Can fraternity/sorority life help me succeed academically?
Fraternities and sororities were founded on the principle of successful scholarship. Academic success is in your favor when you factor in help from sisters or brothers, study halls, workshops, and time management strategies.
Do fraternities and sororities participate in community service?
Throughout the academic year our fraternities and sororities host a multitude of service projects and philanthropies that promote and enhance the fraternal ideals. Their service projects and philanthropies support various local and national organizations. In the Kennesaw and surrounding areas, charities and service organizations have turned to fraternities and sororities throughout our history because of their sustainable sources for volunteers and commitment.
Through the support of local and national philanthropies, fraternities and sororities promote ideals that will enhance your college experience. Charities and service organizations have long depended on the dedication and generous time contributed to the community by the Kennesaw State University fraternity and sorority chapters.
What do Kennesaw State fraternities/sororities do for the campus?
Our chapters provide and support various types of programming for the campus community. Regularly at Kennesaw State, you can find a fraternity or sorority hosting an event for charity, an educational workshop that enhance their self-development, event that are entertaining in nature, as well as many other activities. Our members are also involved on campus with a host of student programs and organizations, including Kennesaw Activities Board (KAB), Student Government Association (SGA), Orientation and many more. Outside of holding leadership roles, you can also find they engage with athletic events as well as other campus based programs, including Week of Welcome, Homecoming, Annual Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life Block Party, and much more. It is easy to say that the students strive to enhance and elevate the campus culture as they would their own chapter membership.
Is it expensive to join a fraternity/sorority?
Joining a fraternity or sorority does carry a financial obligation. Each chapter is self-supporting through dues paid by their members. Although chapters may make accommodations for special needs, students should take into consideration the financial commitment that follows membership in a chapter.
Is fraternity/sorority life really like the images portrayed in the media?
Many people have the misconception that the image portrayed through television programs and movies is really what is happening on college campuses across America. In reality, those images of fraternity/sorority life could not be further from the truth. Although an individual’s actions are entirely up to him or her, national organizations hold their members accountable for their actions using their founding principles as guides in their activities.
What if I am interested in a fraternity or sorority that is not at Kennesaw State University?
Please reach out to Bre Berris, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, at (470) 578-3081, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I be hazed if I join a fraternity or sorority?
Kennesaw State University, the Department of Student Life, and the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life have zero tolerance for hazing. Hazing should not be part of any new member education program or membership intake process in any degree. If you are being asked to do something against your will or that is outside of the requirements for joining, or if you are unsure if the activity or request is allowed, don’t hesitate to contact:
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life - (470) 578-3081
University Police - (470) 578-6206 (or via the LiveSafe App)
Report Anonomously via Red Flag Reporting at BRT.kennesaw.edu
*The full policy can be viewed in any student handbook and online through the Policy Portal.
How many fraternities and sororities does Kennesaw State University have?
Kennesaw State University currently has 33 different fraternities and sororities.
What fraternities and sororities are at Kennesaw State University?
There are four governing councils that serve as the umbrella organization for the chapters within the council.
Interfraternity Council (IFC):
- Alpha Epsilon Pi
- Delta Chi
- Delta Sigma Phi
- Delta Tau Delta
- Kappa Alpha
- Kappa Sigma
- Pi Kappa Alpha (Suspended)
- Pi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Sigma Nu
- Sigma Pi
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Theta Chi
- Theta Xi (Coming Fall 2018)
College Panhellenic Council (CPC):
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Alpha Xi Delta
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Gamma Phi Beta
- Kappa Delta
- Phi Mu
- Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC):
- Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
- Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
- Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.(Inactive)
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
If I am interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, how do I contact them?
There are several ways you can learn about fraternities and sororities here at Kennesaw State University:
- On our website you will find information and links to each of the chapter's individual or national websites.
- You can also stop by the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life suite in the Carmichael Student Center, 277
- Schedule an appointment to meet with a Fraternity & Sorority Life staff member
How do I join a fraternity or sorority at Kennesaw State University?
That depends on what organization you are interested in joining. Each council has a different process for accepting new members into their organization.**
- CPC holds Formal Sorority Recruitment once a year in August. To register for Formal
Recruitment you must register online, pay an application fee, and be a full time KSU
- IFC hosts recruitment twice a year, once in the fall and spring semester. To register
for recruitment you must register online, pay an application fee, and be a full time
- NPHC and MGC organizations conduct their own process for selection and initiation of new members, this process is known as membership intake. There are no set dates for membership intake. Once an organization decides to host intake they will post signs/banners in the Charmichael Student Center displaying the dates for their Informational Sessions, Formal Interest Meetings, etc. You will formally attend these are the events to express interest. NPHC Convocation is also held twice a year. For more information regarding Convocation, please contact the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
**The minimum requirement set by the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life for a student to participate in the new member process for any organization is a 2.5 Cumulative GPA, however some organizations require potential new members to have a higher GPA than the university requirement.**
- CPC holds Formal Sorority Recruitment once a year in August. To register for Formal Recruitment you must register online, pay an application fee, and be a full time KSU student.