Members of the SFU Greek Life Community have set the bar high for the start of the new academic year after announcing some impressive statistics from 2016-2017.
The sorority and fraternity system welcomed 88 new Greek Life members, and collectively showcased their Franciscan spirit by volunteering 10,000 hours of community service.
On the academic front SFU Greeks produced 11 Honor Society inductees and overall Greek Life members finished the year with an impressive 3.26 GPA.
At Saint Francis, Greek Life emphasizes the importance of enhancing scholarship, building leadership, and providing service through their various chapters. Greek leaders are focused on areas such as social development, character formation, and the identification of personal/spiritual values because they believe that these things are critical aspects that need constant nurturing and support throughout the undergraduate years. Their goal continues to be the establishment of an intellectual community of responsible citizens and leaders.
The uniqueness of SFU’s Greek life program is boundless. With both a spiritual and academic advisor available for each chapter, the university’s Franciscan presence as well as its academic integrity and success is always able to shine through. They also develop leaders through positions within the chapters in finance, human resources, marketing, communications, and public relations, as well as service opportunities, philanthropy, community engagement, and officer training.
Speaking of community engagement, SFU Greeks donate both 10,000 hours of service to the community and raise $15,000 annually for various charities and philanthropic campaigns. Finally, support from SFU alumni is substantial. Nearly a third of all living SFU alums are Greek and remain loyal to their organizations.
For more information about Saint Francis Greek Life, visit https://www.francis.edu/greek-life/.