Michelle Guobadia is the director for fraternity and sorority life. Learn more about Guobadia’s role, what she’s looking forward to for Greek life this semester and some unknown facts.
Describe your job and what you do at UNC Charlotte.
As director for fraternity and sorority life at UNC Charlotte I am dedicated to turning students into campus leaders through Greek life. My team and I oversee more than 2,000 students in 43 Greek clubs, advise and mentor the chapters on campus and are responsible for all Greek life communications and events.
What’s your favorite part about being at UNC Charlotte?
I have been the director for fraternity and sorority life for 13 years, and I love how student-centered UNC Charlotte is and how supportive the campus is of Greek Life.
What about your favorite part of the job?
I love engaging with the students. I meet with thousands of students who come to UNC Charlotte and do not plan on joining a Greek chapter, yet they end up joining the Greek community that idealizes service, being outgoing in your community and generosity.
What’s something about your job that most people don’t know?
I get to know students on a level that other administrators on campus do not have the chance to. I am proud of my connections with students and the long-lasting relationships I have formed.
What is something you’re most excited about for the spring semester?
I am excited for Greek Weekend, one of the most anticipated events for spring 2022. Greek Weekend consists of the Greek chapter awards, the Airband Concert, the Step Show and other fun events.
When you’re not on campus, what are some things you do in your free time?
I am an avid traveler, and one of my life goals is to visit all seven continents, and Australia is the last one on my list. Once all travel restrictions have been lifted, I will fulfill my dream visiting Australia and New Zealand. I am also a fan of the Peloton stationary bike.
What’s a place on campus you think every student should visit?
Every student should visit the Fraternity and Sorority Office in the Cone Center, there is no appointment required, and you do not need to be a participant in Greek Life. My team and I enjoy talking to students and snacks are regularly available!
What piece of advice would you give to a new student?
College is the time to try new things. It can be scary, but college is made for people to take risks, try new things and do something you never expected you could do. This is the time. Be bold.