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Why Join GR∑∑K Life?

Why should I join a Fraternity or Sorority?  Greek Life will change your life in many ways.  See some of the reasons why Greek Life can positively influence your college career and change the rest of your life!

Success: I want to be successful in life.

What does this mean to me?

  • I want to do well academically.
  • I want to graduate in four years and have a job that pays me well.
  • I want to do research or have an internship in my field of study.
  • I want to have a rapport with my professors.
  • I want to provide leadership to my organization.
  • I do not just want a pin and a certificate.
  • I want to have mentors and friends to help me develop as a student and as a person.

How will joining a fraternity or sorority help me?

  • Fraternities and sororities stress academics, rewarding those who excel in the classroom. They have academic expectations for members and resources to assist members during their education and into their job search.  Our academics here at Southern Connecticut State University come first ALWAYS.
  • Fraternities and sororities provide opportunities to meet many people who will assist you. Educational programs will introduce you to campus resources that will help you excel.
  • You will improve your communication and interpersonal skills though your interactions and leadership experiences.  Our Greek Life Council (GLC) executive board members are always willing and always do interact with the Greek community to better help develop the Greek community and enrich all the members of our Greek community.  Employers will value the skills you will develop through your Greek experience.
  • We have two honor societies that recognize all those Greeks who excel in their academics with a 3.5 and above.  We here at Southern Connecticut State University take true pride in our academics.

Personal Development: I want to be a better person.

What does this mean to me?

  • I want leadership opportunities.
  • I want to learn to work efficiently with others and learn how to confront inappropriate behavior.
  • I want to learn how to interact socially with others in an appropriate way.
  • I want responsibility, both personally and professionally.
  • I want to be involved in my community.
  • I want to be aware of and celebrate diversity.
  • I want to develop life skills, including money management, working within a team, living on my own, and running an organization.

How will joining a fraternity or a sorority help me?

The Greek experience facilitates personal development according to the university-wide undergraduate experience, which is designed to be intentional, comprehensive, and developmental.


  • The chance to be a leader is not only available, but expected. Chapters have leadership positions, financial responsibilities, and policies and procedures to follow, much like most organizations and companies. At a community level, the Order of Omega recognizes outstanding Greek leaders for their valuable service and excellence in their academics.
  • Fraternities and sororities offer leadership training and development at a chapter, campus, regional, and national level. There is a specific training for new members, for initiated chapter members, and for those holding positions within the chapter.
  • The Greeks on our campus are some of the most involved students.  Our Greek range from Orientation Ambassadors, Community Coordinators/Advisors, and are involved in more than just the Greek community.  Our Greeks at Southern Connecticut State University are taught to be leaders, our Greeks at Southern ARE leaders.


  • Within weeks of becoming affiliated with an organization, you will have brothers or sisters with whom you will form a mentoring relationship and go to for guidance and support. Additionally, there are chances to shadow and learn from current officers.
  • Chapter members learn from and build on previous experiences and leadership positions. Each year, the Office of Student Life, and even the individual Greek organizations, they offer transitional workshops to guide those for a better future.


  • A fraternity or sorority is a group of men and women who work together to achieve goals. You will learn how to plan events, work with people, hold members accountable for their behaviors, confront inappropriate behavior, build relationships, and praise others for a job well done.
  • Fraternity and sorority life is social in nature, but that does not imply drinking or partying. It allows you to meet other people in a fun environment and become comfortable getting to know people you have met for the first time. The Greek Life Council puts together safe, on-campus socials for all of Greek life to enjoy and get to know each other.
  • Campus chapters are diverse in of themselves, with members from many different racial, religious, regional, and other backgrounds. Fraternities and sororities are sensitive to and educated upon diversity issues. Our small Greek Life community allows for us all to be open to the diversity of our community within Greek Life and outside of it as well.
  • Fraternities and sororities hold in high regard their responsibility to give back to the community. Whether it is donating their time, working with others, or raising money for a worthy cause, they dedicate themselves to helping others through a commitment to engage in the New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University communities.

Lifelong Friends: I want to form lifelong friendships.

What does this mean to me?

  • I want to find a close-knit group of friends and create a positive "home away from home" environment.
  • After graduating from college, I want to have a connection with my alma mater and look forward to returning and contributing to my school.
  • I want friendships based on a set of common values and interests.
  • I want to form a network of friends who will assist me personally and professionally in the future.

How will joining a fraternity or sorority help me?

  • A fraternity or sorority gives you the opportunity to make new friends who will be with you long after graduation. The men and women you meet today will be the ones who stand up in your wedding, provide guidance when you are struggling, and share in your happiness for many years.
  • Many fraternities and sororities have alumni who will share their experiences and help prepare you for life after graduation. Advisors are alumni who may come from different undergraduate institutions but share a common bond nonetheless.
  • By seizing the opportunity to join a Greek organization, you will have the chance to share common experiences, challenge your thoughts and beliefs, learn from others, and thus create the basis for lifelong friendships. Greek Week, for example, helps chapter members bond while practicing for events such as the Lip Sync and Greek God and Goddess.
  • Fraternities and sororities have a foundation of values and standards known as the ritual. Through ritual, you will learn the basic concepts of friendship and values that will bring you closer to your brothers and sisters. This common bond will be with you for your life.

Enjoy Life: I want to have fun in college!

What does this mean to me?

  • I want to meet new people, do new things, and expand my horizons.
  • I need stress relieving activities.
  • I want to participate in campus events.
  • I want to visit new places.

How will joining a fraternity or sorority help me?

  • Chapters often participate in campus events and go to sporting events, such as supporting the Owls football games in the Fall. Greek Life gets involved in many campus activities, from supporting Program's Council events to doing mandatory participation each year in four campus wide events: Take Back the Night, Relay for Life, the Day of Service, and the Big Event.
  • You WILL be encouraged to get involved in other student organizations.
  • Many fraternities and sororities participate in intramural sports that will give you the opportunity to play competitive athletics ranging from soccer and basketball to almost everything in between.
  • Many chapters organize study breaks or movie nights so they can spend time with each other. Our Greek Life Council does a great way to support each of the organizations on campus.  The Greek Life Council does their best to enhance the members, potential new members, and new members in their process and transition into brotherhood and sisterhood.

No more time for thinking. Don't just do it, but do it!
Go GR∑∑K

For more information please contact:

GLC President, Cameron Bard:
GLC, Vice President, Megan Jasunas:
Greek Life Advisor, Eric LaCharity: