Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life

Here at Winthrop, we take pride in the numerous opportunities available to get involved that will enhance your college experience. There are over 100 student organizations from which to choose, and joining a fraternity or sorority is one that truly stands out. As a fraternity and sorority community of more than 200 members and 15 national Greek-letter organizations to choose among, 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 15 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.

For a more in depth look of our fraternal community, please take the opportunity to read our latest annual report.

How to Join

Students wishing to join a fraternity or sorority must be academically eligible to participate in a joining process of these organizations. Students may not formally accept a bid, membership invitation, or begin an intake process until they are deemed eligible by the Department of Student Engagement -  Fraternity & Sorority Life. Chapters may not extend formal bids/invitations for membership to students who are not found on a list of those eligible. Below are the minimum requirements to join a fraternity or sorority: 

  • Register with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. (You will have to login with your Winthrop e-mail credentials to complete it.) 
  • Enrollment as an active Winthrop University student 
  • Completion of 12 university credit hours 
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA (Please note: Many chapters have a higher academic requirement for membership than the one listed here. Be sure to ask about individual chapter expectations during the recruitment process/interest meeting.)

*Transfer students in their first semester at Winthrop must submit a transcript to the Department of Student Engagement (DIGS 269) for verification of GPA and credits from their most previous institution. Please place in a sealed envelope with your name and Attn: Fraternity & Sorority Life - Transcript for Fraternity & Sorority Eligibility or send a PDF copy to

Learn more information about how each council's joining process works on our Recruitment/Intake Events & Informational Sessions page. 

About the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is part of the Department of Student Engagement 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.  

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