We invite you to get to know more about Greek Life at WCU by participating in our
programs and events. Our community of leaders have been a cornerstone of the Catamount
campus experience for over half a century. In addition to providing oversight and
advisement of the Greek Community, we sponsor and organize programs and events throughout
the year that promote leadership development, community engagement and Greek council
Annual Programs + Events
New Member Education Day
New Member Education Day is a required program for new members of the Greek Community.
The program is designed to complement chapter new member education programs by engaging
members in various topics each semester including current risk management standards,
positive public relations, alcohol/substance abuse issues, sexual assault awareness,
hazing, and other important subjects. The goal of the program is for students to gain
a better understanding of their new role in the community and how to make positive
choices that will elevate the greater Catamount community.
Greek Leadership Retreats
The Greek Leadership Retreat programs, held every August & January, are designed to
provide chapter presidents and council officers an opportunity to focus on leadership
development, community-building, and risk management. Both retreats are designed to
bring leaders in the Greek community together and work to help the community at large
and strengthen chapters and councils.
National Hazing Prevention Week
Held the last full week of September each year, National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW)
raises awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote
the prevention of hazing. All programs throughout the week are intended for members
of all student organizations in the WCU community.
Stomp Fest is a competition featuring high energy stepping performances by members
of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to cultivate African-American culture at Western
Carolina University. The event also educates the community on the art and history
Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol
Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) Peer Education Group was
established at WCU in 2007 by the leaders of the fraternity and sorority community.
GAMMA works to address issues pertaining to alcohol abuse prevention and student health
and safety issues related to alcohol use. The peer educators believe that fraternity
and sorority members can play a uniquely effective role in encouraging their peers
to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward
alcohol and other drugs. For more information, visit BACCHUS GAMMA.
Greek Week is a long-standing tradition at WCU that sparks friendly competition among
the chapters and fosters friendships through a week long series of events. In teams
consisting of chapters representing all three of our councils, they compete in various
"Greek Games" to see who will be crowned as the Annual Greek Week Champions.
Greek Awards Banquet
The Annual Greek Awards Banquet in April of each year celebrates excellence in both
chapter and individual fraternity and sorority member achievements. Multiple Awards,
including the Chapter of Excellence & Chapter of the Year Awards, are annually presented
at this celebration.