Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, service and responsible social interaction.
Greek life also offers students the opportunity to make lasting friendships with those who have similar ideals, passions and common purposes. Focusing on these fraternal principles helps students have both positive collegiate and Greek experiences.
With a diverse array of Greek organizations, each with its own unique qualities, there is a perfect fit for anyone looking to join a fraternity or sorority here at UWA. Enjoy finding your new home.
The University of West Alabama Greek community is represented by three core organizations, each of which oversees specific fraternities and sororities, They include: The National Panhellenic Conference, National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. and the Interfraternity Council.
National Panhellenic Conference
Founded in 1902, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is an umbrella organization that governs the 26 (inter)national women’s sororities. NPC exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with its members, campuses and communities.
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Alpha is an organization dedicated to developing women of poise and purpose. It’s an organization of sisterhood, heritage, leadership and service. By fostering close friendships between members, Alpha Sigma Alpha elevates the influence of women who strive to continue improving the world around them. We inspire women to lead, to serve and most of all to make a difference.
Alpha Sigma Tau
Since 1899, Alpha Sigma Tau has been providing women with the network, skills, and empowerment they need to excel in life. Our members develop lifelong friendships grounded in shared values and grow into the best version of themselves within a community of support.
Since 1852, Phi Mu Fraternity has challenged women to become their personal best. We are proud of our rich history as the second-oldest secret society for women in the U.S. and we continually strive to provide our members with the many benefits of a steadfast sisterhood, embodying our open motto, “Les Soeurs Fideles,” or the Faithful Sisters.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at the University of West Alabama is the unifying, coordinating and governing body of the six fraternities and sororities associated with the National Pan-Hellenic Conference. Everyone who joins an affiliated Greek organization becomes a Pan-Hellenic member. The main objective of NPHC is to enhance the college experience, educate its membership and provide a fraternal environment.
Membership selection in NPHC is an individualized process that is different for each organization. Chapters choose the time when they will take new members. This process, known as intake, generally begins with an interest meeting followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and a probate, or “coming-out” show, in which the organization’s new members are revealed to the community.
We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to contact the respective NPHC organizations for more information. To participate in the intake process with any NPHC organization, you must first attend an NPHC Convocation. This event will give you the opportunity to learn more about the NPHC organizations which are currently active at UWA.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha develops leaders and promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.
Kappa Alpha Psi
The Iota Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was formed on the campus of Livingston University in the spring of 1975. Since this chapter began, it has grown three-fold. Members of the fraternity have taken leadership positions in academics, the SGA, University Sports, Athletic Training and many other campus clubs and activities. Kappa Alpha Psi is involved in many community, civic, campus and other activities.
Omega Psi Phi
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence, and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplifting of our people and our communities.
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Gamma Rho is historically an African American sorority, international collegiate and non-profit community service organization that was founded on November 12, 1922, by seven educators on the Irvington campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a historically African American sorority. In 1920, five women from Howard University envisioned a sorority that would raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at UWA is the governing body for the three men’s social fraternities on campus. IFC exists to advance The University of West Alabama and its spirit. In addition, IFC works to foster better relations among the member fraternities and ensure cooperation between them and University officials.
Since our founding in 1890, Delta Chi Fraternity has worked to create a culture of action where all of our members promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education. These values cannot be exemplified without the Fraternity actively practicing inclusive excellence at all levels of operation.
Sigma Pi National
Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Indiana. Our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service.
Chapter Forms and Resources
- State of Alabama Policy on Hazing
- Executive Council Update Form
- Member Roster Update Form
- Greek Council Constitution
- Fraternity and Sorority Handbook
- NPHC Bylaws
- IFC Bylaws
- Panhellenic Bylaws
- Guest List
For purposes of this policy, fundraising is defined as the collection of money through donations, sales, and/or event programming for the purposes of charitable donation or organizational budget enhancement.
The following guidelines are applicable to all fundraising activities by recognized student organizations on The University of West Alabama owned, operated, or controlled property.
Fraternity & Sorority Grade Reports
Grade reports will be posted the first day of the term following the end of the previous term. For Fall, this is the Spring Term in January. For Spring, this is the Summer Term in June.