Greek Student Engagement & Development



fraternity and sorority

 

Welcome to Greek Student Engagement and Development at Western Carolina University! Membership in a fraternity or sorority can greatly enhance a student’s collegiate experience, cultivate positive connections, social growth, intellectual development, and values-driven decision-making. We are here to support this community, serve as a resource, and help to ensure that students have a fulfilling experience in their organizations. We are dedicated to building a strong, vibrant, impactful, values-driven community. We currently serve 18 fraternities and sororities supported by the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Whether you are a current member, an interested student, parent, alumni member, advisor, or friend to our community, we have information and resources for you. Stay connected with us by visiting our office or following us on social media! If you are interested in learning more about Greek Engagement at Western Carolina, our staff will be happy to speak with you.

 

Our Community


currently active sororities

 

Alpha chi omega sorority

ACO

 


Zeta Omega Chapter

Founded at DePauw University October 15, 1885
Chapter Founding: April 4, 1985

National Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness

National Website: alphachiomega.org
Local Website: axowcu.com

Contact: Mary Brown
Mebrown7@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 3.079
Cumulative GPA-  3.268
Conduct- Good Standing

alpha Gamma delta sorority

Alpha Gamma Delta

 


Theta Omicron Chapter

Founded at Syracuse University on May 30, 1904
Chapter founding: February 24, 1996

National Philanthropy: Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation

Website:alphagammadelta.org
Local Website: http://wcu.alphagammadelta.org/

Contact: Dianne Schleicher
ddschleicher1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.801
Cumulative GPA- 3.022
Conduct- Good Standing

alpha kappa Alpha sorority, INC.

Alpha Kappa Alpha

 


Kappa Alpha Chapter

Founded at Howard University on January 15, 1908
Chapter Founding: June 5, 1975

National Philanthropy: International Programs (Health Promotion, Global Impact)

National Website: http://aka1908.com
Local Website: http://kappaalpha1975.wix.com/kappaalpha

Contact: Kala Molnar
Klmolnar1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.70

Cumulative GPA- 2.983
Conduct- Good Standing

alpha xi delta sorority

AXD

Epsilon Gamma Chapter

Founded at Lombard College on April 17,1893
Chapter Founding: May 7, 1966

National Philanthropy: Autism Speaks

National Website: www.alphaxidelta.org
Local Website: wcu.alphaxidelta.org
Contact: Alexa Teague
Arteague1@catamount.wcu.edu
Fall 2016 GPA- 3.06
Cumulative GPA- 3.206
Conduct- Good Standing

delta zeta sorority

 DZ

Theta Iota Chapter

Founded at Miami University of Ohio on October 24, 1902
Chapter Founding: May 8, 1962

National Philanthropy: Starkey Hearing Foundation, The Painted Turtle Campaign

National Website: www.deltazeta.org
Local Website: www.deltazeta.org/chapter/profile/100081

Contact: Dara Garris
Dmcorley1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 3.261
Cumulative GPA- 3.277
Conduct- Good Standing

phi mu sorority

Phi Mu

Gamma Mu Chapter

Founded at Wesleyan College on March 4, 1852
Chapter Founding: May 4, 1986

National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospital
National Website: www.phimu.org
Local Website: wcu.phimu.org
Contact: Emily Dover
ecdover@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 3.299
Cumulative GPA- 3.337
Conduct- Good Standing

Zeta phi beta sorority, inc.

zeta phi

 

Zeta Xi Chapter

Founded at Howard University on January 16, 1920
Chapter Founding: September 27, 1989

National Philanthropy: March of Dimes, Adopt a School, The National Education Foundation

National Website: www.zphib1920.org
Local Website: www.zetaxi.weebly.com

Contact: Bri McManus
bcmcmanus1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 3.411
Cumulative GPA- 3.09
Conduct- Good Standing

currently active fraternities

 

Alpha Phi alpha fraternity, inc.

APA

 


Nu Zeta Chapter

Founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906
Chapter Founding: May 7, 1977

National Philanthropy: Project Alpha, Go-To-High School/ Go-To-College

National Website: Apa1906.net
Facebook: Nu Zeta Chapter

Contact: Kaderus Bailey
kjbailey2@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.65
Cumulative GPA- 2.848
Conduct- Good Standing

alpha sigma phi fraternity

Alpha Sigma Phi

 


Eta Iota Provisional Chapter

Founded at Yale University on December 6, 1845
Chapter founding in progress

National Philanthropy: Humane Society, Homes for our Troops, Big Brothers & Big SistersNational

Website: alphasigmaphi.org
Facebook: Alpha Sigma Phi- Western Carolina University

Contact: Isaac Herrin
Ibherrin1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 3.031
Cumulative GPA- 3.043
Conduct- Good Standing

delta sigma phi fraternity

Delta Sigma

 


Delta Omicron Chapter

Founded at the City of College of New York on December 12, 1899
Chapter Founding: December 6, 1959

National Philanthropy: American Red Cross

National Website: Deltasig.org
Facebook: Delta Sigma Phi- Delta Omicron

Contact: William Leopard
Wcleopard1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 3.063
Cumulative GPA- 3.095
Conduct- Social Probation

kappa alpha psi fraternity, inc.

