Academic success is a standard of Shepherd University and is an essential element of a fraternity or sorority’s contribution to and support of the University’s mission. Academic excellence is emphasized by all fraternity and sorority chapters. Fraternity and sorority members should consistently achieve higher academically than non-members. The fraternity and sorority experience is designed to provide a community which supports the development and promotion of high academic achievement in a values based setting.
Every fraternity or sorority at Shepherd will meet or exceed a required 2.5 cumulative grade point average every semester to maintain good standing, with the exception of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity who is required to maintain a cumulative 2.0 each semester. The SU Fraternity and Sorority Academic Report is produced by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life after both the fall and spring semester, and this report is made available to all chapters and advisors.
Below are the academic statistics for the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Alpha Phi Omega: 3.22
- Alpha Sigma Tau: 3.12
- Delta Sigma Pi: 3.51
- Delta Zeta: 3.30
- Lambda Chi Alpha: 3.15
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: 3.11
- Sigma Alpha Iota: 3.44
- Sigma Sigma Sigma: 3.25
- Tau Kappa Epsilon: 3.21
- Theta Xi: 3.30
ALL GREEK AVERAGE: 3.25
PANHELLENIC AVERAGE: 3.24
SHEPHERD FRATERNITY COUNCIL AVERAGE: 3.09
PROFESSIONAL GREEK AVERAGE: 3.43
To recognize those fraternity and sorority members for their high academic achievement, any member who is a sophomore, junior, or senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.9 or above is eligible for membership in Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. Learn more about Order of Omega here.