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Greek Organizations

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.

Greek Rush

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.

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