  KAP

Kappa Sigma Chapter

Founded at Indiana University on January 5, 1911
Chapter Founding: April 11, 1981

National Philanthropy: St. Jude's Children Hospital, Piney Woods Boarding School

National Website: www.KappaAlphaPsi1911.com
Local Website: mekapsi.org

Contact: Adam Hampton
avhampton1@catamount.wcu.edu
Fall 2016 GPA- 2.694
Cumulative GPA- 3.152
Conduct- Good Standing

Lambda Chi alpha fraternity

lambda chi

Beta Zeta Chapter

Founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909
Chapter Founding: May 22, 1970

National Philanthropy: Feeding America

National Website: www.lambdachi.org
Local Website:N/A

Contact: Dallas Griffin
Dbgriffin1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.639
Cumulative GPA- 2.76
Conduct- Good Standing

omega psi phi fraternity, inc.

Omega Psi Phi

Theta Lambda Chapter

Founded at Howard University November 17, 1911
Chapter Founding: September 13, 1979

National Philanthropy: Social Action Programs, Educational and Mobilization, NAACP

National Website: www.oppf.org
Local Website: www.omega6d.org

Contact: Bobby Gibbs
blgibbs1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.552
Cumulative GPA- 2.709
Conduct- Good Standing

Pi Kappa phi fraternity

Pi Kappa

 

Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Founded at the College of Charleston on  December 10, 1904
Chapter Founding: October 27, 2012

National Philanthropy: The Ability Experience

National Website: www.pikapp.org
Facebook: Pi Kappa Phi: Gamma Epsilon

Contact: Matt Hilditch
Mjhilditch1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.85
Cumulative GPA- 3.013
Conduct- Good Standing

Pi lambda phi fraternity

Pi Lambda Phi

Omega Zeta Chapter

Founded at Yale University on March 21, 1895
Chapter Founding: January 28, 1978

National Philanthropy: Elimination of Prejudice Foundation

National Website: www.pilambdaphi.org
Facebook: Pi Lambda Phi @ Western Carolina University

Contact: Chandler laws
Cllaws1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.779
Cumulative GPA- 3.053
Conduct- Good Standing

Sigma alpha epsilon fraternity

SAE

Omega Chapter

Founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856
Chapter Founding: January 29, 2005

National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

National Website: www.sae.net
Facebook: Sigma Alpha Epsilon- NC Omega Chapter at Western Carolina University

Contact: Michael Gabbard
mpgabbard1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.872
Cumulative GPA- 3.005
Conduct- Good Standing

sigma chi fraternity

Sigma Chi

 

Kappa Gamma Chapter

Founded at the University of Miami of Ohio on June 28, 1855
Chapter Founding: November 16, 1991

National Philanthropy: Huntsman Cancer Institute

National Website: www.sigmachi.org
Local Website: www.wcusigmachi.org

Contact: Joshua Wagoner
jrwagoner1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.545
Cumulative GPA- 2.823
Conduct- Good Standing

theta xi fraternity

Theta Xi

 

Kappa Phi Chapter

Founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of New York on April 29, 1864
Chapter Founding: August 20, 1962

National Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity, Multiple Sclerosis

National Website: www.thetaxi.org
Local Website: www.thetaxiwcu.org

Contact: TJ Friedt
Tafriedt1@catamount.wcu.edu

Fall 2016 GPA- 2.723
Cumulative GPA- 2.854
Conduct- Good Standing

 

The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) serves as the governing body of the five social sororities associated with the National Panhellenic Conference at Western Carolina University. The goal of the CPC is to serve the college community by uniting all NPC sorority women, creating mutual respect for all sisters, and enhancing the overall CPC sorority experience on campus.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) serves as the governing body of the nine men’s social fraternities at Western Carolina University. Focusing on scholarship, leadership and involvement, brotherhood, service and philanthropy, and athletics, the IFC men continually produce successful leaders and better men during their time at WCU and beyond.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) serves as the collaborative body for the six historically African American fraternities and sororities at Western Carolina University. The men and women of NPHC promote interaction across campus through panels, presentation shows, and other programming initiatives to share information and engage in meaningful dialogue focusing on issues of mutual interest to its member organizations.

 

Community Values

Accountability

  • Personal responsibility/ownership
  • Care and respect for self and others
  • Integrity

Community and Civic Engagement

  • Pride in self, organization, and the community
  • Participation and presence
  • Expressing thoughts and opinions in a positive manner
  • Relationship building within organization, council, larger fraternity and sorority community, staff, faculty, administration, and community partners

Inclusion and Social Justice

  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a community inclusive and welcoming of students of all backgrounds
  • Commitment to offering equitable opportunities for all students
  • Proactively seeking learning opportunities surrounding inclusion and social justice

Personal Growth

  • Commitment to academics through focused enrichment programs
  • Effective communication, e.g. professional communication, conflict management, and self-advocacy
  • Life skills, e.g. commitment to personal and professional development
  • Leadership skills, e.g. learning your individual leadership style while also working cohesively with others
  • Fine-tuning ability to manage responsibilities associated with your role

Seeking Purpose

  • Self-exploration and identity development
  • Acknowledging your contribution and “fit” in your organization
  • Understanding the significance of your organization and its role in the larger community

 

The Department of Greek Student Engagement and Development has a zero tolerance policy for hazing and sexual misconduct. Students are encouraged to report incidents to the appropriate campus authorities. Additionally, Greek Engagement is committed to not only responding appropriately to these incidents but to creating a culture of respect and care within our community. As a Department, we expect members of our community to promote safety and respect within their organizations, programs, and spaces. We are committed to educating our community in the areas of risk reduction, primary prevention, intervention, and positive culture change.

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