The Sun Sentinel
10.26.15 | Brian Hoffman
The expectations parents, students, employers and community members have for universities continue to grow exponentially. In addition to the traditional classroom education, universities now must also provide skills development for students, including professional readiness, personal development, networking, social justice and diversity. This type of growth is the new standard for learning in college. Learning is best achieved by integrating practical experience with conceptual knowledge.
When done properly, the fraternity and sorority experience provides an exceptional avenue for young men and women to develop the competencies and high expectations required of today's college student.
The phrase "when done properly" is essential to understanding the value of the fraternity and sorority experience. Fraternities proudly flaunt their service hours, philanthropy dollars, academics, social-action projects and prominent alumni. No other common experience across college campuses consistently demonstrates these universal values of good citizenship better than fraternities, which is one of the reasons many institutions view fraternities as a cornerstone for their admissions, school spirit and leadership opportunities.