- What are the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority?
- Supportive friends, leadership opportunities, philanthropic projects, community service, career opportunities, and becoming part of a national network. This only begins the description of how being Greek will positively affect your life; and membership is for life!
- What does it cost to be Greek?
- Every fraternity and sorority is self-supportive. Each chapter and its national headquarters determine the monthly/semester dues and membership fees. Some chapters also include a one-time association and initiation fee. Many chapters offer a payment plan.
- Will joining a fraternity or sorority affect my academic success?
- The act of joining will not have any effect on your GPA. Making good grades in college is the responsibility of the individual. What will affect your academic performance is your ability to manage your time well in addition to the amount of support you get from the chapter you join. This is something you should ask about before you join. Educational sessions on time management, resume writing, study skills, and more are offered and encouraged.
- What is hazing?
- Hazing is any physical or mental act that puts a person in a stressful or dangerous situation. UNLV has an anti-hazing policy and the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Council (PHC) has zero-tolerance when it comes to hazing. Hazing can manifest itself in many different ways and it is usually hard to detect since the participants are usually willing to be subjected to these juvenile and sometimes dangerous acts. Secrecy also plays a major role. If you suspect that hazing is happening in a Greek fraternity or sorority at UNLV, please call the Greek Life Office at 702-895-5631. Every effort will be made to respect the confidentiality of complaints.
- How do I find the fraternity or sorority that is right for me?
Membership selection in all Greek organizations is a mutual selection process. You should look for an organization that is compatible with your own values and interests. Keep your options open by attending as many recruitment events and interest meetings as possible to learn what each organization has to offer.
A great place to start is with the web pages for the governing Greek councils. There are 4 governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Council (PHC).
- Being in a fraternity or sorority sounds like it takes a lot of time. Is this true?
- Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires an investment of one's time. Research has shown that involved college students are more likely to graduate and they report greater satisfaction with their college experience. Through the Greek experience, you will learn how to balance academics, work, campus involvement, and social commitments.