Mission and values
To develop values-centered students who foster a safe environment through interactive programs with a commitment to scholarship, service, leadership, and friendship.
- To teach the history of fraternal organizations and, therefore, instill students with a sense of their origin, values and principles.
- To hold students accountable to the values and principles with which Greek organizations were founded.
- To increase leadership opportunities and promote active involvement among all members of the Greek community.
- To offer active and involved advisement to support chapters as they strive to achieve their goals and live up to their core values.
- To recruit diverse students who seek to uphold community, university, and organizational standards.
- To demonstrate a zero tolerance for hazing, discrimination, or any behavior which is contrary to the principles of Greek organizations.
- To uphold Mountain View Hall as an interactive facility for all Greek students where they can thrive in a safe and inclusive environment.
Four pillars of excellence
NAU fraternities and sororities pride themselves on upholding the four pillars of NAU Fraternity and Sorority Life: Leadership, Service, Scholarship, and Social. Please explore select the pillars below to learn more about how our fraternity and sorority members gain valuable leadership skills, provide service to the NAU and Flagstaff communities, strive for academic excellence, and make connections on- and off-campus.
Fraternity and sorority life offers men and women a variety of leadership opportunities. Chapter members can be found in the Associated Student of Northern Arizona University (student government), on the Homecoming Committee, and receiving academic and leadership awards. For members to achieve a well-rounded education, fraternities and sororities encourage active participation in a variety of leadership experiences. Members can also participate in their chapters as an officer or on one of the committees each chapter maintains. There are a wide array of positions available exclusively to fraternity and sorority members to help them learn, grow, and excel.
Service is a way of life for the NAU Greek community. Each year NAU fraternities and sororities participate in community service and philanthropy events that impact individuals in the Flagstaff community and beyond. On average, NAU fraternities and sororities raised $150,342 last year for various local and national philanthropies and completed over 25,870 hours of community service.
Fraternity and sorority chapters strive for the development of scholastic excellence among their entire membership. Many chapters require a minimum grade point average for potential members to be considered for membership. Initiated members must also continue to meet the minimum GPA requirements for his or her chapter in order to remain an active member. In order to ensure that members are academically successful, chapters provide study halls, educational programs, tutoring, and awards and scholarships.
Fraternities and sororities build a bond of brotherhood/sisterhood unmatched by any other student organization on campus. Each chapter has its own social events, which typically include formals, date parties, brotherhood/sisterhood events, family weekend, and a variety of other events. Each chapter follows a risk management policy from their national headquarters, their governing council, as well as all of the policies of NAU. The spirit of our Fraternity and Sorority Life community makes our campus feel like a home away from home. Regardless of the chapter you join, the friendships that are formed are lifelong. It is with these friends that members participate in memorable chapter activities, philanthropies, study groups, and social events.