- #GreekTruths -
Firstly, thank you for seeking the truth about Greek Life! Below are a few common misconceptions about Greek organizations as a whole. Please feel free to educate yourself with some of the #GreekTruths listed below!
MISCONCEPTION "I'm afraid that joining a Greek organization will lower my grades."
#greektruths Sororities and fraternities serve as a great resource for students academically, through study hours and tutoring programs. Most chapters require a high GPA both for initial membership into the organization and for remaining an active member. The minimum GPA to participate in Greek recruitment is a 2.5. However, it is important to note that the average GPA for new members traditionally exceeds that, so students are encouraged to achieve the highest GPA possible for the best opportunity of membership.
MISCONCEPTION “I'm afraid of being hazed.”
#greektruths Pace University has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hazing that is consistent with New York state law. Hazing includes any activity that subjects members to harassment, ridicule, intimidation, physical exhaustion, abuse, or mental distress. Hazing is contrary to the purposes of the Greek community and the University. Hazing is not tolerated. If you feel that you or someone you know is participating in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a fraternity or sorority, you should contact The Center for Student Development and Campus Activities at 914-773-3767 or Campus Police at 914-773-3700.
MISCONCEPTION "Will it be like Animal House?"
#greektruths Because the Greek community at Pace University contributes to the social activity on campus, it has taken great strides toward creating a responsible and safe environment for its members. All fraternities and sororities have strict policies regulating the consumption of alcohol for underage members and guests. Organizations work closely with their respective governing council as well as the Office of Greek Life to conduct safe social activities. All Greek organizations are held accountable to the Pace University Alcohol Policy and New York State Laws.
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