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Why should you Go GreekAre you looking for a home away from home? Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is one of the best ways for you to get involved in campus life, make new friends and enrich your college experience. Here are a few more benefits to you membership in a Greek Letter organization: • Friendships will last a lifetime. • Academic standards produce excellence both in and out of the classroom. • Leadership opportunities provide you with valuable experiences for the world after college. • Philanthropic and community service activities help those in need and give back to the community. ScholarshipThe reason you are attending college is to achieve a degree, right? Therefore, academics are one of the most important aspects of your life here at FHSU and being a member of a fraternity or sorority can help you achieve that goal. In fact, the overall fraternity/sorority GPAs are often higher than the all-women's or all-men's GPAs. Individual members are recognized for academic excellence by their chapter, the university and Panhellenic/Interfraternity Councils. Also, each chapter has a study programs which promotes its members to attain the highest scholastic achievement. Finally, members are also eligible for scholarship money from the sorority at a local and national level. LeadershipDo you want to gain valuable leadership skills? Involvement in a Greek organization will provide you with many opportunities to hold leadership positions, gain valuable experiences and work with both the campus and local communities. Each fraternity or sorority depends upon its members to accept leadership opportunities within a committee, as a chairman or as an executive officer for the chapter. These opportunities are an excellent way to gain new skills like learning how to manage money, dealing with conflict, communicating effectively with others, all while building your self-confidence. Membership is a fraternity/sorority will provide you a learning experience which will benefit you for life. Community Service/PhilanthropyDo you enjoy giving of your time, talents, or treasures to help others? Members of each fraternity/sorority at FHSU contribute to the campus, Hays, and global community through the giving of their very own time, talents and treasurers. As a member of a Greek organization you will assist in raising money for a local or national philanthropic organization; you will have the opportunity to give of your time through service to an individual, organization or the community; and you will have the opportunity partner with other FHSU student organizations or departments on a variety of volunteer activities and projects. Greek Life is For YouAs a member of a fraternity or sorority you will find your own way to contribute to a chapter whether it is excellence in academics, athletics or campus activities. At FHSU we are positive that you have something to contribute and gain from Greek Life!
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