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We are excited that you have chosen to begin your college career at Georgia Southwestern State University. During this fun and exciting time in your life there will be plenty of activities for you to get involved in. One of these areas is Greek Life. The Greek System as a whole has been found on college campuses for over a hundred years.

When determining whether or not to go Greek, there are 6 basic principles that the Greek system participates in. These principles are: Philanthropy, Leadership, Athletics, Scholarship, Social, and Brotherhood/Sisterhood. Each of these principles is important to the Greek System and each organization stands behind these ideals.

The Greek System has been at Georgia Southwestern State University for almost 45 years. GSW’s Greek System is very strong and is always looking to add new members. The Greek System at GSW consists of three governing councils. These councils are listed below with their recruitment methods:

Inter-Fraternity Council

Chi Phi ● Kappa Sigma ● Sigma Chi

The Inter-Fraternity Council recruitment has a 5 day official recruitment period beginning on Tuesday and ending on Saturday.

IFC Recruitment Interest Form

Recruitment Week: September 11th through September 15th, 2018

Panhellenic Council

Kappa Delta ● Zeta Tau Alpha

The Panhellenic Council recruitment is a 5 day process beginning on Tuesday and ending on Saturday.

Recruitment Week: September 4th through the 8th, 2018

Panhellenic Recruitment Form

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ● Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ● Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. ● Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Inactive)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. ● Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Recruitment Period: Ongoing, please see a member of NPHC for more details!

NPHC recruitment varies according to each organization. For further information, please contact each group accordingly. You can find more information about each NPHC group through Canes Connect.  There is no membership recruitment during the first semester at GSW.

NPHC Interest Form

For more information about Greek Life and how to get involved, contact:

Kelby J. Lamar, Greek Life & Leadership Coordinator, at 229-931-2377 or email:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Greek Life at GSW is to enhance student development through involvement in Greek organizations. We strive to foster positive relations with the administration, faculty, students, alumni(ae), national offices, other constituencies and between the various organizations to encourage a unified campus community. Students are encouraged to place equal emphasis on the philanthropic, educational, personal development, and social aspects of membership in a Greek organization. The overall Greek Life mission is to complement the mission of Georgia Southwestern State University. To accomplish the mission, we include the following goals:

  • Promote the intellectual, social, recreational, moral, and career development of students
  • Provide training in leadership and other personal and social skills
  • Promote student involvement in co-curricular activities
  • Promote sponsorship of and participation in community service projects
  • Promote positive educational outcomes
  • Promote an appreciation for different lifestyles and cultural heritages
  • Recognize the positive cultural traditions in a diversity of Greek organizations

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