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Our Values

The four values of Fraternity and Sorority Life at 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 encourages members to realize their purpose for attending the university — to achieve higher education and to become more knowledgeable about scholarly subjects and the world around them.

Service

The service shown to the campus or community through direct volunteer and philanthropic contributions humbles fraternity or sorority members. It also strengthens 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.