The primary reason for attending a college or university is to earn a degree. For this reason, promoting high academic standards is the primary focus of all Greek chapters. The reason behind the academic accomplishments of Greek men can be best substantiated by the high Greek and chapter standard. Each chapter promotes and recognizes academic and excellence by implementing scholarship programs and incentives.
Fraternities use philanthropic projects to give back to the surrounding community. Each chapter devotes time and effort to make an impact on others both locally and nationally. Fraternities participate in numerous community service projects to benefit local and national chapters. These efforts include fund raising for Toys for Tots, Adopt a Family, and Wheel a Thon. Last year, fraternities completed 8,377 hours of service to the local community and national organization.
Fraternities encourage and foster leadership growth and responsibility. The opportunities available to Greek members promote strong leadership skills. Chapters also encourage their members to become involved in the campus community as well. Many student leaders of the organizations at Ashland University are Greek. Fraternities are devoted to providing dynamic leadership seminars, which allow members to discover and refine their leadership skills.
Life long friendships and memories are created through Fraternity relations. Social activities include social events, date parties, formals, and other Greek programs. Men join fraternities because they want to create a sense of belonging and opportunities for involvement, but they also provide honest friendship that last a lifetime.