The University of Northern Iowa Fraternity & Sorority Life is dedicated to providing its members a memorable experience during their time at college. We believe in the four pillars of: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Friendship.
Academic excellence is a vital aspect of fraternity and sorority membership. All chapters require a minimum GPA to be considered for membership. Initiated members must maintain that GPA in order to remain active and in good standing.
Chapters also provide support and resources to new members which can help them transition academically from high school to college:
- Educational programs and workshops
- Academic Learning Center partnership
- Tutoring programs
- Proctored study sessions
View each chapter’s average GPA on the Academic Report for each semester.
Developing leaders for life is an important part of Greek involvement. Member have the opportunity to hold executive positions within their chapters and on governing councils. Additionally, many students regularly hold leadership positions in a variety of student organizations across campus. Greek students can be found on Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), Dance Marathon Executive Board, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS), Orientation Leaders and Cat Crew.
Service is an essential pillar of fraternity and sorority involvement at UNI. Chapters sponsor a variety of fundraising events called philanthropies for both national and local charitable organizations. Chapters also come together as a community to participate in campus-wide philanthropy and service events such as Dance Marathon, MLK Day of Service, blood drives and much more! In 2016, fraternities and sororities raised over $30,000 to contribute to Dance Marathon’s fundraising total of $370,248.05.
In the last year, UNI Fraternity & Sorority Life contributed more than 6,000 hours of service and donated over $50,000 to various organizations, including:
- Ronald McDonald House
- Autism Speaks
- House of Hope
- American Heart Association
- Cedar Bend Humane Society
- Girls on the Run
- American Red Cross
Joining a Greek organization is about building lifelong relationships that extend beyond the boundaries of ordinary friendships. Bonds of brotherhood/sisterhood provide UNI Greeks with a home away from home, mentorship, career networking and a sense of community at a large university.