UNCG’s Fraternity and Sorority Life

Meagan Bess
Staff Writer

UNCG’s Fraternity & Sorority Life is open to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of 12 credit hours, and at least a 2.55 GPA. The most recent recruitment just occurred from January 28 to February 2. During the recruitment period, students were able to meet five fraternities of the InterFraternity Council. Our campus’ sororities and fraternities provide students with service, scholarship and leadership experiences.  Alongside those important elements, they embody five pillars of excellence, which are scholarship, leadership, unity, service and legacy.

Scholarship focuses on success in the classroom due to the commitment to life-long learning and increasing the value of higher education. Leadership addresses leadership development at UNCG and greater Greensboro communities.

Unity is important, by respecting individuality and diversity as described on the Greek Life website, “our foundation for creating a large, unified Fraternity and Sorority Life CommUNITY.” Service is self explanatory, as they work to consciously remember the importance of giving back to the community. They, “strive to strengthen the quality of life for those in need through their constant focus on philanthropy and civic engagement.”

During the 2017 to 2018 academic year, over 12,000 hours and $51,000 was raised in philanthropic efforts.

The last pillar, legacy, is where rituals and traditions are shared with brothers and sisters all across the world to help them understand the importance of leaving a positive impression on their organization and university. It is apparent that some students want to get a good education and spend time being a part of a community of sisters and brothers who will uplift them and give them support through good and bad times.

Besides knowing the guidelines of fraternities and sororities, students want to know which one they would be interested in joining if offered the opportunity to do so. The InterFraternity (IFC) Council here at UNCG consists of Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Theta Delta Chi. Each has a specific chapter they belong to along with information on where they were founded. Students are given the ability to check out UNCG chapter websites and national websites such as Theta Delta Chi.

Their chapter name is Mu Triton Charge, and they were founded locally on March 27, 1999, but nationally on Oct. 31, 1847 in Union College, NY. Their motto is, “Purity, Loyalty, and Secrecy,” and their philanthropy efforts include Autism Speaks and the Jimmy V Foundation. This is only one listed under the IFC, and any interested student should delve in and find out where they fit.

The second council we have here at UNCG is the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), which includes Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega and Sigma Sigma Sigma. One of the sororities, Sigma Sigma Sigma, is under the chapter name Epsilon Nu. They were founded locally on Feb. 10, 1989, and nationally on March 10, 1898 at Longwood University in Virginia. Their philanthropy efforts include the Robbie Page Memorial Fund, and their motto is, “Faithful unto Death.”

The third council is the Multicultural Greek (MGC) Council, which includes Alpha Pi Omega, Chi Upsilon Sigma, Lambda Theta Phi, Psi Sigma Phi, Sigma Sigma Rho, Theta Nu Xi and Lambda Theta Alpha. Theta Nu Xi’s Chapter name is Gamma. They were founded locally on March 21, 1999 and nationally on March 11, 1997 at UNC Chapel Hill. Their motto is “Sisters of Diversity Together as ONE,” and their philanthropy effort is the organization Girls for a Change.

The final council, the National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) Council includes Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta. One sorority in this council, Sigma Gamma Rho, is part of the Omicron Eta Chapter and was founded nationally on Nov. 12, 1922, and founded locally on Nov. 15, 1997 at Butler University in Indiana. One of their philanthropy efforts is Breast Cancer Research, and their motto is “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”
If you are interested in learning more about Fraternity and Sorority Life in Greensboro, you can learn more at https://cap.uncg.edu/greek-life/councils/.

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