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Why go Greek? Did you know that all but two U.S. Presidents since 1825; 85% of all Supreme Court Justices since 1800; 71% of the men and women in Who Who’s in American; 85% of all Fortune 500 Executives; and 63% of U.S. President Cabinet members since 1900 have all been Greek? For more information, please read the Greek Life F.A.Q.


National Sororities

Alpha Sigma Tau

Founded at the Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Michigan on November 4, 1899. The badge of Alpha Sigma Tau is a six-pointed shield of black enamel and gold, bordered with pearls and displaying the sorority letters in the center. The new member pin is a monogram of gold. Flower: Yellow Rose Jewel: The Pearl Colors: Emerald and Gold Symbol: The Anchor Open motto: Active, Self-Reliant, Trustworthy

Sigma Sigma Sigma

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Founded in Farmville Virginia at Longwood College on April 20, 1898. The badge of Sigma Sigma Sigma is an indented equilateral triangle upon the raised inner black enamel portion of which appear a skull and crossed bones in the center of Sigma in each angle; the new member pin is a silver triangle with a Sigma in each angle superimposed upon three arcs. Flower: Purple Violet Jewel: The Pearl Colors: Royal Purple and White Symbol: Sailboat Open motto: Faithful unto Death


National Fraternities

Lambda Chi Alpha

Founded at Boston University November 2, 1909. The badge of the fraternity is a pearl-set crescent with horns turned toward the left, and enclosing a monogram of the Greek letters, LCA The center of the crescent bears the Greek letters DR in gold on black enamel. Flower: White Rose Colors: Purple, green and gold.

Sigma Tau Gamma

Founded during the “month of roses” at Central Missouri State University in 1920. June 28 is commemorated at the date of establishment. The badge is a four-pointed shield with a sword thrust diagonally through it from upper left to lower right, with a gold chain connecting the hilt of the sword with the point. The face of the badge is of blue enamel with a chevron of black, faced with gold and displaying the letters STG. Flower: White Rose Colors: Azure (blue) and white.

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Tau Kappa Epsilon was established on January 10, 1899 on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. Originally under the Fraternity of Phi Delta Theta, the Tau Kappa Epsilon decided to branch out and form a new fraternity. On February 17, 1909, Tau Kappa Epsilon became its own fraternity.  The official badge is made of white or Roman gold and adorned with three white pearls. The official flower is the red carnation.

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Sorority Recruitment

The primary recruitment period for joining a sorority at Southeastern is during the fall semester. The membership recruitment period is generally held within the first 2-3 weeks after classes begin in the fall. The Southeastern Panhellenic Council hosts sorority recruitment and typically sets up a booth in the Union Atrium during the week prior to register recruitment participants. There is a small fee to cover recruitment costs which usually costs $15 or less. There are also typically a few membership openings for sororities in the spring. Check for information on spring recruitment in the Office of Student Life.

Who is Eligible for Sorority Recruitment?

To be eligible for sorority recruitment you must be enrolled as a full time student (at least 12 hours) at Southeastern. The Panhellenic Council also has a minimum grade point average of 2.50 to be eligible for membership in a sorority. Each sorority has a minimum grade point average for membership which may or may not be higher than the Panhellenic minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity recruitment is typically held 2-3 weeks after classes begin in the fall. Each fraternity chapter holds its own membership recruitment events during the designated recruitment period. Check with the Office of Student Life for information on specific events, dates, and times. It is not required that men interested in fraternity membership attend all chapters’ events, but it is highly encouraged that you get to know members from each fraternity before making a commitment to membership.

Who is Eligible for Fraternity Recruitment?

To be eligible for fraternity recruitment you must be enrolled as a full time student (at least 12 hours) at Southeastern and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Each fraternity has a minimum grade point average for membership which may or may not be higher than the University minimum grade point average of 2.5.