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Greek Student Engagement & Development

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Welcome to Greek Student Engagement & Development at Western Carolina University! Membership in a fraternity or sorority can greatly enhance a student’s collegiate experience, cultivate positive connections, social growth, intellectual development and values-driven decision-making. We are here to support this community, serve as a resource, and help to ensure that students have a fulfilling experience in their organizations. We are dedicated to building a strong, vibrant, impactful, values-driven community. We currently serve 20 fraternities and sororities supported by the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Whether you are a current member, an interested student, parent, alumni member, advisor, or friend to our community, we have information and resources for you. Stay connected with us by visiting our office or following us on social media! If you are interested in learning more about Greek Engagement at Western Carolina, our staff will be happy to speak with you.


Our Community

The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) serves as the governing body of the five social sororities associated with the National Panhellenic Conference at Western Carolina University. The goal of the CPC is to serve the college community by uniting all NPC sorority women, creating mutual respect for all sisters, and enhancing the overall CPC sorority experience on campus.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) serves as the governing body of the nine men’s social fraternities at Western Carolina University. Focusing on scholarship, leadership and involvement, brotherhood, service and philanthropy, and athletics, the IFC men continually produce successful leaders and better men during their time at WCU and beyond.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) serves as the collaborative body for the six historically African American fraternities and sororities at Western Carolina University. The men and women of NPHC promote interaction across campus through panels, presentation shows, and other programming initiatives to share information and engage in meaningful dialogue focusing on issues of mutual interest to its member organizations.

currently active sororities


Alpha chi omega sorority



Zeta Omega Chapter

Founded at DePauw University October 15, 1885
Chapter Founding: April 4, 1985

National Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness
Contact: Gabriella Novelli
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.288
Cumulative GPA-  3.304

alpha Gamma delta sorority

Alpha Gamma Delta


Theta Omicron Chapter

Founded at Syracuse University on May 30, 1904
Chapter founding: February 24, 1996

National Philanthropy: Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
Contact: Kaitlyn Still
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.977
Cumulative GPA- 3.076

alpha kappa Alpha sorority, INC.

Alpha Kappa Alpha


Kappa Alpha Chapter

Founded at Howard University on January 15, 1908
Chapter Founding: June 5, 1975

National Philanthropy: International Programs (Health Promotion, Global Impact)
Contact: Indiah Witherspoon
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.925
Cumulative GPA- 3.037


alpha xi delta sorority


Epsilon Gamma Chapter

Founded at Lombard College on April 17,1893
Chapter Founding: May 7, 1966

National Philanthropy: Autism Speaks
Contact: Beth Knight
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.320
Cumulative GPA- 3.258

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Pi Gamma Chapter

Founded at Howard University on January 13, 1913
National Philanthropy: National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health & Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), Delta Research and Education Foundation
Contact: Mariah Youmans
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.093
Cumulative GPA- 3.234

delta zeta sorority


Theta Iota Chapter

Founded at Miami University of Ohio on October 24, 1902
Chapter Founding: May 8, 1962
National Philanthropy: Starkey Hearing Foundation, The Painted Turtle Campaign Gabraella Witter
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.169
Cumulative GPA- 3.246

phi mu sorority

Phi Mu

Gamma Mu Chapter

Founded at Wesleyan College on March 4, 1852
Chapter Founding: May 4, 1986

National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospital
Contact: Emily Pfister
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.453
Cumulative GPA- 3.413

Zeta phi beta sorority, inc.

zeta phi


Zeta Xi Chapter

Founded at Howard University on January 16, 1920
Chapter Founding: September 27, 1989

National Philanthropy: March of Dimes, Adopt a School, The National Education Foundation
Contact: Stephanie Hurtado Hoyos
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.054
Cumulative GPA- 3.280

currently active fraternities


Alpha Phi alpha fraternity, inc.



