Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Questions

The USD Chapter Advisors group met last week.  During our meeting, we answered three questions.  I am planning on posting 1 a week to gather our community's feedback.  Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts!

Question #1:
What is working in Fraternity/Sorority Life at USD?


  1. Good grades - higher GPA than unaffiliated students.

  2. Participation in the campus community - It seems like every major non-greek organization has a significant number of greek men and women in it.

    Sense of community - overall it seems that fraternity / sorority members have a strong sense of community outside their own chapters. The eagerness to remain engaged in the greater community is strong.

  3. Alexa DespotakisJune 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    I agree with Max, almost every single member in my chapter is involved in at least one other organization on campus and I can definitely see the same kind of involvement from other chapters at USD.

    I also believe there a strong sense of pride of our chapters/greek community on campus and we are eager to share what we have gained by joining greek life with many non-greeks.

  4. Fraternities/Sororities offer leadership positions that, from what I've seen, are great educational tools for Greek members and afford them the chance to improve their leadership skills. These leadership opportunities allow Greek members to improve their communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Also, they allow Greek members a chance to handle a good amount of responsibility and learn to deal with differences of opinion, stress, organization, clarity...yet if they make a mistake, they have their fellow brothers or sisters their to catch them. I've seen this many many times and it sometimes seems as though these learning experiences can be just as educational as the classes we are enrolled in.

  5. Overall, the sense of opportunity that greek life at USD provides is members is what I think is working the best. As has been said before, it seems that those involved in greek life are also taking initiative and becoming or remaining involved in many other organizations on campus. The strength of the whole is the parts and the strength of the parts is the whole-- greek life fosters that by creating a community where we are able to experience leadership for ourselves as well as be a part of something much greater.

  6. I do believe that we have a great greek community at USD. Although there are various issues that have been "cracked down" on, I truly believe that our greek organizations uphold a high standard especially in comparison to other colleges and universities. Those that are a part of the greek system at USD can attest to the fact that it is a wonderful experience because it can open ones eyes up to the possibilities of leadership opportunities and philanthropic growth.