Greek Life

The UNC Asheville Fraternity & Sorority Community promotes the personal, social, intellectual, and ethical development of all chapter members. Fraternity & Sorority Chapters at UNC Asheville are affiliated groups of their (inter)national organizations. The advancement of our Community at UNC Asheville is an ongoing effort to keep the Fraternity & Sorority Experience relevant to student success and an integral part of the fabric of campus life.

At UNC Asheville, our Fraternity & Sorority Community works to:

  • Provide education and experience in interpersonal relationships, leadership, group dynamics, and organization development
  • Promote member involvement in co-curricular activities
  • Promote sponsorship of and participation in community service, service learning, and philanthropic projects
  • Promote an appreciation for differences and development of cross-cultural competencies
  • Recognize and encouraging learning experiences that occur as a result of a diverse fraternity and sorority community
  • Advocate for academic success of all members and for opportunities through which students can integrate in-class and out-of-class learning
  • Support members’ efforts to align actions with espoused organizational mission and values

Questions? Please see our FAQs page, or contact Fraternity & Sorority Life at grklife@unca.edu or 828.251.6990.


Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment

For those interested in Sorority Recruitment, complete the Panhellenic Interest Form! For those interested in Fraternity Recruitment, complete the Fraternity Interest Form! You’ll also have the opportunity to fill this out at either Greek Interest Session or before you attend your first recruitment event.

Greek Interest Sessions

Prior to either Fraternity Rush or Sorority Recruitment, join us at one of our Greek Interest Sessions. Whether you have questions about joining a fraternity or sorority or if you’re on the fence as to whether the Fraternity & Sorority Experience at UNC Asheville is for you, you’ll find your answers here! These sessions will be quick, 30-45 minute overviews of our Fraternity & Sorority Community, a little lesson in Greek-speak, a Q&A for interested members, and a chance to meet current members.

Don’t believe the hype: learn the values, meet the people!


Sororities

Alpha Xi Delta

The national women’s fraternity of Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 at Lombard College, and is one of the ten founding fraternities of the National Panhellenic Conference. The Zeta Tau chapter at UNC Asheville was colonized in 1985. Alpha Xi Delta women value sisterhood, leadership, knowledge, and service to the community.  Alpha Xi Delta demonstrates service through their national philanthropy Autism Speaks, raising money through a variety of programs, including their annual Karaoke for a Cause. UNC Asheville members are also involved in many other campus organizations and programs!

Gamma Phi Beta

Gamma Phi Beta is an international sorority that was founded in 1874 at Syracuse University. Gamma Phi Beta is one of the 10 oldest women’s organizations in North America, and the the first to use the term “sorority,” meaning sisterhood! Gamma Phi Beta’s mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood through our core values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty. The Epsilon Psi Chapter at UNC Asheville was established in 1992, and is one of more than 168 chartered collegiate chapters across North America. Gamma Phi Beta seeks to build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world. Through Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic work with Girls on the Run, these women aim to build strong girls and act as a positive force in our local community.


Fraternities

Alpha Sigma Phi

Founded in 1845 at Yale University, Alpha Sigma Phi was introduced at UNC Asheville in 2010, receiving their charter and becoming the Zeta Theta Chapter soon after. Their purpose is “to better the man,” and they are committed to doing so without hazing and through their philanthropy Live Strong.  Represented by the phoenix, Alpha Sigma Phi is proud of its re-founding in the early 1900s, and remains active in their expansion efforts, currently offering services and opportunities to over 3,000 undergraduate students and 40,000 living alumni.

Sigma Nu

Three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute formed the fraternity of Sigma Nu in 1869 in opposition to a witnessed hazing ritual by another institution. The Mu Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu is the oldest fraternity on UNC Asheville’s campus. Since its introduction at UNC Asheville in 1993, Sigma Nu has been very involved in campus events and organizations, including producing seven student body presidents and seven vice-presidents. Sigma Nu’s values are defined by their integrity, brotherly love, truth, and honor. They demonstrate these values through their service to Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Councils & Organizations

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) exists to promote the shared interests and values of it’s member fraternities: leadership, service, brotherhood, and scholarship. The Interfraternity Council believes in Fraternity and that the shared values of Fraternity drive the IFC to create better communities, better chapters, and better men. The Interfraternity Council works to advance the academic mission of UNC Asheville, to enable fraternal organizations to grow and thrive through collaboration and teamwork, to provide an outlet for self-governance and accountability, and to model and teach ethical leadership. In a spirit of mutual support and betterment, the men of The Interfraternity Council pledge to elevate the rituals and the values of the member organizations. Learn more about the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

College Panhellenic Council

A College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is composed of all members of the women’s fraternities on a campus. Each college Panhellenic establishes its own constitution, bylaws, code of ethics and membership recruitment regulations, working out the details within the framework provided by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) for all College Panhellenics. Fraternity women are responsible for promoting the ideals of Panhellenic on campus. High moral and ethical principles are basic to all NPC fraternities. Greek women working together to serve as role models exemplifying the best in womanhood. Learn more about the National Panhellenic Conference.

Order of Omega

Order of Omega is a national leadership honor society that was founded in 1959 at the University of Miami. Order of Omega has over 500 chapters in North America that recognize students for their scholarship, leadership, character, and service to the Greek, campus and local community. UNC Asheville is home to the Rho Psi Chapter of Order of Omega. We strive to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of scholarship and leadership in interfraternal activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment. Learn more about Order of Omega.