Joining the Greek community at the University of Minnesota is a great way to get involved on campus, and it offers a wide range of opportunities. With all the fun and rewarding parts of Greek Life, it’s no surprise that over 1,900 students at the University of Minnesota have decided to join the Greek community in order to become their best. Leadership, scholarship, service and community are the four fundamental principles Greek members at the University of Minnesota live by. The Pi Eta Chapter is striving to be a model chapter by implementing these principles in our foundation for success. We are truly proud to be a part of the BeGreek community. For more information on our success, view our chapter profile on the BeGreek.org website by clicking here.
It’s well known that Greeks are campus and community leaders, and at the University of Minnesota, this is no exception. The Greek community provides leadership and personal development opportunities through programs such as the Emerging Greek Leaders Program and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). Numerous positions within individual chapters, as well as on the governing councils, provide many opportunities for leadership. In addition, each year, a large percentage of Orientation Leaders and Welcome Week Leaders are Greek. Our community is also highly involved in student governance on campus with the current president and vice-president representing our community within these roles.
As college students, academics are a top priority for us. Our fraternities and sororities provide tremendous academic support and offer many resources for their members. The Greek community provides academic enhancement and support through interaction with chapters’ faculty/staff advisors, participation in fraternity/sorority academic programs and recognitions, and strong connections to academic resources on campus. Weekly All-Greek Study Nights at campus libraries and Finals Study Tables are great opportunities to study with friends and connect with people in your classes. Greek honor societies such as Order of Omega and Rho Lambda provide even more academic support and programming.
Each year, our community performs at or above the all-student GPA. Our students also graduate faster with recorded 4 ,5 and 6 year graduation rates above the non-Greek students at the University of Minnesota.
The Greek Community makes such a large University feel like home. Involvement in campus events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam are always highlights of the year, and they make our community grow closer together. Brotherhood and Sisterhood are core values of all of our chapters, and close friendships are a great part of being Greek. Annual events, exchanges with other sororities and fraternities, and all-Greek programming offer opportunities to develop friendships outside of your own organization.
Service is a main component of Greek life. Each fraternity and sorority has its own service project and they take pride in accomplishing what they set out to do. In addition, Greek-wide service activities, such as Feed My Starving Children, are ways Greeks give back. Each year, Greek members give more than 35,000 hours in community service and raised more than $200,000 for various charities and causes.