Why Join a Fraternity or Sorority
Here we've assembled the
main reasons that attract students to joining fraternities, sororities and taking part in
the Greek Life at their schools.
The Greek community is dedicated to building future societal leaders by providing a wealth
of leadership opportunities for Greek members. From social issues to academic, business to
philanthropy, the leaders of today are gaining their leadership edge from their fraternity
and sorority experiences. Membership in a fraternal or sororal organization is one of the
most outstanding means of discovering and refining your leadership potential. Within each
chapter, members have the chance to assume a wide spectrum of leadership roles. These
roles may range from serving as rush chair to treasurer, social chair to president. Within
each fraternity exists anywhere from five to twenty different leadership positions, all
requiring different degrees of skills and investments. Opportunities to learn and practice
leadership stretch beyond chapters. There are many system-wide leadership roles open on
the NIC, IFC, Panhellenic, and other Greek programming organizations. Beyond the Greek
community, fraternity men and sorority women are involved in nearly every registered
student organization on Campus. Just a few of the student organizations in which Greeks
are generally actively involved with include: Student Governments, Student Union
Boards, Varsity Sports, Club Sports, Student Alumni Councils. Other organizations
that Greeks are part of are , Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Mortar Board Honor
Society, Order of Omega, and Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.
- PHILANTHROPY / COMMUNITY SERVICE
Philanthropy projects are events in which the Greek community as a whole, or as individual
chapters, donate their time and efforts to raise funds to benefit some worthwhile cause.
Each chapter on each campus plans at least one philanthropy project during the year to
benefit agencies such as the United Way, Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Abused
Children, American Cancer Society, etc.. Other big philanthropy projects that the
Greek communities have done in the past include Adopt a Highway".
Philanthropy projects and community service are more than just helping out a cause. They
shows the community what Greeks are really like and they is a lot of fun for everybody
Fraternities and Sororities participate in a comprehensive intramural system in which
athletes of all caliber may find a place where they have fun and find physical challenge.
Currently fraternities and sororities compete in just about every intramural sport. Each
fratenity or sorority usually mans several different teams in each sporting event. In each
team category, chapters often compete for sports points. The points are totaled at the end
of each year, and the chapter with highest point total is awarded some sort of trophy.
Whatever sport it is, and whatever skill level you play at, you will always find an
opportunity to play on a team in your school's Intramural Fraternity League.