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.
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 kappa Alpha sorority, INC.
alpha xi delta sorority
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 http://www.deltasigmatheta.org
Contact: Mariah Youmans
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.093
Cumulative GPA- 3.234
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
Contact: Emily Pfister
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.453
Cumulative GPA- 3.413
Zeta phi beta sorority, inc.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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 www.sigep.org
Contact: Marshall Beaty
Spring 2018- 3.281
Cumulative GPA- 3.479
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
Contact: Joseph Schadle
Spring 2018 GPA- 3.024
Cumulative GPA- 2.955
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
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.
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.
- Personal responsibility/ownership
- Care and respect for self and others
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
- Commitment to academics through focused enrichment programs
- Effective communication, e.g. professional communication, conflict management, and
- 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
- 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.