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Reasons to Join

Why Should You Join a Fraternity/Sorority at the College?

Scholarship

A major goal of the Office of Greek Life is to encourage and assist members in attaining their academic potential. Each Greek organization offers academic support programs, including national and local scholarships and grants, incentives and awards, study skills workshops, tutoring programs, established study sessions and grade point requirements.

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Leadership

Membership in Greek organizations offers students many opportunities to develop their leadership potential. Greek organizations not only provide training in the principles of leadership, they are laboratories in which these principles can be tested. Each member is actively involved in decision-making processes, teaching and encouraging students to utilize their leadership talents in the chapters and on campus. Greeks are leaders not only in their own organization, but also in many major campus organizations at the College.

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Service

Community service is an important aspect of mebership within a sorority or fraternity. Participation in community service builds character through the realization of the needs of others. Greek organizations individually and collectively are involved in activities such as tutoring children, organizing fund-raising events and competitions, sponsoring canned food drives, conducting community and beach clean-ups as well as a variety of other philanthropic activities.

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Friendship

For many individuals, the most important component of Greek life is the lifelong friendships. The fact that members call themselves "sister" and "brother" demonstrates the sense of family that the groups provide. In this often overwhelming university environment, Greek women and men find that a sorority or fraternity offers a place to be comfortable and at home.

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