If you’re preparing for college, chances are you’ve been prompted to join a Greek organization or you’ve heard about “going Greek.” Greek organizations vary from college to college, but each organization maintains its individual core values, supports personal growth, encourages philanthropic involvement, and provides its members with lifelong friendships.
VSU’s Greek Councils:
College Panhellenic Council
College Panhellenic Council is the programming and governing body of the six National Panhellenic Conference sororities at Valdosta State University. Every woman who joins a sorority at VSU becomes a member of the College Panhellenic Council.
How has being a part of a Greek organization helped you grow as an individual?
Greek life at VSU has provided me with opportunities to take on leadership roles and accomplish things that I never imagined myself doing. These roles have allowed me to figure out and nurture my strengths, as well as improve my weaknesses. Greek life has also given me a tight-knit group of friends who are always encouraging me to be my best self and standing by me when I’m not on my A-game. I honestly couldn’t imagine my college experience without Greek life. It is definitely one of the best choices I have ever made. (Laura // VP of Recruitment for College Panhellenic Council)
CPC Recruitment – August 5-11
The National Interfraternity Council serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institution. The NIC is also committed to enhancing the benefits of fraternity membership.
What surprised you most about the Greek community at VSU?
The interconnectivity across the entire Greek community is what surprised me. All councils within our Greek community are made up of members who want to have a great college experience and make memories that will last a lifetime, and no matter any differences we have, that connects us all. We’re really just one big cohesive group of friends. And the cool thing about VSU is that the connections you make don’t end after you graduate. There is also a strong connection between current members and each chapter’s alumni members. Our alumni stay active with the chapters because they enjoy meeting and helping bring along the next generation of members.
Greek life at VSU really is just a group of good people who want to make a difference in the world (and a couple of memories along the way). (Cannon George // President of IFC)
IFC Recruitment – August 26-September 1
Multicultural Greek Council
The Multicultural Greek Council strives to unify multicultural Greek-lettered organizations on the Valdosta State University campus by addressing, coordinating and developing strategic action plans; unify organizations on the council; promote higher education; provide community services; and enhance leadership.
What would you say to someone who is unsure about joining a Greek organization?
Do some research about the organization you’re interested in on VSU’s website and on each chapter’s social media. That will give you a genuine look at a chapter’s personality and the causes it’s most interested in. If you don’t join a Greek organization at the beginning of your career, but your interest remains, be sure to look out for them on campus and take note of the type of events they participate in. Either way, I recommend doing your own research and forming your own opinion. (Dillon Hyatt // President of Multicultural Greek Council and Community Service/Brotherhood Chair for Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity)
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the official coordinating agent for nine historically Black Greek letter fraternities and sororities. NPHC and its member organizations have a profound commitment to providing community service and promoting the welfare of the campus and community. The NPHC of Valdosta State University is here to serve as a standard-setting body for the affiliate organizations present on campus.
How has “going Greek” benefitted your overall college experience?
“Going Greek” is an experience I would not change for the world. Being a part of Greek life at VSU has allowed me to acquire and improve my networking, organizational, and leadership skills. I’ve also gained a strong support system from the members of my chapter, and I’ve developed relationships that I know will last a lifetime. When I became a woman of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., my life truly changed for the better. (Brea Thomas // Social Chair for NPHC Executive Council and President of Sigma Gamma Rho)
NPHC Informational Session: August 29
Ready to join one of our Greek organizations? Learn more about Greek life at VSU today!