There are many reasons to join a fraternity or sorority at Albion College including brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership, philanthropy and fun!
Greek membership brings lasting friendships that continue throughout your life. The chapter becomes a "home away from home" for many men and women. Sorority women and fraternity men share friendships that are a special bond unlike any other. Brothers and sisters share their joys and disappointments, learn and grow together, and appreciate the loyalty of friends, and brothers and sisters that they know will be there for a lifetime.
Membership in a Greek organization is one of the best ways you can discover and refine your leadership skills. Within each chapter, members may assume a variety of leadership roles ranging from chairing committees to holding offices. Chapters provide leadership opportunities for members who will become respected professionals and community leaders after graduation.
Philanthropy is the giving of time, service and money, and is an important part of every Greek chapter. During the year, fraternity men and sorority women strive to strengthen their relationship with the community by increasing individual member involvement in worthwhile community and campus events. Each chapter sponsors at least one philanthropic fundraiser during the academic year. These projects are a wonderful opportunity to have a good time with your brothers and sisters as well as make a difference in the community.
One of the most exciting aspects of Greek life is the social experience it offers. Formals, theme parties, homecoming events, intramural sports, Anchor Splash, Derby Days, and of course Greek Week are examples of the social opportunities sorority women and fraternity men share. These activities are not only fun for the members; they bond fraternity and sorority members together as a family and build unity within the entire Greek community. These shared experiences will make your collegiate years, and those to follow, a most rewarding experience.
If you are a first-year student at Albion College, you can not join a fraternity or sorority until the second semester of your first year. Upper-class and transfer students can join a fraternity or sorority during their first semester at Albion. Each fraternity and sorority chapter hold recruitment events in an effort to get to know students who are interested in joining the Greek community, regardless of class standing.
Before any student, first-year, upper-class, or transfer, accepts an invitation to join a fraternity or sorority on Albion College's campus, they must fill out a Potential New Member Grade Release Card . Before filling out the form, please note the MINIMUM requirements for joining any fraternity or sorority at Albion College is that you have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher and you are free of any social probation with Albion College.
Below are the two reports put out by the Campus Programs and Organizations Office listing Greek membership statistics. These reports are updated twice a year once after fall and once after spring recruitment: