A. The Marshall University office of Student Activities and Greek Affairs has information on membership selection processes. Registration is done at this office or at tables set up by the inter-Greek councils.
A. Cost of membership varies among groups but does not add measurably to the cost of campus life.
A. Students usually benefit from joining greek organizations. Becoming a member of these groups allows students to learn time and stress management, and study skills necessary to attain academic excellence. In fact, Greeks at Marshall have proven year after year to have higher GPA's and a higher graduation rate than non-Greek students.
A. No. First and foremost, Marshall has a strict policy on Hazing. Greeks are strongly involved in community and campus service, contributing countless hours and financial resources to their environment. Greek groups are often leaders in bridging gaps in their communities to varying educational and age groups. Their tireless energy and fresh approaches help in solving many campus and community problems.
A. The minimum GPA required to pledge a fraternity or sorority varies from group to group. For example, Phi Mu requires a minimum of 2.5 to pledge and Alpha Xi Delta requires a minimum of 2.0 to pledge. These minimum pledge GPA's are set by the national standard for that sorority or fraternity.
A. Many immediate benefits are received through fraternity membership, including leadership possibilities, academic encouragement, and several philanthropic opportunities. However, the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood mean that you will have intergenerational friendships, support when you move to a new community or even another country, and career networking possibilities throughout life.
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