WHAT IS GREEK LIFE?
Greek life is compromised of the greek system including fraternities and sororities. Fraternities and sororities are social or academic organizations at colleges and universities that strive to improve the student experience through social relationships called brotherhoods or sisterhoods.
DON'T SEE AN ORGANIZATION YOU'RE INTERESTED IN?
Create your own! Have some friends that are interested in the same things you are but don't see an organization for it? Contact ASWU and find out how to create your own organization. All new organizations recieve a $200 start up fund for their organization, provided by ASWU.
DELTA SIGMA PHI
The Delta Sigma Phi, Epsilon Pi chapter strives to embody our main tenants of leadership, philanthropy, community service, knowledge, brotherhood, chivalry, and the pursuit of success. More than half of the chapter's active members hold positions in other organizations at Woodbury. At a national level, Delta Sigma Phi has established 224 chapters across the country and 118,000 initiated members in its 117 year history, helping to enrich the lives of its members and their communities.
PHI SIGMA SIGMA
We are a dynamic, principled, passionately committed group of women from around the world who define ourselves not by our distinct differences, but by what we have in common. And that common bond is a firm belief that women of different religions, cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints working together can and do make a difference in our communities, and in the world, every day. Our mission is to inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood while also keeping our vision to be a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change and embracing individuality.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GREEK LIFE
Bid:A formal invitation to join a particular IFC fraternity/CPA sorority extended by a chapter.
Big/Little: Terms used for mentors assigned between new members and actives. The active members are typically charged with guiding new members through their new member period and initiation.
Invitation/ Crossing: A process during which new members receive lifelong membership privileges into the organization they have chosen to be a part of. This is typically and formal, ceremonial type event where active member of the group are also present.
IFC (International Fraternity Conference): Organization that represents 66 men's fraternities that supports its chapters by promoting leaders to make differences at their campus & community.
NPC (National Panhellenic Conference): The umbrella organizations for 26 women's fraternities that supports its chapters by promoting values, education, leadership, friendship and more.
Philanthropy: Refers to either a community service and/or fundraising project sponsored by a chapter or the non-profit organization in which an organization has specified as it’s official “philanthropy” signifying a special relationship and desire to give (time/money) to the organization, sometimes officially named by the inter/national organization.
Prospective/Potential New Member(PNM): A college student not affiliated with a fraternity/sorority who is eligible and shows interest in joining by attending recruitment/intake activities. The term is often abbreviated to PNM.
Recruitment: Organized effort to meet potential new members to join a chapter.
Ritual: A secret ceremony of a Greek organization performed by active fraternity/sorority members that is prescribed and endorsed by the chapters’ headquarters. The document containing the rituals and elements therein are sacred to each fraternity/sorority. Only initiated members may be privy to rituals.
GREEK LIFE GLOSSARY
Developing leaders today for life after college is an important part of Greek involvement. Get to know our Greek student leaders.
QUESTION & ANSWER
Answers to common questions about greek life.