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Friendship - but even more, it is a sister/brotherhood that soars above casual friendships.
Diversity of membership that provides a better understanding and acceptance of personality types and backgrounds
Being part of a group experience. Too often we get lost on college campuses today.
Personal Development. One can only develop fully when she/he has the opportunity to interact with others; the education of self in relation to others.
Broadening of dimensions in college and personal life, service to others, intellectual stimulation and encouragement, and cultural enrichment.
High ideals. Sorority and fraternity embrace very basic ideals built on psychological and sociological concepts, which comprise a ritual, a pin, and a belonging to something bigger than yourself.
Lifetime friendships and opportunities. Throughout the US and Canada, alumni/ae groups offer new and long-lasting friendships. Additionally, networking opportunities abound!
The pursuit of excellence. Excellence is responsible behavior and citizenship to combat the moral jungle. Membership is not for everyone, but for those who are willing to set common goals and aspirations, in turn producing pride and self-respect.
Leadership Development. Students become actively involved in programs with particular interest in their needs. Young men and women are encouraged to be leaders; almost nowhere is leadership development offered today as it is in fraternal organizations.
Responsibility to self, sisters/brothers, university, and community. With these responsibilities, one developed pride in membership and an opportunity to live beyond one′s self.
A home away from home - usually in whom the members can confide.
Scholastic aid. Fraternal organizations seek to help individuals develop scholastically to their utmost, providing encouragement, study facilities, and upperclassmen who help as tutors if desired.
Individuality. Sororities and fraternities encourage individuality; they do not breed conformity. Common purposes must be worked out, but creativity is always encouraged.
A primary sociological group. There are only a few important primary groups in American society: the family, the classroom, the church group, the team, and the college fraternity. Primary groups help individuals adjust to and identify with society and they help in personal development.