Greek life presents a great way to get involved on campus. It is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and offering leadership development opportunities.
Running a fraternity or sorority is in some ways like running a business. Fraternities and sororities not only provide training in the principals of leadership, but they give a student the hands-on experience in which these principles may be put into practice. The Bryant community looks to the Greek system to provide top leaders as well as strong alumni.
The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for the fraternities; Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the sororities.
Because the focus for a college student should be education, Bryant fraternities and sororities require a certain grade point average to be eligible for membership. Awards are given annually to the fraternity and sorority with the highest GPA, as well as to the new member classes with the highest GPA's. All Greek students are also eligible to win one of two Greek Life scholarships awarded annually, and are eligible to become members of The Order of Omega, a Greek National Honor Society.
Each fraternity and sorority on campus is affiliated with a nonprofit organization. The chance to get involved in the community and make a difference is often one of the most satisfying experiences of a college career. Greek students not only do philanthropic- and community-service-based projects for their own organizations, but they also have the opportunity to help with projects sponsored through the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils.
The Bryant University Greek System uses a deferred recruitment system -- first-year students cannot pledge or accept a bid from a fraternity or sorority in their first semester. They can attend attend official Greek Life sponsored events, but must wait until their second semester, or further along in their Bryant career, to pledge a Greek organization.
By going through recruitment, you are not committing yourself to join a fraternity or sorority. You are simply meeting people, making new friends, and becoming familiar with the Greek organizations.
Open Houses will be offered twice during the fall semester to educate students about the recruitment process and answer questions. Greek Life also sponsors an array of events open to the entire campus community.
GAMMA -- Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol -- provides activities throughout the year that give students an alternative to drinking. Five students serve as Executive Board officers; two members from each chapter serve as the general membership for this group.
- Greek Weekend and Greek Ball (September)
- Greek Week (April)
- The Annual Faculty/Staff Children's Halloween Party
- Greek Life Awards Banquet (April)
- Faculty & Staff Children's Spring Party (April)