Fraternity and Sorority Life
The University of Tampa's fraternity and sorority community consists of a diverse group of men and women within nine fraternities and nine sororities. Greek letter social organizations at The University of Tampa create smaller communities within the larger university environment for the purposes of facilitating growth in areas of scholarship, community service, leadership, diversity, and community involvement. Building lifelong friendships through collaborative and meaningful relationships is a key component to the fraternal experience at UT.
A major goal of the fraternity and sorority community is to encourage and assist members in attaining their academic potential. Each chapter works with the University to develop comprehensive scholarship programs that include: GPA requirements, study sessions, goal setting, progress reports, tutoring and incentive programs.
College presents great opportunities for developing leadership skills and applying these skills in practical situations. Fraternities and sororities not only provide training on the principles of leadership, they are laboratories in which these principles can be tested. Each chapter is self-governed and offers its members the opportunity to maximize their leadership potential through chapter participation and campus involvement. Greeks are leaders in many major campus organizations at UT.
One of the most gratifying aspects of fraternity and sorority life is the satisfaction that comes with community service. Participation in community service builds character through the realization of the needs of others. Fraternities and sororities individually and collectively are involved in activities such as tutoring children, organizing fundraising events and competitions, sponsoring blood drives and other philanthropic activities.
Many fond college memories can be developed through social interaction within the fraternity and sorority community. For many, the most important component of fraternity and sorority life is the lifelong friendships. Examples of social activities include chapter retreats, fraternity/sorority exchanges, all-Greek events, and formal dances. Most groups also participate in intramurals, including flag football, basketball, soccer, softball and other sports.
The role of the alumni as advisers or national fraternity and sorority officers and consultants is substantial. Lifetime friendships expand beyond individual chapters to include all members of the national and international fraternity and sorority community. Alumni organizations help students network for potential employment opportunities after graduation, and keep in touch through newsletters, correspondence, meetings and special alumni events.