The all-Greek GPA is once again higher than the non-Greek GPA at UVA for the spring 2013 semester. In both last spring and last fall, the all-ISC GPA of a 3.4 was once again higher than the all-UVA female GPA, – last fall, over 800 women received a 3.5 or higher. And even more impressive, 91 women received a 4.0! Greek students remain committed to their academic work and fraternity and sorority chapters continue to support students in their academic endeavors. Many of our Greek students are also Jefferson, Echols, and Rodman scholars pursuing difficult academic programs. For more information about Greek Scholarship, please feel free to contact our scholarship chair, Mackenzie Griffin (email@example.com).
Excellence in the UVa Community
Greek students at UVA represent some of the brightest and most engaged in our student community. In addition to devoting hours to their particular fraternity or sorority, Greek students also participate more fully in other extracurricular activities and lead some of UVA’s most prestigious and honored student organizations. Recent and current chairs and members of the Honor and Judiciary Committees, Student Council, Class Councils, School Councils, Residence Life, the University Programs Council, the Cavalier Daily, the University Guide Service, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, and many of UVA’s service initiatives, including Madison House, Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, Pancakes for Parkinson’s, the Greek Weekend and numerous others have been Greek. These students represent some of the brightest leaders at UVA, working daily to improve the experience of UVA students and members of the Charlottesville community.
Excellence in the Charlottesville Community
The Greek community donates more than 40,000 hours of service and $50,000 in philanthropy efforts each year. Initiatives benefit local communities, such as the Charlotteville Ronald McDonald House, the UVA Children’s Hospital and local community tutoring programs, but service extends to other, global efforts, such as supporting cancer research and the victims of sexual assualt. In addition to individual chapter efforts, a variety of cross-council collaborations and programs occur throughout the year, including the InterGreek Habitat House, the Mid-Autumns Carnival, which benefits local elementary education, and the Crimson War Blood Drive with the University of Maryland.
Excellence in the Professional World
Notable UVA Greek alumni/ae include: Al Groh (Sigma Nu): UVA Head Footbal Coach, Katie Couric (Delta Delta Delta): NBC Nightly News, Ralph Wilson (Phi Delta Theta): Owner of the Buffalo Bills, Woodrow Wilson (Phi Kappa Psi): 28th President of the United States, and many others. Greek students tend to become leaders in the business, political, and professional world upon graduation.
- All but two US Presidents since 1825 have been Greek
- 85% of US Supreme Court Justices since 1880 have been Greek
- 76% of US Congressmen have been Greek
- 85% of all Fortune 500 Executives have been Greek
- 63% of US President’s Cabinet since 1900 have been Greek