Frequently Asked Questions
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Joining a fraternity or sorority can make the adjustment to college life easier by offering students a support group and friends for life.
A Greek organization is a group of individuals with similar interests bonded together by common goals and aspirations. These bonds are created through membership rituals based on common principles such as honor, friendship, truth and knowledge. Each group works to instill and support these ideals in their members through everyday activities.
Students who live on campus are also more likely to have higher GPAs and graduate faster. Other advantages include:
- Access to scholastic resources to help students achieve academic goals.
- Learning leadership skills and hands-on opportunities to practice them.
- Encouragement to get involved on campus and in the community.
- Exposure to career and other opportunities through interaction with fellow students and alumni.
There are more than 1,900 students in the Greek community. More than 1,600 live in chapter facilities — 500 of which are first-year students.
Our community offers 29 chapters whose members make up more than 30 percent of the student population.
Each chapter is self-supported through dues charged to members. In the first year of membership, a few one-time expenses are also collected.
Greek living costs include lodging, meals, Internet, cable, phone service, study and recreation areas, and direct access and involvement in a great community. Costs are incredibly competitive compared to other housing options on campus. The average cost is $3,400 per semester for fraternities and $3,900 for sororities.