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Programs

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We invite you to get to know more about Greek life at WCU by participating in our programs and events. Our community of leaders and scholars has been a cornerstone of the Catamount campus experience for over half a century.  In addition to providing oversight and advisement of the Greek Community, our department sponsors and organizes multiple programs and events throughout the year.

Annual Programs + Events

Greek 101

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Greek 101 is designed to assist interested and new members transition into fraternity and sorority life at WCU.  The program introduces students to the history of the American Fraternity Movement, basic expectations of membership, our shared values and standards, current Risk Management policies, and general information regarding the current chapters and councils that comprise the Catamount Greek community.  All new members are required to attend one Greek 101 program during their new member education process or prior to initiation. 

New Member Education Day

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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

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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

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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 all members of the WCU community.  2018 NHPW Program



National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week aims to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.  Held each year during the third week of October, the week focuses on raising awareness of alcohol issues on today's college campuses.  2018 Program of Events



Stomp Fest

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Stomp Fest is Western’s annual step 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 of stepping and part of the proceeds go to support student scholarships.


Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol

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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

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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.  Members dance and compete in lip sync, perform traditional songs in Greek Sing, compete in the Greek Olympics, race in the Chariot race competition, and participate in multiple other events with the goal of being crowned Greek Week Champions. 


Greek Awards Program

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The Annual Greek Awards Program  recognizes in April of each year 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 of the American Fraternity and Sorority Movement at Western Carolina University.

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