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Our Organizations

Tri-Council

 

Western Carolina University fraternity and sorority life consists of several fine national collegiate fraternal organizations that students call their home away from home throughout their college years and beyond.  In addition, the Department of Greek Student Engagement & Development recognizes three leadership councils and the Theta Pi Chaper of the Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Western Carolina University is the umbrella organization for the recognized 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.

IFC President: Daniel McCraw

The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the leadership body of the 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. 

CPC President: Anne Marie Turney

 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) serves as the leadership group for the historically African-American national fraternities and sororities, seven 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.   

NPHC President: Tristan Benson

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.  The society works to bring together these leaders to work toward the common goal of a stronger Greek community. 

Fraternities

 

Nu Zeta Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Cornell University - December 4, 1906
Chapter Founding:  May 7, 1977
National Philanthropy:  Brother's Keeper, A Voteless People is a Hopeless People, Project Alpha, Go-To-High School/Go-To-College
Facebook:  Nu Zeta Chapter
Instagram:  @nuzeta_alphas
Motto:  First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All
Chapter President: James Pointer

Eta Iota Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  Yale University - December 6, 1845
Chapter Founding:  April 27, 2019
National Philanthropy: RAINN, Humane Society, Homes for our Troops, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America
Facebook:  Alpha Sigma Phi - Western Carolina University
Instagram:  @alphasigwcu
Motto:  to Better the Man.
Mission:  to be the co-curricular and continuing organization of choice.
Chapter President: Zion Dillahunt

Delta Omicron Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  City of College of New York - December 10, 1899
Chapter Founding:  December 6, 1959
National Philanthropy:  American Red Cross
Facebook:  Delta Sigma Phi - Delta Omicron
Instagram:  @deltasigwcu
Motto:  Better Men. Better Lives.
Mission:  to become Better Men - men of courage, men of action, and men of excellence.
Chapter President: Jacob Whiteside

Delta Alpha Provisional Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  Washington and Lee University - December 21, 1865
Chapter Founding:  October 2, 1964
National Philanthropy:  The Independence Fund
Instagram:  @kaowcu
Motto: Dieu et les dames (God and the ladies)
Mission:  To create a lifetime experience which centers on reverence to God, duty, honor, character and gentlemanly conduct.
Contact: 
Jacob Woodard

Kappa Sigma Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Indiana University - January 5, 1911
Chapter Founding:  April 11, 1981
National Philanthropy:  Diamonds in the Rough & Piney Woods School
Instagram:  @kapsignupes
Motto:  Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor
Chapter President: Christian Kinkle

Xi Sigma Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  University of Virginia - December 10, 1869
National Philanthropy:  Military Heroes Campaign
Instagram:  @kappasigwcu
Motto: Bononia Docet "Bologna Teaches"
Mission:  Complement and enhance the educational mission of the host institution, promote the ideal of Brotherhood and actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members.
Chapter President: Jordan Moreno

Beta Zeta Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  Boston University - November 2, 1909
Chapter Founding:  May 22, 1970
National Philanthropy:  Feeding America
Instagram:  @lambdachialpha_wcu
Motto:  Perfect Brotherly Love.
Mission:  To inspire and equip men to lead an ethical life of growth, service and leadership.
Chapter President: 
Peyton Whitt

Theta Lambda Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Howard University - November 17, 1911
Chapter Founding:  September 13, 1979
National Philanthropy:  Omega 1911 Project, Brother You're On My Mind
Instagram:  @tlques1979
Motto:  Friendship is Essential to the Soul
Chapter President:  Zeke Jennette

Zeta Xi Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:   University of Virginia - March 1, 1868
Chapter Founding:  February 11, 1967
National Philanthropy:  The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life
Instagram:  @pikewcu
Mission:  Developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.
Colony President:  Jonah Slentz

Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  College of Charleston - December 10, 1904
Chapter Founding:  November 12, 1966
National Philanthropy:  The Ability Experience
Facebook:  Pi Kappa Phi: Gamma Epsilon
Instagram:  @pikappaphiwcu
Motto:  Nothing shall ever tear us Asunder
Mission:  To create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities.
Chapter President:  Brian Shanley

Omega Zeta Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  Yale University - March 21, 1895
Chapter Founding:  January 28, 1978
National Philanthropy:  Elimination of Prejudice Foundation
Facebook:  Pi Lambda Phi @ Western Carolina University
Instagram:  @pilambdaphiwcu
Motto:  Lead Courageously
Mission:  To shape men who lead courageously toward a world where all are equal and free from prejudice.
Chapter President: Baily Beebout

