Why choose fraternity or sorority membership?
Fraternities and sororities provide a home away from home and encourage unique and lasting friendships. Joining a fraternity or sorority exposes students to a large network of collegiate members and alumni who can help undergraduates transition successfully into college life and help them find internships and job opportunities.
Did You Know...
|48%||of all US Presidents have been Greek|
|42%||of all US Senators are Greek|
|30%||of all Congresswomen/men are Greek|
|40%||of all US Supreme Court Justices have been Greek|
|30%||of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek|
|10%||of all listed in Who's Who are Greek|
|And yet, Greeks make up only|
|3%||of the US population|
All Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council organizations hold organized recruitment events in both fall and spring semesters. Professional fraternities and Black Greek Council organizations hold individual events throughout the year and announce their informational meetings through posters on campus and on the Campus Calendar.
Recruitment events give students the opportunity to learn more about the fraternities and sororities on campus, and for the members of Greek-letter organizations to get to know interested students.
Every fraternity and sorority establishes a minimum grade point average requirement for membership. Organizations look for members who want to succeed academically, be involved with community service, and expand their group of lasting friends. Membership in a fraternity or sorority lasts a lifetime, not just for the time members attend college.
By affiliating with a Greek organization, the personal development you will experience is remarkable. You may not realize it, but those around you will. Greek organizations sponsor programs to aid in this personal development. The topics of interest vary from women's issues, to community service opportunities, to drug and alcohol abuse seminars.
Not only do we bring speakers here to FSU, but there are many opportunities to travel to conferences beneficial to you as an individual, and also your chapter and National organization. These conferences include:
- National Conventions
- Greek Leadership Conference
- AFLV: Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
Although the Greek system is a far cry from the "Animal House" reputation of past decades, we still know how to have a great time. Throughout the year, Greeks hold social events, including Chapter Retreats, Fundraisers, Greek Week, Intramural Sports Teams (men, women, and co-ed), Greek Mixers, and Formals. Many of these events are alcohol-free, and those events where alcohol is present are regulated to prevent underage drinking and binge drinking.
When you become part of a fraternity or sorority, you will gain friends for a lifetime. Whether it is someone to grab a meal with at the cafeteria, a trip to the mall, or just someone to talk to, you will always have a friend.
Service to those around us is a huge part of Greek Life. Each fraternity and sorority on campus dedicates itself to a specific charity. In addition to individual philanthropic events each chapter holds, the Greek community comes together to do community-wide service projects. Greek Life consists of many food and clothing drives, as well as donating personal time to those in the community. Some examples of the service Greeks have provided the community are:
- Teeter Totter-a-Thon
- A Perfect Party
- Pink Ribbon 5K
- Sam Spady Book Drive
- Jimmy V. Foundation Wristbands
- Diabetes Awareness
- Annual Pumpkin Smash
- Shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy
- Teddy Bear Drive
- Keeping Kids Warm
Fraternities and sororities also participate in national community service and fundraising events including: The Big Event, Relay for Life, Walk for Warmth, Habitat for Humanity, Take Back the Night, and Bowl for Kids Sake.