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Greek Life

Greek-letter organizations traditionally have assumed an active role in contributing to the cultural, educational and social life of the campus, and in providing leadership opportunities for students. At Samford, students have the opportunity to affiliate with eight national sororities and seven national fraternities.  The office of the Director of Greek Life is located in the Theta Alpha House.

Sororities

Sorority

Founded

Local

Chapter

Philanthropy

Alpha

Delta Pi

May 15, 1851

Wesleyan Female College

Macon, Georgia

 

1910

Ronald McDonald House

Alpha Kappa Alpha

January 15, 1908

Howard University

Washington, D.C.

1989

Sickle Cell Foundation

Alpha Omicron  Pi

1897

Barnard College (Columbia University) New York City, New York

1995

American Juvenile Arthritis Foundation

Chi Omega

April 5, 1895

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

1963

Big Oak Ranch for Girls

and

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Delta Sigma Theta

1913

Howard University

1995

Delta Sigma Theta

Five Point Program

Delta Xi Phi

1994

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2012

American Cancer Society

Phi Mu

March 4, 1852

Wesleyan Female College

Macon, Georgia

1924

Children’s Miracle Network

Zeta Tau Alpha

October 15, 1898

Longwood College

Farmville, Virginia

1933

Susan G. Komen

Breast Cancer Foundation

Fraternities

Fraternity

Founded

Local Chapter

Philanthropy

Alpha Phi Alpha

December 4, 1906

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

April 2000

Alpha Phi Alpha

Foundation

Alpha Tau Omega

September 11, 1865
VMI
Richmond, Virginia

2014

No philanthropy specified

Kappa Alpha Psi

January 5, 1911

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

1998

Kappa Alpha Psi

Foundation

Lambda Chi Alpha

November 2, 1909

Boston University

1919

North American

Food Drive

Pi Kappa Phi

December 10, 1904

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

1925, 1991

PUSH America

Sigma Chi

June 28, 1855

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

1872, 1984

Children’s Miracle

Network

Sigma Nu

January 1, 1869

VMI

Lexington, Virginia

1879

St. Jude’s

At Samford, sororities and fraternities are involved in educational programs, community service and leadership development, in addition to providing a strong bond of friendship and esprit de corps among those invited to affiliate with the organizations. 

The Interfraternity Council [IFC] acts as the liaison between the five fraternities belonging to the North American Interfraternity Conference and the other national umbrella organizations that are represented here at Samford.  The IFC promotes leadership within member chapters and monitors the activities of member chapters.  The IFC is composed of two delegates from each fraternity and four executive officers.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council [NPHC] serves as the coordinating body for the historically African-American fraternities and sororities.  NPHC serves to unite the active Samford chapters for one collective voice to speak on issues, coordinate joint programming, and create a sense of peer accountability for the chapter and individual member actions (when called upon).  The Council is comprised of four officers representing the community and delegates from each active chapter.

The Panhellenic Council [PHC] coordinates the five sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference [NPC] and are represented here at Samford.  The PHC is composed of two members from each sorority and 10 executive officers.  The PHC not only monitors the sorority membership recruitment process, but also provides a variety of educational, social and service opportunities for sorority and fraternity members, as well as the campus community at large.  Being an active and enthusiastic member of a sorority can afford the female student with many social and service opportunities that will enrich her life at Samford.

*Alpha Phi Omega [APO], Co-Ed Service Fraternity, will be housed under the Greek Life umbrella beginning fall 2014.  Additional information on APO can be found in the chapters section of the Greek website at http://www.samford.edu/greeklife

 

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