Fraternities and sororities provide unparalleled opportunities for leadership development, scholastic engagement and lifelong friendships and connections. Members of fraternities and sororities are outstanding models in the classroom, on the playing field and among other clubs and organizations on campus. Fraternity and sorority members are involved on campus as University Ambassadors, Division I athletes, Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, Campus Activity Team members, Presidential Scholars and participants in numerous Honorary, Service Based, and Special Interest Organizations on campus.
College Panhellenic Council (CPC)
Alpha Chi Omega; Alpha Gamma Delta; Kappa Delta; Phi Mu; Sigma Sigma Sigma; Zeta Tau Alpha
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Beta Theta Pi; Delta Chi; Kappa Alpha Order; Pi Kappa Alpha; Pi Kappa Phi; Sigma Nu
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators. This organization was founded on and continues to be steadfastly committed to the tenets of excellence in Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United Arab Emirates. Sigma Gamma Rho has a proud legacy of providing positive and proactive community leadership and support when and wherever needed as indicated by the sorority’s international slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”
To learn more please follow this link: https://sgrho1922.org/
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. From its inception, the Founders also conceived Phi Beta Sigma as a mechanism to deliver services to the general community. Rather than gaining skills to be utilized exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, they held a deep conviction that they should return their newly acquired skills to the communities from which they had come. This deep conviction was mirrored in the Fraternity’s motto, “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity”.
For additional information, please visit: https://phibetasigma1914.org/
Recognition of fraternities and sororities is solely at the discretion of High Point University. Recognized Chapters can lose their recognition status by: receiving a sanction of suspension or dismissal through the student conduct process; violating local, state, and/ or national laws; revocation of their chapter charter from their inter/national headquarters. Fraternities/Sororities that lose recognition are expected to cease all activities and abide by all terms and conditions formally communicated to the organization by High Point University. No member of the High Point University community, nor any national or international fraternity or sorority, may solicit or recruit High Point University students to establish new or reestablish former fraternity/sorority organizations without the consent of the University. Members of the University community determined to be recruiting students for new/formerly recognized groups and/or continuing operations of such groups, are subject to sanctioning by the University up to and including suspension/expulsion.
An unrecognized fraternity or sorority is one that has lost their recognition from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. It can also be an organization that never received recognition to begin with. Unrecognized organizations are also known as “underground organizations” and they are not permitted to operate under any circumstances. Chapters that operate without recognition will be adjudicated under the Student Organization Code of Conduct. If a chapter has been closed either by their inter/national headquarters or by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the following requirements must be followed:
- May not continue to operate under the name of the fraternity, sorority, or chapter nomenclature.
- May not hold, sponsor, or attend events as an organization.
- Will not be counted in the general makeup of the fraternity/sorority population at High Point University.
- May not form housing groups using organizational or chapter nomenclature.
- Underground pledging, new member education, or intake is strictly forbidden.
- If the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the inter/national headquarters have a written agreement outlining a date of return for the organization to re-establish at High Point University, any violation (but not limited to) the requirements above will result in the return date being re-evaluated.
If there is indication that an unrecognized/underground organization is operating, the organization will be adjudicated through the Student Conduct process. Individuals who are participating in an unrecognized/underground organization will be suspended from the University. Currently there are no unrecognized organizations at High Point University.