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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 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.

 

Panhellenic Creed

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.

Fraternities

ACTive FRATERNITy chapters

Thirteen Inter/National Fraternity Chapters are currently recognized by the Department of Greek Student Engagement & Development at Western Carolina University.

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.

Nu Zeta Chapter

National Founding:  Cornell University - December 4, 1906
Chapter Founding:  May 7, 1977
National Philanthropy:  Project Alpha, Go-To-High School/Go-To-College
Facebook:  Nu Zeta Chapter
Motto:  First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All
Chapter President:  Thomas Golden

ALPHA SIGMA PHI FRATERNITY

Eta Iota Provisional Chapter

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
Motto:  Causa Latet Vis Est Notissima
Chapter President:  Adam Urbaniuk

DELTA SIGMA PHI FRATERNITY

Delta Omicron Chapter

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
Motto:  Better Men.  Better Lives
Chapter President:  Dylan Rood

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.

Kappa Sigma Chapter

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

LAMBDA CHI ALPHA FRATERNITY

Beta Zeta Chapter

National Founding:  Boston University - November 2, 1909
Chapter Founding:  May 22, 1970
National Philanthropy:  Feeding America
Instagram:  @lambdachialpha_wcu
Motto:  Per Crucem Crescens
Chapter President: 
 Bryan Newsome

OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.

Theta Lambda Chapter

National Founding:  Howard University - November 17, 1911
Chapter Founding:  September 13, 1979
National Philanthropy:  Social Action Programs, NAACP
Motto:  Friendship is Essential to the Soul
Chapter President:  Malik Williams

Pi kappa alpha fraternity

Zeta Xi Colony

National Founding:   University of Virginia - March 1, 1868
Chapter Founding:  February 11, 1967
National Philanthropy:  The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life
Official Colors:  Garnet & Gold
Colony President:  Mitchell Henson

PI KAPPA PHI FRATERNITY

Gamma Epsilon Chapter

National Founding:  College of Charleston - December 10, 1904
Chapter Founding:  November 12, 1966
National Philanthropy:  The Ability Experience
Facebook:  Pi Kappa Phi: Gamma Epsilon
Motto:  Nothing shall ever tear us Asunder
Chapter President:  Tony Trujillo

PI LAMBDA PHI FRATERNITY

Omega Zeta Chapter

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
Motto:  Nostros Amemus
Chapter President:  Caleb Rohlfing

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY

North Carolina Omega Chapter

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
Motto:  Phi Alpha
Chapter President:  Matthew Smart

SIGMA PHI EPSILON FRATERNITY

North Carolina Pi Colony

National Founding:  University of Richmond - November 1, 1901
Chapter Founding:  November 5, 1983
National Philanthropy:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Instagram:  sigep_wcu
Cardinal Principles:  Virtue, Diligence & Brotherly Love 
Colony President:  Desmond Worrell

SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY

Kappa Gamma Chapter

National Founding:  University of Miami of Ohio - June 28, 1855
Chapter Founding:  November 16, 1991
National Philanthropy:  Huntsman Cancer Institute
Motto:  In Hoc Signo Vinces
Chapter President:  Brian Booe

THETA XI FRATERNITY

Kappa Phi Chapter

National Founding:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - April 29, 1864
Chapter Founding:  April 12, 1958
National Philanthropy:  Habitat for Humanity & Multiple Sclerosis
Motto:  Juncti Juvant
Chapter President:  Zack Cannon

Sororities

ACTIVE SORORITy chapters

Eight Inter/National Sorority Chapters are currently recognized by the Department of Greek Student Engagement & Development at Western Carolina University.

 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY

Zeta Omega Chapter

National Founding:  DePauw University - October 15, 1885
Chapter Founding:  April 4, 1985
National Philanthropy:  Domestic Violence Awareness
Motto:  Together Let us Seek the Heights
Chapter President:  Gabriella Novelli

ALPHA GAMMA DELTA SORORITY

Theta Omicron Chapter

National Founding:  Syracuse University - May 30, 1904
Chapter Founding:  February 24, 1996
National Philanthropy:  Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
Motto:  Live with Purpose
Chapter President:  Kaitlyn Still

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.

Kappa Alpha Chapter

National Founding:  Howard University - January 15, 1908
Chapter Founding:  June 5, 1975
National Philanthropy:  Women's Healthcare & Wellness
Motto:  By Culture and By Merit
Chapter President:  Shelby Riley

 

ALPHA XI DELTA SORORITY

Epsilon Gamma Chapter

National Founding:  Lombard College - April 17,1893
Chapter Founding:  May 7, 1966
National Philanthropy:  Autism Speaks
Motto:  The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
Chapter President:  Beth Knight

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.

Pi Gamma Chapter

National Founding:  Howard University - January 13, 1913
Chapter Founding:  April 29, 1984
National Philanthropy:  Delta Research and Educational Foundation
Motto:  Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom
Chapter President:  Alyssa Westberry

DELTA ZETA SORORITY

Theta Iota Chapter

National Founding:  Miami University of Ohio - October 24, 1902
Chapter Founding:  May 8, 1962
National Philanthropy:  Starkey Hearing Foundation & the Painted Turtle
Badge:  Roman Lamp 
Chapter President:  Savannah Elliott

PHI MU SORORITY

Gamma Mu Chapter

National Founding:  Wesleyan College - March 4, 1852
Chapter Founding:  May 4, 1968
National Philanthropy:  Children's Miracle Network Hospital
Motto:  Les Soeurs Fideles
Chapter President:  Emily Pfister

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.

Zeta Xi Chapter

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

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