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Office of Greek Life University of South Alabama    

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Dear Parent,

Let me be the first of many to welcome you to the University of South Alabama! As your child begins his or her college career at South Alabama, he or she will find that there are several organizations to become involved in on campus. Although each and every one of these organizations will contribute to your child's development as a student, none of them is quite as exciting and rewarding as becoming a member of a Sorority or Fraternity. Greek membership provides your child with the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, pursue academic excellence, serve the USA and Mobile communities, and make lasting
friendships that will be treasured forever.

Scholarship is the most important aspect of college life, so naturally it is first in Greek Life. I am extremely proud of our Greek Community, as our Greek students’ GPA’s are consistently higher than the average of USA students. At South Alabama, our Greek organizations are here to help. Every chapter has academic help available in the way of study halls, study buddies, help with professors and courses, study guides, and more. I also make sure that each year programs are presented to enable your child to deal with time management, handling stress, setting priorities, and study skills!

Membership in a Greek organization will give your child the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities while teaching cooperation and acceptance of responsibility. Offices and chairmanships of committees within the chapter will allow a chance for development of leadership abilities. Involvement does not stop within the chapter, on average, Greeks are involved in at least four other campus and community organizations.

Every chapter at South Alabama supports its own national philanthropic event, which is raising funds for a charity of their choice and dedicating time, as well as working with the service projects of all other Greek organizations. Over the past year alone, our Greek members have donated over 17,000 hours of community service as well as over $50,000.00 donated to various charitable organizations. Greeks are also supportive of events that occur on campus at USA, supporting our athletic events, fundraisers on campus and many other student organizations.

I encourage you to be an active mentor to your child as he or she participates in Recruitment/Rush/Intake and to remain open minded. Greek Life is certainly a source of pride at South Alabama and every chapter has something unique to offer in addition to the same founding principles as one another.

Thank you again for choosing South Alabama and good luck! The Office of Greek Life looks forward to working with you in the future and is here to assist you in any way possible!

Best wishes,
Brigette Soderlind
Brigette Soderlind
Coordinator of Greek Life
Office of Greek Life
Student Center Room 129
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002
(251) 460-7003 office
(251) 414-8256 fax

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