Our Fraternity and Sorority program offers a unique way to create many lasting memories. It provides experiences that develop leadership, social skills, scholarship, and instill a commitment to community service.


Excellence

The chapters at Georgetown College excel both in and outside of the classroom. The community as a whole has a cumulative GPA that is higher than the overall campus GPA.

They dedicate hundreds of hours each year to community service and raise money for a number of national philanthropies. Members also attend leadership conferences and workshops throughout the United States and locally where they not only are able to learn but take opportunities to present as well. These rich experiences help them to develop and sponsor innovative programming on the campus of Georgetown College.

Recruitment at Georgetown College takes place at the start of the spring semester. The women have one week of formal recruitment and the men have one week of informal recruitment followed by a week of formal activities. Recruitment at GC is a mutual selection process and is coordinated by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils. Please see the recruitment section of the website for dates and additional information.


Guidelines

Georgetown College allows chapters of five national sororities, four national fraternities, and one local affiliation to exist on campus. Consistent with the policies and regulations of the College, the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils exercise oversight responsibility and establish guidelines and procedures for the operation of the Greek fraternities and sororities respectively. The Greek Judicial Board may function as the administrative hearing body when a fraternity or sorority is found to be in violation of the College’s policies or regulations.

It is the specific responsibility of each fraternity and sorority to function within the scope of the mission and purpose of Georgetown College. Anything less than an enthusiastic commitment to the letter and spirit of Georgetown’s mission places an organization in conflict with the College.

In accordance with the National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreement, the National Interfraternity Council statement and inter/national policies of Georgetown College Fraternities & Sororities, Georgetown College does not support “Little Sister/Big Brother” auxiliaries. Chapters found to be in violation of this policy will be reported to their inter/national organization and brought before the Fraternity & Sorority Life Judicial Board. Chapters may recognize one (1) sweetheart/king, if it is allowed per their national policy.

All social organizations are required to carry an appropriate level of insurance coverage. This includes a 2 million dollar aggregate and host liquor liability insurance.  As space is available, members of social organizations are expected to live in the residence hall assigned to their organization.

Formal recruitment will occur in the Spring Semester within the first three weeks of school. Recruitment and the potential new member period are times during which a candidate for membership in a social organization becomes acquainted with the organization’s purposes and goals and learns the requirements for membership and the traditions of the particular organization. Recruitment and the potential new member period’s activities must not interfere with or jeopardize the candidate’s academic standing or any other college responsibility, nor interfere with the academic or social lives of non-participating students. Regardless of the organization, recruitment and the potential new member period are time consuming activities which must be pursued just as one pursues any extra-curricular activity. If individuals desire to become members, they must coordinate their time to meet both general College and new member responsibilities.

The new member period shall be a maximum of six weeks unless International/National Headquarters requires additional time and such requests are asked in writing and approved by the Office of Greek Life. Georgetown College makes no distinction between what are commonly referred to as “formal” and “open” recruitment periods in applying guidelines for new member recruitment activities.

National organization guidelines, state law, and College policy forbid hazing. Hazing is defined by both the College and the national organizations of all local Greek chapters as:

Any action taken or situation created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shocks, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such non-productive activities carried on outside the confines of the organization’s residence hall, wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities or other College responsibilities; and any other activities which are not consistent with local or state statutes or the regulations, policies, mission, and purpose of the College.

Pledge activities are not to interfere with academic programs or any other responsibility of the College nor infringe on the rights of the student body or any other member of the college community. Georgetown College does not recognize any special period of time, often referred to as inspiration, invitation, or “hell” week, during which activities are frequently intensified to the degree that they become an obstacle to meeting academic or other College responsibilities. Any organization violating pledging regulations shall be subject to penalties up to and including suspension from further operation at Georgetown College. Penalties include fines, limitations on pledging, and removal from designated residence halls. Hazing accountability is not limited to Greek Organizations but rather anyone on campus involved in hazing.

To report a hazing incident, please click here. Reporting can be done anonymously.

 


Recruitment

For detailed schedules and eligibility information, please contact the Director of Student Activities.

Sorority Recruitment

The cost of sorority recruitment is $25, but increases to $30 if your application is late. The cost includes a shirt to be worn during recruitment. You can pay with a card online or by cash or check in the Student Life Office (3rd floor Student Center). To register, click here.

Fraternity Recruitment

The cost for fraternity recruitment is $10 and includes a t-shirt. You can pay with a card online or by cash or check in the Student Life Office (3rd floor Student Center). To register, stop by the table outside the caf during lunch or click here.

Sorority Recruitment

In order to register for Sorority Recruitment, Georgetown College requires a freshmen female student to pass at least 12 hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. For an upperclassmen female student to go through Recruitment, she must have passed at least 24 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

While 2.5 is the minimum GPA requirement to go through sorority recruitment, please note that some sororities may have higher requirements for their specific chapter.

