Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Appalachian State University works with 27 recognized fraternities and sororities. We provide programs and services, active oversight of chapter events, maintain communication with faculty, alumni advisors and parents, organize leadership retreats and workshops, monitor academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognize the positive achievements of the organizations.
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.
Becoming part of the Fraternity/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 a part. The Appalachian State Fraternity and Sorority Community provides opportunities for you to develop your leadership potential. 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 on:
- The organizations found on our campus
- The Recruitment and Intake Processes
- Programs and Services provided by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Resources and statistics on Appalachian's Greek Life
- And so much more!
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
244 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-6252
Fax: (828) 262-6502
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
219 Plemmons Student Union
Phone: (828) 262-7382
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.