UNCW Fraternity and Sorority Life

Welcome to Fraternity and Sorority Life!

Fraternities and Sororities in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement works with the 28 social fraternities and sororities at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. These values-based organizations work to promote good scholarship, leadership opportunities and development, brotherhood/sisterhood, and service to the community. Fraternities and Sororities at UNCW provides about 13.2% of our current undergraduate population with a way to be involved in a valued campus tradition.

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.- John Akers

Student Spotlight

Summer 2015- UIFI Participants!

We are so fortunate and excited to have 8 students attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institution (UIFI) this summer. They are Austin Daniels, Kellie Pullen, Liz McQuain, Liz Carbone, Yancey McCoury, Amanda Gage, Seth Regan, and Marisa Riggins. We also have 1 student, Emma Wilcox, returning to UIFI as a student intern. This is a great opportunity and we ware excited to see the skills they gain, as well as the ideas they return to campus with to help lead the charge in positive change for their organizations and the UNCW Fraternity and Sorority community.

Pillars of Greek Life

DZIhaveachoice All fraternal organizations are based on specific ideals and beliefs that are significant the membership and help set each organization apart from one another. At the same time there are four areas or "pillars" of Greek life that are universally embraced by all fraternal organizations.

The four Pillars of Greek Life are:

Scholarship • Service • Leadership • Friendship

Many of the programs, events, and actions of our chapters fall under one or more of these pillars and our chapters strive to maintain a balance between all four.


Fraternities and Sororities at UNCW are committed to excellence in academic pursuits. Historically, Greek-letter organizations were founded on the principle of academic success and friendship. Today, UNCW fraternities and sororities continue to promote scholarship by providing many options for their members. Tutoring, academic advisors, study buddies, scholarships, and awards are just a few opportunities available through a fraternity or sorority.

Spring 2015 Academic Snapshot

All- Greek GPA


All-Undergraduate GPA


All-Sorority GPA


All-Female Undergraduate GPA


All-Fraternity GPA


All-Male Undergraduate GPA


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At UNCW each fraternity and sorority prides themselves on their service to the UNCW and the Wilmington community. Each fraternity or sorority has philanthropic organizations they work closely with each year. Greek students promote service events on campus and often are highly involved with service projects on campus. They do this through donating their time and fund-raising to help others.

For the 2014 academic year, UNCW fraternities and sororities donated over 25,500 hours of community service and over $75,000 raised for philanthropic groups.


A University is the ideal place for you to develop your leadership potential. Joining a sorority or fraternity provides individuals with numerous opportunities to demonstrate leadership. Whether it be as an officer or committee member, valuable experience will be gained, experience that will be well used in future endeavors.

Fraternity and Sorority Life has developed an number of leadership programs to help fraternity and sorority members develop their leadership skills. These programs include the:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Certificate
  • Greek Emerging Leaders
  • Greek Leadership Retreat
  • New Member Summit

In addition, each fraternity and sorority attending leadership programs and conferences at the local, regional and national level which also provide an opportunity for members to sharpen their leadership skills.


A very important, and often unspoken, aspect of beingSAO friendship Greek is the sisterhood and brotherhood that is shared. The bonds that are shared between members of Greek organizations are what set them apart from non-Greeks. It is more than friendship. It is the understanding that each member has taken a vow to uphold the foundations and values of the organizations. Being a member of a sorority or fraternity is like having a second family.

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