Participating in Quinnipiac's vibrant Greek life are 17 local chapters of nationally recognized organizations, which are listed below.
Alpha Chi Omega
Founded on Oct. 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., Alpha Chi Omega takes as its motto, "Together Let Us Seek the Heights." Today, Alpha Chi Omega boasts 135 chapters across the United States and a headquarters in Indianapolis. Quinnipiac's chapter, Iota Phi, received its charter on April 5, 1997. With scholarship, leadership and community service as their goals, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega work together to overcome the effects of domestic violence against women.
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi, originally called The Adelphean Society (from the Greek word for sister), was the first secret society for college women and was founded on May 15, 1851, at the first institution in the world to grant degrees to women: Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. The women of Alpha Delta Pi carry the open motto "We live for each other" with them daily as they espouse and enact the guiding principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and service.
Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization in the world with over 320,000 initiates and 176 collegiate chapters. Chi Omega is an intergenerational women's organization forever committed to the following founding purposes: friendship, personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, community and campus involvement, and personal and career development. Their vision statement is, "Sisters inspired by our values who serve the world while keeping Chi Omega ever at heart." As a prominent national women's fraternity, Chi Omega provides countless opportunities for fun and friendship during college and beyond.
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated was founded at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. on April 29, 1980. As exemplified in their motto, "Wisdom through Education," the women of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. dedicate themselves to promoting political, cultural, educational and social awareness. Chi Upsilon Sigma is open to women of all ethnicities and backgrounds.
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. The group values its history and takes pride in its four founders. The organization's vision statement is: "Kappa Alpha Theta is the organization that provides the finest and most rewarding membership experience." The organization's purpose is to support members to learn, grow and excel. Its core values are personal excellence, friendship/sisterhood, scholarship, service and leadership.
Kappa Delta Sorority was founded on October 23, 1897, at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University). The object of Kappa Delta is the formation and perpetuation of good fellowship, friendship and sisterly love among its members; the encouragement of literature and education; the promotion of social interest; and the furtherance of charitable and benevolent purposes. With an emphasis on promoting confidence in women and girls, Kappa Delta proudly supports the Girl Scouts and Prevent Child Abuse America.
Phi Sigma Sigma
With the motto "Aim High," Phi Sigma Sigma is a national sorority committed to lifelong friendships, university and community involvement and superior leadership and academic skills. Founded at Hunter College in New York City on Nov. 26, 1913, the sisterhood established its Zeta Zeta chapter at Quinnipiac on March 23, 1991. At Quinnipiac, the annual 24-hour Rock-a-Thon, benefiting Phi Sigma Sigma's national philanthropy, the National Kidney Foundation, provides sisters with the social and philanthropic outlets that are central to the sorority.
Pi Beta Phi
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, originally I.C. Sorosis, was founded in 1867 by 12 Monmouth College students who wished to enjoy the benefits of a secret society similar to those formed by collegiate men. The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service. With more than 150,000 members enriching lives through community service, Pi Beta Phi is proud to support literacy and the efforts of First Book.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is the only African American sorority of the Divine Nine not founded at Howard University, but rather at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., on November 12, 1922. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is recognized as a national service organization, and is grounded in the principles of sisterhood, scholarship and most importantly service, as expressed in its slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress."
Beta Theta Pi
Beta Theta Pi commits itself to building men of principle for a principled life. From its founding in 1839 at Miami University in Ohio, Beta has based its actions on its core values: mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, responsible conduct and integrity. Each year, over 1,600 Beta undergraduates attend one of their award-winning leadership development programs. These are opportunities for members to meet men from around the continent and develop leadership skills that are vital to their future success.
Delta Tau Delta
Founded 1858 at Bethany College in West Virginia, Delta Tau Delta is a values-driven fraternity. Its mission, "Committed to Lives of Excellence," is what the fraternity seeks to represent at its host institutions. Delta Tau Delta strives to develop its members' leadership skills, seeks superior academic achievement, promotes community service efforts, and helps its members launch successful careers.
Established in 1834, Delta Upsilon is an international men's college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. The fraternity, founded at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., is the oldest, non-secret, Greek-letter society and is committed to 'Building Better Men' for a global society through our four founding principles, friendship, character, culture and justice. The fraternity's international philanthropy, the Delta Upsilon Global Service Initiative (GSI), offers members a unique opportunity to fundraise and engage in direct service in developing nations and regions of the world while uniting their actions with the principles of the fraternity.
Phi Gamma Delta (colonizing Fall 2014)
Founded on May 1, 1848, the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta also known as Fiji or Phi Gam, offers much to their members through leadership development, educational programs and lifelong friendships. Phi Gamma Delta exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development in the pursuit of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to provide opportunities for each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship and social skills in order to become a fully contributing member of society.
Pi Kappa Phi
Pi Kappa Phi, originally founded as Nu Phi or "non-fraternity," was founded in December 1909. The mission of "We will lead" emulates how leadership is the very root of the organization and shall guide their future. Push America, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded by Pi Kappa Phi in 1977 as the fraternity's national philanthropy. Push America promotes the concept of lifelong service among our members by providing opportunities to serve and raise awareness for people with disabilities.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Founded on Nov. 1, 1901, Sigma Phi Epsilon is the nation's largest fraternity, with more than 257 chapters and a total membership of 242,500. It also holds the highest national GPA among fraternities. Its mission to build balanced leaders for the world's communities is supported by the award-winning, nationally recognized Balanced Man program, a nonpledging, four-year leadership-development program that focuses on members' personal growth.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest social fraternity in North America, with more than 320 chapters and 300,000 undergraduate initiates. The only international fraternity at Quinnipiac, it offers young men the chance to make important friendships and develop personal skills that will benefit them long after graduation. Membership is open during major rush campaigns in the fall and spring.
Zeta Beta Tau
Founded in 1898 as the nation's first Jewish Fraternity at City College, N.Y. The mission of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is to foster and develop in its membership the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love in order to cultivate leadership and service within their communities. ZBT is now open to all men of good character who identify with their credo.