Why Greek Life?
Overview of Greek Life
Entering college will be an exciting and challenging time in both you and your daughter's life. She will find NKU to be a diverse university with almost unlimited choices and opportunities. The Greek community offers involvement in activities outside the classroom in order to enhance her academic experiences. We hope your daughter will consider sorority membership!
Among the vast student population, sorority and fraternity members become a part of a smaller group that works to achieve common goals. Sororities strive to achieve the greatest potential from each individual member, utilizing each person's talents and showcasing success. In choosing Northern Kentucky University and its Greek community, your daughter is choosing an outstanding institution of higher education and a Greek community that will complement her academic experience.
What is My Role as a Parent?
Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking questions of your daughter as she meets people through the recruitment/intake process. Also be an active parent during your child's years in a sorority. Remember, being in a fraternity or sorority can only benefit your child. Encourage and support your child. Greek members will be more than happy to tell her (and you) about their group. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact NKU Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Kim Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org or her office at (859)572-6514.
Many chapters also have parents' clubs who help out with many aspects of chapter organization. Chapters also host events such as parents' weekends, moms' day, and dads' day events. These are just a few more ways in which you can remain supportive of your child's growth into adulthood.
A Few Facts about Greek Life
National research projects conducted by the Center for Advanced Social Research at the University of Missouri provide data on why memberhsip in a fraternity or sorority may be a beneficial choice for your student.
Following graduation, Greek-affiliated alumni have higher average incomes than non-Greek alumni.
Even when accounting for parents' educational levels, graduation year, and gender, students who were affiliated with fraternities and sororities have significantly higher average incomes following graduation.
Students who join fraternities and all sororities are more likely to return to college the following year.
Students who return to college will be to complete their degree programs and graduate. Students who join fraternities and sororities are 28% more likely to return to school the following year than students who choose not to join a fraternity or sorority.
Following graduation, Greek-affiliated alumni are involved in more civic organizations and contribute more financially to charitable organizations than non-Greek alumni.
Fraternity and sorority involvement correlates positively with citizen involvement and charitable giving later in life.