What We Value
Greek organizations were all founded on a set of Values that all members are expected to adhere to. One of the most distinguishable aspects of Fraternity and Sorority Life, that sets it apart from any other organizational structure on any college campus, is their adherence to a Ritual that binds members together.
In addition to these values, Fraternity and Sorority Life has a core set of values that are hallmarks of any fraternity or sorority:
Academic Endeavors (Scholarship)
All Greek members are students, first and foremost. Using this as a guide, academics are emphasized throughout the Greek member’s time in his/her chapter [from new member education through college graduation]. All chapters have grade point average minimums required for membership & to remain active. Organizations provide scholastic assistance such as tutoring, awards, study sessions, and scholarships for members to reach their full academic potential.
Fraternity and Sorority members strive to be above the All-University Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) each semester. The overall Greek community has a minimum GPA requirement for all prospective new members to join and remain active. However, many Greek organizations have GPA requirements for their prospective new members that are higher than the all-Greek minimum.
From monetary donations [$50,000+/year] to more than 10,000 hours of hands-on community service each year, the UT Arlington Greek community prides itself on the charitable work it performs for the both the Arlington and campus community. Fraternities & Sororities have always been willing to provide assistance whenever & wherever it is needed in an effort to give back something to the community that has given so much to them. Each Greek organization has its own philanthropy, which it serves at a local & national level.
Fraternity and Sorority Life offers individuals with endless opportunities to develop their leadership skills. Whether you are a member of a committee, running for a chapter position, or just participating in campus community events, you can always be involved. The following are some of the formal leadership education & training opportunities available to the Fraternity and Sorority Life community:
- Governing Council Executive Officer
- Organization membership & Executive involvement
- Governing Council committee involvement
- Greek 101 - new member education program
- Emerging Leaders Retreat
- Presidents Workshops
- Council Executive Officer Retreat