Why Go Greek?

Fraternities and Sororities offer so much: friendship, leadership, service, social events and more! They are a home away from home and a place to grow and mature.  They provide leadership development and philanthropic opportunities.  Your experience in a fraternity or sorority will help you change and grow to become a better person.

There are Four Pillars of Greek Life:

Scholarship
HBU’s Greek community is built on strong academic standards.  Members expect a lot of themselves and each other.  Working together, they pride themselves on academic excellence.  Chapters provide such things as:
  • Group study sessions
  • Workshops in test-taking strategies, study skills, time management and resume building
  • Faculty advisors who offer support 

Service/Philanthropy
One of the most unique qualities of a fraternity or sorority member is dedication to service.  Each fraternity or sorority hosts its own philanthropic events to raise money or provide support for a specific cause.  Houston Baptist University’s Greek communities participate in a range of service projects and support various philanthropies such as: Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Miracle Network, American Cancer Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Houston Area Women’s Center.  Giving back to the greater Houston community and HBU are priorities of HBU Greeks.

Leadership
True leadership comes from experience.  As a member of Greek life, you’ll find tremendous opportunities that will give you the experience to become an effective leader. Fraternities and sororities are self-governing, giving members numerous leadership possibilities.  Greek life offers leadership training programs both campus-wide and through individual the chapters.

Brotherhood/Sisterhood
Greek life is truly a “family” experience.  It offers a student the security and happiness that comes with the brother / sister bond. While you don’t have to limit your social life to Greek activities, you will find many opportunities to meet and interact with your chapter, other fraternities and sororities, and other campus organizations.