The Mission of ACU
ACU’s mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission is achieved through:
- Exemplary teaching, offered by an innovative and caring community of Christian scholars, that inspires a commitment to life-long learning;
- Significant research, grounded in the university’s disciplinary strengths, that informs and impacts issues of global importance to the academy, church, and society;
- Meaningful service as a divine calling that enriches our global society, academic disciplines, the university, and the church to God’s glory.
Fraternities and Sororities
As recognized student organizations of ACU, F/S join service groups, academic groups and special interest groups in representing ACU’s mission in a variety of unique ways. Leaders and members of F/S should communicate ACU’s mission as well as their own F/S mission in all of their activities. This section of the Student Organization Handbook serves as an orientation guide for new members and a leadership guide for officers, sponsors and active members of F/S. The guidelines in this section are intended to state the purpose, philosophy, rules and regulations regarding F/S to 1) help new members understand F/S and their function and 2) clarify and communicate consistent information to all F/S members and sponsors.
Purpose of Fraternities and Sororities
Since 1919, social clubs, now referred to as Greek Life and Fraternities and Sororities, have been a part of the ACU experience. Through Greek Life, many students fulfill the need for close, personal contact and for social interaction. F/S were founded by students who petitioned the University and received approval for their proposed charter. Therefore, F/S exist as entities granted by the University and must maintain the standards of the University. F/S participate in a variety of activities including: intramural sports, Sing Song, Homecoming activities, social events and service projects. The University supports the efforts of Greek Life to stimulate a closer bond of friendship among students and enhance each student’s loyalty to ACU.
Coordination of Fraternities and Sororities
ACU Greek Life is under the coordination of the Student Life Office. The Senior Coordinator of Fraternities and Sororities is the primary coordinator and serves as the facilitator for Greek Life on campus.
The responsibilities of the office of Senior Coordinator of Fraternities and Sororities include:
- Establishing and coordinating regular meetings with Greek Life officers and sponsors.
- Training all Greek Life officers.
- Training sponsors and helping them understand their roles and responsibilities as volunteers apart from any other university responsibilities
- Coordinating communication to the students, sponsors and ACU faculty/staff in regards to Greek Life.
- Educating the campus community, especially prospective new members, about the process of new member orientation.
- Educating the campus community, especially F/S officers and sponsors, about the annual Greek Life calendar and process.
- Supervising and upholding ACU policy and procedures in all Greek Life activities.
- Monitoring and evaluating all aspects of the Greek Life process with an annual assessment.