(Courtesy of the North-American Interfraternity Conference)
For your student, making the transition from high school or a community college to a four-year college or university may seem like an imposing challenge. One or more of the following questions will be on his mind:
- Will I fit in and make new friends?
- Will I be able to succeed academically?
- Will I be able to get involved in campus organizations and improve my leadership skills?
- Will I find other people interested in the same things that I am?
- How can I prepare for my career?
- Will I feel like a part of the campus community or just another number?
Fraternities exist as a proven support network for your student as he embarks on this new period in life. Over 400,000 students across the country are currently fraternity members.
The fraternity can help personalize your student's college experience by:
- Offering a scholastic support system;
- Hands-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets, and interacting with faculty and administrators;
- Exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni;
- The chance to give back to the community through service projects; and,
- Close friends who will cheer him on when he is successful and support him when times are tough.
With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those not involved in fraternities.