North Carolina Omega Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  University of Alabama - 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
Instagram:  @sae_wcu
Motto:  The True Gentleman
Mission:  Advancing the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service for our members for a lifetime.
Chapter President:  John Di Zerega

North Carolina Pi Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  University of Richmond - November 1, 1901
Chapter Founding:  November 5, 1983
National Philanthropy:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Instagram:  @sigep_wcu
Motto:  Building Balanced Men.
Mission:  Strengthen character, build leadership and interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy lifelong relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling life.
 President: Luke Johnson

Kappa Gamma Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  University of Miami of Ohio - June 28, 1855
Chapter Founding:  November 16, 1991
National Philanthropy:  Huntsman Cancer Institute
Instagram:  @sigmachi_wcu
Motto:  In Hoc Signo Vinces
Mission: To be the preeminent leadership and character development brotherhood benefiting members throughout life.
Chapter President:  Diego Valenzuela

Kappa Phi Chapter

Governing Council: IFC

National Founding:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - April 29, 1864
Chapter Founding:  April 12, 1958
National Philanthropy:  Habitat for Humanity & Multiple Sclerosis
Instagram:  @thetaxiwcu
Motto:  To Lead. To Serve.
Mission:  To provide a college home environment in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental, moral, physical and spiritual growth.
Chapter President:  Mason Wilson

Sororities

 

Zeta Omega Chapter

Governing Council: CPC

National Founding:  DePauw University - October 15, 1885
Chapter Founding:  April 4, 1985
National Philanthropy:  Domestic Violence Awareness
Instagram:  @alphachiomegawcu
Motto:  Together Let us Seek the Heights
Chapter President:  Mahalan Bullard

Theta Omicron Chapter

Governing Council: CPC

National Founding:  Syracuse University - May 30, 1904
Chapter Founding:  February 24, 1996
National Philanthropy:  Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
Instagram:  @alphagam_wcu
Motto:  Live with Purpose
Chapter President: Alyssa Anthony

Kappa Alpha Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Howard University - January 15, 1908
Chapter Founding:  June 5, 1975
National Philanthropy:  Women's Healthcare & Wellness
Instagram:  @kappaalpha_aka
Motto:  By Culture and By Merit
Chapter President: Antonia Kincaid

 

Pi Gamma Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Howard University - January 13, 1913
Chapter Founding:  April 28, 1984
National Philanthropy:  Delta Research and Educational Foundation
Instagram:  @pigamma_dst
Motto:  Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom
Chapter President: Monyae Joyner

Theta Iota Chapter

Governing Council: CPC

National Founding:  Miami University of Ohio - October 24, 1902
Chapter Founding:  May 8, 1962
National Philanthropy:  Starkey Hearing Foundation & the Painted Turtle
Instagram:  @dzthetaiota
Motto:  Live Truly.  
Chapter President:  Ashton Beecher

WCU Provisional Chapter

Governing Council: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations

National Founding: Cornell University - April 16, 1988
Chapter Founding:  February 23, 2020
National Philanthropy:  L.E.A.A.P: Latinas Educating on AIDS Awareness and Prevention, and Projecto H.A.C.E.R. to make, to build, to do
Instagram:  @lpc_wcu
Tagline:  Women of Strength, Women of Character  
Chapter President: Jessica Loza

Gamma Mu Chapter

Governing Council: CPC

National Founding:  Wesleyan College - March 4, 1852
Chapter Founding:  May 4, 1968
National Philanthropy:  Children's Miracle Network Hospital
Instagram:  @phimugammamu
Motto:  The Faithful Sisters
Chapter President:  Graham Harrington

Upsilon Zeta Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Butler University - November 12, 1922
National Philanthropy:  Operation BigBookBag & Project Cradle Care
Instagram:  @poodlesatwcu
Motto:  Leading with Vision, Driven by Purpose
Chapter Contact:  Ani-Yah Shead

Zeta Xi Chapter

Governing Council: NPHC

National Founding:  Howard University - January 16, 1920
Chapter Founding:  September 27, 1989
National Philanthropy:  Stork's Nest & Z-H.O.P.E
Instagram:  @zetaxi1989
Motto:  A community-conscious, action-oriented organization
Chapter President:  D'Ayana Munley

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