Parent Resources

Your student wants to join a fraternity or sorority – What you should know!

What is joining a fraternity or sorority all about? 

Contrary to what is seen in movies or news headlines about what it means to be in a fraternity or sorority, the fraternal experience at Minot State University offers opportunities for members to grow as leaders, serve the community, excel academically, and prepare themselves for a career. Membership in a fraternity or sorority at MSU offers a home-away-from home and makes the large University setting feel a bit smaller. At MSU, fraternities and sororities cultivate environments that encourage members to maintain a high GPA, perform community service, become involved in outside student organizations, and ultimately become a campus leader. To put it simply, fraternities and sororities exist to make men better men and women better women; not only while they're in college, but for their entire life.

What is your role as a parent? 

Be supportive! Try to learn as much as you can by asking questions of your son or daughter as they meet people through the recruitment process. Greek members will be more than happy speak about their chapter history, philanthropy projects and campus activities.