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What is a fraternity?

A fraternity is a group of men who are part of a brotherhood built on common goals and aspirations that make a commitment to each other for life. The members that form a fraternity share their efforts, friendship and knowledge. Together these members learn, grow and make the fraternity, commonly called a Greek organization, stronger. Their common experience builds ties that last a lifetime.

Fraternities have been a part of college and university campuses since the late 18th-century. These organizations are referred to as “Greek” because their names consist of Greek letters that serve as a reminder of the group’s founding values. 

Though there are many different fraternities and sororities, they all share common founding principles that may be of interest to any Southwestern University student. Greek organizations enhance your educational experience by emphasizing intellectual, interpersonal and social development. The ideals of lifelong friendship, sound education, campus and community service and social interaction are what Greek members strive to live by every day.

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