Joining a Greek organization 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.
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-Greek counterparts.
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.
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 Greek 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.
For many students, the Greek social life helps make college a more fulfilling experience. Greek 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.
Greek organizations 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.
The role of the alumni as advisor or national Greek officers and consultants is substantial. Lifetime friendships expand beyond individual chapters to include all members of the national and international Greek 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.