The Greek community at Georgia State has a long, rich tradition of fostering student involvement and development. Since 1954, many Georgia State students have chosen to become members of fraternities and sororities to take advantages of the unique opportunities and experiences these organizations provide. Greek-letter organizations were founded on the ideals of scholarship, community service, leadership, and life-long friendship.
Georgia State University’s fraternities and sororities continue to uphold these ideals and strive to reach excellence within each of them. Georgia State University continues to grow, with freshmen class size increasing each year. Greek Life provides students the chance to make a big campus feel a little smaller by connecting with other members in the Greek community. When joining a fraternity or sorority, individuals join a community with others who share similar values and interests. Each chapter serves as a place creating strong relationships and friendships that last a life-time.
The Greek community also provides a wide variety of events that help bring members of all groups together, whether through social events, educational workshops, retreats, founders’ weeks, or philanthropic projects. For example, Georgia State celebrates a week of camaraderie, competition, and philanthropy when the university’s fraternities and sororities host Greek Week each year.
GSU Greek Council also plans a variety of Greek Week events, including the Greek Olympic Games, and promotes a number of philanthropic events such as the Penny Wars. Greek Week fosters Greek unity and encourages all social Greek organizations to come together with common goals. The extracurricular involvement offered by Greek participation provides a more fulfilling collegiate experience.
A fraternity or sorority can personalize your college experience by offering an academic support system and valuable hands-on leadership opportunities. In addition, participating in the Greek community offers students interaction with faculty and administrators, networking through educational programs, and close friendships with classmates that foster brother and sisterhood.
Georgia State is home to 29 social Greek fraternities and sororities. All chapters are alike in their values and missions, but uniquely different in their chapters’ members, who create that special bond each group has. Listed here are the chapters currently active on campus. Please visit their local and national websites to obtain further information regarding each organization.