Office of Greek Life

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Greek Life Resources

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Student Union Room 3504 — Main Campus
P. 419.530.4036
F. 419.530.2908

greeklife@utoledo.edu

Parents & Families


As a parent of a potential fraternity or sorority member, we want you to know that not only is our office here to help each Greek life member but we are also here to help answer some of your questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, contact our office at 419.530.4036 or at greeklife@utoledo.edu and we will do our best to help.

Why do students join fraternities and sororities?
What are the reputations of UT fraternities and sororities?
How big is Greek Life at UT?
How much hazing happens?
Won't students be too busy with school to join?
What type of assistance does the University off Greek Life members?
Where are the houses?
Do members have to live in the houses?
How much does it cost?
Which chapter is the best?
Do students pick a chapter based on their major?




Why do students join fraternities and sororities?

Greeks are involved in many things on campus. Each semester Greek service projects raise thousands of dollars for charity. On average, fraternity and sorority members consistently get better grades than non-Greeks. Greeks encourage members to be involved in campus life and leadership. Greeks have fun in socials and major events like Homecoming, Songfest, Rockethon, and Greek Week. Greeks join international networks of alumni who can help with networking in post-collegiate life. Greeks get experience leading organizations, including running business meetings, managing budgets, and organizing events. Most importantly, though, Greeks develop some of the closest friendships of their lives and have a more meaningful college experience because of them.


What are the reputations of UT fraternities and sororities?

The UT Greek community maintains a proud heritage. Several chapters are considered among the best in the nation by their international headquarters offices. All chapters routinely make great accomplishments in service projects, campus leadership, and individual accomplishments.


How big is Greek life at UT?

There are 31 chapters (17 fraternities, 13 sororities and 1 co-ed fraternity) from four different governing councils. More than 1,000 UT students are members of Greek organizations.


How much hazing happens?

Hazing is not only illegal; it completed goes against the values of Greek organizations. If it were revealed that any UT organization conducted hazing activities, the organization and its members would face harsh disciplinary procedures. Each semester, we educate each and every single one of our Greek members on our refusal to tolerate hazing and bullying of any kind. There is no reason to believe any Greek organization at UT hazes.


Won't students be too busy with school to join?

Greeks are busy between being leaders, being involved on campus, and excelling at their academics. However, Greeks also consistently get better grades than non-Greek students, and nationally have significantly higher graduation and post-graduation success rates. Greek organizations stress learning above all else and will always accommodate a member's academic needs, including establishing tutoring sessions or study times if a member is struggling.


What type of assistance does the University offer Greek members?

The Office of Greek Life works very closely with all social fraternities and sororities to help them realize their potential. A full-time staff member is devoted to creating educational programming and training for members to help them develop and grow, and to provide oversight and advising to help them follow paths to excellence. UT works directly with members, student leaders, volunteer advisers, international headquarters offices, and national networks of Greek life professionals to assure the success of Greek chapters and Greek individuals.


Where are the houses?

Fourteen of the chapters reside in McComas Village located on Main Campus.  McComas Village is a small community for Greeks who live on campus.  Many chapters host events in the Village throughout the year.  Greeks can also live in residence halls on campus or off-campus housing. For more information on student living, visit the Office of Residence Life at www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/reslife.


Do members have to live in the houses?

The majority of UT Greek organizations do not mandate that members live in the house.  Most organizations have 50 plus members and only 20-25 members can reside in their house.


How much does it cost?

Every chapter has dues and they are all different. These rates are based on fees from headquarters offices, insurance rates, and fees to maintain chapter operations.


Which chapter is the best?

Each chapter is different. The most important thing is to be exposed and meet the members of each chapter, learn about the organizations' values and activities, and decide which chapter — if any — best suits their personality and values.


Do students pick a chapter based on their major?

Every chapter has members from almost every college at UT. The most important thing is to find out which chapter best fits their personality and values. After that, the chapter will help members with their studies no matter their discipline.


For more information on any of the answers above, contact the Office of Greek Life at
419.530.4036 or at greeklife@utoledo.edu.

Last Updated: 6/26/15