Greek Organizations at RU

Dream big. The Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils lead the entire Greek community. Members are always looking for ideas on how to take Greek life at RU to the next level. It’s about inspiring your fellow Hawks to achieve something bigger than themselves. RU up for it?

Panhellenic Council
This is the governing body for Rockhurst’s four sororities, offering opportunities to get involved throughout the year, including serving on the executive board, or as a Pi Chi (recruitment counselor). Panhellenic Council coordinates formal recruitment, service and philanthropic initiatives, sisterhood activities, and educational programming for its member groups.

Sororities

Alpha Sigma Alpha

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National chapter
Local chapter: Zeta Eta
Chapter nickname: ASA
Founded nationally: November 15, 1901 at Longwood University
Motto: Aspire, Seek, Attain
Purpose: The purpose of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to foster close friendships between members and to develop women of poise and purpose.
Values: Generosity, Growth, Enjoyment, Relationships, Responsibility, Balance, Integrity, Learning
Philanthropy: Special Olympics, S. June Smith Center, Girls on the Run
GPA requirement:  2.5 to join, 3.0 to remain in good standing  
Symbols: Palm tree, star, crown, Phoenix
Mascot: Ladybug
Colors: Crimson red, pearl white, gold, palm green
Jewels:  Ruby and pearl
Flowers: Narcissus and aster
Chapter President:

Gamma Phi Beta

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National chapter
Local chapter: Eta Iota
Chapter nickname: Gamma Phi
Founded nationally: November 11, 1874 at Syracuse University
Motto: Founded upon a rock
Values: Love, labor, learning, and loyalty
Mission: To inspire the highest type of womanhood
Vision: We will build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us
Philanthropy: Building Strong Girls – Girls on the Run, Camp Fire, and Girl Guides of Canada
GPA requirement: 2.5 to join 
Symbol: Crescent moon
Colors: Brown and mode (light brown)
Flower(s): Pink carnation
Chapter President: 

Theta Phi Alpha

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National chapter
Local chapter: Gamma Nu
Chapter nickname: Theta Phi
Founded nationally: 1912 at the University of Michigan
Founded locally: 2007 
Motto: Ever loyal, ever lasting
Mission: To create close comradeship, to advance educational, social and philanthropic interest and leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote lifelong bonds of friendship
Philanthropy: American Heart Association
GPA requirement: 2.5 to join 
Symbol: Compass
Mascot: Penguin
Colors: Silver, gold, and blue
Jewels: Sapphire and pearl
Flower: White rose
Chapter President:

Zeta Tau Alpha

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Greek letters: ZTA
National chapter
Local chapter: Kappa Eta
Chapter nickname: Zeta
Founded nationally: October 15, 1898 at Longwood University  
Founded locally: 2007 
Motto: Seek the noblest  
Purpose: The purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha is the intensifying of friendship, the fostering of a spirit of love, the creating of such sentiments, the performing of such deeds, and the molding of such opinions as will be conducive to the building up of a purer and nobler womanhood in the world.
Philanthropy: Breast cancer education and awareness
GPA requirement: 2.5 to join 
Symbol: Five-pointed crown, strawberry
Colors: Turquoise blue and steel gray  
Flower: White violet
Chapter President:

Panhellenic Officers
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Vice President:
Vice President of Public Relations:
Vice President of Recruitment:
Service Chair:
Programming:
Secretary:
Academic:

Interfraternity Council
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for Rockhurst’s four fraternities. IFC leadership coordinates fraternity recruitment and open Houses, and provides personal and professional development opportunities for its members.

Fraternities

Alpha Delta Gamma

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National chapter
Local chapter: Zeta
Chapter nickname: ADG
Founded nationally: October 10, 1924 at Loyola University Chicago  
Motto: Ad Dei Gloriam (For the glory of God)
Values: Spiritual, scholastic, service, school spirit, social   
Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity  
GPA requirement: 2.5 to join
Colors: Scarlet red and gold
Flower: Red carnation
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Beta Theta Pi

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National chapter 
Local chapter
Chapter nickname: Beta
Founded nationally: August 8th, 1839 at Miami University in Oxford Ohio
Founded locally: January 2016
Motto: Firmam Consensus Facit/ Cooperation Makes Strength
Mission: To develop men of principle for a principled life.
Vision: Every member will live Beta Theta Pi's values.
Values: Mutual Assistance, Integrity, Trust, Responsible Conduct, and Intellectual Growth
GPA requirement: 3.0 to join and maintain good standing
Symbols: Dragon, Star, Diamond
Colors: Delicate shades of pink and blue
Flower: Prairie Rose
Chapter President:

 

 

Pi Kappa Alpha

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National chapter
Local chapter: Kappa Epsilon
Chapter nickname: Pike
Founded nationally: March 1, 1868 at the University of Virginia  
Founded locally: 1994 
Motto: Once a Pike, Always a Pike  
Mission: Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.
Vision: Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.
Philanthropy: Boys and Girls Club  
GPA requirement: 2.7 to join, 2.7 to remain in good standing
Symbols: Oak tree, shield and diamond, white horse, dagger and key
Colors: Garnet and old gold
Jewel: Diamond
Flower: Lilly of the valley
Chapter President:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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National chapter
Local chapter: Missouri Delta
Chapter nickname: SAE
Founded nationally: March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama  
Motto: Phi Alpha
Mission: To promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our founders and as specifically enunciated in ‘The True Gentleman”
Creed: The True Gentleman
Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity 
GPA requirement: 2.5 to join 
Symbol: Lion, Minerva, phoenix, and fleur de lis
Colors: Royal purple and old gold
Flower: Violet
Chapter President:

Tau Kappa Epsilon

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National chapter
Local chapter:
Chapter nickname: TKE
Founded nationally:
Motto: Better Men for a Better World
Mission:
Creed:
Philanthropy: St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital
GPA requirement: 2.5 to join
Symbol: Equilateral Triangle
Colors: Cherry red and gray
Flower: Red Carnation
Chapter President:

IFC Officers
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Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:

Order of Omega
Rockhurst is home to the Nu Phi chapter of the Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society – The society recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their organization and within the Greek, campus, and local communities. Members are selected from the top three percent of students at each institution. To date, 500+ chapters have been charted throughout North America, each sharing a common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institutions.