Fraternity Recruitment

In order to register for Fraternity Recruitment, Georgetown College requires a freshmen male student to pass 12 hours with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. For an upperclassmen male student to go through Recruitment, he must have passed 24 hours and have at least 2.5 cumulative GPA.

The Georgetown College transcript will be the document to be used in most cases. If a student has established at least 12 hours at Georgetown College, only the Georgetown College transcript will be used to determine eligibility.

  • Females waiting for an improvement (e.g. grade change, winter term posted) must have it confirmed by the Registrar by 12:00 noon Day 2 (Thursday) of Recruitment.
  • Males waiting for an improvement (e.g. grade change, winter term posted) must have it confirmed by the Registrar by 12:00 noon on the second Thursday of Recruitment (two days before Bid Day).

Note: This applies only to students in their first semester at Georgetown College. Once a student has completed a semester at Georgetown, transfer credits will no longer be counted towards eligibility.

Georgetown College must have accepted at least 12 hours at a previous institution(s) for the student to be eligible. All grades will be taken into consideration, not just the classes Georgetown College accepts.

For example: A student took 15 hours at X College. Georgetown College accepts 12 of the hours. Georgetown College did not accept one class (3 hours) because the College does not accept classes with grades lower then a C. Three classes accepted were C’s and one was a B. The one not accepted was a D. The 12 hours passed makes the student eligible, but when all the grades, including the one Georgetown College did not accept, are calculated, the student is ineligible due to the 2.0 GPA.

 


Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority


This international women’s fraternity was founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York in 1904. The Theta Upsilon Chapter was charted at Georgetown College in 1999. This Fraternity was formed to perpetuate among a group of college women a spirit of mutual assistance and understanding, to maintain high standards of scholarship, to develop womanhood, to strive for the attainment of high ideals in college, community, and personal life, and to train for leadership and a sense of responsibility for the welfare of others.

Kappa Alpha Fraternity


The Kappa Alpha Order is an Order of gentlemen who hold strong to the values of the Old South, while striving to live up to the examples set forth by their Spiritual Founder, Robert E. Lee. Kappa Alpha was founded in 1865 at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and established at Georgetown College in 1904. Since then KA has made a significant impact on the lives of many individuals.

Kappa Delta Sorority


Kappa Delta Sorority is a Greek social organization for young women. Founded in 1897 at Longwood College in Virginia, Georgetown’s chapter, Beta Lambda was brought to campus in 1946. Their open motto, which is a basis for their sisterhood, is Ta Kala Diokimen, “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.”

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity


Founded in 1909 at Boston University, Kappa-Omega Chapter was founded at Georgetown College in 1924. The Georgetown College chapter prides itself in its strong legacy of leadership, scholastic achievement, campus involvement, and above all, community service. The national philanthropy for all Lambda Chi Chapters is the North American Food Drive; the Georgetown College chapter contributed over 11,000 pounds of nonperishable food items.

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity


Founded at Miami University in 1906, Delta Theta Chapter was chartered at Georgetown College in 1970. The national philanthropy is The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp founded by Paul Newman for terminally ill children. The local philanthropy is the Georgetown Special Olympics. Their open motto is “The Force of Many, the Power of One.”

Phi Mu Sorority


Founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, Phi Mu proudly celebrates being the nation’s second oldest Greek organization for women. Delta Eta Chapter was chartered at Georgetown College in 1969. Locally, Phi Mu works with the UK Children’s Hospital as the national philanthropy supports Children’s Miracle Network. Each member strives to attain the three ideals that are found in the creed: Love, Honor, and Truth.

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity


Founded at the University of Virginia in 1868, Alpha Lambda Chapter was chartered at Georgetown College in 1906.

President’s House Association (PHA) Fraternity


Founded at Georgetown College in 1964, the President’s House Association is an affiliation of men in an independent social organization dedicated to striving for excellence in academics, brotherhood, and Christianity.

Sigma Kappa Sorority


Nationally, Sigma Kappa Sorority was founded on November 9, 1874 at Colby College. At Georgetown College, Alpha Chi became an official chapter in 1929, making it the oldest sorority on campus. In the community, Sigma Kappa works with local gerontology efforts like Windsor Gardens, an assisted living home. Each member lives by the sorority’s open motto of “One Heart, One Way,” and also strives to embody the sorority’s four core values: Friendship, Loyalty, Service, and Personal Growth.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sorority


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920. At Georgetown College, the Pi Upsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta was chartered on November 9, 2014, making it the first of the “Divine Nine” (governed by the NPHC) on campus. The Pi Upsilon Chapter is sponsored by the Zeta Alpha Zeta Graduate Chapter located in Frankfort, Kentucky. In the community, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. works with the Ed Davis Learning Resource Center (LRC) and The Gathering Place, as well asking with the March of Dimes, St.

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