Parents and Alumni

Parents Resources

A Greek Letter organization is a group of individuals who share similar values and interests, who are bonded together through common goals. Each chapter has a ritual and many of these rituals are what bond members together. These rituals are based on the common values, principles and ideas shared by chapter members. Some of these values include truth, faith, knowledge, honor, brotherhood, sisterhood, and friendship. Each of these groups work very hard to instill these values and ideas in their daily lives.

The reason that these organizations are called Greek Letter organizations, is because their names are made up of Greek letters. Fraternities refer to men's Greek Letter organizations, where the word sorority refers to women's organizations.

greek weekIf your child has chosen to "Go Greek," this is a big decision and it impacts not only the students, but families as well. The fraternities and sororities at EMU represented on this website are recognized by Eastern Michigan University. The
Office of Campus Life serves as the central coordination point for programming, education, and operation of these organizations.

Since the early beginnings of Greek Letter organizations, these groups have been considered self-sufficient. Each chapter collects dues locally and nationally to ensure that they have an operating budget. These costs vary by group and it's important to encourage your student to ask questions about the associated costs of membership during recruitment. Housing arrangements are also important to ask about. Most organizations at EMU live in sorority and fraternity houses off campus, and these locations vary. It's important to ask about what commitment may be involved with living in the house for a certain period of time.

Here are some resources for parents who may be new to Fraternity & Sorority Life:

Fraternity & Sorority Community Alumni Information
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Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045 [email protected]