Whether you have already made the decision to go Greek or are still deciding if Greek life is for you, we welcome you to the Greek community at UWSP.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national organization with a focus on music. To learn more, follow the links below.
Local website: http://uwsp.sinfonia.org/
National website: http://www.sinfonia.org/
Phi Sigma Phi is a national organization.
National Website: phisigmaphi.org
Sigma Tau Gamma is a national organization. To learn more, follow the links below.
National website: http://sigmataugamma.org/
Theta Xi is a national organization. To learn more, follow the links below.
National website: http://www.thetaxi.org/
Delta Phi Epsilon is the only international sorority on campus. To learn more, follow the links below.
Local website: dphieatuwps.wix.com/betalambda
National website: http://www.dphie.org/
Phi Omega is a local sorority. To learn more, follow the links below.
Local website: phiomegasorority.wixsite.com/phiomega
Gamma Phi Delta is a local sorority. To learn more, follow the links below.
Local website: http://stuorgs.uwsp.edu/gammaphi Local website: http://gammaphideltauwsp.wix.com/gammaphideltauwsp
Sigma Delta Rho is a new multi-cultural sorority on campus as of April 24, 2014. SDRho promotes service, diversity, and responsibility. These are our core values. We are committed to getting more diverse women leaders on the UWSP campus. To learn more visit our Facebook page, Sigma Delta Rho.
Local website: https://sigmadeltarho.wixsite.com/website
Inter-Greek Council (IGC) is the all Greek governing body for Greek Organizations on our campus. It consists of elected officers and appointed chair members from the Greek Community. The purpose of the Inter-Greek Council shall be to promote unity and goodwill among Greek organizations, to act as an aid in the advancement of academic success and to enhance the community of Stevens Point through philanthropic and service projects while promoting brotherhood and sisterhood among individual IGC members.
Community Service is a big part of Greek life. Individual Chapters participate in their own service events, which include volunteering, raising money, and hosting events. The Inter-Greek Council also has an appointed chair position in charge of organizing service events in which the entire Greek community can participate. This past year UWSP Greeks volunteered a total of 1978 hours! They also donated over $1430.
Sororities and fraternities on the UWSP campus are student-led organizations and offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community. Each chapter provides leadership within its organization. Members can serve on committees or hold an appointed or elected position. There are also opportunities to be a leader for the entire Greek community through participation in the Inter-Greek Council (IGC). The members of our community also participate in a variety of student organizations. The leadership skills gained by sorority and fraternity members have also helped our members in their work lives. Many on-campus employees, including those in Dining and CASE, are members of our Greek Community.
The Greek Community recognizes students attend a university for academic reasons. We expect our members to adhere to the academic standards put forth in the IGC constitution. Each organization has a required grade point average for its members, and each chapter must have an average GPA of at least 2.5 to remain in good standing. Organizations also offer a support system for students struggling with their academics. Each chapter has an elected position dedicated to the academic success of their organization and IGC also has an elected position dedicated to the academic success of the Greek Community.
The Greek community at UWSP provides all its members with a valuable support system. Greek organizations are founded upon the ideas of sisterhood and brotherhood. Membership in such an organization lasts a lifetime, as does the support and friendships that it brings. Each chapter provides a sense of community and belonging, while still encourage members to broaden their horizons, and providing them with the opportunities to do so.
This step-by-step guide with Dos and Don’ts will make sure you know what to expect.
Meet the different organizations! For times, dates, and locations check out the organizations on SPIN!
DO: Attend recruitment for most or all sororities (for women) or fraternities (for men).
DON’T: Join the first organization you meet.
Remember: membership in a fraternity or sorority is for life. This is not a decision that should be made lightly. Take the time to get to know the different organizations and think about where you fit!
DO: Ask questions! (What is the minimum chapter GPA? How much does it cost? What is the time commitment?) Ask any and all questions you have!
After recruitment events are over, organizations will distribute bids (an invitation to become a member of their associate class). For most organizations acceptance of a bid is marked by attending an Induction Ceremony, where you will officially become a member of that organizations associate class.
DO: Be honest with your organization. Talk to them about any questions or concerns you have before accepting the bid.
Every organization has a different education process. They vary in length and content but usually last at least 4-6 weeks. The education is designed to teach you the skills and resources you will need to be a successful member of your organization.
DON’T: Let education get in the way of your class work.
DO: Speak up if balancing the education process is too challenging. Chapter members can help you with time management skills.
DO: Use this time to work on your time management skills. It is a characteristic of great leaders!
DON’T: Participate in an activity where you feel uncomfortable. Speak up, say something. Tell your friends or report the incident to CASE.
Congratulations! Organizations mark this event with an initiation ceremony, where you become a full member of the organization. The entire process takes anywhere from half a semester to a whole semester!
DON’T: Compromise your values for membership in an organization. You know what’s right and wrong. Stick to your beliefs and you will be a strong and successful leader.
DO: Report any hazing to the university!