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.
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
National Website: alphachiomega.org
Local Website: axowcu.com
Contact: Alexandra Gross
Fall 2017 GPA- 3.29
Cumulative GPA- 3.231
alpha Gamma delta sorority
alpha kappa Alpha sorority, INC.
alpha xi delta sorority
delta zeta sorority
phi mu sorority
Gamma Mu Chapter
Founded at Wesleyan College on March 4, 1852
Chapter Founding: May 4, 1986
National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospital
National Website: www.phimu.org
Local Website: wcu.phimu.org
Contact: Lindsey Farris
Fall 2017 GPA- 3.417
Cumulative GPA- 3.36
Zeta phi beta sorority, inc.
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
National Website: www.zphib1920.org
Local Website: www.zetaxi.weebly.com
Contact: Bri McManus
Fall 2017 GPA- 3.281
Cumulative GPA- 3.377
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
National Website: Apa1906.net
Facebook: Nu Zeta Chapter
Contact: Quashawn Pernell
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.796
Cumulative GPA- 2.858
alpha sigma phi fraternity
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: Russell Callahan
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.434
Cumulative GPA- 2.919
delta sigma phi fraternity
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
National Website: Deltasig.org
Facebook: Delta Sigma Phi- Delta Omicron
Contact: Matthew Lutz
Fall 2017 GPA- 3.325
Cumulative GPA- 3.197
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
National Website: www.KappaAlphaPsi1911.com
Local Website: mekapsi.org
Contact: Deonte Holmes
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.468
Cumulative GPA- 2.863
Lambda Chi alpha fraternity
Beta Zeta Chapter
Founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909
Chapter Founding: May 22, 1970
National Philanthropy: Feeding America
National Website: www.lambdachi.org
Contact: Jake Wilkinson
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.709
Cumulative GPA- 2.763
omega psi phi fraternity, inc.
Theta Lambda Chapter
Founded at Howard University November 17, 1911
Chapter Founding: September 13, 1979
National Philanthropy: Social Action Programs, Educational and Mobilization, NAACP
National Website: www.oppf.org
Local Website: www.omega6d.org
Contact: Bobby Gibbs
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.643
Cumulative GPA- 2.777
Pi Kappa phi fraternity
Gamma Epsilon Chapter
Founded at the College of Charleston on December 10, 1904
Chapter Founding: October 27, 2012
National Philanthropy: The Ability Experience
National Website: www.pikapp.org
Facebook: Pi Kappa Phi: Gamma Epsilon
Contact: Austin Truitt
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.738
Cumulative GPA- 2.927
Pi lambda phi fraternity
Omega Zeta Chapter
Founded at Yale University on March 21, 1895
Chapter Founding: January 28, 1978
National Philanthropy: Elimination of Prejudice Foundation
National Website: www.pilambdaphi.org
Facebook: Pi Lambda Phi @ Western Carolina University
Contact: Kurtis Rogers
Fall 2017 GPA- 3.000
Cumulative GPA- 3.132
Sigma alpha epsilon fraternity
Founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856
Chapter Founding: January 29, 2005
National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
National Website: www.sae.net
Facebook: Sigma Alpha Epsilon- NC Omega Chapter at Western Carolina University
Contact: Matthew Smart
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.738
Cumulative GPA- 2.877
sigma chi fraternity
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
National Website: www.sigmachi.org
Local Website: www.wcusigmachi.org
Contact: Davis Wilson
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.835
Cumulative GPA- 2.841
theta xi fraternity
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
National Website: www.thetaxi.org
Local Website: www.thetaxiwcu.org
Contact: Zack Cannon
Fall 2017 GPA- 2.766
Cumulative GPA- 2.707
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.
wHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT OF gREEK STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT?
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
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.
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.