Mission & Vision of UI Fraternity & Sorority Community
To provide a multifaceted environment to encourage the growth of well-rounded individuals who will be the leaders of tomorrow
To further the bond within the Fraternity and Sorority Community by developing a better understanding of each other while serving others and achieving academic excellence
Collaboration, respect, scholarship, communication, unity, acceptance, honesty, involvement, integrity and service
We are leaders, thinkers, scholars, friends, and philanthropists who offer opportunities to excel in life and promote our core values as open-minded individuals.
Leaders provide support and structure by means of specially tailored programs, leadership workshops and social interactions.
Four Pillars of Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Iowa Fraternity & Sorority community is known for high scholarship and academic excellence. Chapters maintain grade point average (GPA) requirements for membership and initiation. To assure continuing academic growth, chapters provide scholarship assistance through tutoring, academic advising, scholarships, and awards. Iowa fraternity & sorority members pride themselves in maintaining GPAs consistently above their non-Greek counterparts. The all-fraternity/sororityaverage GPA is consistently above the all-university average. Studies show that being in the Fraternity & Sorority community also ensures a higher likelihood of graduation compared with students not involved.
Fraternity & Sorority Life provides students with a wide variety of leadership opportunities. Members can participate within their chapters as an officer or on one of the committees each chapter maintains. There are also opportunities to become involved with one of the four governing councils for the chapters (IFC, MGC, NPHC or PHC). For members to achieve a well-rounded education, fraternities and sororities encourage active participation in leadership experiences.
Providing community service is an integral part of Fraternity & Sorority Life. In addition to community service, each chapter sponsors annual events to raise money for local and national philanthropies. Helping others will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences a fraternity or sorority member can have. In 2013-2014, UI Greeks contributed over 47,000 hours of their time to community service. The Iowa Fraternity & Sorority Community is also very active in the Dance Marathon event held annually. In fact, in 2014, chapter members raised $400,000 of the over $1,800,000 raised by Iowa students!
When alumni of Greek chapters are asked to name the most rewarding part of being Greek, most say "the friendships I gained and maintained through the years." Fraternities and sororities build a bond of brotherhood and sisterhood unmatched by any other student organization. Each chapter has its own social calendar, which typically includes formals, date parties, Mom's and Dad's days, and functions with other chapters. In addition, Iowa Greek members enjoy intramurals, step shows, Homecoming and Greek Week.