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Values

As members of organizations that encourage a balanced life, our values serve as our guide. Our community values inform the decisions and programs made by the councils and chapters represented here at UMKC.

Scholarship

Our community is committed to the attainment of personal and chapter academic goals. Through workshops, study partners, scholarship banquets and support our members provide a disciplined and academically focused environment for their peers.

The Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs encourages increased dedication to academic success and support through the use of the Fraternity and Sorority Minimum Expectations (PDF). Take a look at our Spring 2018 Academic Report (PDF), Fall 2018 Academic Report (PDF), and the Spring 2019 Community Report (PDF).

In addition to the support fraternity and sorority members receive from their peers, they also receive unique guidance from a faculty and staff advisor for their individual organization. These advisors may provide support through presentations on study skills and time management, meet with new members to stress the importance of scholarship, and offer office hours to assist members when necessary.

Service and Philanthropy

As members of fraternities and sororities, we recognize that we are also members of a local, national and global community. We dedicate our time, treasure, and talents to aiding other. Our fraternity and sorority community supports the following organizations though these efforts:

  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • North American Food Drive
  • Harvesters
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Sojourner Free Health Clinic
  • American Heart Association
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Ali Kemp Educational Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Educational Advancement Foundation
  • St. Jude’s Hospital for Cancer Research for -Children
  • Research Education Foundation
  • Blood Drive
  • AIDS Walk
  • Operation Big Book Bag

Fellowship

Brotherhood and sisterhood are, and have always been, the cornerstones of fraternities and sororities.

Being a brother or a sister means friendships that begin as spaghetti dinners and late night chats in your residence hall last for decades. It means celebrating each other’s wins and providing support in the losses. It means accountability when you have made a mistake but also education so that you can do and be better.

Brotherhood and sisterhood provide a global network of people determined to ensure growth throughout your lifetime membership.

Leadership

One thing that is guaranteed when you join a fraternity or sorority is optimal opportunities to develop leadership skills. These include event planning, team management, personal and organizational budget development, social skills, and many others. You may think this means you have to take-on a leadership role like President or Treasurer, but leadership development happens all through your experience, even in informal ways.