All members of Greek organizations are students, first and foremost. Academics are emphasized by all fraternity and sorority chapters, from new member education through graduation. The Greek System encourages fraternity and sorority members to be active on campus and keep up their grades. All chapters have grade point average minimums required for membership and to remain active. Organizations as well as councils and chapters provide scholastic assistance such as tutoring, awards, study sessions, and incentives such as scholarships to challenge members to reach their full academic potential. Fraternity and sorority members strive to be above the all undergraduate grade point average each semester. National trends prove that Greek members stay in college and are more likely to obtain a degree than non-Greek students. Chapters, councils, and the inter/national organizations give scholarship awards annually to  members for high academic success or for academic improvement.