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Fraternity & Sorority Life


The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) strives to provide opportunities for students to foster academic excellence, leadership development, philanthropic services, and community engagement. The Office of FSL aims for excellence in all aspects of fraternal life by promoting our core values of service, philanthropy, brotherhood, sisterhood, and leadership in conjunction with the University’s core values of learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community. FSL actively promotes a diverse and inclusive community, as well as strong internal and external relationships between fraternity and sorority chapters, alumni, (inter)national headquarters, and the surrounding community. Through these values, the Office of FSL aids in the development of the whole student, serving as an integral segment of their college career.

Service | Philanthropy | Brotherhood | Sisterhood | Leadership

Fraternities and Sororities have continued the tradition of excellence on the Shepherd University campus since the 1930s, and have played an important role in the lives of our students and alumni since then. Through their active contributions over the years,  in the Shepherdstown community, and through their involvement in other student organizations and educational programs, Fraternity & Sorority Life has been a community that fosters academic excellence, leadership development, and philanthropic services. The friendships and experiences gained as part of joining a fraternity of sorority will last a lifetime!

The Fraternity & Sorority Life community consists of two governing councils, which provide structure to the five Interfraternity Council chapters and the three National Panhellenic Council chapters. In order to join one of the fraternities or sororities on campus, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on all high school course work or a GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate course  work for returning Shepherd University students and transfer students.