If you're interested in joining a fraternity, bookmark this page! It contains all the information you'll need as you begin and move through the recruitment process -- the recruitment schedule, contacts, etc.
If you're interested in joining a sorority, bookmark this page! It contains all the information you'll need as you begin and move through the recruitment process -- the recruitment schedule, contacts, etc.
From the most general questions to the most specific, if you're thinking about joining a Greek organization and have a question, start here.
It costs money not just to join a Greek organization, but to maintain your membership each semester after you join. This page will give you an idea of what to expect as a new member and as a member.
As you participate in the recruitment process, you'll encounter new terms and words that have new meanings in the context of the Greek community. This glossary is meant as an introduction to the most general of these terms, though individual chapters will also have their own terms with which you'll become familiar.
What We Stand For
Maintaining a high level of academic success is a tradition within Stetson University's Greek community. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 to be eligible for initiation, although some chapters require higher GPAs.
The Stetson University Greek community offers superb resources and programs to maintain high scholastic achievement. Some of these include:
- Scholarship chairs. These are chapter officers who work with the chapter and the university to create a scholarship plan for the organization and its members.
- Major matching. This allows members sharing majors or classes to study together or tutor each other.
- Incentive programs. These are programs in which members are recognized for academic achievement and scholastic effort.
Each semester members of the Stetson University Greek community serve Stetson University, the DeLand area and its surrounding communities through service and philanthropy. Throughout the year, individual chapters sponsor a philanthropy or service project that affords members the opportunity to give back to the community.
The Stetson University Greek community is an excellent place to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to develop strong leadership skills. The community is self-governing, giving student leaders the opportunity to shape policies and standards for their own organizations, as well as the larger fraternity and sorority community. Serving as an officer or committee chair in a chapter or governing council will help you to develop leadership skills such as conflict management, delegation, decision making and effective communication.
Being a member of the Stetson University Greek community often serves as a "gateway to involvement" in other areas of campus such as Student Government, clubs, organizations and campus honorary societies. Members of the Stetson University Greek community have historically held some of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus. Nationally, numerous chapters provide opportunities for members to attend regional and national leadership training conferences.
Brotherhood and sisterhood are bonds of unity and enduring friendship. By becoming a member of the Stetson University Greek community, you'll experience an easier transition from high school to college and gain a "home away from home." You'll meet other students with diverse backgrounds, similar interests and new perspectives during brotherhood and sisterhood activities such as chapter retreats, intramurals, socials and date functions.