The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 04, 1992, Summer, Page 10, Image 9

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Housing choice tough on students
Greek houses, residence halls offer advantages, disadvantages
By Stacie Hakel
Staff Reporter
To go greek or not to go greek, that
is one of the first questions that each
new student at the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln will have to answer.
So what qualities should students
consider in making their decision?
Doug Zatechka, director of hous
ing, said convenience is an important
Residence hal Is are located close to
campus, he said, and offer cable, utili
ties and meals.
Tammi Rowley, a sophomore art
major and residence hall resident,
agreed that the residence halls were
handy to live in and offered a positive
She said movie nights and self
help floor meetings added to resi
dence hall life, and the Residence Hall
Association provided a chance for stu
dents to develop leadership skills.
Zatechka said such residence hall
activities promoted relationships.
“Residence halls give students a
chance to meet people, and the dorms
provide social, cultural and academic
importance,” Zatechka said.
Also, research done on freshmen
and sophomores at various universi
ties showed that students who live on
campus have a lower attrition rate,
Zatechka said.
But, he said, there are disadvan
tages to living in the residence halls,
such as storage space.
“Students simply cannot bring ev
erything they own,” Zatechka said.
He also said that sharing rooms can
also can be as much of a problem as an
“There is a lesson to get along in
life through sharing,” Zatechka said.
However, Jane Wade Anderson,
director of Greek Affairs, said about
1200 men and women a year choose
the greck option over the residence
* But, she said, joining a fraternity or
sorority is a personal choice.
During their college career, Ander
son said the greck system provides its
members with chances for scholar
ships, leadership and life-long friends.
After graduation, she said, greeks
could become involved with chapter
advisories, national organizations and
meet people who could help with the
search for jobs.
“There are network possibilities
and involvement possibilities all
through life,” Anderson said.
Shelli Dom, a senior elementary
education major and a member of
Gamma Phi Beta sorority, said her
greek experience has been better than
her time spent in residence halls.
She said she has enjoyed living
with the 56 other girls in her sorority,
and she said it has taught her to com
promise and take turns with her soror
ity sisters.
“I have learned to share more and
respect people’s differences,” she said.
But, as a residence hall tenant dur
ing her freshman year, Dom said she
felt restricted.
“It was too noisy, and I hated the
food,” Dom said.
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