Academic achievement is of the utmost importance for your future. The Greek community holds scholastic performance to high standards and encourages it's new members to do so as well. Greeks recognize the importance of academics with the endorsement of educational programs and resources to help members reach their highest potentials. Study buddies, tutoring programs and other foundations are found within chapters to sponsor a strong, supportive educational backbone. Sororities work to create balance with both academics and the social opportunities that make the college experience completely worthwhile. The Office of Greek Involvement requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 to be eligible for initiation, although some chapters require higher.
Leadership and Campus Involvement
At Stetson, Greek students are role models and leaders for the entire campus. Greeks have the opportunity to hold leadership positions not only within their chapters, but in outside organizations as well. Upperclassmen encourage new members to take on leadership roles to continue the tradition of involvement. The experience of having leadership roles throughout your college career can carry over into your life beyond the university. Alumnae connections within individual chapters can also become an asset when stepping foot into the changing world of today.
Service and Philanthropy
Beyond what happens in the close proximity of Stetson University's campus, Greek men and women stretch their interests and attention to the larger community. Each chapter donates time, money and effort to a particular philanthropy associated with their national foundation. They host a multitude of events, drives and fun activities to support not only their national service outreach, but the local DeLand community as well. Service instills ethics that enrich student's lives and create valuable relationships within the community.
New Member Education
After accepting a bid from a sorority, new members enter a time of new member education. This is a period of time stretches between the initial acceptance of the bid, pledging and initiation into full sisterhood. Usually, the new member process lasts a semester. During this time, you will come to know the sisters of your chapter, learn about the history of your sorority, as well as of the university, and become the best of friends with the other members of your pledge class. Your pledge class often works together on several important projects during the year. Within this group you will learn to promote sisterhood and work as part of a team. The new member process is a vital part of your sisterhood and will create bonds that last through college and beyond.
Sorority life is a wonderful way to create a strong social network. The Greek community at Stetson provides the perfect balance to academic rigor, community service and leadership opportunities. Chapters hold social events throughout the year, including formals, socials and date functions. However, a simple afternoon spent with your sorority sisters is just as rewarding as a planned event.
Social life within sororities gives the confidence to stand out and to let the campus see what you have to offer as bright young women. The bonds and connections you make during the years spent within your chapter go far beyond your last days at Stetson University. The women you meet in the Greek Community are your sisters for life.