Revolutionizing Greek Culture for Christ
FOCUS Greek is an intentional outreach within FOCUS to fraternity and sorority students in Greek systems. Because of their roles as leaders, Greek students have a unique influence and ability to help others on the journey to Christ — both on campus and out in the world following graduation.
FOCUS Greek missionaries are on just over half of our FOCUS campuses. Our staff have a passion to reach out to Greek students — many of our missionaries were Greeks themselves. They are returning to campus to help change the Greek culture, challenging these student leaders to turn away from some of the darker influences on campus to answer a higher calling.
Living Roman in a Greek World
FOCUS missionary Aidan Setter, who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2020, was involved in the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity throughout his undergraduate career. As a student, he participated in both a FOCUS GreekBible study and discipleship. It was through FOCUS Greek that Setter realized being a faithful Catholic and an active member of Alpha Tau Omega was possible.
“I really enjoyed my time in a fraternity, but after I had a deeper conversion to my Catholic faith as a junior, I felt a tension that I had to choose between being Catholic or being a fraternity man,” said Setter. “FOCUS Greek showed me that, when I allowed my faith and Greek life to work together, it unlocked a whole new fraternity experience. The most fulfilling thing I did in college was in leading the Bible study in Alpha Tau Omega.”
Today, Setter translates his experience in Greek life as a student to his service as a FOCUS Greek missionary at Virginia Tech. “On campus, I see again and again how students realize that our lives aren’t meant to be separated,” he said. “When they can live the Gospel within their chapters, not only does it allow their friendships to become deep and Christ-centered, but it also gives eternal meaning to the work they do as fraternity men. They begin to become profound leaders to their brothers. Suddenly, they aren’t bogged down by philanthropy events and date parties, but they are presented with opportunities to share the Gospel and be a light in the darkness.”