Lycoming College Fraternity & Sorority Life

"Never ask more or less of yourself than your best."

Community Service and Philanthropies

The Lycoming College fraternity and sorority community prides itself on community service participation and the sense of self satisfaction which comes from helping others in need. Philanthropies are events in which the fraternity and sorority community as a whole, or individual chapters, donate their time and effort to raise funds for a variety of worthwhile causes. Here are some examples of annual philanthropies participated in by the fraternity and sorority community:

  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Red Cross Blood Mobile
  • Leukemia Society Dance-A-Thon
  • Teddy Bear Drive
  • Brandy Sudol Auction
  • Food/Clothing Drives
  • Babysitting
  • Daffodil Days
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Angel Tree
  • Habitat for Humanity

"We must never be afraid to go to far, for success lies just beyond." – Marcel Proust

Social Life and Friendships

The terms "fraternity and sorority" are described as primarily social groups linked by similar interests. The goal of every chapter is to bring together a group of men/women to build friendships, traditions, and allow them to enjoy their special bond.Fraternities and sororities provide a wide range of social activities and programs for affiliated members. All events are required to adhere to Lycoming policies, state and federal laws, and national office risk management standards.Organized social events include:

  • Formals
  • Greek Week
  • Awards Banquet
  • Dance Parties
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Family Weekend
  • Homecoming
  • Little Siblings Weekend
  • Study Breaks
  • Other non-alcoholic social activities

What we've got for you

The fraternity and sorority community is dedicated to future leaders by providing a wealth of leadership opportunities. From social issues to academia, business to philanthropy, the leaders of today are gaining their leadership edge from their fraternal experiences. Fraternity or sorority membership is one of the most outstanding means of discovering and refining leadership potential. Opportunities to learn and practice leadership stretch beyond chapters, as there are many campus community-wide leadership roles open in Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council.

Scholarship

Academic achievement is the first and foremost priority of all students. Scholastic excellence is a central part of each chapter's goals. Each fraternity and sorority places a strong emphasis on creating an atmosphere conducive to high academic performance, as well as challenging each member to live up to his or her highest academic potential.

Fraternities and sororities implement various programs designed to assist members in their academic pursuits. These include tutoring, study hours, study tables, educational programs on time management, incentives, and a set minimum GPA.

Diversity

The fraternity and sorority community at Lycoming College prides itself on offering opportunities to a multicultural society. Fraternity and sorority members support the mission to attract and graduate students from all backgrounds. Our educational activities and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another and absolute respect for human dignity.

So you want to join us?

The decision to affiliate with a fraternity/sorority can be very difficult since there are a variety of chapters. The most important fact is to remember that you are the one making this decision. Choose the sorority or fraternity that is best for you. Here are some tips to help you make the right decision:

  • Think about why you want to join a sorority/fraternity and evaluate what you are looking for.
  • Find a fraternity/sorority that you are most comfortable with and ask yourself why you are comfortable with that group.
  • What qualities of this group do you want to be a part of?
  • What can these qualities do for you as a person?
  • Ask questions if you are interested.

"Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?" – Frank J. Giblin II

Want more info?

Stop by the Office of Student Programs/Leadership Development located on the third floor of Wertz or call (570) 321-4118.

Check us out on the web at: www.lycoming.edu/studentPrograms/fraternity.aspx

If you are interested in becoming a part of Lycoming College's Fraternity and Sorority system, it is important that you attend all recruitment activities. Look for signs on campus regarding fraternity and sorority events, times, and locations! These events will give you a chance to see how rewarding Fraternity & Sorority Life can be!