Sororities and fraternities on the UWSP campus are student lead
organizations and offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved on campus
and in the community. Each chapter provides leadership within its organization.
Members can serve on committees or hold an appointed or elected position. There
are also opportunities to be a leader for the entire Greek community through
participation in the Inter-Greek Council (IGC). The members of our community
also participate in a variety of student organizations. The
leadership skills gained by sorority and fraternity members have also help our
members in their work life. Many on campus employees, including those in
University Dining Services and the Student involvement and Employment Office,
are members of our Greek Community.
The Greek Community recognizes students attend a university for
academic reasons. We expect our members to adhere to the academic standards put
forth in the IGC constitution. Each organization has a required grade point
average for their members, and each chapter must have an average GPA of at least
2.5 to remain in good standing. Organizations also offer a support system for
students struggling with their academics. Each chapter has an elected position
dedicated to the academic success of their organization and IGC also has an
elected position dedicated to the academic success of the Greek
Community Service is a big part of Greek life. Individual Chapters
participate in their own service events, which include volunteering, raising
money, and hosting events. The Inter-Greek Council also has an appointed chair
position in charge of organizing service events in which the entire Greek
community can participate. This past year UWSP Greeks volunteered a total for 1978 hours! They also donated over $1430.
The Greek community at UWSP provides all its members with a valuable
support system. Greek organizations are founded upon the ideas of sisterhood and
brotherhood. Membership in such an organization lasts a lifetime, as does the
support and friendships that it brings. Each chapter provides a sense of
community and belonging, while still encourage members to broaden their
horizons, and providing them with the opportunities to do so.