What is being involved in a fraternity or sorority all about?
I know you have seen many interesting shows on television and read in the newspaper, the reality is those particular situations are extreme cases of fraternity and sorority life. What the media does not tell you as a parent is that there are many life-long benefits to membership in fraternities and sororities. At a large university like UCF, membership in a fraternity or sorority offers a home-away-from home and makes the university setting a smaller more friendly community. Additionally, national research has shown that involvement in fraternities and sororities increases students’ chances of graduating from college. As a life-long member of a fraternity or sorority, students are offered the opportunity to develop as leaders, serve the local community, and focus on academics, as well as their careers, by connecting with faculty, staff, and other students in addition; local alumni members, advisors and other Greek organizations.