Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Four Pillars of Fraternity & Sorority Life
1. Scholarship - Fraternity and Sorority chapters strive for the development of academic excellence among their entire membership. To assure that members are academically successful, chapters provide tutoring, study halls, awards and scholarships.
2. Friendship - Fraternities and Sororities build a bond of brotherhood and sisterhood unmatched by any other student organization. Each chapter has its own social calendars, which typically include formals, brotherhood/sisterhood events, and even regional events. Some of these social events are Fraternity and Sorority Life community events, which include Greek Week, diversity workshops, athletic events and alcohol awareness speakers. Each chapter follows a risk management policy from its headquarters as well as follow the rules and regulations of ODU.
3. Leadership - Fraternity and Sorority life offers men and women a variety of leadership opportunities as well the opportunity to build leadership skills essential to the character one needs in life after college. Members can participate in their chapters as an officer or as a member of the committees each chapter maintains.
4. Service - Service to the community is considered a top priority at Old Dominion University. In addition to community service, chapters sponsor a variety of philanthropic events for both national and local charities. Service is a milestone in the development of leaders and that is why service is one of the pillars we follow in Fraternity and Sorority Life.