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various academic resources such as review notes, a collection of tests returned by professors, printers, and much more. Most importantly, the study room is a quiet and comfortable place to get homework or studying done. Even with all of these requirements and resources meant to promote academic success, many will argue that a fraternity or sorority house is not an ideal environment for students to thrive academically. Nonetheless, we found that Greek organizations that have established chapter houses on SDSU campus have an average GPA of 2.989 while Greek organizations without established chapter houses have an average GPA of 2.461. Evidently, the negative stereotypes pertaining to Greek life and the environment of fraternity and sorority houses are not applicable to the Greek organizations at San Diego State. Our second solution is to implement a minimum GPA requirement that decides whether or not the student would be required to live on campus for their second year. Essentially, those below the minimum GPA requirement would be required to live on campus in dorm-style apartments and those who are above the minimum requirement are exempt. With the cost of on-campus living being significantly more expensive than off-campus living, which we will continue to discuss more in-depth, implementing a minimum GPA requirement incentivizes students to perform better academically. College students vary in their financial situations and being able to avoid higher living expenses can serve as impactful motivation. Similarly, individuals involved in Greek organizations will also be incentivized to strive for a higher GPA to avoid higher living expenses and be able to live in the chapter house, which is vital to the functioning of the organization itself. Along with incentivizing students to perform better academically, the minimum GPA requirement would narrow the population of sophomores that are subjected to the Sophomore Success Program, meaning San Diego State would focus on a smaller group of students as opposed to the entire sophomore class. This is extremely beneficial to the student as the university will be able to provide more assistance to those who need additional help. Similar to the first, this solution will also allow San Diego State to implement the Sophomore Success Program and achieve its intended purpose of preparing their students better academically. Our last solution would be making on-campus sophomore housing an option for all. First, building another on-campus apartment-style complex that is much closer than other popular options, such as BLVD63, Sterling Alvarado, and 5025 Apartments, will benefit San Diego State 6
as the rooms will naturally fill up due to the increasing amount of applicants and enrollees.

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