why go greek?
Our community values scholarship.
Maintaining a high level of academic success is a tradition and expectation within the Florida Greek community. The Florida Greek community offers many resources and programs to maintain high scholastic success. Some of the resources and programs available include:
Scholarship chairs and chapter officers who work with the chapter and University to create a scholarship plan for its members
Individual scholarships awarded both by chapters and UF Panhellenic
Major matching, an academic support program that allows members sharing majors or classes to study together or tutor each other
Our community pursues leadership.
The Florida Greek community is an excellent place to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to develop strong leadership skills. The community is self-governing, giving student leaders the opportunity to shape policies and standards for their own organizations, as well as the larger fraternity and sorority community. Serving as an officer or committee chair in a chapter or governing council will help an individual develop a multitude of leadership skills not limited to conflict management, delegation, decision making, and effective communication skills. Being a member of the Florida Greek community often serves as a "gateway to involvement" in other areas of campus such as Student Government, clubs, organizations, and campus honoraries. Members of the Florida Greek community have historically held some of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus. Nationally, numerous chapters provide opportunities for members to attend regional and national leadership training conferences.
We stand for service.
Each semester, members of the Florida Greek community strive to advance the University of Florida and Gainesville area communities through service and philanthropy. Throughout the year, each individual chapter in the community sponsors a philanthropy or service week project that gives members the opportunity to give back to the community.
We care about community.
Sisterhood forms bonds of unity and enduring friendship. By becoming a member of the Florida Greek community, you will experience an easier transition from high school to college and gain a “home away from home.” You will meet other students with diverse backgrounds, similar interests, and new perspectives during some of the sisterhood activities such as chapter retreats, intramurals, socials and date functions.