Dickinson College's Greek
organizations are recognized by the Faculty of the College on the
authority of the All-College Committee on Enrollment and Student
Life. Greek organizations provide many opportunities to get
involved, develop leadership skills, succeed academically, grow as
an individual, make lasting friendships and serve the College and
Carlisle communities. Greek organizations have been a part of
Dickinson College for over 150 years.
The Greek community is advised by
the Dean of Students Office. Fraternities are governed by the
Interfraternity Council (originally established in 1859) and
sororities are governed by the College Panhellenic Association
(originally established in 1907). These groups are the local
organizations charged with fulfilling the objectives of the
North-American Interfraternity Conference and National Panhellenic
Conference. These groups guide, support, develop and regulate
their respective communities, and enforce College and individual
organization policies. The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic
Association promote academic excellence and opportunities for
engaged learning among all fraternity and sorority members in
addition to sponsoring social and service activities throughout the
The recruitment processes for both
men and women are established and implemented under the oversight
of the IFC and Panhellenic Association at the will of the College.
Women are invited to join a sorority in the fall of their sophomore
year provided they meet minimum eligibility criteria established by
the Panhellenic Association (information about sorority recruitment
can be obtained by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org). Men are invited to join a
fraternity in the spring of their first year provided they meet
minimum eligibility criteria established by IFC (information about
fraternity recruitment can be obtained by sending an e-mail request
to email@example.com). Greek organizations are
expected to fully affiliate all potential members within 6 weeks of
extending an offer of membership. Approximately twenty-five percent
of the Dickinson student body affiliates with a Greek
Along with the North-American
Interfraternity Conference (NIC), the National Panhellenic
Conference (NPC), the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA), the
Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA), and several men's and
women's fraternities, Dickinson College endorses the Risk
Management Policy of the Fraternal Information & Programming
Group, Inc. (FIPG) and chooses to use this policy as the minimum
standard by which all Dickinson College Greek chapters will have
their risk management policies, practices and procedures evaluated.
A complete copy of the FIPG Risk Management Manual can be
obtained in the Dean of Students office.
Dickinson's recognized chartered
fraternities are Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Sigma.
The College also recognizes a colony of Kappa Alpha Psi. The
College's recognized chartered sororities are Delta Nu, Kappa Alpha
Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
The college recognizes a colony of Delta Sigma Theta.
Should a Dickinson student choose to
join a fraternity or sorority that has been expelled, suspended,
not recognized or is otherwise not in good standing with the
College there may be consequences for the student individually, up
to and including expulsion from the College.
Questions regarding Greek Life can be directed as follows:
Sororities - Erica Gordon, Assistant Director of Campus Life (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Fraternities - Dan Confer, Assistant Director of Campus Life (email@example.com.