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New Student Orientation Information (Summer 2020)

For more information on New Student Orientation, be sure to visit orientation.wvu.edu

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This page will provide you with important information about the fraternity and sorority community at West Virginia University! For 130 years, fraternities and sororities have been an integral part of the collegiate experience in Morgantown. The five core values of the Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership include Scholarship, Service & Philanthropy, Leadership, Brotherhood/Sisterhood and Diversity & Inclusion.

We encourage you to explore all areas of our website to collect more information on membership eligibility, recognized organizations, recruitment/intake cycles and the exciting events held by the 70+ fraternal organizations at WVU.

Social Media

Be sure to follow the Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership on Twitter and Instagram for up to date information and student member spotlights!

Information for Interested Students

For students interested in learning more about us, we recommend that you download our Passport to Greek Life, which includes a lot of pertinent information that details the Mountaineer fraternity and sorority experience. You should also follow the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association and Professional Greek Council on social media for live updates.

Information for Parents and Families

Please take some time to review our Parents and Family Guide to Fraternity & Sorority Life. We have included some foundational information that you can discuss with your student as you determine when joining one of our organizations will be best in their educational journey. Also, be sure to join the Mountaineer Parents Club if you haven't already!

Contact Us

All information on our website is up to date, so take some time to explore! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at GreekLife@mail.wvu.edu!

You can also contact the following Staff members for specific information:

For information on the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Professional Greek Council or other general inquiries, please contact Dr. Matthew Richardson at M.Richardson@mail.wvu.edu

For information on the sororities belonging to the Panhellenic Association, please contact Katie Moore at Katie.Moore@mail.wvu.edu

Questions & Answers

Q: Is it expensive to join a fraternity or sorority?
A: There is a financial expectation of members. Dues (owed each semester or once a year) range between $150-$600 depending on the organization.

Q: When am I eligible to join a fraternity or sorority?
A: In general, students are eligible to join a social fraternity or sorority (IFC, NPHC or Panhellenic) when they complete 12 credits (at WVU) and earn a 2.75 GPA. Transfer students who carry 12 or more credits but do not have a GPA are eligible. Professional and honorary fraternal organizations take in members throughout the year.

Q: Will I be required to live in a house?
A: Not every group has a recognized fraternity/sorority house. Only 5 IFC fraternities and 8 Panhellenic sororities have housing, and there may be a housing requirement. Be sure to ask this question during Rush/Recruitment!

Q: How is hazing addressed at WVU?
A: WVU has a strong anti-hazing stance and investigates any and all reports or claims. Please click here for more information.

Q: What does new member education look like given social distancing restrictions?
A: New member education is restricted to 4 weeks. Most organizations will provide an all-online option for membership intake.

Virtual Meet the Greeks

Join us every Tuesday in the month of June at 6pm for our Virtual Meet the Greeks program, where you can get answers to all of these (and more!) questions. You'll also have an opportunity to meet current leaders in the fraternity and sorority community!

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