The Mission of the Greek Life Office is to provide the fraternities and sororities with educational programs and services that create, promote, and foster a learning community.
The fraternities and sororities are an established tradition at the University of Georgia, dating back more than 150 years. There are currently 61 national Greek-letter men’s and women’s groups. The self-governing, self-supporting bodies of the fraternities and sororities are the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the Panhellenic Council. These groups coordinate events, provide educational programs, establish community wide regulations and implement policies for their member organizations.
Involvement in Greek Letter Organizations
The 2008 UGA National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) found that students who are members of UGA social Greek letter organizations report higher levels of overall satisfaction with the institution (statistically significant finding).
NSSE respondents who are Greek performed higher on all the NSSE Benchmarks as compared to students who were not Greek. There was a statistically significant difference for the three benchmarks indicated below.
- Enriching Educational Experiences
- Supportive Campus Environment
- Academic and Collaborative Learning