While academic achievement is the primary reason to attend UC Merced, fraternities and sororities offer opportunities for social interaction and development as well. UC Merced's fraternity and sorority life community always provides fun activities for its members.
Social and recreational activities give members the opportunity to meet a variety of people and to strengthen the bonds of friendship at the same time. Fraternity and sorority functions, mixers and formal dances are examples of these activities. Participation in other events, such as Greek Week and philanthropic events, demonstrates the Greek unity and spirit.