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Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Welcome!

Fraternity and sorority life provides opportunities for leadership, scholastic support, networking, community service, and philanthropy. At Rollins, we pride ourselves on several of our most active leaders being fraternity men and sorority women. That includes athletics, peer mentors, resident advisors and more! Participation in fraternity and sorority life is a great way to ensure your student will have a well-rounded undergraduate experience.

As a life-long member of a fraternity or sorority, students are offered the opportunity to develop as leaders in our community while focusing on academics.

Your student will embark on one of the greatest adventures of his or her lifetime. We hope that the fraternity and sorority experience will be a part of that journey. 

Benefits

Benefits of greek organizations 
  • Constant support system through the interactions and relationships built within the fraternity/sorority
  • Guidance of upperclassmen who have been at Rollins 
  • Access to leadership development opportunities 
  • Lifelong friendships, networking opportunities and a sense of community amongst peers 

Supporting Your Student

  • Research their national organization
  • Encourage them to seek opportunities for leadership positions
  • Ask if there are family and friends events
  • Get to know their friends in the organization
  • Support their chapter's philanthropic or community services events
  • Live in Winter Park or around the area? Come to an event

Hazing Policy

Hazing is a dangerous, mean-spirited, and hurtful way to condition a person or people for initiation, membership, or affiliation into a group or organization. Hazing can be physical or mental in nature. Rollins College does not tolerate hazing activities of any kind.

The Chad Meredith Act makes dangerous hazing a crime in Florida. The bill, named for a University of Miami freshman who drowned in a campus lake while trying to join a fraternity in 2001, makes hazing that results in serious injury or death a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, even if the victim consents.

The College abides by Florida state laws regarding hazing. The law states that the following practices will not be permitted:

  • Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for purposes including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under sanction of a post-secondary institution
  • Pressuring or coercing a student into violating state or federal law
  • Brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of food, liquor, drug, or other substance
  • Any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the student
  • Any activity which could subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student

The above activities are considered hazing, whether the student who is the subject of hazing agrees to participate or not. The hazing policy applies to students and other persons associated with any student group, team, or organization.

Additional guidelines and resources about hazing can be found at www.ncaa.org and www.hazingprevention.org.

Any concerns regarding hazing should be reported to Campus Safety or Community Standards & Responsibility.

Campus Safety
407.646.2999

Community Standards & Responsibility
407.691.1337