About Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity & Sorority Life strives to provide mentoring and guidance to fraternity & sorority members, leaders, chapters, and councils to live the values of their rituals and to accomplish their goals.
The vision of Fraternity & Sorority Life is to maintain a continuous process of program
enhancement, growth, and improvement for students, chapters, and councils.
Fraternities and Sororities provide a home away from home.
Joining a fraternity or sorority helps you adjust to living away from home. The bond you will have with your fellow brothers and sisters will last a lifetime and it will provide an easy way to network.
Fraternities and Sororities make the grade.
Each fraternity and sorority provides scholastic assistance, including study areas, tutoring, awards, study sessions and incentives such as scholarships, to challenge members to reach their full academic potential. Fraternity and sorority members usually maintain a higher grade point average than their non-affiliated counterparts.
Fraternities and Sororities are leaders.
New members live and learn to work within these their chapter and officers within each chapter are elected to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Fraternities and sororities provide a solid foundation in leadership training that prepares members for the demands and responsibilities needed for the future.
Fraternities and Sororities care about the community.
It is safe to say that no other segment of the student population has dedicated more time and resources, or has raised more money for charity than the members of our fraternity and sorority community. From volunteering in elementary schools, to giving blood, to raising money for charities such as the American Heart Association, or the local Ronald McDonald House, ETSU's fraternities and sororities are lending a helping hand by performing various community service projects throughout the Tri-Cities.
Fraternities and Sororities know how to have fun.
For many students, the fraternity and sorority social life helps make college a more fulfilling experience. These organizations provide a calendar of social activities including formals, homecoming, skit nights, mixers, singing competitions, and other special events. Sororities and fraternities can offer more of a family atmosphere and go beyond ordinary friendships - often lasting a lifetime.
Fraternities and Sororities are athletic.
Fraternities and sororities sponsor teams to participate in various intramural sports and in other fraternity and sorority philanthropy tournaments. Some of these sports include flag football, soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, and dodge ball. Fraternities and sororities also have members that are varsity athletes. Members of fraternities and sororities provide the majority of school spirit at ETSU.
Fraternities and Sororities for life.
The role of the alumni as advisor or national fraternity and sorority officers and consultants is substantial. Lifetime friendships expand beyond individual chapters to include all members of the national and international fraternity and sorority life community. Alumni organizations help students network for potential employment opportunities after graduation, and keep in touch through newsletters, correspondence, meetings, and special alumni events.
If you need to call attention to a student of concern, please review information about ETSU's CARE Report.
*Mission and vision were created by the 2014 Greek Life Strategic Planning Working Group