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Nolan Burch Greek Leadership Academy


The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nolan Burch Greek Leadership Academy.

This multi-week, non-credit experiential leadership experience will pull together select student leaders from any recognized fraternity or sorority to discuss critical issues facing Fraternity & Sorority Life both at WVU and nationally. There is no fee to participate.

The Burch Academy has a special focus on the lasting legacy of Nolan Burch, a WVU student who passed away in 2014 due to an unnecessary alcohol hazing ritual in a unrecognized fraternity. In an effort to promote a healthy and safe fraternity and sorority experience for all students at WVU, the Burch Fellows will be equipped with resources and tools that will inspire a paradigm shift in culture.


Any initiated member in good standing from a recognized social fraternity or sorority is eligible to apply. No more than 3 members of a given chapter will be admitted annually.

 Burch Fellows (those students who complete the Academy) will be recognized at the annual Greek Awards banquet in April.


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