Greek Week March 22nd-27th
Friday, March 22nd - Ugly Pageant
Saturday, March 23rd - Kappa Beta Gamma MS Benefit
Sunday, March 24th - All-Greek Dinner, 6pm, Michels Commons Ballroom, space is limited to 150 students. Register here.
Monday, March 25th - Greek Feud, 8:30pm, Campus Center Lounge
Tuesday, March 26th - All-Greek Educational, 7pm, Ft. Howard Theatre
Wednesday, March 27th - Capture the Flag
Why Go Greek?
Fraternity and sorority life can offer a lot to any student. Whether you are looking for opportunities in leadership development, scholarship, community service and philanthropy, friendship and social connections, campus involvement outside of the classroom, or the network and support that a fraternity or sorority can provide, the Greek community at St. Norbert College offers it all. Being a member of a fraternity/sorority is about making lasting friendships and enhancing your personal development by committing to the ideals of your organization. It is being a part of a brotherhood and sisterhood where individuals share common values and ideals.
The fraternity and sorority community at SNC has a strong tradition for providing students exceptional co-curricular and involvement opportunities. Currently, there are 3 fraternities and 5 sororities on campus. While each chapter is different, there are many similarities in that all organizations within the fraternity and sorority community strive to better their members by providing some of the above experiences and attempting to live the founding values of their organization. Values such as honor, truth, service, brotherhood and sisterhood, academic excellence, ethical conduct, and citizenship are among the core values that fraternities and sororities hold.
Fraternities and sororities offer a multitude of leadership opportunities that assist students to prepare for their future. Where else will you have the opportunity to among other things, lead an organization that includes peers or manage an operating budget? Each chapter is self governing and with the assistance of an advisor and in many cases an active alumni association, relies on the talents and integrity of its members to ensure its success. Members also have the opportunity to participate in the regional Greek Leadership conference.
Academic Excellence is not only a core value of St. Norbert College, it is also a core value of each fraternity and sorority. Members are required to achieve academic standards both to be eligible for membership and to continue membership. Members are encouraged to strive for excellence through incentive programs, study hours, tutoring, study partners, and national recognition. Greek groups at SNC have a higher GPA than other social groups and the all college men's and women's average.
Community Service and Philanthropy
As a complement to the college value of social responsibility, each fraternity and sorority has a commitment to service as one of its core principals. Our Greeks participate in college wide service programs as well as many of their own. Philanthropies such as St . Jude's Children's Research Hospital, American Red Cross, Wisconsin MS and AIDS Walks, and many more have benefited from the local and national efforts of SNC's fraternities and sororities.
Friendship and Social Connections
The brotherhood and sisterhood within a fraternity and sorority is a friendship that lasts a lifetime. Brotherhood and sisterhood is the fundamental principle that makes a fraternity or sorority a social fraternity or sorority. The support within the chapter will help you through the good times and challenging times of your college career. The connections and bonds that you develop and share with your brothers and sisters are a hallmark of Greek life at SNC. Furthermore, each chapter provides opportunities to strengthen the connections between generations and organizations through participation in alumni events and Greek community events such as homecoming, Greek Week, and chapter philanthropy events.
It is common to find fraternity and sorority members involved in all aspects of campus life at St. Norbert College from Student Government, serving as Resident Assistants, participation in Intramural sports, First Year Experience mentors, varsity athletics, and so on. Members of fraternities and sororities play a pivotal role in the co-curricular campus opportunities, both through their chapter involvement and leadership in other activities.
One of the best opportunities that a fraternity/sorority provides its members is the sense of belonging that comes from being a member of a smaller community. Additionally, members have the opportunity to network with Greek alumni from several generations. The opportunity to create meaningful connections and relationships that can be helpful to members in both a professional and personal way is nearly limitless.
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Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment.
[Adapted from Greek Life at Western Illinois University]
Reasons to Go Greek!
Opportunities in leadership development
Achieve academic excellence
Get involved in the campus