Frequently Asked Questions
What To Know About Fraternity Life:
Being a part of a fraternity can open the door for many networking opportunities. It can also be a chance to for you to get involved on campus, give back to the community, and develop leadership skills. Below is a list of questions to help you understand the lifestyle of a Fraternity Gentlemen.
Will a fraternity hurt my grades?
A Fraternity is designed to meet the needs of its members, including academic needs. Each chapter on campus has an academics officer dedicated to helping his brothers keep their grades up. If a member is not able to keep their grades above a certain point, the fraternity has its own disciplinary actions. In addition, the all Greek GPA is higher than the rest of the student population.
How much time does it involve to be a part of a fraternity?
Fraternities, like any organization on campus, require a time commitment. Students that are involved on campus are more fulfilled with their college experience. Many of the students in the Greek system are able to balance their time and still get good grades and it has been shown that these students are more likely to graduate. Joining a Greek organization is also a great opportunity to develop your time management skills.
Are fraternities like the ones in TV and Movies?
Stereotypes are created from the few bad exceptions. Here at Grand Valley, we always strive to hold true to the real fraternal values of Academics, Service, Wellness, Leadership, and Brotherhood. The fraternities on campus are about building a person up by facilitating brotherhood and asking each brother to be their best. Come, check us out for yourselves and you make the decision.
Specific Questions: Contact the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life