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 2 fraternities and 1 sorority. Four new organizations will be joining our fraternity/sorority life community during the 2016-2017 year. 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.

Events

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.

Academic Achievement Reports

The following are the academic reports of all of our organizations per term. We strive to be at or above the All University average.

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Current Organizations

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 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

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has seven core values. They are loyalty, duty, respect, service and stewardship, honesty, integrity and personal courage that they like their men to focus on.

They are a fraternity based on brotherhood and gentlemanly characteristics to help mold a future man.

Nationally founded: November 2, 1909

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

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 found: January 15, 1908

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is a sorority based on scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. The woman 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 found: January 16, 1920

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity plans to join our community Fall 2017. Interest Meeting dates will be posted on the Involvement Network. Please direct any questions regarding our current or new organizations to Amber Jolly, Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

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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.

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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)

First term freshmen are not eligible for recruitment/intake until they meet these membership requirements.

Transfer students may be required to provide an official transcript from their prior institution to Student Involvement & Leadership to confirm their eligibility.

The Involvement Network

Learn more about the FSL organizations by visiting the Involvement Network

  • Each fraternity or sorority has its own page where you can post information, ask questions, learn about organization values, etc.
  • Go to jwuLink and click on the Involvement Network

For more information on how to join, contact Amber Jolly, Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Leadership for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

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Contact Us

Office location

Wildcat Center 107
235 South Cedar Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 980-598-1813
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Tyler Elliott, Assistant Director of First Year Experience, 980-598-1806

Reed Grimm, Student Assistant for Fraternity/Sorority Life & Inclusive Programming