Fraternity and Sorority Life
At Penn College, the fraternity and sorority community is supported and works in conjunction with the College in the mission to educate the "whole" student. Founded under the principles of academic excellence, leadership, service and the development of life-long relationships, Penn College fraternities and sororities strive to achieve these principles.
Benefits of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life has historically played a critical role in strong student life programs and has been noted for offering students opportunities to:
- Gain leadership skills and experience outside the classroom
- Be active in service and philanthropic initiatives
- Develop institutional pride and build connections within the campus community
- Find their niche on a college campus, making the institution feel more like home
- Personal/member development
- Ritual and values
- Leadership development
- Intellectual development
- Service and citizenship
Recognized Fraternity and Sorority Chapters
Penn College currently recognizes two fraternities and one emerging sorority.
- Phi Mu Delta FraternityΦΜΔ
- Sigma Pi FraternityΣΠ
- Theta Phi Alpha SororityΩΔΣ
Members of Phi Mu Delta participating in the annual MLK Peace Walk
Members of Phi Mu Delta participating in the MLK Day of Service, packing meal kits for the Central PA Food Bank
Phi Mu Delta members assisting with a Riverwalk clean up
Members of Sigma Pi at The Rock for Greek Week
Sigma Pi coordinated a food drive for the Salvation Army during Greek Week
Members of Theta Phi Alpha at their Opening Weekend celebration on campus
Theta Phi Alpha members at The Rock during their recruitment week
Fraternity members wash Penn College Police cars during a service project organized by the Greek Senate
Information about Hazing
Pennsylvania State Law defines hazing as “Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education … the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.”
Hazing is not only against the law, but it is also against the values of Penn College and the fraternities and sororities. All members of the Penn College fraternity and sorority community will be held to the Pennsylvania Hazing Law and the Penn College Student Code of Conduct. All chapter members and those students involved in the recruitment process are required to sign a no-hazing agreement statement.
If you sense you or someone you know may be participating in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a fraternity or sorority, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 570-327-4763 or file a confidential Silent Witness Form. Penn College tracks any incidents that occur in the campus community. Visit Consumer Information for the most up to date information.
Visit one our of resources for additional information hazingprevention.org