AGR is two fraternities in one.
Alpha Gamma Rho isn't like other fraternities. As a member of Alpha Gamma Rho you will get the opportunity to experience both a social and a professional fraternity. AGR does what you expect a social fraternity to do: socialize with other students on campus and people in the community. AGR is also like other social fraternities in that it has a strong group of members and a house you can live in during your college years.
However, AGR is more than just one of those strictly social fraternities; it is also a professional fraternity. All members of AGR have related career interests. AGR is for young men pursuing any career related to the agriculture, food or fiber industries.
One more difference: at AGR there's no pledging or pledge period. You join as an equal member. AGR does a careful review of all potential members in advance, so there's no need for a "weeding out" process.
AGR isn't just for "farm boys."
You don't have to study production agriculture to join AGR. AGR is for any young man preparing for any ag or food related career, including food science, biotechnology, agri-marketing, environmental science and many others. AGR has strong ties with 4-H and FFA, but even if you have never been a member of these groups, you can be a member of AGR.
AGR prepares you for the real world.
Because AGR is a professional fraternity, we are concerned with promoting your career development during your college years and after graduation. We offer:
- Regional career seminars for undergraduates
- Internships through alumni contacts
- Job networking
- Alumni associations with informative agricultural programming
It's a tough world out there, but thousands of AGR members worldwide are there to help you succeed. From Secretaries of Agriculture, to top managment, to presidents of food companies, to thousands of farmers and ranchers, AGR Alumni are a "who's who" in worldwide agriculture.
We know the real reason you're in college.
AGR never loses sight of why you're in college in the first place...to graduate and get a job. And to graduate, you need to do well academically. This is where belonging to a fraternity that is both social and professional helps most. Because everyone in AGR is in the same career field, it's easy to have peer study groups or find someone who has taken the same classes. And with access to dedicated study rooms and a "quiet" library in the AGR house, you'll find a good studying atmosphere you need to do your best.
AGR men are leaders.
Leadership is an important skill you'll learn or develop in Alpha Gamma Rho. Our members recoginize the need to develop leadership skills and take an active part in fraternity and university activities. Fraternity officer positions provide you leadership experience; you will use these skills to get involved in campus clubs,organizations or student government.
Lean on us.
AGR members realize they are students of their university and non-university communities. AGR tries to be a good neighbor by doing community service work and completing philanthropic projects which help the community.
AGR plays hard too.
If all of this sounds like a lot of serious work, don't worry. AGR knows how to have a lot of fun, too. Intramurals are a great way to show our AGR competitiveness in a variety of both team and individual sports. From softball and water volleyball, to flag football and dart tournaments, intramurals are lots of fun, and they provide a chance for AGRs to have a great time together. Plus, AGR usually has a full calender of social events each term, including responsible parties, tailgates and sorority functions. These social events let you balance the professional and social aspects of the AGR fraternity experience.