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Photo courtesy of the UM-Dearborn Greek Life Office

 

By KRISTIN MCDONOUGH, Greek Life Coordinator

We believe fraternal membership has the power to change lives – in the most powerful, positive and meaningful ways. Joining a fraternity or sorority is an experience unlike any other.

Greek members are known for their academic excellence, extensive social calendar, and participation in a wide range of philanthropic and community events. Students involved in Greek Life strive to make the most of their time at The University of Michigan-Dearborn and beyond, by forging lifelong friendships in brotherhood and sisterhood.

UM-Dearborn Greek Life just celebrated its 30th Anniversary, and our campus is home to 11 Greek chapters (six fraternities and five sororities). We are also working to establish a brand new Co-Ed Latino Fraternity this year.

Last year, in addition to hosting our first Divine Nine Yard Show, launching National Philanthropy Week and competing in our annual Greek Week activities, our Greek Life community performed over 1500 hours of community service and raised over $29,000 for local and national non-profits – including $11,000 for the chance to jump into the Detroit River in February in support of our official philanthropic partner, Special Olympics Michigan.

Over 130 Greek Life members were involved in other student organizations across campus and eight of our brothers and sisters were recognized as UM-Dearborn Difference Makers.

We welcomed 28 percent more new members to our Greek Community last year, and we’re looking forward to growing even more this year. There is a place for everyone in Greek Life, and we are excited to sharethe gift of membership with each of you!

Recruitment activities will be taking place throughout January. To learn more, you can:

  • Join us for Greek Life Info Night on Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Kochoff Hall (University Center).
  • Meet us at the Welcome Week Involvement Organization Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Kochoff Hall (University Center).
  • Follow us on Facebook/Instagram(@umdearborngreeklife), or Twitter (@DearbornGreeks) for updates and event news!
  • Contact our Advisor, Kristin McDonough (Coordinator for Greek Life in the Office for Student Engagement) at kjmcdono@umich.edu.