Fraternity & Sorority Life

Joining Johnson & Wales University's Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) community is a great way for you to develop socially, intellectually and professionally within a single organization.

You'll be challenged to push yourself, honing your leadership skills in addition to your cooperative spirit.

At the same time, you'll be supported by the close-knit social network of your FSL peers.

JWU's Charlotte Campus currently offers membership in fraternities and sororities. For a full list of current organizations please see our list of currently recognized organizations below.

While all of these organizations are nationally or internationally affiliated, the university oversees the FSL community on campus.

Outreach & Service

Being a member of a fraternity or sorority means always being ready to lend a hand. Emphasizing community outreach as much as high scholastic achievement, activities include:

  • Peer tutoring and counseling
  • Chapter study hours
  • Special scholarships and awards
  • Philanthropic events, sponsored collectively by FSL organizations throughout the year.


Fraternities and sororities also participate in many social, service and university-sponsored events. These range from Homecoming, FSL Recruitment Week, and socials with other FSL organizations to dinner dances and awards banquets.

Current Organizations

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world.

Nationally Founded: December 4, 1906

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority encourages high scholastic and ethical standards, while providing unity and friendship, and want to be a “Service to All Mankind.” As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.

Nationally founded: January 15, 1908

Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority

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. They assure continuous development and achievement for women through individual attention and smart strategic growth.

Nationally founded: March 17, 1917

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi proudly boasts of members who epitomize the very essence of Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor.

Kappa Alpha Psi participates in community outreach activities to feed the homeless, provide scholarships to young people matriculating to college, serve as mentors to young men, participate in blood drives and serve as hosts of seminars for public health awareness to name a few.

Nationally founded: January 5, 1911

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge

Nationally founded: December 10, 1869 


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is a sorority based on scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. The women of this organization encourage the highest academic standard and foster unity within their sisterhood. This sorority continues to show concern for the human condition nationally and internationally through different charitable works and philanthropy.

Nationally founded: January 16, 1920


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Since its inception, the dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho have built and sustained a well-known and well-respected reputation for leading positive change to help uplift the community through sisterhood, leadership, and service. Sigma Gamma Rho’s commitment to service is expressed in its slogan, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” The sorority has a proud history of providing positive and proactive community outreach nationally and internationally. 

Nationally founded: November 12, 1922


Please direct any questions regarding our current or new organizations to Crystal Hutson,.

Financial Information

It is important for students and parents to be as informed as possible regarding the costs associated with obtaining a college education. Understanding the financial obligations associated with fraternity or sorority membership is just as important.

Fraternity or sorority membership is a contractual agreement. When you join, you assume many financial obligations and it important to be aware of these obligations and take them into consideration. During recruitment/rush, a potential member should ask members about financial obligations and payment options. Each organization sets its own fees and the payment schedules.

The first term of membership is usually the most expensive due to many one-time fees (headquarter fee, initiation fee, etc.). All organizations are willing to work with their members on an individual basis to create payment plans if necessary. These financial obligations do not include every expense for a member. Additional expenses (t-shirts, jackets, etc.) may occur and expectation of these expenses will be communicated by the organization.

For specific financial information before or during recruitment/rush, direct your questions to the organization of interest. You can also contact Fraternity & Sorority Life with any questions.

How to Join

Whether you’re looking for friendship and social connections, campus involvement outside of the classroom or the support that a fraternity or sorority can provide, the Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) community at Johnson & Wales University offers an enriching experience.

Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is about making lasting friendships, committing to a common set of ideals and enhancing your personal development. It’s also about being part of a brotherhood and sisterhood where individuals share common core values.

If you’re interested in learning more:

  • Research the local and inter/national headquarter websites
  • Talk to people who are involved in Fraternity & Sorority Life on campus
  • Attend events sponsored by the FSL community

This will help you choose the one that's right for you.

Membership Requirements

To be eligible for membership, you must:

  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (from JWU or another accredited college or university)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours (from JWU or another accredited college or university)

Transfer students may be required to provide an official transcript from their prior institution to the Student Engagement Office to confirm their eligibility.

Online Students (full-time)

  • Some JWU Fraternities and Sororities are now accepting JWU-Online Campus students to be considered for membership
  • Eligibility is only available to JWU online students who live in Charlotte, NC or in the surrounding areas
  • FSL membership is an on-campus commitment, so potential new members are required to meet the same standards as on-campus students. Online students must also meet a few additional requirements unique to online students.
  • To learn more about online student eligibility, please contact the Student Engagement Department

The Involvement Network

Learn more about the FSL organizations by attending events or following FSL on Instagram @JWUCLTFSL

  • Each fraternity or sorority has its own page where they post information. You can ask questions and learn about organization values, etc.
  • If you would like to stay connected with Fraternities and Sororities at JWU CLT submit a general interest form. This will send your contact information to all groups in either the fraternity or sorority category. 
  • Fraternity Interest Form (male identifying groups)
  • Sorority Interest Form (female identifying groups)

For more information on how to join, contact Crystal Hutson,.

Contact Us

Office Location

Wildcat Center 108
235 S. Cedar St. Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 980-598-1807


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Contact Us

  • Crystal Hutson, Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisor, 980-598-1807
  • Micaiah Smith, Student Assistant for Fraternity/Sorority Life