Guobadia receives national fraternity/sorority advisor award

Michelle Guobadia, associate dean of students and director for fraternity and sorority life, received the Angela C. Guillory Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award presented by Sigma Kappa Sorority.

This national award recognizes an individual in the field of higher education who has demonstrated a commitment to fraternities and sororities, exhibited high professional standards, promoted the inter-fraternal community and worked with Sigma Kappa to strengthen and/or foster change in a local collegiate chapter and/or Greek community.

Guobadia is responsible for the 43 Greek chapters represented at UNC Charlotte. She also oversees the five governing bodies that individual fraternities and sororities fall under Interfraternity Council, Diversified Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association and Independent Council. In addition, she administers Order of Omega, the Greek honor society.

She also travels all across the United States speaking on topics relevant to Greek life, such as recruitment, hazing and positive change, and she is a former member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors Executive Board. Earlier this year, Guobadia received the Hank Nuwer Anti-hazing Hero Award from

Theta Mu chapter president Amanda Nicholson, who nominated Guobadia, shared, “Michelle has shown a remarkable commitment to fraternity and sorority life throughout her time at UNC Charlotte. Not only does she work to be a better advisor every day, she works to make her students better every day … She has also created remarkable unity within our five Greek councils, in which we all work together to form a solid and powerful community.”

Sigma Kappa Sorority, founded in 1874, is a national not-for-profit organization of more than 168,000 women dedicated to excellence in academics, personal character and service to society. The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to “provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.”