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Department of Student Affairs: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life at Winthrop University

Welcome to Winthrop University Fraternity & Sorority Affairs website! Here at Winthrop, we take pride in the numerous opportunities available to get involved that will enhance your college experience. There are over 170 student organizations to choose from and joining a fraternity or sorority is one that truly stands out. As a fraternity and sorority community of over 650 members and 19 national Greek-letter organizations to choose from you will certainly find a home away from home while building relationships that last a lifetime. 

There are a wealth of opportunities and benefits when you become involved in a fraternity or sorority. These 19 organizations are committed to cultivating personal and professional growth while serving the campus and community. Greeks at Winthrop are very involved with community service, philanthropies, and various aspects of student life. Fraternity and Sorority Life offers an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills while learning a greater appreciation for a true fraternal experience. Participation in Fraternity and Sorority Life offers students a well-rounded academic experience as well as an opportunity to enhance communication skills and build character while promoting high academic standards. We hope that you will explore the possibilities of joining a fraternity or sorority while you are at Winthrop. The opportunities, friendships, and support network you gain when you Go Greek here can help you grow and succeed throughout your college career and beyond.

Here is an overview of our fraternal community including how our Greeks are growing and contributing to their personal success as well as the success of Winthrop. For a more in depth look, please take the opportunity to read our latest annual report on the fraternity and sorority community. 



How to Join

Students wishing to join a fraternity or sorority must be academically eligible to participate in a joining process of these organizations. Chapters may not extend bids/invitations for membership to students who are not found on a list of those eligible. Below are the requirements to participate in a recruitment/intake process: 
  • Register with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. (You will have to login with your Winthrop Email credentials to complete it) 
  • Enrollment as an active Winthrop University Student 
  • Completion of 12 university credit hours 
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA (Please note: These are minimum requirements as many chapters have a higher GPA requirement)

*Transfer students in their first semester at Winthrop must submit a transcript to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs for verification of GPA and credits.

Learn more information about how each council's joining process works and view 2016-2017 Recruitment/Intake Events & Informational Sessions

College Panhellenic Council Spring 2017 Sorority Recruitment is now live! Click here to register for recruitment. 


About the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs


The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs (OFSA) is part of the Office of Student Activities which supports and advises the three councils that govern our Greek-letter organizations: the College Panhellenic CouncilInterfraternity Council, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, as well as individual chapters. We are proud to be working with a community that is quickly growing and making positive contributions on campus. We encourage you to explore our website in order to gain more information about our councils, chapters, and opportunities to become a member of our community. If there are any questions or concerns about joining a fraternity or sorority here at Winthrop, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Chapter Conduct 

One important aspect of fraternity and sorority life is upholding community standards and being held accountable when your actions do not align with those standards. We have a Fraternal Conduct Board that educates the Fraternal Community, settles disputes civilly, and hears complaints against fraternal chapters related to any potential violations of the Student Conduct Code or university policies (Hazing, Risk Management, etc.). 
OFSA, Dean of Students OfficeOffice of Student ActivitiesUniversity Athletics, and Recreational Services at Winthrop University work collaboratively to ensure that new members and participants are having a safe and healthy experience within their sports team or organization. If you feel that you may have insight to an incident that may be considered hazing, please contact the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs or you may complete this form

Visit our Organization Conduct & Disciplinary Status for chapter sanctions and status notices. 

 For an updated list of community events, council events, chapter events, recruitment events, and interest meetings, please visit the calendar. 

Share your name and email with us to be added to our OFSA Monthly Update! This update communicates important dates and deadlines, fraternity/sorority community updates, opportunities, and points of pride within our fraternity & sorority community!

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