The Marshall University Fraternity and Sorority Life community has been in existence for over 100 years. Our community is made up of fourteen fraternities, seven sororities, three governing councils and two Greek-specific honorary organizations, which are Order of Omega and the Fraternal Values Society. The entire community includes over 500 of Marshall’s students.
Joining a fraternity or sorority can be of extreme benefit to your college student and here are a few facts about our community:
- Order of Omega recruits the top 3% of the Greek community academically each year.
- Fraternal Values Society is a values-based organization that’s purpose is to explore our values and why we were founded.
- Fraternity and Sorority Life at Marshall raised $36,578.60 for Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital in less than 1 semester (2015).
- Completes over 10,000 hours of documented community service each year.
- Consistently holds a higher cumulative and semester GPA than the all-campus averages.
- Many of our Fraternity and Sorority Life members are not only leaders within the Greek Community but are also leaders on campus such as student government, academic fraternities, and athletics as well as in the community.
- Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life have a higher retention/graduation rate than non-Greek students
- We currently partner with the Huntington Boys and Girls Club as our campus-wide philanthropy; we host events like our Halloween Party and an Easter Egg Hunt every year for the children.
- Chapters raise more than $50,000 toward individual chapter philanthropies each year
- We refer to our core values as Pillars of Character which consist of: scholarship, leadership, service, social, friendship and advancement
- All chapters enforce a strict zero-tolerance policy against Hazing
Each spring, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils and the advisors host a week long competition, known as Greek Week, that is based around intramural activities, musical and dance performance, known as Greek Sing, and intellect for the fraternities and sororities