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.
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 the
Order of Omega, a national honorary society, acknowledges Greeks that represent
the top 20% on campus.
During Greek Rush, students who wish to find out more about Greek Life can
do so. After students sign up for Rush, 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 is right for them.
active chapters are:
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