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Greek Life

Greek-letter organizations traditionally have assumed an active role in contributing to the cultural, educational and social life of the campus, and in providing leadership opportunities for students. At Samford, students have the opportunity to affiliate with eight national sororities and seven national fraternities.

Sororities

Sorority

Founded

Local
Chapter

Philanthropy

Alpha
Delta Pi

May 15, 1851
Wesleyan Female College
Macon, Georgia

1910

Ronald McDonald House

Alpha Omicron  Pi

1897
Barnard College (Columbia University) New York City, New York

1995

 American Juvenile Arthritis Foundation

Alpha Kappa Alpha

January 15, 1908
Howard University
Washington, D.C.

1989

Sickle Cell Foundation

 Chi Omega

April 5, 1895
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas

 1963

Big Oak Ranch for Girls
and
Make-A-Wish Foundation

Delta Sigma Theta

1913
Howard University

1995

Delta Sigma Theta
Five Point Program

Delta Xi Phi

1994
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2012

 American Cancer Society

Phi Mu

March 4, 1852
Wesleyan Female College
Macon, Georgia

1924

 Children's Miracle Network

Zeta Tau Alpha

October 15, 1898
Longwood College
Farmville, Virginia

1933

 Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation

Fraternities


Fraternity

Founded

Local Chapter

Philanthropy

Alpha Phi Alpha

December 4, 1906
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

April 2000

Alpha Phi Alpha
Foundation

Kappa Alpha Psi

January 5, 1911
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

1998

Kappa Alpha Psi
Foundation

Pi Kappa Phi

December 10, 1904
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

1925, 1991

PUSH America

Sigma Chi

June 28, 1855
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio

1872, 1984

Children's Miracle
Network

Sigma Nu

January 1, 1869
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia

1879

St. Jude's

Lambda Chi Alpha

November 2, 1909
Boston University

1919

North American Food Drive

Alpha Tau Omega

September 11, 1865
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia

Founding at Samford in Spring 2014

To be determined by the local chapter

At Samford, sororities and fraternities are involved in educational programs, community service and leadership development, in addition to providing a strong bond of friendship and esprit de corps among those invited to affiliate with the organizations. 

The Interfraternity Council [IFC] acts as the liaison between the three fraternities belonging to the North American Interfraternity Conference, other national umbrella organizations are represented here at Samford.  The IFC promotes leadership within member chapters and monitors the activities of member chapters.  The IFC is composed of two delegates from each fraternity and four executive officers.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council [NPHC] serves as the coordinating body for the historically African-American fraternities and sororities.  NPHC serves to unite the active Samford chapters for one collective voice to speak on issues, coordinate joint programming, and create a sense of peer accountability for the chapter and individual member actions (when called upon).  The Council is comprised of eight officers representing the community and delegates from each active chapter.

The Panhellenic Council [PC] coordinates the five sororities belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and are represented here at Samford.  The Council is composed of two members from each sorority and 10 executive officers. The Panhellenic Council not only monitors the sorority membership recruitment process, but also provides a variety of educational, social and service opportunities for sorority and fraternity members, as well as the campus community at large. Being an active and enthusiastic member of a sorority can afford the female student with many social and service opportunities that will enrich her life at Samford.

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