Community

Since the founding of the first fraternity at The University of Akron in 1873, community has been an important part of membership in a fraternity or sorority at UA. When one joins a chapter, they develop close bonds of friendship and family often called brotherhood or sisterhood.  These bonds are further strengthened through the learning and sharing of chapter rituals, the diverse membership within the chapter, and all the time spent together. By joining the UA Fraternity and Sorority Community, students gain a larger support system that ranges from current students, faculty and staff, and to our alumni.

Community-Wide Events:

• Songfest

• Greek Week

• Greek Leadership Awards

• UA Speaks

• CramJam

• Alternative Spring Break

• Recruitment

• Leadership Retreats

Community Assessment Data:

In Spring 2018, the Fraternity and Sorority Community had 672 students participate in the AFA/Benchworks Fraternity and Sorority Assessment.

When asked about their fraternity and sorority experience, participants responded in the following ways:

To what degree has your fraternity/sorority experience:

- enhanced your ability to establish close friendships – 83%

- enhanced your ability to meet new people – 86%

-contributed to your ability to work effectively with others – 81%