Why go greek? Here are a few answers...
Scholarship – Sororities and fraternities serve as a great resource for students academically through study hours, tutors, and education based workshops. There is a minimum 2.50 GPA required to participate in Greek recruitment and remain an active member.
Service – Each Greek organization at Oneonta actively supports a philanthropy and participates in several community service projects throughout the year. The service projects allow sorority and fraternity members the opportunity to help others who may be less fortunate than them. Working together on these projects benefits everyone involved and is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Greek member.
Leadership – True leadership comes from experience. As a member of Greek life, you’ll find tremendous opportunities that will give you the experience to become an effective leader. Fraternities and sororities are self-governing, giving members numerous leadership possibilities. Greek life offers leadership training programs campus wide and through individual chapters.
Brotherhood/Sisterhood – The Brotherhood and sisterhood of Greek life is truly a “family” experience. It offers you the security and happiness that is part of the brother/sister bond. While you do not have to limit your social life to Greek activities, you will find many ways to interact with your chapter, other fraternities and sororities and other campus organizations.
What effect will being in a Greek Organization have on my grades?
Is hazing a part of the Greek culture at Oneonta?
How do I get a bid? When do I accept the bid?
When am I eligible to join?
How much are the semester dues?
Sorority Dues: National Average: $400
Our Greek Community here at Oneonta consists of approximately 320 men and women from all different nationalities, races, and religions. It takes a collaborative effort from students as well as faculty to make our Greek system work and strive.
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Greek Awards 2014
Active – an undergraduate student who has been initiate into lifelong membership of a Greek Organization
New Member – a person who has gone through the recruitment process and is in the process of becoming an initiated member of the organization
Badge – a symbolic pin worn by initiated members of Greek Organizations
Bid – a formal invitation to become a member of a Greek Letter organization
Colony – a newly- organized sorority or fraternity working towards an official charter from their national organization
Dues – fees paid to a Greek organization for membership, they are often paid per semester.
Founders – the founding members of a Greek Letter organization.
Philanthropy – a cause for which a particular organization may raise money or volunteer time
Potential New Member – someone who could potentially be a new member of a Greek organization
Ritual – the which is revealed during initiation , the secret meaning that binds an organization