Nu Zeta Chapter

Founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906
Chapter Founding: May 7, 1977

National Philanthropy: Project Alpha, Go-To-High School/ Go-To-College
Facebook: Nu Zeta Chapter
Contact: E'Quince Smith
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.975
Cumulative GPA- 2.951

alpha sigma phi fraternity

Alpha Sigma Phi


Eta Iota Provisional Chapter

Founded at Yale University on December 6, 1845
Chapter founding in progress

National Philanthropy: Humane Society, Homes for our Troops, Big Brothers & Big SistersNational
Facebook: Alpha Sigma Phi- Western Carolina University
Contact: Adam Urbaniuk
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.568
Cumulative GPA- 2.983

delta sigma phi fraternity

Delta Sigma


Delta Omicron Chapter

Founded at the City of College of New York on December 10, 1899
Chapter Founding: December 6, 1959
National Philanthropy: American Red Cross
Facebook: Delta Sigma Phi- Delta Omicron
Contact: Dylan Rood
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.078
Cumulative GPA- 3.171

kappa alpha psi fraternity, inc.


Kappa Sigma Chapter

Founded at Indiana University on January 5, 1911
Chapter Founding: April 11, 1981

National Philanthropy: St. Jude's Children Hospital, Piney Woods Boarding School
Contact: Deonte Holmes
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.350
Cumulative GPA- 2.828

Lambda Chi alpha fraternity

lambda chi

Beta Zeta Chapter

Founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909
Chapter Founding: May 22, 1970

National Philanthropy: Feeding America
Contact: Kaleb Hawkins
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.60
Cumulative GPA- 2.822

omega psi phi fraternity, inc.

Omega Psi Phi

Theta Lambda Chapter

Founded at Howard University November 17, 1911
Chapter Founding: September 13, 1979

National Philanthropy: Social Action Programs, Educational and Mobilization, NAACP
Contact: Malik Williams
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.344
Cumulative GPA- 2.743

Pi Kappa phi fraternity

Pi Kappa


Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Founded at the College of Charleston on  December 10, 1904
Chapter Founding: October 27, 2012

National Philanthropy: The Ability Experience
www.pikapp.orgFacebook: Pi Kappa Phi: Gamma Epsilon
Contact: Tony Trujillo

Spring 2018 GPA- 2.866
Cumulative GPA- 2.957

Pi lambda phi fraternity

Pi Lambda Phi

Omega Zeta Chapter

Founded at Yale University on March 21, 1895
Chapter Founding: January 28, 1978

National Philanthropy: Elimination of Prejudice Foundation
Facebook: Pi Lambda Phi @ Western Carolina University
Contact: Caleb Rohlfing
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.820
Cumulative GPA- 3.050

Sigma alpha epsilon fraternity


Omega Chapter

Founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856
Chapter Founding: January 29, 2005

National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Facebook: Sigma Alpha Epsilon- NC Omega Chapter at Western Carolina University
Contact: Matthew Smart

Spring 2018 GPA- 2.702
Cumulative GPA- 2.868

sigma phi epsilon fraternity


NC Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter

Founded at the University of Richmond November 1, 1901
National Philanthropy: Big Brother, Big Sister
Instagram: @wcusigep
Contact: Marshall Beaty
Spring 2018- 3.281
Cumulative GPA- 3.479

sigma chi fraternity

Sigma Chi


Kappa Gamma Chapter

Founded at the University of Miami of Ohio on June 28, 1855
Chapter Founding: November 16, 1991

National Philanthropy: Huntsman Cancer Institute

Contact: Joseph Schadle
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.024
Cumulative GPA- 2.955

theta xi fraternity

Theta Xi


Kappa Phi Chapter

Founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of New York on April 29, 1864
Chapter Founding: August 20, 1962

National Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity, Multiple Sclerosis
Contact: Zack Cannon
Spring 2018 GPA- 2.575
Cumulative GPA- 2.764


Frequently asked questions


What is a greek orgaNIZATION?

A Greek organization is a group of individuals bonded together by common goals and values. It is referred to as a Greek organization because the name consists of Greek letters; however, there are organizations whose names are not solely made up of Greek letters.  These bonds are created through historical rituals. Rituals are a shared experience between members of the fraternal organization. The more common language used when referring to Greek-letter organizations are fraternities (for men) and sororities (for women). These organizations have values and purpose that they work to instill in their members through their everyday activities.


