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Membership in a fraternity/sorority organization is one of the best ways to get involved at UC Merced. Many of the leaders and officers on campus are also involved as members of the fraternity/sorority community. Those members already involved in campus activities can assist fellow Greeks in taking an active leadership role at the UC. Members can participate in campus-wide activities and also in many other leadership opportunities within each fraternity/sorority organization and also the Fraternity and Sorority Council (FSC) and Professional Fraternity Council (PFC).

Research has shown that involved college students are more likely to graduate and report greater satisfaction with their overall college experience. All fraternity/sorority organizations are working examples of democracy in action. This is often the first time that members are responsible for their activities and living within their means. This provides an excellent opportunity to experience leadership and the responsibility of membership.