dispose of used tissue immediately into a trashcan. 
    • Wipe down high-touch surfaces with sanitizing wipes frequently (light switch covers, countertops, door handles, etc.).

Self Reporting

  • Please follow this link and self-report if you fall into any of the following categories:
    • You have been tested for COVID-19, but have not received results.
    • You have been tested and the results are positive. (unless you were tested in the chapter house and remained in the chapter house during your period of isolation)
    • You have been told that you have COVID-19, but have been told that you will not be tested at this time.
    • You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days.

Service, Assistance, and Emergencies

  • If you need assistance for a lock-out or a facilities-related issue, please contact your  Chapter Residence Director or the on-call phone number posted in your community.
  • If you have an emergency, please contact University Police at 919.515.3000.

Dining Information

  • Chapters will continue to operate meal plans.  Masks must be worn when you pick up your food but can be removed when you eat in the dining room.
  • Non-resident members will continue to pick up meals to go or eat outside. Masks should be worn during pickup to protect the safety of the kitchen staff, chefs, and fellow members.  
  • Beginning September 7, NC State Dining will consolidate Main and Centennial Campus dining services to Talley Student Union and On The Oval. The core and block meal plan holders can use their “dining hall meal swipes” at One Earth, which will be converted into a dining hall-type operation. Of course, these locations will take meal credits, if applicable), dining dollars, commuter plan, All Campus, and major credit cards, as well. 

Support Services

We are here to support you and will continue doing all we can to make your NC State experience as positive as possible. We know this time has been incredibly stressful and created a great deal of anxiety for many. Take care of yourself and each other. The Counseling Center information is provided above.  We encourage you to reach out if you need additional support. If you see worrisome or threatening behavior in others, please make a referral to our CARES team. Once a referral is made a caseworker will reach out to the student in need to provide direct support. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to help ensure your safety and the safety of the campus community.