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Dear Parents and Families,

Greek life is one of the many ways in which students can contribute to the University community. Fraternity and sorority members are committed to academic excellence, community service, and philanthropy. Greek membership results in lifelong friendships and provides leadership opportunities that can assist students in their academic and professional endeavors. The Greek community at Georgia Southern University consists of 38 recognized chapters  – 22 fraternities and 15 sororities and 1 co-ed service fraternity. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations works closely with recognized chapters to enhance the overall Greek experience by upholding academic and community standards, organization rituals, and University policies governing fraternity and sorority activities.

There are many benefits to being a member of a fraternity or a sorority. Below is a list of how membership can shape your college experience to being more than the average.

  • Offers a home-away-from-home environment
  • Enhances education that happens in and out of the classroom and in the classroom, Georgia Southern Greeks have higher GPA’s  than non-affiliated students
  • Allows for opportunities to give back, help others and serve the community through service and philanthropy
  • Provides leadership activities and experiences that aren’t available to non-affiliated students
  • Increases the students involvement on campus
  • Gives members an advantage of networking with alumni
  • Develop lifelong friendships, memories, and a strong sense of accomplishment
  • Allows students to be a part of something greater than themselves

I invite you, as parents and the students family members, to become informed about Greek life activities, especially the new member education process. I encourage you to talk with your student and encourage him or her to base selection of a Greek organization on personal lifestyle and values, general compatibility, and organization goals. Parents and families can serve as consultants to students as they define themselves during their college years. By clicking on these links, you will be directed to a document with the Greek alphabet and proper Greek letter pronunciations and common terms used throughout our community to help you with those conversations and connecting with your student.

Our goal is to ensure that the Greek experience at Georgia Southern provides a safe and enjoyable avenue for students to grow and develop during their college years. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

In Greek Spirit,

Jess Turuc
Interim Director of Fraternity and Sorority Relations

 

Last updated: 8/23/2017