At the University of Charleston, our Greek community provides its members with opportunities for growth and excellence in academic, leadership, service learning, and social arenas. Greek Council pledges to actively promote Greek Unity through the support and respect of one another by providing educational, social, community service, and fundraising opportunities. While showing our support for Greek Life, we will also actively be involved in the enrichment of educational betterment and community interaction campus wide.
The Greek Council
- Serves as the governing council for the entire Greek community; each Greek organization is represented within Greek Council.
- Coordinates the different Greek events at the university including Recruitment, Greek Week, and several others.
- Participates in the Charleston community through community service, special events, commemorations, and fundraisers.
Greek Council Executive Board
The Greek Council executive board is made up of 3 members from each Greek organization:
President: Maria Lungu (Theta Kappa Pi)
"I am a senior and double major in Finance and Business. I am currently Greek Council President. I have been treasurer of Greek Council and a campus leader for Catholic Campus ministry. I have been vice president and associate trainer of Theta Kappa Pi. I am also a Peer Educator for the first year experience. I have served as a Student Government Senator, a member of GSO and Students in Free Enterprise. I am also a writing and Business Law tutor in the Academic Success Center. In addition I’m a Welch Colleague. I love Greek life because I have been able to meet such a diverse spectrum of people that have motivated me and helped me become the driven individual that I am today. Being a part of Greek life has motivated me to stay involved on campus and be responsible."
Vice President: Marisa Blazsek (Delta Phi Delta)
"I am a Junior Radiology major and a sister of Delta Phi Delta. I am also the Vice-president of Greek Council. I have been fortunate enough to find a strong bond with all my Delta sisters. We help each other through tough times and I would trade them in for anything."
Secretary/treasurer: Gavin Froehlich (Alpha Sigma Phi)
"I am a sophomore, biochemistry major, and a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha. I am also both the secretary and treasurer of Greek Council. I have only known these guys for a short amount of time but we have really been a positive support system for each other. I am lucky enough to stay involved on campus and I have thoroughly enjoyed Greek Life. "
What Does Being Greek Really Mean?
Membership in a Greek organization is a lifetime commitment. By becoming member, you will be working with a group of men and women who exchange ideas and stand for common goals, while holding each person to a higher standard.
Each of the chapters at UC develops a special bond called brotherhood or sisterhood. This bond is nurtured through a commitment to community service, academic excellence, family interactions, common work, laughter, intramurals, and shared successes and failures. Throughout your life, your membership will be an unwritten bond of friendship no matter what course your life takes.
In addition if you go Greek, you are held to high academic standards and this year Order of Omega (national honorary society) was formed to acknowledge Greeks that represented the top 20% on campus.
During Greek Recruitment, students who wish to find out more about Greek Life can do so. After students sign up for Recruitment, they are referred to as "Potential new members." Potential new members are provided an introduction to Greek Life, during which they have a chance to meet various members from each of the Greek Organizations at the University of Charleston, hang out, ask questions, and decide whether or not sisterhood or brotherhood appeals to them.
The active chapters are:
Requirements to join a Greek organization
- Have above a 2.0 GPA in order to be considered a Potential new member
- Be willing to commit time to performing community service or educational programs with organizations
- A willingness to be support for people that may need it.