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Why join a sorority or Fraternity?
1. A Smaller Community at The University of Akron and Beyond
Coming to college can be overwhelming. Having a network of brothers or sisters on campus is a great resource and comfort to many people. After college, you can look forward to having an extensive network around the world. Any major city you move to will have an alumnae group of your chapter. The chapter that you join is a part of you for life.
2. Community Service Opportunities
All NPHC sororities and fraternities have a philanthropy project or foundation for which they raise money. We participate in each other’s events to raise money for these great causes. Apart from fundraising, chapters encourage service by donating time or other resources to their cause. The second night of recruitment is dedicated to philanthropy, so you can learn about the specific projects then!
3. Leadership Roles and Role Models
Many of the leaders on UA’s campus are Greek. In fact, many of the administrators and faculty are Greek as well! Taking on responsibilities and roles in your chapter sets you up to be successful as a leader in the future.
4. Scholarship and Grade Support
Greeks have a higher GPA on average than non-Greek students. Every chapter has a different minimum GPA that members must obtain. However tutoring or counseling is provided for members who are at a grade risk. Most chapters have an entire position on their executive board for scholarship.
Being Greek is also a lot of fun! You are by no means limited to just the men or women in your chapter; being Greek is truly a cross-chapter, cross council experience. Many events, concerts, skit nights, field days, baseball games, etc. are hosted just for Greek college students. As a Greek you will always have a full schedule of activities and a chance to meet new people.