"It's tough hiring good people. It's always a great testament to a person if on his resume it says he is a Greek." ~ James Bucksdale, CEO Nestscape Communications
Duquesne's Greek Community is very dedicated to the enhancement of scholarship. Our chapters have regularly performed above the all-male and all-female semester averages. We not only excel scholastically, but also sponsor many events throughout the year to educate individuals on topics such as rape, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and other issues of concern to college students. We also offer scholarships through the fraternities and sororities, alumni, and Duquesne University.
Being Greek provides many different avenues and methods to excelling scholastically that may not be found in other environments or student groups. Each chapter values academics and many have specific programs and activities for those members who need the extra help with their courses. Each chapter has a Scholarship Chairman who is in charge of coordinating such events as study tables, scholarship dinners, college major study buddies, mentoring groups, and other scholarship programs and various awards for excellent and improved academic achievement.
The Greek Community also works with many university services such as the Learning Skills Center and the University Counseling Center who keep us informed on programs, workshops, and classes they are offering to students. Fraternities and sororities also provide an excellent study environment during the week, with many chapters having study hours and other related efforts to ensure an academic environment. There are always fellow Greeks in classes and more times than not you will find sorority sisters or fraternity brothers in your various classes, which are great resources for study groups.
Greek chapters are ranked by average all-Greek GPAs, and all chapters strive for the honor of having the highest chapter GPA. Rewards are given each year to the chapter with the most outstanding GPA, as well as the most improved. This promotes studying incentives and provides for friendly competition within the Greek Community.