Our Fraternity & Sorority Life Values
Academic excellence is a vital aspect of fraternity and sorority membership at SJU. Our highest academic chapter, Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) has a cumulative average of 3.51 (Verified 10/2018). Programming, incentives, recognition, and ongoing support help fraternity and sorority members achieve academic success. Academic achievement is the reason students are at SJU: fraternities and sororities are designed to help their members meet that goal and succeed while on campus and after graduation. We also have an active chapter of Order of Omega, a National Honor Society that the top 3% of our fraternity and sorority members can be inducted into giving them access to scholarship and fellowships.
Developing leaders today for life after college is an important part of Greek involvement. Fraternity and sorority members participate in a variety of programs that provide leadership development. There are many ways to be a leader in SJU’s Greek community, including a chapter or council officer position, national or regional leadership conferences, campus-based leadership opportunities, and committee involvement.
Service is a meaningful pillar of fraternity and sorority involvement at SJU that is seen in our campus community. It is perhaps the most personally rewarding of the pillars, as members are provided with opportunities to participate in hands-on volunteer work and implement philanthropic events to raise money for charitable causes. The opportunities ensure that fraternity and sorority members will have an impact on their community and develop lifelong habits of giving back. Our community raises thousands of dollars annually and educates members, students and the community about important social issues through their fundraising and events.
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
Joining a fraternity or sorority is about building lifelong relationships that extend beyond ordinary friendships. Bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are formed within an organization and provide SJU Greeks with a home away from home, mentorship, career networking and a sense of community at our university. Fraternity and sorority members enjoy lifelong connections that can provide support and celebration in life’s significant moments and challenging moments.