Fun Facts about Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternity and sorority life is a great way to get involved in the Rollins College experience. We enjoy spending time together for campus and organizational events as well as campus wide service and leadership opportunities. Many organizations provide their members with the opportunity to attend leadership seminars and conferences. Fraternity and sorority life provides the opportunity for students to gain valuable leadership experience by becoming a member on an executive board, by getting involved on governing boards; IFC and Panhellenic, and by connecting you to many other organizations and individuals on campus. The relationships you can form as a member of a fraternity or sorority can open many doors to you beyond your college experience.
Find a Home Away from Home
The chapters at Rollins strive to make the transition to college successful. Our chapters provide their new members with the opportunity to live, eat, and socialize with its members on a daily basis. In fraternity and sorority life, we strive for each student to find a new home in their particular chapter and among their campus friends. Through the chapter’s alumni associations, your will find a home away from home that extend beyond your college years. Coming to college is not always easy but by becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority you have the opportunity to make life long friends.
We believe that academics are central to the college experience and strive to provide opportunities for our members to excel in the classroom. Many of our chapters host study sessions, academic improvement programming, and provide monetary scholarships.
Countless past and present leaders of our society are members of fraternal organizations. For example, 120 of the Forbes’ 500 CEOs are Greek and 18 U.S. Presidents since 1877 are Greek. Leadership can learned in fraternities and sororities by serving on executive boards, leading committees, or even planning an event. In addition, many of our chapters provide funding to attend regional and national leadership conferences.
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
The relationships that are developed in fraternities and sororities will last a life time. Our chapters strive to provide a ‘home away from home’ environment for their members, knowing that you can always turn to your brothers and sisters for help. Fraternity or sorority membership instantly connects to thousands of people (including alumni/ae).
We believe in giving back to our College and the Winter Park community. Fraternities and sororities are the leading student groups in service and philanthropy. Although each chapter supports its own cause, we also participate in campus wide events such as Dance Marathon, Halloween Howl, and Relay for Life.
We are committed to learning even outside of classroom. Many of chapters host educational workshops on time management, goal setting, and resume writing. We even host campus wide events to educate all students on major collegiate issues such as the dangers of drunk-driving, sexual assault, and many others.