Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life aims to provide and coordinate resources and services designed to enhance the quality of council and chapter operations as well as the overall fraternal experience at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
The mission of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is to enhance student development through the involvement in Greek-lettered organizations. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life strives to cultivate a fraternal community, committed to ensuring the success of its members using their own values and espousing excellence in leadership, academia, ritual, service, inter-fraternal connections, community development, and diversity. We promote the interaction and engagement between students and faculty/staff to foster relationships and exchange ideas on the improvement of our community. The cultivation of such community is reflective of the ideas and values of the Center for Student Involvement and the Ramapo College community.
A Look into Fraternity and Sorority Life at Ramapo:
Ramapo College of New Jersey is home to twenty-four diverse inter/national fraternities and sororities, governed by four sub-councils. Fraternity and Sorority membership at Ramapo is a valuable opportunity for personal, intellectual and social development, and our organizations foster these values through promoting scholarship, actively participating in a variety of community service projects and raising money for their national and local philanthropies. Our organizations are advised by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Membership in a fraternity and sorority at Ramapo promotes the four pillars of Greek life: leadership, scholarship, service and brotherhood/sisterhood. The four pillars reflect the values that members of the Ramapo Fraternity and sorority community work to emulate.
Leadership: As a member of a fraternity or sorority, students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills through professional development opportunities such as attending national and regional conferences, attending workshops on campus and by networking with brothers and sisters alike to strengthen their skills. Students are also encouraged to take on leadership roles with their chapters and in their councils, such as holding executive board or executive council positions that teach members a slew of different things such as accountability and time management.
Scholarship: Historically, fraternal organizations were founded on the principle of academic success. Today, Ramapo College Greeks are high achieving students that support their members through academic programs, scholarships, study hours, and other resources. For the past two semesters, the overall grade point averages for the entire Greek community were higher than the all student averages! Way to go!
Community Service: Being civically engaged is a core part of fraternity and sorority membership. Members are empowered to make a positive impact on the Ramapo College campus community and the surrounding area and develop an understanding of civic responsibility through the process of serving others. Members participate in a variety of different service projects but off and on campus including campus clean-ups, volunteering at our local environmental farm (MEVO) and helping with after-care programs for children with disabilities.
Brotherhood/Sisterhood: Joining a fraternity and sorority is about building lifelong relationships that extend beyond ordinary friendships. Bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are formed within an organization and provide members with a home away from home, mentorship, career networking and a sense of community while on campus. Ramapo Greeks are a close knit group whose friendships stretch beyond that of their own organizations into the community, exemplifying Greek unity overall.
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