Frequently Asked Questions About Greek Life at UF​​


Why should I go Greek?  What are the benefits?

 

Benefits include supportive friends, leadership opportunities, community service and philanthropy opportunities, the chance to socialize within your chapter and with other chapters, career opportunities, and becoming part of a national network.  Membership is for life, and the benefits will continue after you graduate from The University of Findlay. Visit this page​ to learn more about why students choose to go Greek.


How does recruitment work?

 

There are more formal recruitment weeks in both the fall and spring semesters.  Please visit this page​ for more information.


What is the difference between the two fraternities?  The two sororities?

 

One of the ways to learn about each of our chapters is to visit their national websites (listed here​).  If you're considering going Greek, take the time to attend events sponsored by each of the chapters.  This will help you get to know members from each organization.


Do all fraternities and sororities have chapter houses?

 

Each of the fraternities and sororities at UF has a chapter house.  All UF policies apply at each of the Greek houses.

 

How much time does it take to be in a fraternity or sorority?


The actual amount of time required varies from chapter to chapter, and is a good question to ask during recruitment.  Participating in any organization or worthwhile activity always requires investing your time.  Research has shown that students who are involved in college are more likely to graduate and tend to report more satisfaction with their college experience.  Greek life can help you learn to balance academics, work, social commitments, and involvement within your chapter and other organization.  

 

How much does it cost to be in a fraternity or sorority?

 

Prior to the fall and spring semesters, each chapter determines the membership charges ("dues") that all members will pay that semester.  To determine dues, the chapter adds up all bills (including insurance, national fees, special projects/activities for the chapter, etc.) and divides the total by the number of active members.  All of our chapters also have a one-time association and initiation fee.  Most chapters offer a payment plan to pay for dues.  Any member of a chapter will be able to tell you the cost of their dues.


Will I be hazed?

 

Hazing is any physical or mental act that puts a person in a stressful or dangerous situation.  Hazing is not permitted for any student organization, Greek and non-Greek, and will not be tolerated.   ​

How can I learn more about Greek life at UF?

 

Feel free to contact the Student Activities Office (Alumni Memorial Union #8, 419-434-4606, or studentactivities@findlay.edu​) with any questions you have about Greek Life at UF.  You can also contact any member of one of our chapters to learn more about their chapter. 


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