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Quick Facts about MSU's Greek Life

What Greek Life is really about

Being Greek is about building one's self into a better person through dedication to ideals and high standards of conduct. By joining a community that shares the desire for self improvement, students gain insights into age-old values, have brothers and sisters to help in that effort and leave college more ethically centered.

Certainly one can, and should, have fun as a Greek. But having fun is not why Greeks exist; they exist to help students better themselves through interaction with brothers and sisters.

Love, Truth, Honor, Scholarship, Friendship, Integrity, Charity, Courage, Excellence, Courtesy, Service, Generosity, Patriotism, Loyalty, Fidelity are ideals which form the very center of who we are. They are the reasons we were founded and the reasons we have existed as national organizations for over 100 years.

Any ordinary group can get together to have a party, it takes a fraternity or sorority to build a student into a better person. And that is, ultimately, what Greek Life is about: becoming a better person through service, through brother/sisterhood and through dedication to principles.

How many people are Greek at MSU?

There are 671 men and women are members of a fraternity or sorority at Morehead State University as of Spring 2014, 6 percent of the campus undergraduate population.

How much do Greeks give to the community?

For the calendar year of 2012, Morehead State Greeks reported 20,583 hours of community service time and raising $38,080 for local and national nonprofit organizations, such as the Habitat for Humanity, Africare, the Youth AIDS Foundation, PUSH America, Camp Smile, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Cave Run Manor Retirement Home, Make-A-Wish and many others.

How much does it cost to join?

Each organization is self-supported through dues charged to members and the cost varies from group to group. The first semester of membership has a few one-time expenses. As of spring 2013, the average cost of joining an IFC fraternity (initiation fees and regular chapter dues) is $361; for a Panhellenic sorority it is $512. For an NPHC group the average is $850.


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