Kentucky Wesleyan College has a rich tradition of Greek life and is home to three sororities and three fraternities. Fraternities and sororities enhance students’ lives not only socially, but also intellectually. Chapters strive to achieve the highest potential from each member and to reach common goals for the organization and the community. Greek Life offers opportunities for scholastic achievement, community service, philanthropy, leadership, campus involvement, personal growth, social interaction, and the development of lifelong friendships.
Recruitment occurs during the fall semester of each year.
Alpha Omicron Pi chapter, also known as AOII, has recently been rechartered as of spring 2013. The local chapter, Theta Omega, went national in 2012 as the Beta Chi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi.
“The Beta Chi chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi’s greatest strength is our members… unique as individuals, yet bound together by the common bond of friendship. Bound by these ties of friendship, AOII encourages each member to recognize what is unique in each of us, to develop our individual talents and to be proud of our differences. As represented by one of our symbols, the sheaf of wheat, we are made stronger by coming together as one. Our sisters love to support our local philanthropy, The Aubrey Song Foundation which is an eating disorder awareness group, and our international philanthropy, The Arthritis Foundation.”
The Kappa Delta chapter, also known as the KD’s, began at Wesleyan in 1920 as the Chi Upsilon Chi Sorority. The local went national in 1958 as the Gamma Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta.
women a strong support system and encouragement to excel. Chapter members gain the confidence to achieve their dreams and are inspired to action on campus and in the community. We, along with all other Kappa Delta’s across the nation, strive to seek the honorable, beautiful, and highest things in all walks of life.
The ladies of Gamma Xi participate in a variety of other campus organizations. We have active members involved in Student Government Association, Student Activities Programming Board, Campus Ministries, Ambassadors, Choir, Band, Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Cheerleading–and the list goes on and on! Several members hold leadership positions both in and outside of Kappa Delta.
In our community, KD’s support OASIS Incorporated, Girls Incorporated, and local Girl Scout troops. Eighty percent of our annual Shamrock fundraising efforts go directly to OASIS, which is a shelter for battered women and their children. The remaining twenty percent goes directly to Prevent Child Abuse America (one of our national philanthropies). We, as Kappa Deltas, believe that domestic violence shatters a child’s confidence. We promote confidence in local Girl Scouts by hosting on campus events such as tours, anti-bullying workshops, and spa days!
Zeta Gamma Chi
Kentucky Wesleyan College’s only local sorority, Zeta Gamma Chi, more commonly known as Zeta, was founded in March 2014 and became a local sorority during the summer of 2015. They were originally based off of the National sorority, Phi Sigma Chi, which was founded in 1937.
Sigma Alpha Mu, also known as the Sammies, started as the Octagon Club at Kentucky Wesleyan in 1964. They went national on February 2, 1969 as the Beta Omega Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu. Their Mission is to foster the development of collegiate men and their alumni by instilling strong fraternal values, offering social and service opportunities, encouraging academic excellence and teaching leadership skills.
National Founding Date:
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity was founded on November 26, 1909
Sigma Nu began at Kentucky Wesleyan as Sigma Delta Fraternity in 1936. Sigma Nu at Kentucky Wesleyan College is the 143rd chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc., designated the Eta Epsilon chapter. Our beloved chapter was founded in 1961 here at KWC and has grown to currently 542 members since its founding. Sigma Nu Values the aspects of Love, Truth, Honor. Our core principles are shown through the colors of Black, White, and Gold which are given to us through our Legion of Honor
National Founding Date:
Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc. was founded on January 1, 1869 at Virginia Military Institute
Sigma Phi Epsilon
The Sig Eps started as the Key Fraternity at KWC in 1926. The local went national in April of 1959, thus establishing the Kentucky Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.