The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office strives to provide leadership opportunities, training, social development and positive recognition to UT Arlington through Greek-letter fraternal organizations and campus wide events and activities.
The purpose of Fraternity and Sorority Life is to provide programs and services to the University community to actively engage students on campus by exposing them to activities and events that foster a positive campus and community relationship and instill the values of the founding of Greek organizations. In addition, Fraternity and Sorority Life provides a wide variety of university and community events with the intent to increase University recognition and exposure in the community. By doing this, Fraternity and Sorority Life will assist a student’s personal growth, development and understanding of life skills through leadership opportunities and practical application of skills.
The staff involved with the UT Arlington fraternities and sororities work closely with student leaders and staff from throughout the university to help ensure a successful experience and positive learning environment. The Fraternity and Sorority community offers a unique experience in leadership, service, academics, brotherhood/sisterhood, campus involvement and personal growth to enhance your college experience.
A major goal of the fraternity and sorority community is to encourage and assist members in surpassing their academic potential. Each organization and its members are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
Service and Philanthropy
One of the most gratifying aspects of fraternity and sorority life is the satisfaction that comes with community service. Participation in community service builds character through the realization of the needs of others. The Greek community raised over $50,000 and served almost 7,000 hours of community service to local and national non-profit organizations in fall 2011.
Fraternity and sorority membership presents great opportunities for developing leadership skills and applying these skills in practical situations. Fraternities and Sororities not only provide training on the principles of leadership, they are laboratories in which these principles can be tested. Each chapter is self-governed and offers its members the opportunity to maximize their leadership potential through chapter participation and campus involvement.
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
Within each chapter, there is a close bond of friendship and family. This is one of the foundations of the fraternity and sorority experience. The unique personalities of fraternity and sorority members provide a diverse and well-rounded community. The ideal of brotherhood and sisterhood is a cornerstone that each fraternity and sorority is built upon and is reflected in each chapter.
Many fond college memories can be developed through social interaction within the fraternity and sorority community. For many, the most important component of fraternity and sorority life is the lifelong friendships. Examples of social activities include chapter retreats, fraternity and sorority socials, all- Fraternity/Sorority events, and formal dances. Most groups also participate in intramurals, including flag football, basketball, soccer, softball and other sports.
The Student Congress has been influential in improving the quality of life on campus, making it the perfect place to develop your leadership skills.