Why Go Greek?
As a member of Greek life, you will gain hands on experience in leading and you'll find tremendous opportunities that will give you the experience to become an effective leader. Fraternities and sororities are self-governing, giving members numerous leadership possibilities. Leadership opportunities exist for students through the Inter-Greek Council as well.
Geneseo's Greek community was founded on the principle of academic success. Members are encouraged to strive for scholarly excellence through incentive programs, study partners, workshops, study hours, and national recognition. Members are rewarded for their academic achievements through chapter events and by membership in the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. Each fraternity and sorority maintains internal academic standards that all members are expected to achieve.
Service to others and the community is part of everyday life in the Greek community. Our fraternities and sororities are generous fund raisers and service providers, annually giving more than $8,000 and 3000 service hours to local and national causes. In the past, Geneseo Greeks have supported the local and campus community by being involved in volunteer activities such as reading to children, organizing events for a local senior care facility, serving in a soup kitchen, sponsoring a blood drive, and doing a clean-up at a local park. Annually, Greeks are the largest source of donations and participation for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and Day of Caring.
Fraternity and sorority members may be found in all parts of campus life. From the Student Association to Resident Assistants, Orientation Advisors, Intramural Sports, Honor Societies, as student staff in many offices and departments, varsity sports and throughout the student organizations found on campus. No matter where you look you will most likely find a member of Greek life working hard to ensure the campus remains a vibrant and diverse place of learning for students.
The bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood among members of Greek organizations are irreplaceable and result in friendships that last a lifetime.