Greek Life info for Parents
At the University of Louisiana Monroe, we take pride in our Greek organizations and the ideals that they stand for. Having your son or daughter become apart of a Greek organization means several things.
Long Lasting Friendships
Being Greek gives your child the opportunity to meet people and make special friendships that will last a lifetime.
Strong Academics and Leadership
Fraternities and sororities consistently promote high scholastic achievement. In addition, they offer a variety of leadership possibilities inside and outside of the Greek community.
Greeks are involved in campus wide organizations such as student government, career-oriented clubs, honor societies, religious groups, and intramural sports.
Internships and chapter offices provide real world training that is crucial to help you stand out in the mass of college graduates.
Formals, theme parties, and Greek sponsored events bring fraternities and sororities together in a fun and relaxed environment.
BENEFITS OF GREEK MEMBERSHIP
ULM's Greek Students take pride in their level of scholastic achievement. The all-Greek grade point averages exceed the all university undergraduate averages.
Sororities and Fraternities place great emphasis on encouraging, developing, and maintaining academic progress.
Chapters provide tutors, study programs, and other incentives to promote academic improvement. Additionally, time management skills of Greek members improve as they work to attain desired scholastic goals while meeting chapter responsibilities.
ULM fraternity and sorority chapters support a strong tradition of service to our ULM campus and surrounding Monroe community.
Each year Greek members donate thousands of dollars and more importantly, thousands of hours to various charities.
Each chapter focuses on national philanthropies, but all donate services to local agencies and schools.
Membership in Greek lettered organizations offers students a variety of positions to sharpen leadership skills. Greek Leaders can be found in the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, academic and leadership honoraries, and also representing the university as PREP/POP orientation leaders.
Involvement and active participation in activities enable Greek members to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the fast-paced job market of today.
Leadership retreats, conferences and workshops are help annually or attended by the Office of Greek to help further assess and develop chapter member's skills and encourage further involvement.
The Greek experience is an investment in your student's future. The leadership skills, academic assistance, and friendship will benefit your student beyond their college days.
Greek organizations are quite affordable and all fees provide services that will positively impact your student. Dues directly support the betterment of the chapter and the national organization.
Many students work to supplement funding their dues. To assist members, chapters may offer various scholarships or grants through the local chapter. We encourage students to ask questions related to finances during the recruitment process. We also encourage you the parent to be "hands on" in this decision process if you have any questions regarding financial obligations.
Each chapter is responsible for determining dues, as well as one-time new member and initiation fees.