Benefits of Membership
Fraternity and Sorority Life supports University of Lynchburg’s mission of providing a quality education by placing priority on academics. Each chapter has a scholarship chair who provides programs and support for members. Each governing council recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals and chapters in the area of scholarship. Greek leaders are committed to their education, as reflected by the 2.5 QPA requirement to become a member.
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Loyal and trusting companionship is one of the founding principles of fraternities and sororities. Greek brothers and sisters share a bond through their chapter ritual and pride themselves on their diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Diversity builds strength and character and brings members closer together in an effort to embrace each other’s ideas and to learn more about one another.
Popular culture is a huge staple for those that are members of fraternities and sororities. A large percentage of political figures are members. Greek leaders at University of Lynchburg are exposed to a variety of leadership positions within their organizations. Greek leaders are involved with key organizations on campus such as Residence Life, Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Connection Leader Program, etc. Skills are learned through working with individual members, committees, college administration, faculty, and staff.
Service opportunities that allow chapters to work together have been a long-standing tradition of the College. Each chapter conducts its own charity fundraisers, as well as numerous community service projects each semester. Working together on such projects not only benefits worthy causes, but also fosters personal growth and greater unity among chapter members. Recently, chapters at University of Lynchburg contributed to the following organizations: American Heart Association, Special Olympics, Child Abuse Prevention Center, Relay for Life, American Legion, ALS Association. In one year, fraternities and sororities contributed over 8,000 of volunteer hours.
Fraternities and sororities provide the opportunity for social development through social activities that help develop qualities of exemplary manners, confidence, personality, and public speaking skills. Fraternity and Sorority Life greatly enhances the college experience by providing companionship, brotherhood and sisterhood, and member development opportunities.