Georgia Regents University is home to 10 fraternities and sororities. While each chapter has their own rituals, traditions, and philanthropies, together the brotherhoods and sisterhoods strive to live by GRU's Greek Life core values of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship.
The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education reports that Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs:
- promote the intellectual physical, emotional, social, spiritual, ethical, civic, and career development of members.
- provide education and experience in interpersonal relationships, leadership, group dynamics, and organization development.
- promote member involvement in co-curricular activities.
- promote sponsorship of and participation in community service, service-learning, and philanthropic projects.
- promote an appreciation for differences and development of cross-cultural competencies.
- recognize and encourage learning experiences that occur as a result of a diverse fraternity and sorority community.
- advocate academic success of all members and for opportunities through which students can integrate in-class and out-of-class learning.
- support members' efforts to align actions with espoused organizational mission and values.
- collaborate with stakeholders who support the mission, including undergraduate and graduate/alumni members, faculty, and other advisors and organizational staff and/or volunteers.
In accordance with CAS standards, Greek Life at GRU seeks for students to develop through the following learning domains:
- knowledge acquisition, integration, construction and application (student use of gaining and using/applying knowledge).
- cognitive complexity (understanding and ability to examine various perspectives).
- intrapersonal development (self-understanding)
- interpersonal competence (meaningful relationships, collaboration, effective leadership)
- humanitarianism and civic engagement (understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences, social and civic responsibility).
- practical competence (pursing goals, effective communication, demonstrating professionalism).
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