History of the Greek System at ULV
1776 Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ), America's first Greek letter fraternity is founded at the College of William and Mary
1851 Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ), America's first Greek letter sorority is founded at Wesleyan Female College
1985 Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) fraternity is chartered at ULV
1986 Sigma Kappa (ΣΚ) sorority is chartered at ULV
1988 Iota Delta (ΙΔ) sorority is chartered at ULV
1993 Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) fraternity is chartered at ULV
1996 Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ) sorority is chartered at ULV
2006 Alpha Omicron Pi (ΑΟΠ) sorority is chartered at ULV
University of La Verne
Recognized Fraternities and Sororities
College Panhellenic Association (sororities)
Alpha Omicron Pi ΑΟΠ
Colors: Cardinal Red
Founded: 1897, Barnard College
Flower: Jacqueminot Rose
Symbols: Rose and Sheaf of Wheat
Philanthropy: Arthritis Research and The American Juvenile Arthritis Organization
Motto: "One motto, one badge, one bond and singleness of heart."
Iota Delta ΙΔ
Colors: Forest Green and Red
Founded: 1988, University of La Verne
Flower: Red Carnation
Mascot: Monarch Lion
Philanthropy: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation / Clothesline Project
Open Motto: "All you have to be is you"
President: Liz Canales
Phi Sigma Sigma ΦΣΣ
Colors: King Blue and Gold
Founded: 1913, Hunter College
Flower: American Beauty Rose
Philanthropy: Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation benefiting the National Kidney Foundation and Educational grants and scholarships for women.
Open Motto: "Diokete Hupsala" - "Aim High"
President: Mercy-Faith Kimbwala
Sigma Kappa ΣΚ
Colors: Maroon and Lavender
Founded: 1874, Colby College
Symbols: Heart and Dove
Philanthropy: Alzheimer's Disease and Gerontology Center
Open Motto: "One Heart, One Way"
President: Michelle Hu
Interfraternity Council (fraternities)
Phi Delta Theta ΦΔΘ
Colors: Azure and Argent (Blue and White)
Founded: 1848, Miami University of Ohio
Flower: White Carnation
Symbol: Pallas Athena and an Owl
Philanthropy: ALS - Lou Gerig's Disease
Open Motto: "Eis aner oudeia aner" (means literally, "One man is no man," or more freely interpreted, "We enjoy life by the help and society of others.")
President: Chris Skraba
Sigma Alpha Epsilon ΣΑΕ
Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
Founded: 1856, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network and Natural Ties
Open Motto: "The True Gentlemen"
President: Ray Kodadeck
National Pan-Hellenic Council
(Historically black sororities and fraternities)
Delta Sigma Theta ΔΣθ (sorority)
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Founded: 1913, Howard University
Symbol: (unofficial) Elephant
Philanthropy: Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy, Delta Immunization Campaign
Open Motto: "Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom"
President: Brianna Harvey
Alpha Kappa Alpha ΑΚΑ (sorority)
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Founded: 1908, Howard University
Flower: Pink Tea Rose
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Philanthropy: Program Targets, Ivy Reading AKAdemy, Educational Advancement Foundation
Open Motto: "By Culture and by Merit"
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|85% of Fortune 500 Executives...
85% of US Supreme Court Justices since 1800...
76% of US Congress...
71% of the people in Who's Who...
...Are All Greek
The entire Greek letter system comprises of over 20,000 chapters
A U.S. government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity or sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority members graduate.