Breaking down Greek stereotypes one semester at a time...
Most likely you have heard the stereotypes that fraternity and sorority members only care about partying, social events, and themselves. These stereotypes are everywhere, but where is the proof? The majority of the time there is little to no proof to support these allegations. At UCA, fraternity and sorority members pride themselves in breaking down these negative stereotypes in the most basic ways possible: excellence in the classroom and serving their communities.
How many times have you ever heard that fraternities and sororities (members and entire chapters) have higher GPAs than UCA-wide all campus averages? Most likely you have never heard such a thing because it is a common misconception that fraternity/sorority members cannot be heavily involved across campus, work, have active social lives, serve their communities, AND maintain high academic marks. In addition, how many times have you heard that all fraternity and sorority members do is party? In reality, they are serving their community through various philanthropic and service endeavors. If you are a non-believer, then please look over the below.
Each semester the Office of Student Life compiles fraternity/sorority GPAs, service hours, and philanthropic donations to ensure that all organizations are meeting and exceeding general organization membership requirements. The proof speaks for itself in these reports, so please look them over and start thinking about how fraternity/sorority life not only enhances the social aspects of college, but the academic, service, and philanthropic facets as well.