A Letter to Parents & Family Members

Dear Parents,

Fraternities and sororities were founded on four basic principles: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Friendship for life. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs assists our undergraduate chapters as they strive to fulfill these principles.

All of our Greek-letter organizations were founded to encourage academic achievement, and today's fraternity and sorority experience is no exception. Since 2010 the All Fraternity/Sorority Grade Point Average has been higher than the All-University average. The students take great pride in this, and they have taken great strides to ensure the future academic success of their members. As we being 2019, 13% of our students are enrolled in the Honors College or Honors Program and over 45% of our students earned a 3.5 GPA in the spring 2019 semester.

Our office encourages a well-rounded experience for our students, and one way to promote this is campus involvement. Involvement in other student groups is encouraged within many of our chapters, and the percentage of our members who reported they were involved in at least one other campus organization in addition to their fraternity or sorority was 58.3% 

Community service and philanthropy is another strength of our Greek community. Rutgers Greeks contribute over 60,000 hours of community service in 2018 - 19 donating over $862,000 to charity.  77% of our members performed on average 5 hours of service in the spring 2019 semester with each member averaging over 16 hours of service in the spring. Of course, Dance Marathon remains one of our most popular service opportunities with 70% of our chapters participating.

Finally, we know many times parents and family members have questions about the Greek experience.  We welcome your questions via 848-932-7692 or email ofsa@echo.rutgers.edu.  We encourage you visit our office website to learn more about our community http://greeklife.rutgers.edu/

Sincerely,
 JoAnn M. Arnholt, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
 Amy Vojta, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs