Chicago, Ill., April 11, 2017 – Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Phi Omega) has officially obtained its national headquarters in Chicago – a historic moment in the organization’s history.
Gamma Phi Omega signed a lease at 1945 S. Halsted in Chicago’s East Pilsen neighborhood. The building is currently being renovated and modernized, and has kept its unique architecture with stain-glass windows and high ceilings.
“This is a major step towards our progress and development as a sorority. Aside from the headquarters, we are exploring the option to hire staff and they will need a work space so this is a win-win” states National President, Irma Amparo Ortiz. “I am also excited that the space will be able to house our monthly board meetings and other national sorority activity.”
The location includes direct access off the highway, conference room space, kitchen and restroom facilities across the hall. The national headquarters will be used for meeting space, office work space for sisters/interns/employees, substitutes for storage space, and serves as shipping/receiving location for ordered items and postal address.
The National Board of Directors (NBOD) have moved into the space in March and it will be open to the public as needed for partnership meetings, but mostly be utilized by members. The grand opening will occur in Summer 2017.
“I am very excited that we have taken the critical step forward of establishing a national headquarters,” states National Vice President, Danette Surges. “This space will be invaluable with upcoming NBOD restructure efforts, as well as serve as a key central resource space for all members, universities, and interests.”
The national headquarters demonstrate signs of continued success, growth, and progress that will be made in the organization.