The Four Pillars of the Fraternity and Sorority Community

Citizenship

Citizenship is an active commitment to advocacy, diversity, and inclusion within our local and global communities that is grounded in social justice. It is a sense of personal, political, and social responsibility which aids in establishing respect among people. Members are provided with opportunities to participate in hands-on volunteer work and put together fundraising events for charitable organizations. These opportunities ensure that fraternity and sorority members have an impact on their community and develop lifelong habits of giving back.

Scholarship

The dedication to intellectual growth and academic excellence is a vital aspect of fraternity and sorority membership at the University of Connecticut. Programming, incentives, recognition, and support from peers help fraternity and sorority members meet the scholastic standards held by their chapters and the broader community.

Leadership

Developing leaders today is an important part of the sorority and fraternity experience. Taking the initiative to create positive innovative change while being accountable to the community through a commitment to making decisions with integrity, ethics, and authenticity rooted in personal and organizational values. These are many ways for you to become a leader in UConn's fraternity and sorority community, including holding chapter or council officers positions, being involved with the Greek Community Affairs Board, serving on a variety of committees and attending leadership conferences.

Fellowship

Joining a fraternity or sorority is about building lifelong relationships that extend beyond ordinary friendships. It is a shared interest among individuals rooted in trust, unity, compassion, and appreciation of differences. The bonds that are formed within each organization provide members with a home away from home, networking opportunities, and a sense of community at a large university.

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