How to Join Our Greek Community
|Six things you should do during recruitment|
1. Attend as many of the scheduled recruitment events from as many different chapters as you can, so you can get a feel for which chapter you have common ground with.
2. Go on the National Websites to see what their National organization is all about.
3. Talk to other “rushees” to get a sense of who may be interested in the same chapter you are interested in. These people could potentially be in your new member class.
4. If you have questions, feel free to go to the Greek Life Office in Student Life - 3rd Floor of the Campus Center or at 810-762-9743.
5. If you receive multiple bids, carefully consider each Chapter before deciding on which one seems to fit you best.
6. Make up your own mind. You need to make the decision that is right for you, regardless of what other people might say or feel, and regardless of who your friends decide to join. (You can still be friends, even if you’re in a different fraternity/sorority).
Questions you should ask during recruitment:
Why do you want to join a Greek Organization? If it is to party and re-create scenes from Old School or Animal House, then please rethink your priorities.
What makes your chapter unique? How long has your organization been on campus?
What kinds of time-obligations are there if I choose to become a new member—both during my new member period and after?
What is the GPA for the most recent new-member class in the chapter? What is the GPA of the chapter?
Do all members participate equally in community service?
Does the chapter disclose the contents of its new member education program?
What percentage of the members are involved in other student organizations on campus?
Do you know the financial requirements for membership?
What alumni/alumnae connections are available through the organization?
What are some things the chapter does well? What does the chapter need to improve on?
What are some of the things your chapter has planned for this year?
What new ideas does your chapter have for this term? How about this year?
Do you have any notable alumni/alumnae? From this chapter?
Fast Facts About Greeks
- All but three US Presidents since 1825 have been Greek.
- 85% of Fortune 500 executives are Greek.
- Nationally, 71% of Greeks graduate, while only 50% on non-Greeks graduate (Here at Kettering it’s 77% Greeks compared to only 54% non-Greeks).
- All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts were Greek.
- As Undergraduates, Greeks raise approximately $8 million per year for charities.
- As Undergraduates, Greeks give approximately 900,000 volunteer hours per year.
- With all this power to impact the world around us it may seem surprising that only 2% of the U.S. population are members of Greek organizations.