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Mission:

The Greek Life Office at Rhode Island College is dedicated to enhancing student development and the overall collegiate experience of its fraternity and sorority members.  Organizations and members are assisted in acheiving success in academics, leadership, community service & philanthropy, personal growth, and brotherhood/sisterhood bonds.  The overall Greek Life Office mission is to complement the misson of Rhode Island College in collaboration with other departments, Advisors, and Inter/National Offices.

Navigating the RIC Greek Life Website:

GREEK ORGANIZATIONS AT RIC:

Sororities:

  • Alpha Sigma Tau: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • Delta Phi Epsilon: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • Theta Phi Alpha: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)

Fraternities:

  • Iota Phi Theta: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Kappa Delta Phi: North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)

Greek Interest Groups:  These groups are approved by the college and are working toward obtaining a charter from their national organization.

  • Omega Phi Beta: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) Sorority
  • Zeta Phi Beta: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Sorority
  • Phi Mu Delta: North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Fraternity

The chapters are overseen by a Program Coordinator for Greek Life and several staff members.  The Greek student leaders meet monthly for a Presidents' Meeting.  The women have formed a Sorority Council to oversee sorority-wide initiatives and events.  Greek Life offers a valuable opportunity for students to learn leadership skills, develop lifelong friendships, and form a strong connection to the College.

For more information on Greek Life at RIC, send an email to mgiacalone@ric.edu

CHAPTER & INTEREST GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

Alpha Sigma Tau

             

National Panhellenic Conference Sorority (NPC)

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is committed to developing scholars, philanthropists, leaders, and sisters among our collegiate and alumnae members.  As members of Alpha Sigma Tau, we continually rededicate ourselves to contribute our share to the progress of mankind.  Philanthropy is a vital aspect of our lives and our sisterhood; it is our way of expressing concern for others.  Pine Mountain Settlement School is our national philanthropy, Habitat for Humanity is our national service project, and our local philanthropy is United Way of Rhode Island.
 

E-mail: alphasigmatau@so.ric.edu

Chapter Website: Outside Linkhttp://joinastepsilonpi.wix.com/astatric

National Website: http://alphasigmatau.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alpha-Sigma-Tau-at-RIC/535515226476407

Delta Phi Epsilon

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National Panhellenic Conference Sorority (NPC)

Delta Phi Epsilon is an organization that is built on the bonds of sisterhood, pride in the sorority, and support for one another. The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good.  The work done for the philanthropies, National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation instills the desire to be active in the community.

E-mail: deltaphiepsilon@so.ric.edu

Chapter Website: http://ricdphie.dphieconnect.org/

National Website: Outside Linkhttp://www.dphie.org/Home

Theta Phi Alpha

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National Panhellenic Conference Sorority (NPC)

Theta Phi Alpha is a national women's social fraternity, and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. The mission of Theta Phi Alpha encompasses far more than providing a social network for college women. For more than 90 years, the sisters of Theta Phi Alpha have maintained a history rich in educational excellence, professional achievement, and a deep commitment to social service.

E-mail: thetaphialpha@so.ric.edu

Chapter Website: Outside Linkhttp://thetaphiric.weebly.com/

National Website: Outside Linkhttp://www.thetaphialpha.org/home

Omega Phi Beta

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Sorority (NALFO)

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a national sorority committed to the development of collegiate and professional women through sisterhood, diversity, leadership, service, and academic excellence.

The purpose of Omega Phi Beta is to servce and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance.  As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.

E-mail: greeklife@so.ric.edu

National Website: Outside Linkhttp://www.omegaphibeta.org/

Zeta Phi Beta

National Pan-Hellenic Council Sorority (NPC)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is an international, historically Black Greek-lettered sorority founded on January 16, 1920 by five collegiate women at Howard University.  We are the only constitutionally bound sorority to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.  There are over 800 chapters and more than 100,000 members located in places such as Africa, the Virgin Islands, Japan, and London.  Its mission is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood, and finer womanhood.  these ideals are reflected in the sorority's national programs, such as the National Education Foundation, providing scholarships to students; Stork's Nest, which is a partnership with March of Dimes; and Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE) to name a few.

E-mail: sigmanu1920@gmail.com

National Website: Outside Linkhttp://www.zphib1920.org/

Iota Phi Theta

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National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternity (NPHC)

On September 19, 1963, at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University), 12 students founded what is now the nation's fifth largest, predominantly African-American social service fraternity: The Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated.  Based upon their ages, heightened responsibilities, and increased level of maturity, this group had a slightly different perspective than the norm for college students.  Many of the founders played an active role in the Civil Rights Movement.  Iota Phi Theta, Inc. was founded on the development and perpetuation of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood among Men.  The motto for Iota Phi Theta, Inc. is Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One.  As Iota Phi Theta, Inc. continues to grow and strengthen, so will its commitment to make meaningful contributions to society in general, with particular emphasis in the African-American community.

E-mail: iotaphitheta@so.ric.edu

Chapter Website: http://groupspaces.com/iotaphitheta1963/

National Website: Outside Linkhttp://www.iotaphitheta.org/

Kappa Delta Phi

North American Interfraternity Conference Fraternity (NIC)

Kappa Delta Phi is a national fraternity aiming to bring males of good character together to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood.

E-mail: kappadeltaphi@so.ric.edu

Chapter Website: http://www.kdpepsilon.org/

National Website: http://kappadeltaphi.org/

Phi Mu Delta

North American Interfraternity Conference Fraternity (NIC)

Founded nationally in 1918 as the first national fraternity to accept men regardless of their race or religious affiliation, Phi Mu Delta has as its mission to provide a postitive fraternity experience for today's college man, encouraging high personal standards, morally, mentally, and spiritally, and, to help its members live the ideals of our founders: democracy, brotherhood, and service.

E-mail: greeklife@so.ric.edu

National Website: Outside Linkhttp://phimudelta.publishpath.com/

SORORITY RECRUITMENT - HOW TO JOIN

Sorority recruitment has now ended.  Women who have completed at least one semester at either RIC or another institution may participate in recruitment in the fall.

RIC has deferred recruitment for recognized NPC sororities on campus.  This means if you are a first semester college student, you must wait till your second semester to join a recognized sorority on campus.  If you are a transfer, you must present your transcript from your previous institution and prove you have completed at least 9 credits.  GPA requirements for sororities are based on your college cumulative GPA.  Contact Mike Giacalone if you have any questions.

EXTENSION AT RIC

If you would like to start a fraternity or sorority on campus, you must affiliate with a national organization part of national council (ex: NIC, NPC, NPHC, NALFO, etc).  Please contact Michael Giacalone, Student Activities Program Coordinator, with questions about this process at mgiacalone@ric.edu or 401-456-2706.

Greek Life Interest Group Application

GREEK LIFE FORMS

RESOURCES

Governing Documents

National Fraternal Organizations:

STAFF

Marissa Weiss

Assistant Director of Student Activities
mweiss@ric.edu
(401) 456-8034

Student Union 408

Michael Giacalone

Program Coordinator for Greek Life/Student Activities
mgiacalone@ric.edu
(401) 456-2706

Student Union 408

Page last updated: Aug. 5, 2014