Today’s fraternities and sororities might surprise you! For many parents, the Greek community conjures up images of Animal House. That’s simply not the reality! There are many myths about the Greek community, but the reality is that men and women in fraternities and sororities are committed to their academics, volunteer time in the community, develop and strengthen their leadership skills, and form a campus network with other Greeks.
National research projects, conducted by the Center of Advanced Social Research at the University of Missouri, provide data that supports the beneficial qualities of membership in a fraternity or sorority. Students who join Greek life are 28% more likely to return to school the following year than students who choose not return. Following graduation, Greek-affiliated alumni often secure employment closely matching their career path due to alumni networking opportunities.
A support group to help make the adjustment to college easier.
Scholastic resources to help student achieve their academic goals.
Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experience.
Encouragement to get involved and maximize their potential on campus.
Opportunities for active participation in community service projects.
Additional costs throughout the semester will go toward chapter pictures, gifts, t-shirts, etc. There are payment plans available for students, as well as scholarships within the individual chapters. While your daughter is participating in the recruitment process, make sure that she asks about the financial obligations of membership.