ERIC Number: ED400490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Greek Life: A Foundation for the Future.
Maryland Univ., College Park.
Supporting Greek life has been an important educational initiative for many colleges and universities. Although Greek students are typically involved with the college and community, there are other aspects of Greek culture, such as hazing and alcohol abuse, which are troublesome to university administrators. This document discusses standards, set by The University of Maryland at College Park, for supporting Greek life on campuses. It is believed that the organizational ideals and goals presented here will promote personal development and a strong sense of identity within the institution. The ideals and goals outlined here include scholarship, leadership, community service, individual and group initiative, self governance, and interpersonal and social skills development. These ideas appear under such headings as "Basic Principles Guiding the University- Greek Relationship,""Conflicting Aspects of the Greek Experience,""Greek Ideals,""University Commitment to Greek Life,""Need for Change,""Membership Development,""Chapter Development,""Chapter Outreach,""Chapter Facility Management,""Recruitment," and "Standards." It is argued that fraternities and sororities can provide unique learning opportunities for students and that such students can become productive members of the alumni and student communities. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.