Fraternity and Sorority Life Values & Benefits

As an undergraduate, joining a fraternity or sorority is one of the best decisions you can make.  Fraternity and sorority membership offers one of the most dynamic and memorable experiences available to you as a college student.


You will find fraternity and sorority members in almost every walk of life MTSU has to offer. Fraternities and sororities have made significant contributions to both the University and local community through their community service programs and philanthropic endeavors. This past academic year chapters raised over $62,000 for various philanthropies and performed over 20,000 community service hours. Joining a fraternity or sorority will help prepare you for your present and future aspirations by providing you with networking opportunities and additional academic support. Last year, the All FSL GPA was a 3.0 and remains above the All Student GPA.

Leadership

The fraternity and sorority community offers countless leadership opportunities. Below is just a sample of the leadership experiences you could encounter:

  • Managing executive teams
  • Serving on or chairing committees
  • Managing budgets
  • Working and networking with alumni
  • Educating and developing members and new members

 

Friendship

By joining a fraternity or sorority you will make lifelong friendships and make countless memories created through brother or sister relationships.  You will also participate in social events such as dinner exchanges, homecoming, families weekend, backyard barbecues, intramurals, mixers, and formals. Networking and mentoring opportunities are guaranteed. Expect to build relationships with:

  • Chapter alumni
  • Headquarters staff/officers
  • Campus faculty/staff
  • Other members

Service

Philanthropy is a fundamental tenet of fraternity and sorority life.  The following are some ways fraternities and sororities give back:

  • Participating in service activities benefiting the Murfreesboro and surrounding communities
  • Organizing special events that raise money for local and national charities
  • Over the past year, the MTSU fraternity and sorority community contributed more than 50,000 hours of community service and donated over $60,000 to local and national philanthropies

Scholarship

Fraternities and sororities strive to make academics a priority  by implementing scholarship programs within their organizations that may include:

  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring programs
  • Study hours
  • Academic success workshops
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Mentoring groups

Responsibility

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations, meaning that as a member you’ll be asked to put the chapter’s values into action and align personal values with those of the organization. Through participation in chapter programming, members will deepen their understanding and everyday practice of the organization’s values.

  • Lead by example
  • Empower others
  • Act with integrity
  • Change the world
  • Take part in risk management training

My MTSU experience changed when I joined Fraternity and Sorority Life. I was shy and always kept to myself but when I joined my fraternity all of that changed. Joining the FSL community was when I started making friends and meeting new people. Joining FSL was probably the best decision I could have ever made. – Deshaun Covington, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Member