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The University of Alabama at Birmingham fraternity and sorority community prides itself on excelling in four core pillars: service, scholarship, leadership, and community. Joining a fraternity or sorority allows students to get involved on campus, excel academically, and build lifelong relationships that will allow them to find a "home away from home" here at UAB. To learn more about each pillar, please read below.
Sororities and fraternities support a strong tradition of service to our UAB campus and Birmingham community. Every year chapter members donate thousands of dollars and, more importantly, thousands of hours to various charities. Each chapters focus on a national philanthropy, but all of our organizations also donate time and money to several local agencies. All sororities and fraternities participate in service opportunities that their respective councils provide. Chapter members are also involved in Alternative Spring Break trips, Summer Service Weekends, and our biannual Into the Streets day of service.
UAB’s fraternities and sororities take great pride in their level of scholastic achievement. The all-Greek grade point average exceeds the university all-undergraduate’s average. Chapters provide tutors, study programs, and other incentives to promote academic improvement. Additionally, time management skills of members improve as they work to attain desired scholastic goals while completing chapter responsibilities.
Greek members with outstanding academic achievement are eligible to become a member of Order of Omega, which is a National Greek Honor Societies. In order to be a member of Order of Omega, Greek members must be in the top 3% of the UAB Greek community and be involved student leaders on campus.
Membership in fraternities and sororities offers students many opportunities to develop their leadership potential. Our chapters not only provide training in the principles of leadership, they are laboratories in which these principles can be tested and applied. There are opportunities to get involved in leadership roles in individual chapters, at the council level, and outside of fraternity and sorority life as well. No matter what your passion is, there's a leadership role for you through UAB fraternity and sorority life.
Members of Greek organizations are also very involved in several other aspects of campus including the Undergraduate Student Government Association, Leadership and Service Council, Ambassador Program and University Programs Council, just to name a few. Having members branch out and join other student organizations or committees is expected of every chapter at UAB. Currently, 4/5 of the Undergraduate Student Government Association members belong to a fraternity or sorority here at UAB.
The skills and experience that you will acquire as a member of a fraternity or sorority at UAB will be useful not only during your time as a student at UAB. The very important lessons you will learn about leadership will stay with you as you pursue a career after college. It is no secret that many of our Nation’s leaders have been members of fraternities and sororities.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham fraternities and sororities provide a diverse selection of events to expose member to a wide variety of social programs. Educational programs on a variety of topics, Formals, Homecoming, Greek Week, and chapter retreats all support the goal of bringing members together to develop the bonds of friendship. Development of values, traditions and honor contribute to the Greek commitment of social programs enabling personal development. All fraternities and sororities maintain a responsible social policy promoting high standards for careful planning of safe social activities. The cost for many social events is covered through membership dues. All social events are optional and the chapters understand academic commitments come first.