Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life at UC Merced
Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life at UC Merced!
The University of California, Merced campus provides a wide range of academic, social and community service activities for you. Membership in a fraternity or sorority is a good first step toward enjoying all the benefits that college life has to offer. A fraternity or sorority is also a way to make the campus feel more like a home.
Want to check out the goals established for 2012-2013? Click here!
The four values of Fraternity & Sorority Life at the UC Merced are Leadership, Scholarship, Service and Friendship.
Leadership: The Leadership opportunities and training within a fraternity or sorority help to prepare its members for the future by developing responsibility and character.
Scholarship: The Scholarship focus and emphasis on academic excellence pushes members to realize their purpose for attending the University - to achieve higher education and to become more knowledgeable of not only scholarly subjects, but also the world around them.
Service: The Service shown to the campus or community through direct service and philanthropic contributions humble members as well as strengthen a sense of accomplishing something for the good of others.
Friendship: The lifelong bonds of Friendship created within a fraternity or sorority help to keep its members unified in achieving a common goal.
Collectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus. Membership is about traditions, learning valuable lessons and establishing life-long friendships. It's about shaping the identity of the first research-based institution built in the 21st century.
The University encourages you to fully explore the opportunities offered by the fraternities and sororities on campus.
At the Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Retreat this weekend, the Presidents, Delegates and FSC Officers developed the following goals for the fraternity/sorority community during the 2012-2013 year:
FRIENDSHIP: Fraternities and sororities will increase the number of inter-Greek events in order to improve unity and decrease tension among the Greek community.
SERVICE: Fraternities and sororities will host an all-Greek Day of Service to support the Merced community.
SCHOLARSHIP: All chapters will develop an academic plan to benefit members and all chapters will improve their GPA. A "most improved GPA" award will be given at the end of the year.
LEADERSHIP: More fraternity/sorority members will apply to serve as officers and delegates on Fraternity & Sorority Council.