Greek Life

mission

The mission of the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs program is to provide support, programs, and services for students affiliated with general fraternities and sororities, which help them to achieve their academic goals and aid in their personal growth and development. The efforts of the Department of Student Engagement & Development will emphasize scholarship, service, leadership, involvement, diversity, community building, self-governance, lifelong membership, and will challenge each undergraduate member to incorporate the ideals expressed in the ritual of their fraternity or sorority into their daily lives.

**Membership in a fraternity or sorority is much more than just a social outlet or something you "do" while you are in college. Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that promote scholarship, service, leadership, and friendship. The bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood forged during the undergraduate years last a lifetime and numerous volunteer opportunities exist within these organizations that allow for active involvement as an alumnus.**

HOW TO JOIN

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Fraternities and sororities are continuously recruiting new members to join their values-based organizations. Each semester, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours, have at a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing.

Because Clarion is supportive of the academic success of both the Greek chapters, new students, and potential members, the university is a deferred recruitment campus. This allows all of our students the opportunity to make an academically-focused transition to campus. New/first-time students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority will be able to do so in their second semester. The recruitment period begins in the 3rd week of each semester.
Fraternities and sororities schedule numerous events, both on campus and at their individual chapter houses, inviting potential new members to meet the brothers or sisters and learn what their organizations are all about. The primary recruitment period is held in the spring.

For more information regarding Greek Life at Clarion University, please contact the following members of the staff:

Kelly Ryan,
Student Engagement and Development
Asst. Director for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
251 Gemmell Student Center
814-393-1688
kryan@clarion.edu

Barb Funk, Secretary
Student Engagement and Development
Secretary
251 Gemmell Student Center
814-393-1762

Last Updated 5/1/20