As a college student, you will be faced with many demands on your time. As you consider membership in a sorority, keep in mind your academic requirements and how membership in a sorority may help you achieve your goals.
All National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities expect every member to strive to fulfill her academic potential. As a commitment to academic achievement, sororities offer members many resources such as study hours, quiet study areas and scholastic achievement programs and recognition. On the local level, most chapters have an alumnae advisor whose focus is the scholastic success of each member, and many have a faculty advisor who is a positive influence on the intellectual life of the members.
Academic excellence is a top priority for all 26 NPC sororities, which have agreed to the following minimum standards for academic performance:
- All chapters meet or exceed the campus all-women's average.
- All chapters provide academic programming to new members and members and recognize scholarship.
All chapters have positive relationships with university faculty by seeking their assistance with the chapter's academic programming and scholarship goals.
Sorority women across the country join together in February to celebrate the Month of the Scholar and participate in the NPC Academic Excellence Challenge, which encourages Panhellenic Councils to improve their all-sorority GPA by 0.1 or greater.
NPC and all 26 NPC sororities work with their foundations, which are public educational charities, to offer scholarships and loans to outstanding undergraduate and graduate members. Be sure to ask about these opportunities!
As you begin your college academic career, these tips may help you on your journey:
You can read more on these academic tips on the
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- Manage your time.
- Join an academic club.
- Know your professors.
- Go to class.
- Have fun!
Good luck with your studies!