Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers college students unparalleled academic,
community and leadership development experiences. While it is fashionable for the
media to highlight negative stereotypes and focus on an occasional misdeed, the reality
is membership remains a positive influence for individuals, colleges and communities.
On an inter/national level, three associations oversee 101 fraternities and sororities
with 750,000 undergraduate members at 12,000 chapters.
At WCU, over 30 fraternities and sororities offer a values-based experience to individuals
that share a commitment to providing you an opportunity for:
A home away from home
Joining a fraternity or sorority helps you adjust to living away from home. The bond
you will have with your fellow brothers and sisters will last a lifetime and it will
provide an easy way to network.
Making the grades
Each fraternity and sorority provides some form of scholastic assistance, such as,
study areas, tutoring, awards, study sessions and incentives such as scholarships,
to challenge members to reach their full academic potential. Fraternity and sorority
members usually maintain a higher grade point average than their non-Greek counterparts.
Members learn to work within these their chapter and positions within each chapter
are elected to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Fraternities
and sororities provide a solid foundation in leadership training that prepares members
for the demands and responsibilities needed for the future.
Giving back to the community
No other segment of the student population has dedicated more time and resources,
or has raised more money for charity than the members of our fraternity and sorority
community. From volunteering in elementary schools, to giving blood, to raising money
for important causes, WCU fraternities and sororities prepares members for a lifetime
of community involvement.
For many students, the social component of membership helps to make college a more
fulfilling experience. Fraternities and sororities provide a calendar of social activities
including formals, homecoming, step shows, mixers, sing competitions, and other special
events. Sororities and fraternities can offer more of a family atmosphere and go beyond
ordinary friendships - often lasting a lifetime.
How to Join
The process of joining a fraternity or sorority is one of mutual selection. Fraternities
and sororities use different means to acquaint themselves with interested students
and to allow prospective members to learn about the organization. The process to join
depends on the type of fraternity or sorority, which are categorized below by the
governing council that oversees each different type.
While individual chapters may have additional requirements you must meet in order
to receive an invitation to join, below are the basic requirements for all organizations:
- A fulltime WCU student, enrolled in 12 credits (or more)
- Earned a minimum of a 2.5 Overall Cumulative Average
The Black and Latino Greek Council (BLGC)
While each organization has different requirements and process, most BLGC groups encourage
men and women to observe current members and educate themselves on the history and
philosophies of each group. There will be many activities throughout the year sponsored
by the organizations. Once a man or woman identifies the group he or she would like
to belong to, he or she should attend a social or interest meeting sponsored by the
organization. Note that most BLGC organizations require a standing college GPA and
some require sophomore standing in order to apply for the intake process.
- Attend an interest session of organization you are interested in joining
- Each organization ranges in membership dues from $300.00 - $1000.00
- Meet the requirements of the National Organization you are seeking to join
For more information visit the BLGC website.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC)
At the beginning of each semester, there are a number of informational and social
events that take place where all chapters participate in to provide interested men
the opportunity to meet active members from several fraternities. Chapters will also
host several individual events during this time for potential members to attend and
learn more about a particular fraternity in a more personalized setting. No registration
fee is required and it is up to the student to decide which events to attend.
- Attend individual chapter information sessions
- Receive an invitation from a chapter
- Each organization ranges in membership dues from $250.00 - $450.00
IFC Recruitment Contact:
For more information visit the IFC website.
The Panhellenic Council (PHC)
The fall recruitment process for the sororities is formal and structured. Registration
is required, prior to the week of formal recruitment. To avoid conflicts with classes,
recruitment events are held in the evenings and on weekend days. Participants visit
each chapter on the first day of recruitment, known as open house. Recruitment is
a mutual selection process. It is strongly recommended that you attend every event
during the Formal Recruitment Process. The final invitational event, Preference Night,
you may attend up to two chapters events which are more formal in nature.
After the Preference Parties, potential new members rank their choices and the sororities
submit a preference list. To promote equity in the recruitment process, each sorority
is permitted to extend invitations to join to a maximum number of women, so a "bid
matching" process determines which sorority each participant will join.
- Register for the formal recruitment process, including payment of the $20 registration fee
- Attend required programming for interested new members, hosted by the PHC
- Formal Recruitment spans two weekends, including Labor Day weekend. Potential New
Members must attend all events September 2-5 and September 9-10.
- Each organization ranges in membership dues from $250.00 - $500.00
PHC Recruitment Contact:
For more information visit the PHC Website.
Questions regarding membership in a Panhellenic Sorority or BLGC fraternity or sorority
can be directed to
and questions regarding membership in a IFC fraternity can be directed to