What is Greek?
Becoming Greek is much more than making friends. From the very inception of fraternities and sororities, service and philanthropy have become the center of membership and providing leadership experience. While each chapter sponsors its own philanthropy events, the Greek community is quick to support them all because community service contributes to the greater good.
At Utah State, there are a variety of ways to get involved in clubs, organizations, student activities, and honor societies. Membership in a Greek chapter will provide you with the foundation necessary to become a leader and a driving force for positive change on campus and in the community. Each fraternity and sorority strive to create well-rounded individuals through leadership training, innovative programming and life-skill development.
Becoming a member of a Greek organization can provide its members various opportunities for academic excellence. From academic workshops to scholarship programs, each chapter expects members to be students first and provides recognition to top scholars and those who improve their academic standing.
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
A tradition of family is something that each chapter shares. By making the decision to join a Greek chapter, you instantly become a part of a worldwide network of men and women, available to you for the rest of your life. Brotherhood and Sisterhood goes beyond the bonds of friendship. It creates a family that can help and guide you through the many stages you will experience during your college days and well after you graduate.
Why Go Greek?
Leadership is an important part of student growth and development. Through leadership opportunities, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding to become an effective leader. What students learn through leadership positions will last throughout their life and will prepare them for future successes.
USU’s Greek Life has various opportunities where students can get involved in leadership positions.
The Greek Council consists of Greek students from all chapters on campus. These positions are elected positions and teach students various skills including, but not limited to: organization, communication, collaboration, problem solving, community relations and programming.
Greek Leadership Weekend (GLW)
GLW is a leadership retreat where Greek students come together to strengthen USU’s Greek community and get quality leadership training. The retreat consists of activities and workshops focusing on: team building, values, conflict and communication, proactive behaviors and unity.
Greek Leadership Class
Academics are a priority in USU’s Greek Community and enhances the sorority and fraternity experience. This class focuses on the current state of the Greek community while discussing the history, purpose, rules and university relations of the community. Students must actively participate in this class to enhance leadership skills.
Greeks take pride in community service and philanthropy. Each chapter has a foundation or charity they sponsor through philanthropic events. Sororities and fraternities sponsor many different activities each year to impact the local community and raise money for their specific philanthropies. Members of the Greek community contribute and support each other’s philanthropic events with time, donations and support.
Greeks also have the opportunity to get involved with campus-wide service by participating in campus activities such as Stuff A Bus, The Howl, blood drives, Homecoming and Greek Week.
The opportunities USU Greeks have to serve and give back to the community are endless. The ability to seek community involvement is one of the most important qualities Greek students will develop while being part of a sorority or fraternity.
Greek Philanthropy Statistics for 2010
- $40,000.00 Donated toward philanthropies
- 6,122 Volunteer Hours served