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Benefits

Greek membership at The University of Memphis has many immediate benefits. The men and women of fraternities and sororities are committed to academics, community service, philanthropy, leadership development, and campus involvement. Being a member of a Greek organization gives men and women the chance for personal growth as well as developing many interpersonal skills. Greek students will grow from enriched life experiences as well as gaining preparation for future life challenges.

Greek men and women excel in all aspects of scholarship. These organizations offer academic support through class files, study hours, grade point average (GPA) requirements, national and local scholarships, tutoring, workshops, and other special programs. At the system level, outstanding academic success is recognized by the offer of membership to the Order of Omega. Membership is offered to all juniors and seniors with high academic success and extracurricular involvement.

Networking is an important opportunity for any Greek member. Alumni support serves a major role in the University and career networking. Alumni offer support through mentoring programs and serve as advisors to undergraduate students. Greek alumni also play a major role in advising chapters. Each fraternity and sorority has at least two advisors and/or house cooperation board, who assist the chapter in day-to-day operations and management of the chapter facility. These relationships contribute to the overall feelings of camaraderie and networking gained through Greek membership.

Going Greek is one of the best decisions a student can make if he or she seeks leadership opportunities. Greek members hold a significant number of leadership positions at The University of Memphis. Sororities and fraternities offer guidance and provide many opportunities to expand a student's leadership and involvement potential.

 

FAQs and Recruitment

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What is the best part of Greek life at Memphis?

"The best part of Greek Life at Memphis is that it is not what I thought Greek Life was going to be. I was the guy in high school that vowed to never join a fraternity, but the chapters here at the U of M are different. Chapters are focusing on member development and concerning themselves with making better men. It is the ultimate way to make the college experience, but to better yourself in a positive way at the same time."

Derek Miller, Senior
Interfraternity Council
Criminology/Criminal Justice Major

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