Fraternity and Sorority Life at Randolph-Macon encourages academic success, promote community service, and offers a chance for students to make lasting friendships. Randolph-Macon is proud to have a Greek system that is more than 135 years old with 11 chapters, which include 26 percent of the student population. The Office of Student Life supports the personal growth, learning, health, and safety of fraternity and sorority members by providing them with opportunities for leadership, self-governance, and service. The fraternity and sorority system provides housing for 160 students and is a vital component of Randolph-Macon's residential community. Aspects of Fraternity and Sorority LifeLeadership DevelopmentFraternities and sororities offer a multitude of leadership opportunities that will help students prepare for the future. Where else will you have the opportunity to among other things, lead an organization that includes up to 55 of your peers or manage a significant operating budget? Each chapter is self governing and with the assistance of an advisor and in most cases an active alumni association, relies on the talents and integrity of its members to ensure its success. Members, often, have the opportunity to participate in several regional and national leadership institutes and conferences such as those sponsored by their national organization. ScholarshipAcademic Excellence is not only a core value of Randolph-Macon College, it is also a core value of each fraternity and sorority. Members are required to achieve academic standards both to be eligible for membership and to continue membership. Members are encouraged to strive for excellence through incentive programs, study hours, tutoring, study partners, and national recognition. It is the goal of each organization to consistently have a grade point average above the all-male or all-female average.
Community Service and Philanthropy Each fraternity and sorority has a commitment to service as one of its core principals. Many organizations sponsor local service and philanthropy projects each semester. Philanthropies such as the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Pediatric Aids, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Galludet University, the American Red Cross, the Ashland Rescue Squad, and many more have benefited from the local and national efforts of R-MC's fraternities and sororities.
Friendship and Social Connections The brotherhood and sisterhood within a fraternity and sorority is a friendship that lasts a lifetime. Brotherhood and sisterhood is the fundamental principle of fraternity or sorority life. The support within the chapter will help you through the challenging times of your college career as well as help you to celebrate your successes. The connections and bonds that you develop and share with your brothers and sisters are a hallmark of Greek life at R-MC. Furthermore, each chapter is provided opportunities to strengthen the connections between generations and organizations through participation in alumni events and Greek community events such as Homecoming, Greek Week, and chapter philanthropy events.
Campus Involvement It is common to find fraternity and sorority members involved in all aspects of campus life at R-MC from Student Government, serving as Resident Assistants, participation in Intramural sports, Student Orientation Leaders, the Yellow Jacket Weekly and Annual, Campus Activities Board, varsity athletics, and so on. Members of fraternities and sororities play a pivotal role in the co-curricular campus experience, both through their chapter involvement and leadership in other activities.
Network/Support One of the defining opportunities that a fraternity or sorority provides its members the sense of belonging that comes from being a member of a much larger community. Additionally, members have the opportunity to network with Greek alumni from several generations. The opportunity to create meaningful connections and relationships that can be helpful to members in both a professional and personal way is nearly limitless.
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