Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life is an important part of the co-curricular experience for students at Appalachian State University. Students who are involved outside the classroom perform better academically, report a more satisfying educational experience, and persist to graduation in greater numbers than their counterparts. Fraternities/Sororities are built upon a commitment to the ritualistic values of their organizations, a commitment to service, an understanding of their responsibility for being a contributing member of the community, and to the personal and professional development of members.
Appalachian State University recognizes 34 social fraternities and sororities. The Campus Activities Office provides the following programs and services to support the success of our students and organizations:
- Active oversight of chapter events
- Maintains communication with faculty, alumni advisors, parents, and families
- Organizes leadership retreats and workshops
- Monitors academic performance of fraternity and sorority members
- Recognize the positive achievements of all organizations
Becoming part of the Fraternity and Sorority community is both an honor and an obligation. The honor lies in becoming part of a strong tradition of excellence. The obligation lies in working diligently to meet the ideals and principles that serve as the basis of the community and to hold yourself and your members accountable for constantly striving to improve the community of which they are part. Fraternity men and Sorority women are involved in various campus organizations such as Student Government, sports clubs, and academic honoraries. Many of these men and women hold leadership positions in these groups. Individual involvement is the key to fraternal success.
College life involves learning to live and work with others, respecting them as individuals, and making friendships that will last a lifetime. Membership in a fraternity/sorority enhances the social experience in a relaxed atmosphere. This can be seen in events throughout the year such as mixers, band parties, and Greek Week. We uphold each of the four pillars of Fraternity/Sorority Life (Service, Leadership, Friendship and Scholarship), in all our actions and strive to meet them in the end result.
Please visit the Fraternity and Sorority Life website for more information.
The STRIDE program is focused on making positive strides toward understanding membership and involvement within our community as a whole and developing an understanding of the personal/individual responsibility toward a healthier Fraternity and Sorority Life Community.
It is our hope that it will help strengthen our community and ensure education in the areas below.
Please join us in taking
Steps Towards Risk Reduction, Inclusion, Development and Education of Fraternal Involvement
For more information for the STRIDE program, please visit the Stride website