a fraternity or sorority interfere with academics?
Students often find managing their time
difficult when moving from the structured environment of high school to the
new-found freedom of college. Fraternity & Sorority membership assists the
transition process by offering scholarship programs that include study
partners, study hours and time management workshops.
much time is required of a chapter member?
The time commitment varies from chapter
to chapter, but the first semester is time intensive as students participate in
the chapter’s new member education program. Time spent in this program provides
an opportunity to develop leadership and time management skills, learn about
the history of the organization and develop friendships. Each chapter has
weekly meetings and other events (philanthropic, service, social, initiation)
throughout the year that are generally planned in advance in order to promote
reasonable time management. As with any organization, the time commitment
increases as a student assumes a leadership position.
much does it cost to join a fraternity or sorority?
Just like any other organization,
joining a fraternity or sorority involves a financial commitment. However, the
first year of membership is the most expensive with initiation fees, membership
badge, chapter dues and other costs. Contrary to common stereotypes, many
chapter members work during the academic year and are financing their tuition
and/or housing expenses. Most organizations offer payment plans in order to
help spread the cost out over several smaller payments.
are the rituals? What does it mean?
Fraternity and sorority ritual events
are sacred ceremonies that remind members of their founder’s vision and
mission. Ritual emphasizes the international organizations’ values and the
commitment that the member made when becoming a brother or sister.
CSU- Pueblo strictly enforces its
anti-hazing policy for all student organizations. Hazing or any activity that
subjects members to embarrassment, harassment, ridicule, intimidation, physical
abuse or sleep deprivation is entirely contrary to the values and purposes of
Fraternity & Sorority Life. Fraternity and sorority members are educated on
the dangers of hazing and how to report incidents to both university staff and
Fraternity & Sorority Life
understands the concerns with the general “college” culture and alcohol.
Whether or not a student is a member of a fraternity or sorority does not
necessarily indicate that they will be more or less likely to partake in that
culture. CSU-Pueblo fraternity & sorority members are educated on the
dangers of alcohol each semester. Many fraternity and sorority members, just
like other college students, choose not to drink at all.