Fraternity & Sorority News
- The Spring 2014 Grade Report is now available on the Academic Excellence Page.
- Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society will be taking applications in September 2014 for their new class. You must have above the all-Greek GPA of 3.16, be a Junior or Senior during the 2014-2015 Academic Year and be involved in your chapter and the Greek community.
- Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Academic Honor Society will be accepting new members who are Juniors or Seniors in Fall 2014 who hold a 3.5 or above GPA at the start of their Junior year, or any semester during their Junior or Senior year.
About W&J Greek Life
Washington and Jefferson College is home to ten Greek Letter organizations. The six fraternities that are recognized on campus are Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and Phi Kappa Psi. The four NPC sororities recognized at W&J are Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi. All of our organizations reside on campus in the College-owned Chestnut Street housing.
The Greek Community at W&J is based on four standards that fraternities and sororities everywhere strive to achieve:
- Academic Excellence
- Service to the Community
- Friendship for Life
Our organizations seek members that reflect a commitment to these values. Approximately 40% of W&J students are members of a fraternity or sorority. During their time at W&J Greeks are members of the Student Government Association Executive Board, many W&J Athletic Teams, Resident Assistants, Homecoming Queens and Kings, members of honor societies and writers for the Red & Black newspaper.
Students are eligible to join a fraternity or sorority after completing one semester at W&J and earning a GPA that meets the requirement of the chapter they wish to join (GPA requirements vary for each chapter, but no student may join a fraternity or sorority if his/her cumulative GPA is below a 2.50). Fraternities hold recruitment events during the fall semester to meet interested potential new members, and women wishing to join a sorority participate in the formal recruitment process that begins at the beginning of the spring semester
Some quick facts about our fraternity and sorority members:
- 77% of them joined their organization freshman year.
- They worked 4,928 combined volunteer hours per semester.
- 57 of them hold executive board positions in student organizations.
- They are involved in over 20 different campus sports teams and hold executive board positions in over 50 clubs and organizations on campus.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life serves as a liaison among the fraternity and sorority chapters on campus, the College faculty and staff, parents, alumni and the inter/national organizations. We provide educational programming, resources, leadership opportunities and service events to attain universal growth for our Greek community. We support the Greek organizations by serving as advocates for the students, advising the chapter leaders and also challenging them to live their life by their fraternal values and ideals.
Rossin Campus Center, Upper Level
60 South Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301