What is a Greek Organization?
A Greek organization is a group of individuals bonded together by common goals, interests, and friendship. These bonds are created through ritual in which members participate. Rituals are based on common principles such as honor, friendship, truth, and knowledge. Each group works to instill and support these ideals in their members through their everyday activities. It is referred to as a Greek organization because the name consists of Greek letters that serve as a reminder of the values of the original founding members. Fraternity is a name applied to all Greek organizations, but specifically men’s groups, while sorority is the name applied to only women’s organizations.
How will joining a Greek Organization help me succeed academically?
All Greek Organizations have a minimum GPA requirement to join and help members to maintain a certain GPA to stay active members. They set aside times each week for members to study and offer a strong support system to tutor other members. Thirty percent of Greek members were on either the Dean’s List or President’s List.
What are the benefits to being Greek?
- Academic Success… Our Greek students succeed in the classroom. The overall GPA for men and women in Greek organizations is higher than that of non-Greeks.
- Leadership…The majority of campus leaders at Nicholls are Greek members.
- Brotherhood/Sisterhood… This is the greatest thing that a Greek organization can give you: a home away from home and a ton of brothers or sisters.
- The Experience of a Lifetime… Being a member of a Greek Organization is an experience like no other and it doesn’t end at graduation.
What kinds of Community Service Projects do Greeks participate in?
Each year our Greek students give thousands of hours of service to the community. Each group supports a philanthropy through their national organization and participates in local projects. Some groups have bake-sales and fund-raisers so they can donate the proceeds to charity while some groups help Habitat for Humanity build houses. They read to children at the local elementary schools, raise money through Songfest for charity, and hold pet adoption drives for Hope For Animals.
Are Greek students involved in other organizations on campus?
Absolutely. They are leaders on campus and involved in a multitude of other clubs and organizations. Greeks are well-rounded, diverse individuals and Nicholls has enough student organizations to make a match with every student. They are leaders on campus and in the community with representation on athletic teams, SGA, SPA, academic clubs, honor societies and the homecoming court.