Fraternity numbers increase on Baldwin campus

Known for its rich history of forming lifelong connections, Baker University’s greek community is thriving.
Interest in the University’s fraternities continues to increase, following a successful recruitment heading into the 2009-2010 academic year.

“Our chapters do value scholarship and academic excellence,” Director of Student Life Brett Bruner said. “We are promoting the concept of brotherhood and sisterhood for life. These houses will be their home away from home the next three to four years.”

Students were encouraged to participate in a more casual recruitment model, allowing them opportunities to visit as many chapters as they wanted to find a perfect fit. Of the 87 men offered bids to fraternities in the fall, 67 accepted them — nearly twice as many as last year when 45 men were offered bids and 35 accepted.

Nearly a third of the student body on the Baldwin City campus are members of a greek organization. They excel in the classroom, with sororities averaging a 3.35 GPA and fraternities a 3.04 GPA last year. “They continue to have a higher GPA than other students and are involved in community service and philanthropy,” Bruner said.

Sorority recruitment numbers were slightly lower from a year ago. This year 51 women were offered bids, down from 59 the previous recruitment period.

Bruner is in his second full year overseeing the greek organizations, which continue to make an impact on campus.

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