The Department of Greek Student Engagement and Development oversees the twenty fraternities and sororities at Western Carolina University. The Greek Engagement staff provides advisement, programming, and support to all of our fraternal organizations. The Department is located in the University Center 334.

What is the time commitment?

The fraternity and sorority experience is what you make it. Every chapter has different requirements; however, each chapter has at least one meeting a week. It is the expectation of many of our organizations that their members are active during their undergraduate experience and after college. There are also many additional opportunities to become involved within a chapter and with the Department of Greek Student Engagement and Development.


What are the financial obligations of being in a fraternity or sorority?


The financial obligations depend on the chapter fees and dues. For more information, please contact the chapter representative.

What are the expectations and responsibilities of fraternities and sororities at WCU?


The Greek Engagement staff believes these expectations are best practices for being a successful and responsible fraternal member and student. These expectations were created to set a standard of high achievement for Greek-letter organizations. These expectations are not in place to penalize students but to challenge them to achieve at the highest level.

  • Understand your behavior has an effect and impact on the entire community not just yourself, your chapter, or your national organization. The entire Greek community could be affected.
  • Individuals/groups to take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Maintain a 2.5 Cumulative GPA.
  • Conduct yourself appropriately and professionally.
  • Demonstrate self-respect and respect for others.
  • Engage with the greater WCU community.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and transparency in relation to finances, new member recruitment and education, conduct, and social events.
  • Say something if you see something or know something related to the health or safety of self or others to prevent crimes from occurring. Report all matters to the necessary campus resources (e.g. sexual violence or misconduct, hazing, substance abuse, mental health concerns, etc.).
  • Conduct yourself as if you are always wearing your letters.

What are the benefits of joining and fraternity or sorority?


Through our values-based programming and staff support, the members of fraternities and sororities at WCU will gain the following:

 An understanding of the impact of individual and organizational actions, life-long connections within organizations and the larger community, an understanding and appreciation of identities different from their own, the ability to advocate for self and others, a commitment to academic excellence, an understanding of self, and a sense of belonging.


Staff Information

Name Title
Ronald Shidemantle Director
Miranda Stacy Administrative Support Associate
Ashley Palmer Graduate Assistant
Roslyn Gowens Graduate Intern
Jacki Jenkins Graduate Intern
Jordan Tilley Undergraduate Intern

Community Values


  • Personal responsibility/ownership
  • Care and respect for self and others
  • Integrity

Community and Civic Engagement

  • Pride in self, organization, and the community
  • Participation and presence
  • Expressing thoughts and opinions in a positive manner
  • Relationship building within organization, council, larger fraternity and sorority community, staff, faculty, administration, and community partners

Inclusion and Social Justice

  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a community inclusive and welcoming of students of all backgrounds
  • Commitment to offering equitable opportunities for all students
  • Proactively seeking learning opportunities surrounding inclusion and social justice

Personal Growth

  • Commitment to academics through focused enrichment programs
  • Effective communication, e.g. professional communication, conflict management, and self-advocacy
  • Life skills, e.g. commitment to personal and professional development
  • Leadership skills, e.g. learning your individual leadership style while also working cohesively with others
  • Fine-tuning ability to manage responsibilities associated with your role

Seeking Purpose

  • Self-exploration and identity development
  • Acknowledging your contribution and “fit” in your organization
  • Understanding the significance of your organization and its role in the larger community


The Department of Greek Student Engagement and Development has a zero tolerance policy for hazing and sexual misconduct. Students are encouraged to report incidents to the appropriate campus authorities. Additionally, Greek Engagement is committed to not only responding appropriately to these incidents but to creating a culture of respect and care within our community. As a Department, we expect members of our community to promote safety and respect within their organizations, programs, and spaces. We are committed to educating our community in the areas of risk reduction, primary prevention, intervention, and positive culture change.

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