After hearing Ginny Carroll, founder of Circle of Sisterhood, speak about how educating women can break the cycle of poverty, members of the Panhellenic sorority community were inspired to support and raise awareness for the cause. UT’s thirteen Panhellenic sororities have raised more than $40,000 in two years to fully fund the building of a school in Haiti.
WBIR attended the groundbreaking ceremony for UT Knoxville’s Sorority Village. On Sunday, May 1, present and past members of UT sororities broke ground on the new $45 million dollar project along on a stretch of land near Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive. The houses will range from 9,000 to 17,000 square feet with the most expensive costing around $5 million. UT hopes to welcome its first group of residents to Sorority Village in the fall of 2012.
Sorority women at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will take a big step this weekend as they break ground on the fourteen structures that will make up Sorority Village on Morgan Hill. The ground breaking begins at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive.