Four councils make up Greek Life at Texas Tech. These councils include the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council. There are 57 total Greek fraternities and sororities at Texas Tech University represented by these councils.
Texas Tech University fraternities and sororities strive for academic excellence and developing the scholastic achievement of their members. One sign of this commitment to academics is that the all-greek grade point average is consistently higher than the all-University grade point average. To help their members succeed academically, fraternities and sororities have well established scholarship programs. These programs include resources such as study hall sessions, time management workshops, academics advisors, tutoring programs and more.
Fraternities and sororities reward high academic achievement in many ways such as scholarships, awards, and recognition banquets. There are also all Greek honor societies to recognition banquets. There are also all Greek honor societies to recognize the achievements of fraternity and sorority members.
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Brotherhood and Sisterhood are the foundation of the fraternity and sorority experience. Every individual in a fraternity or sorority contributes to this aspect. They combine the concept of individualism within the framework of mutual cooperation. You will form friendships unlike any you will experience in other campus organizations. Brotherhood or Sisterhood is not conformity. No fraternity or sorority at Tech is made up of members who are exactly alike. The Greek Community benefits from the rich diversity of the Tech campus. This is what makes the fraternity or sorority experience so valuable. By interacting with people from various cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds, you are better prepared to face challenges of life after college.
Joining a fraternity or sorority will enable you to have a richer and more rewarding experience as a Red Raider. The fraternity or sorority will become a home away from home and you will find that brotherhood or sisterhood extends well beyond your undergraduate years.
The Greek Community offers you numerous opportunities to gain valuable leadership experience. Each fraternity and sorority governs itself with its own elected officers. Fraternities and sororities also encourage you to become involved in numerous campus activities. Many fraternities and sororities have larger memberships than the majority of alternative student organizations. This enables you to learn leadership skills by being involved in a large, multifaceted organization.
Today's employers and graduate schools seek the type of individual who not only excelled in academics, but also became well-rounded through active involvement on campus. The Greek Community offers you an excellent opportunity to meet and exceed these standards set by employers and graduate schools.
Community service and philanthropy projects give Greeks a chance to assist and give back to the community of Lubbock. All Greek fraternities and sororities have national philanthropic organizations that they support locally. Some of these organizations include: Cowboy Crisis Fund, Lubbock State School, Children's Burn Awareness, March of Dimes, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanit. Our organizations also support MDA, Bethphagy, Mission South, American Heart Association, United Blood Services, Parkinson's disease Research, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, and Children's Miracle Network.
Fraternities and sororities also collaborate in community service projects that benefit local charities. During the school year members of each chapter participate in Safe-Trick-or-Treat, Tech Can Food Drive, Relay for Life benefiting American Cancer Society and the Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival benefiting the Lubbock Community.
Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, service, and responsible social interaction. Membership also offers students the opportunity to make lasting friendships with individuals with similar ideals and common purposes.
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