The Fraternity and Sorority Community has much to offer men and women at Roanoke College. The 4 sororities currently consist of 227 women who are members. The 5 men's fraternities currently have 182 total members.
Scholarship - Sorority Women and Fraternity Men have consistently scored above the all-women's and all-men's academic averages. Each chapter has a scholarship plan in place that is built to support members in their academic endeavors. Some aspects of these programs may include proctored study halls, study buddy or tutoring programs, assistance from faculty advisors, and awards and incentives for high academic achievers. Greek men and women in their junior and senior years have the opportunity to join the Order of Omega, a national honor society for members of the Greek community who exhibit outstanding academics and involvement in the Greek community.
Philanthropies - Each chapter hosts various events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for each of their causes. The charities supported by each chapter are as follows:
|Chapter||Philanthropy(ies)||Money raised in '13-'14|
|Chi Omega||Make a Wish Foundation|
|Pi Lambda Phi||Autism Speaks|
|Pi Kappa Alpha|
|Kappa Alpha||Muscular Dystrophy Association|
|Delta Gamma||Service for Sight|
|Alpha Sigma Alpha||Special Olympics/S. June Smith Center/Girls on the Run|
|Pi Kappa Phi||Push America|
|Sigma Chi||Hunstman Cancer Institute|
|Sigma Chi||Boston Marathon Fund|
|Sigma Chi||Boston Firefighter Family Relief Fund|
|Sigma Chi||Movember-Men's Health|
|Delta Sigma Theta||Water Well Project|
All Greek Philanthropic Initiatives
|Event||Cause||Money Raised in '13-'14|
|RC Food & Music Festival||Children's Miracle Network via 'Noke-A-Thon||$600|
|Tyler's Trek||Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center||$3,911.00|
Leadership - Many fraternity men and sorority women held leadership positions while they were in high school, and Greek life offers members the chance to continue to develop their leadership skills. However, leadership roles in High School are not a requirement. Women and men can hold positions ranging from Alumni weekend chair to President at both the chapter and Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council levels. Students will have a chance to participate in workshops and retreats to continue to build these skills throughout their membership.
Social Involvement - Fraternities and sororities host a wide variety of social events such as theme socials, cookouts, formals, concerts, mixers, and date functions. Whether the Greeks are sporting their best disco gear for a seventies social or dancing the night away at their formal, you can bet that memories are in the making. You can't forget Roanoke College traditions such as Alumni Weekend where events are filled with games, spirit competitions, and fun!