The Sorority Life
As sorority women we value leadership, scholarship, friendship and service. As a member, women can hold leaderships roles or be on committees within their chapter, providing them with unique opportunities to learn and grow as a leader. Sororities also offer women the opportunity to be connected to women in a variety of majors and grades at Willamette, as well as connected with a national network of alumnae.
All of Willamette's sorority chapters place a high premium on academic integrity at the end of the Spring 2016 semester: Alpha Chi Omega had a cumulative GPA of 3.403 Delta Gamma had a cumulative GPA of 3.395, Alpha Phi had a cumulative GPA of 3.168, and Pi Beta Phi had a cumulative GPA of 3.314. Our commitment to scholarship is demonstrated by the fact that the cumulative All-Sorority GPA for Spring of 2016 was 3.324.
Sorority women also contribute time to philanthropies. Alpha Chi Omega focuses on domestic violence and members volunteer at the MidValley Women's crisis center, among other projects. Their major philanthropy event is A Capella night, which raised over $8,000 for MidValley in 2013. They also established an awareness week in Fall of 2013. The 2014 event will be happening in February. Delta Gamma's national philanthropy is Service for Sight and they volunteer in the Oregon State Library's Talking Books and Braille Services. Their major philanthropy event is Anchor Splash, a week long event in the Fall semester that raises awareness money for organizations that support the blind and visually impaired, including the Delta Gamma Foundation. Pi Beta Phi focuses on literacy and their national organization donates to organizations targeted at improving literacy under The Literacy Fund through Pi Beta Phi Foundation. Their Fall event, Pie with Pi Phi, raises awareness and money for literacy organizations, and they are starting Arrow Spike, a volleyball tournament fundraised, Spring of 2014.
Greek women are involved in almost every extra-curricular activity on campus: varsity and club athletics, Opening Days leaders, working in the Writing Center and Career Center, clubs, off-campus internships, WEMS, interns in the OMA and the CSL office. Being a member of a sorority means that women are connected to many organizations, and motivated to get involved all across Willamette's campus and beyond.
For more information about sorority life and if it is for you, you can visit the National Panhellenic Conference website here: http://www.thesororitylife.com/