What can a Fraternity do
Fraternities encourage superior
scholarship. Supervised study programs, test files, and Big
Brother activities help to emphasize scholastic excellence.
Fraternities increase a student's
chance of graduation. Studies by the Department of Education
indicated that members of Greek organizations had a record of 71% in
persistence toward graduation as compared to 50% for non-members.
Fraternities inspire high
standards of conduct. The fundamental principles upon which a
Fraternity is established teaches respect for others, self discipline,
loyalty, and a sense of brotherhood.
Fraternities offer a sense of
belonging. The campus environment can be cold and impersonal
but the fraternity can provide a warm, close-knit group of friends with
Fraternities develop leadership
ability and responsibility. Fraternities train men to meet
challenges of management. Within the chapter, goals are set, plans are
made, and activities evaluated. Men are able to see and experience the
results of their decisions.
Fraternities instill a spirit of
concern for others. Many service projects - from cleaning the
local park to aiding in a charity drive - are undertaken. Members gain
experience while working together for unselfish goals.