About Alpha Gamma Rho
The Purpose of Alpha Gamma Rho:
To make better men, and through them a broader and better agriculture by surrounding our members with influences tending to encourage individual endeavor, resourcefulness and aggressive effort along lines making for the development of better mental, social, moral and physical qualities; to promote a wider acquaintance and a broader outlook on the part of agriculture men through fellowship in a national organization that stands for the best social, mental, and moral development.
Alpha Gamma Rho is two Fraternities in one:
- Professional Fraternity:
Alpha Gamma Rho was founded on agriculture, and we uphold this tradition and provide ourselves in agricultural as our professional bond. Yes, at one-time agriculture meant farmers, plows, and cows. However, agriculture has evolved into vast categories to incorporate all majors and careers dealing with natural resources, food and fiber, life sciences, biotechnology, and the biological sciences. The professional aspect also allows for extensive networking with the thousands of AGR alumni in all fields across the country. Alpha Gamma Rho is an organization a graduate wants on his resume.
- Social Fraternity:
At the University of Minnesota, Alpha Gamma Rho is part of the Inter-Fraternity Greek Council where we have a voice of the laws that govern the Greek life on campus. Also, we are fully capable of hosting and attending social functions for Greeks on campus and within our Fraternity house. Our social tradition is our annual Spittoon game, played football, basketball, and softball against another fraternity on campus.