Family Guide to FSL
Check out our Family Guide to Fraternity and Sorority Life in English or en Español.
If you are interested in learning more, Launchpoint Learning Solutions has created an orientation for parents of a potential new fraternity or sorority member. There is a nominal fee of $25 to complete the orientation paid directly to Launchpoint, however, if you are interested and unable to cover that cost, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you access.
Scholarship and academic success are two of the most important aspects of your student’s life at UNM. They are also incredibly important to our fraternity and sorority community. All chapters have minimum GPA requirements for students to maintain good standing in the chapter. Additionally, your student will gain access to academic resources that the average student may not have. All sorority and fraternity organizations have active scholarship improvement plans in place that incorporate mandated study hours, tutoring services, incentivization, and frequent grade checks to monitor progress. Chapters also have access to campus advisors and alumni/ae advisory boards who serve as support and oversight bodies for the membership in all areas of fraternity life. These additional resources are believed to contribute to the academic focus that fraternity and sorority organizations strive to uphold.
On average members of Greek organizations:
- Boast higher GPA’s than their non-Greek counterparts
- Are more likely to graduate in 4 years
Each semester our fraternity and sorority members participate in a wide variety of community service projects that benefit many worthy causes including: the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the March of Dimes, the American Red Cross, the United Way, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Make a Wish Foundation, and many others.
Sororities and fraternities provide ample opportunities to gain leadership skills that students often cannot find elsewhere during their collegiate years. Collegiate fraternal organizations are self-governing, self-running communities – meaning committee members and chapter officers are responsible for the operation of the chapter.
Fraternity and Sorority Life also offers opportunities to attend regional and leadership conferences including the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference (AFLV), National Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Conventions and Conferences, and national leadership institutes such as the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). Collegiate fraternal organizations also encourage members to hold leadership positions in organizations outside of the chapter.
The friendships that your son or daughter will experience in a fraternal organization are invaluable. Initiation into a fraternity or sorority is life-time membership that provides a family away from home and a constant support group.
Fraternities and sororities have active chapter alumni/ae and national alumni/ae associations that are directly involved with the chapters.