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What is Alpha Gamma Rho?

Alpha Gamma Rho is Two Fraternities in One

Alpha Gamma Rho isn’t like other fraternities. In AGR, you’ll 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, but 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. 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.

We Get You Ready 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 Ag 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 management, 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 our state of the art scholarship program and mini-library, you’ll find the good studying atmosphere you need to do your best.

Alpha Gamma Rho 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 is also home to many members who are not related to agriculture in any way and are pursuing degrees in other areas of discipline–such as psychology, sociology, elementary education, foreign language, journalism, and others. So if you think you cannot join because you aren’t a “farm boy”, then you are wrong.

Alpha Gamma Rho Men are Leaders

Leadership is an important skill you’ll learn or develop in AGR. Our members recognize the need to develop leadership skills and take an active part in fraternity and university activities. Fraternity officer positions give you real leadership experience; you will use these skills to get involved in campus clubs, organizations or student government.

In the fall of 2015, over 60% of our members held a leadership position on campus, and this includes the 30% of our members who were incoming freshmen and had not yet gotten the opportunity to become a leader on campus. We strive for leadership and become successful.

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. We find it very important to uphold the respect to surrounding communities in which we live (even if it is only for 4 years).

Alpha Gamma Rho 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 calendar 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.

This past academic year, AGR made it to the semifinals in all intramurals that we competed in, with numerous teams making it to the championship.

Want to Learn More?

If this kind of exciting, challenging college life is what you’re looking for, please contact us for more information on joining in on the unique opportunity that is Alpha Gamma Rho (contact information below).

 

For more information:

Morgan Kerby

Recruitment Chair

(208)-790-7105 (call or text)

kerb7816@vandals.uidaho.edu

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