At Mansfield University, we take great pride in our organizations and all that they stand for. College can be so much more than just classes and homework; it is also a time for growth and development. Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) can foster one's education through many ways.
Long Lasting Friendships
One of the most mentioned aspects of FSL is the friendship that exists between members of a chapter. These relationships go beyond ordinary friendships to become like that of a family. Joining a Fraternity or Sorority gives your student the opportunity to meet people and make special friendships that will last a lifetime.
Academics are important in our organizations, and are consistently promoted by chapters from recruitment to graduation. The resources that Fraternitities and Sororities can provide include scholarship awards, study sessions, and tutoring assistance. Many chapters and organizations recognize and reward their members' scholastic excellence. Additionally, according to retention data, members of Fraternities and Sororities are more likely to complete their college degree than their non-affiliated counterparts.
Leadership & Campus Involvement
Membership in a Fraternity or Sorority is one of the best ways to become involved at Mansfield University. Many of the Student Government Association's leaders and officers of other campus organizations are involved with the FSL community. Not only can members participate in campus-wide activities, but also in many other leadership opportunities within each chapter and the respective councils. Research has shown that involved college students are more likely to graduate and report greater satisfaction with their overall college experience. Fraternity and Sorority organizations are working examples of a democracy in action. This is often the first time that members are responsible for their own activities and living within their means. This provides an excellent opportunity to experience leadership and the responsibility of membership. Members are also involved in campus wide organizations such as career-oriented clubs, honor societies, religious groups, and intramural sports.
Community Service & Philanthropic Participation
Fraternity and Sorority Members take pride in giving their time to local and national philanthropies and completing numerous community service projects in the local Mansfield Community. Service and philanthropy provide chapter members with the opportunity to support many causes, which fosters personal growth and unity in the Greek community. The Mansfield University Greek community raises approximately $80,000 and donates over 5,000 hours of Community service benefiting the Mansfield community as well as their own inter/national organizations.
While academic achievement is the primary reason to attend MU, there is a time for social interaction. MU’s Fraternity and Sorority Community always provides fun activities for its members. Social and recreational activities give you the opportunity to meet a variety of people and to strengthen the bonds of friendship at the same time. Formals, theme parties, and chapter sponsored events bring fraternities and sororities together in a fun and relaxed environment. Participation in traditional events, such as Homecoming, Greek Week, and philanthropic events, demonstrates Greek unity and spirit.
Much of the MU Fraternity and Sorority population is housed in Spruce Hall. This hall currently accommodates 4 sororities and 2 fraternities. This community enhances Greek life by attracting potential members and providing a residential site for Fraternities and Sororities to flourish and expand. Spruce is a place where Fraternities and Sororities have created a unique community that helps foster stronger bonds between individual members and between their respective organizations.