The purpose of college is to achieve an education and Greek organizations are committed to fraternity and sorority values of academic achievement. Providing an atmosphere in which each member can achieve academic self-respect and self-responsibility is of utmost importance.

Many chapters assist new members in developing good study habits and time management skills to make the adjustment to college easier. Fraternity and sorority members are represented in various academic honor societies on campus including Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi, Order of Omega, and Rho Lambda.

While Panhellenic Council (PHC) may not establish a grade point average to participate in sorority recruitment, PHC sororities make membership selection decisions based on high school/college GPA. Typically, but not always, sororities require at least a 3.0 high school GPA and college GPA. There are exceptions, but they are rare.

NPHC fraternities and sororities require at least 15 hours of completed class work and a 2.5 GPA.