Why Join Acacia Fraternity?
During your college years, you'll be presented with many new experiences. A number of important decisions will have to be made, and one of them is whether or not to join a fraternity. If you're looking to get the most out of your college experience, consider the following points about Greek life:
Greeks Value Scholarship
Academic achievement is the first and foremost priority of all university students. Scholastic achievement is also central to the mission of most fraternities, who generally implement various programs designed to assist members in their academic pursuits. Programs include minimum academic standards, tutoring, time management, awards for good grades, and more. Additionally, most fraternities provide financial scholarships which are supported by their national organizations and local alumni groups.
Greek Life Develops Leaders
The Greek community is dedicated to building leaders by providing a wealth of experiences and opportunities for members. From social issues to academic, business to philanthropy, the leaders of tomorrow are gaining an edge from their fraternity experiences.
Can belonging to a fraternity really help you succeed?
Here are a few facts:
- 80% of the top executives in the Fortune 500 are fraternity men
- 71% of men listed in Who's Who in America are fraternity men
- 76% of current U.S. Senators and Congressmen are fraternity men
- 40 of the 47 Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been fraternity men
- 100 of the 158 cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity men
- All but three U.S. Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity men
Greeks Help Better the Communities in Which They Live
Greeks have consistently been strong supporters of various charities, promoting a sense of philanthropic giving in members. As part of a Greek organization you will have multiple opportunities, through structured community service programs, to make a difference in the lives of others.
Greek Intramural Participation Promotes Fitness
Fraternities generally participate in a comprehensive intramural system, in which athletes of all calibers find a place where they can have fun and camaraderie. Whatever sport you enjoy, and whatever your skill level, you will always have a place on a team.
Greeks Know How to Have Fun
One of the primary goals of every fraternity is to bring together a group of men and teach them values, traditions, and honor, while building everlasting bonds of friendship. Diversified social programs allow students the opportunity to develop such meaningful friendships. For years, Greeks across the country have had to deal with the "Animal House" image of reckless partying and irresponsible behavior. At most schools however, each chapter maintains a fun yet extremely responsible social policy.