The fraternity and sorority community at UVA is one of Excellence. Excellence in the classroom, in extracurricular achievement, and in contributions to the larger UVA and Charlottesville communities. Please take a moment to scan some of the recent outstanding achievements of the UVA fraternity and sorority community.
1. All Inter-Sorority Council GPA for Fall 2017 was 3.539 compared to the all UVA female Undergraduate GPA which was a 3.458
2. Out of the 209 affiliated students who received a 4.0 last semester, 138 were members of the inter-sorority council – you also could phrase it as 66% of the 4.0’s achieved last semester by members of the Greek community, were members of the inter-sorority council
3. Out of 1789 sorority members, 1124 had a 3.5 or higher!
Also, many of our Greek students are also Jefferson, Echols, and Rodman scholars pursuing difficult academic programs.
EXCELLENCE IN THE UVA COMMUNITY
Greek students at UVA represent some of the brightest and most engaged in our student community. In addition to devoting hours to their particular fraternity or sorority, Greek students also participate more fully in other extracurricular activities and lead some of UVA’s most prestigious and honored student organizations. Recent and current chairs and members of the Honor and Judiciary Committees, Student Council, Class Councils, School Councils, Residence Life, the University Programs Council, the Cavalier Daily, the University Guide Service, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, and many of UVA’s service initiatives, including Madison House, Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, Pancakes for Parkinson’s, the Greek Weekend and numerous others have been Greek. These students represent some of the brightest leaders at UVA, working daily to improve the experience of UVA students and members of the Charlottesville community.
EXCELLENCE IN THE CHARLOTTESVILLE COMMUNITY
The Greek community donates more than 40,000 hours of service and $50,000 in philanthropy efforts each year. Initiatives benefit local communities, such as the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House, the UVA Children’s Hospital and local community tutoring programs, but service extends to other, global efforts, such as supporting cancer research and the victims of sexual assault. In addition to individual chapter efforts, a variety of cross-council collaborations and programs occur throughout the year, including the InterGreek Habitat House, the Mid-Autumns Carnival, which benefits local elementary education, and the Crimson War Blood Drive with the University of Maryland.