The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Western Carolina University is the umbrella organization
for ten national fraternities. The purpose of the IFC is to promote and advance the
best interests of the fraternity community, the recognized chapters, and WCU. Being
a member of a fraternity involves a life-long commitment and provides members with
a well-rounded college experience: academic support, leadership development, life-time
friendships, brotherhood, career connections, community service, philanthropic opportunities,
and social activities.
2019 Interfraternity Council Guide
The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the leadership body of the five National
Panhellenic Conference sororities in Cullowhee. The Council organizes the annual
formal recruitment program, educational initiatives, social events, community service
and philanthropic projects, and works with the other leadership councils to strengthen
the WCU community.
We, as Undergraduate Members of women’s fraternities, stand for good scholarship,
for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to
the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity
life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity
activities. We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of
character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity
and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual
respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) serves as the leadership group for the historically
African-American national fraternities and sororities, six of which are currently
recognized at Western. Each semester, the Council sponsors campus-wide events and
programs for the community in Cullowhee. In addition, the Council fosters collaborations
within the recognized chapters through leadership development and community service
programs. For more information about the WCU College National Pan-Hellenic Council
or any of its member chapters, please contact the Department of Greek Student Engagement
& Development or email the department here.
Order of Omega is the National Greek Leadership honor society for initiated members
of fraternities or sororities. The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who
have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement
within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus, and community at
large. Members are selected from the top 3% of Greeks at each institution. The Theta
Pi Chapter of the Order of Omega was founded at WCU on February 10, 1988. Its purpose
is to honor exceptional members of the Greek community who excel in the areas of scholarship,
leadership and service. In addition, the society works to bring together these leaders
to work toward the common goal of a stronger Greek community. Each fall, the Theta
Pi Chapter hosts the Scholar’s Reception Program to recognize the top academic performers
in each chapter. In addition, the chapter’s signature program is the Annual Apple
Polishing Ceremony. This popular campus event recognizes outstanding meritorious
service within the WCU faculty and staff community.
For more information on the National Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society,
visit the national organization here.