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Greek Life

The Greek community at Georgia Southwestern is comprised of twelve (inter)nationally affiliated Greek letter organizations. Many students find that joining a fraternity or sorority provides them a home away from home and a foundation upon which to connect with others during their college experience. 

Becoming a member of the fraternity and sorority community will provide you with a number of experiences that will help you prepare for not only a career, but also for life. These advantages include developing leadership skills by chairing a committee or assuming an executive board position; succeeding academically with the help of organized study hours; increasing awareness and knowledge of a variety of topics such as alcohol awareness, risk management, multiculturalism, and acquaintance rape prevention; and developing enduring friendships and memories that last long after graduation.

Contact

Office of Greek Life

Kelby Lamar, Greek Life & Leadership Coordinator
Student Success Center

229-931-2377
kelby.lamar@gsw.edu

University Recognition of Fraternities and Sororities

Recognition is the formal process by which GSW agrees that a social fraternity or sorority may function on the campus, enroll members from the student body through recruitment activities, and identify its chapter with the University.   

In order to be a recognized fraternal organization at Georgia Southwestern State University, the organization must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a designated interest group, colony, or fully chartered chapter of an inter/national, social fraternity or sorority
  • All members of said interest group, colony, or chapter must meet the requirements for participation in student organizations at GSW

Policies

The organizations reviewed for recognition by the University under this policy shall be afforded the following entitlement:

  1. Social Fraternities and Sororities are entitled to single-sex membership under the provisions of Section 86.14 of the regulations promulgated under Title IX of the U.S. Education Act of Amendments of 1972. 
  2. Fraternities and sororities are entitled to be subjectively selective in their membership within the limits of the non-discrimination policies in the constitution of the respective inter/national fraternal organization. 
  3. Fraternities and sororities are legal corporations external to the University.  In all cases, their chapter corporations, alumni corporations, and national/regional or local Greek organizations are incorporated separately from the University.

Advantages of joining a Greek community

Becoming a member of the fraternity and sorority community will provide you with a number of experiences that will help you prepare for not only a career, but also for life. These advantages include developing leadership skills by chairing a committee or assuming an executive board position; succeeding academically with the help of organized study hours; increasing awareness and knowledge of a variety of topics such as alcohol awareness, risk management, multiculturalism, and acquaintance rape prevention; and developing enduring friendships and memories that last long after graduation. The following are but a few areas in which you can benefit through participation in Greek Life at GSW:

  • The fraternity and sorority community is committed to providing its members with vast opportunities for leadership responsibilities. Each member is encouraged to actively participate in chapter and campus-wide leadership roles. Fraternity and sorority members also develop leadership skills through leadership retreats, national conventions, and other resources available on campus, in addition to the learning and self-discovery associated with holding a leadership position.