Greeks and Learning, Leadership and Service
Foundational to life at Rockhurst University is our mission of “Learning, Leadership and Service in the Jesuit Tradition.” The mission is woven throughout Greek life at Rockhurst in a variety of ways.
We place a strong emphasis on academics, including time management workshops and mandatory study hours. The result is that the fraternity and sorority grade-point average (GPA) is higher than the University average. In fact, all individual chapters are above the University average.
Fraternity and sorority members are actively involved in almost every other aspect of campus life and student organizations:
- Fraternity or sorority members consistently lead organizations such as Student Senate, Social Activities Board and Homecoming Committee and more.
- Rockhurst fraternity and sorority members are highly involved in Orientation, act as Social Mentors, work with Campus Ministry and participate on almost all Rockhurst athletic teams.
- Greeks are involved in the greater Kansas City community, participating in internships with local companies such as Cerner, Sprint, Hallmark, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the American Humanics National Office, as well as coaching local middle and high school athletic teams.
Greeks are leaders in campus and community-wide service projects. Member participation in service projects not only benefits the community, but it facilitates personal growth and greater unity among members. Each Greek organization raises money for a national philanthropy through special events. Additionally, each organization participates in raising funds and awareness for local philanthropies by helping sponsor events such as blood drives, canned-food drives, an annual haunted house and National Youth Service Day.