General Information Home page Code of Conduct Handbook Student Fees
Student Handbook Access the Student Handbook
Student Involvement About Campus Life       Campus Activities       Campus Traditions       The GIVE Center       Fraternity and Sorority Life       Rec Sports       Student Activities Center       Student Organizations Multicultural Programs Student Government Association Student Media
Support Services Overview Auxiliary Services Bobcat Card Career Center Counseling Services Dining Services Disability Services    Learning Center Parking Services Public Safety Student Health Services Wellness and Recreation Center Women's Resource Center Writing Center
University Housing Visit the Housing Web Site
Technology Information Technology at GC
Think About It Login Instructions
Bookstore Access the Bookstore

Defining Fraternity and Sorority

The word fraternity is derived from the Latin word frater or brother. A fraternity is a group of men or women bound together by various ties that include brotherhood or sisterhood, friendship and common goals and desires. Women's fraternities are generally referred to as sororities, from the Latin word for sister. Members of these organizations share their friendship, loyalty and knowledge and devote their efforts to the common goals of the organization. The combined efforts and talents of these individuals make the organizations strong. Their common experience helps build ties that will carry over into life after college and provide a resource base to draw strength from in their daily lives. Additionally, experiences in the fraternity or sorority helps develop a strong and creative mind and leadership style that can lead to future success.

Though there are many different fraternities and sororities, most share similar founding principles and goals. They strive to enhance the educational experience through emphasis on intellectual and social development. Fraternities and sororities seek to instill values, such as friendship, education, service and social interaction, in their members that will provide a solid foundation to live life by each day.

Around Campus Image
A-Z Sitewide Index
About the site
Georgia College • 231 W. Hancock St. • Milledgeville, GA 31061 • 1-800-342-0471 ; Admissions: 478-445-2774 •