For many students, Greek life – joining a fraternity or sorority – is an essential and unforgettable part of the college experience. At Fairmont State University, we aim to offer a wide range of options for social life and community involvement, and as such, we are proud to offer Greek life as part of our campus experience.
Greek Life has a strong and rich tradition at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, as well as here at Fairmont State. The terms "fraternity" and "sorority" refer to groups of men and women (respectively) who join together to offer fellowship, academic support, and an outlet for philanthropic service to the community and institution, as well as the opportunity to network for future careers. They are referred to as Greek chapters because they are named according to the ancient Greek alphabet. All of our Greek chapters at Fairmont State are affiliated with a national organization.
The Greek system offers many opportunities to meet and connect with people, contribute to the community, and develop leadership skills. The academic benefits are significant as well: research indicates that students who are affiliated with a club or organization are more likely to achieve academically and persist in their studies.