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Why should your student join a fraternity or sorority?

ALUMNI

Greek alumni organizations can provide your student with a strong system of support after college. Many chapters provide connections within the community through jobs and internships. This networking opens doors to students for post-college opportunities all over the nation and the world. Most chapters have very involved alumni associations that allow the brotherhood & sisterhood activities to continue and prosper well after their time as an undergraduate at SIU.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

You will find that the Greek community at SIU will offer your son or daughter a more well-rounded college experience.

If you have any more questions about the Greek community at SIU feel free to contact us at the Fraternity and Sorority Life office at 618/453-5714 or contact the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Gabby Kalil.

HOW CAN YOUR STUDENT BENEFIT?

For your child, making the transition from high school or a community college to a four-year college or university may seem like an imposing challenge. One or more of the following questions may be on his/her mind:

Fraternities and sororities exist as a proven support network for your son as he/she embarks on this new period in his/her life. Over 800,000 students across the country are currently Greek.

The fraternity and sorority can help personalize your child’s college experience by offering a scholastic support system; hands-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets, and interacting with faculty and administrators; exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni; the chance to give back the community through service projects; and close friends who will cheer him on when he/she is successful and support him/her when times are tough. With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity and sorority members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those not involved in Fraternity and Sorority life.

As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your child’s college experience and the choices he/she will make.