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Greek Life

Join a tradition at Albion of more than 130 years.

Each chapter offers student leadership roles, service opportunities, and academic support in a close-knit environment. Greek students can be found all over campus, involved in almost every student organization and athletic team. Here are some of the details of what it means to be Greek at Albion.

Sororities

Fraternities

Councils

Honoraries

Sororities

Alpha Chi Omega

Beta Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1887

  • Flower: Red carnation
  • Motto: "Together let us seek the heights."
  • Colors: Scarlet red and olive green
  • Symbol: Three stringed lyre

Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University, with the purpose “to provide the advancement of the intellectual, social and moral culture of its members.” Its official mission statement reads, “Alpha Chi Omega is a national women’s organization that enriches the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning and service.” Its philanthropies focus on domestic violence awareness and the MacDowell Colony, the oldest artists’ colony in the United States, located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Alpha Chi Omega is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Zeta Chapter - Chartered at Albion College in 2001

  • Flower: Pink tea rose
  • Symbol: Ivy leaf
  • Motto: "By Culture and By Merit"
  • Colors: Salmon pink and apple green

In 1908, at Howard University, Alpha Kappa Alpha became the first historically black sorority founded in this county. The purpose of the Sigma Zeta Chapter and of the national sorority is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.

Alpha Xi Delta

Phi Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1915

  • Flower : Pink kilarny rose
  • Badge: The quill
  • Motto : "The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword."
  • Colors : Double blue (light and dark) and gold
  • Jewel: Pearl, diamond and sapphire
  • Mascot: BetXi Bear

Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 at Lombard College. Alpha Xi Delta's vision reads, "Inspiring women to realize their potential." The mission of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity is "to enrich the life of every Alpha Xi Delta." Alpha Xi Delta's philanthropy is Autism Speaks. Alpha Xi Delta is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). NPC's creed was written by an Alpha Xi Delta.

Delta Gamma

Zeta Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1883

  • Flower: Cream-colored rose
  • Symbol: Anchor
  • Motto: "Do Good"
  • Colors: Bronze, pink and blue

Delta Gamma was founded in 1873 at the Lewis School for Girls. The organization’s primary purpose “is to create an environment for our members in which lasting friendships and our vows of sisterhood emanate all aspect of our Fraternity. We encourage an atmosphere which will foster high ideals of friendship among college women, promote their educational and cultural interests, create in them a true sense of social responsibility and develop in them the best qualities of character.” Philanthropically, Delta Gamma’s goal is to “stop blindness before it starts”; money raised by chapters has funded genetic research, Braille books, and so forth. Anchor Splash is an activity hosted by the Zeta Chapter of Delta Gamma to raise funds for this cause. Delta Gamma is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.

Kappa Alpha Theta

Pi Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1887

  • Flower: Black and gold pansy
  • Symbol: Kite and twin stars
  • Colors: Black and gold

Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. It was established in 1870 at Indiana Asbury College (now DePauw University). Its purpose reads: “The intellectual ambition of the Fraternity shall be the attainment of highest scholarship. The social aim of the Fraternity shall be to exercise the widest influence for good. The moral aim of the Fraternity shall be the standard of love.” Kappa Alpha Theta’s philanthropic partner is Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The organization is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.

Kappa Delta

Sigma Pi Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1923

  • Flower: White rose
  • Symbol : Nautilus shell, dagger, teddy bear and katydid
  • Motto: Ta Kala Diokomen, which stands for "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest."
  • Colors: Olive green and pearl white
  • Jewels: Diamond, emerald and pearl

In 1897, Kappa Delta was founded at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University). Its stated purpose is “to promote true friendship among the college girls of our country by inculcating into their hearts and lives those principles of truth, of honor, of duty, without which there can be no true friendship.” Kappa Delta’s national philanthropies are Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital (in Richmond, Virginia), and Orthopaedic Research Awards. It is also a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.

Fraternities

Alpha Tau Omega

Beta Omicron Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1889

  • Flower: White tea rose
  • Symbol: Heraldic cross pattee
  • Colors: Azure and old gold

Founded in 1865 at the Virginia Military Institute, Alpha Tau Omega was the first fraternity established as a national organization, not as a local group. It was also the first fraternity founded after the Civil War. Its creed reads in part: “To bind men together in a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles.” Nicknames for its members include Taus, Alpha Taus, and ATOs. Alpha Tau Omega is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

Delta Sigma Phi

Alpha Tau Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1917

  • Flower: White carnation
  • Motto: "Better Men. Better Lives."
  • Colors: Nile green and white

Delta Sigma Phi was founded in 1899 at City College of New York. The fraternity’s stated purpose is “to fulfill the desire of serious young college men for a fellowship and brotherhood, as near a practical working ideal as possible, not fettered with too many traditional prejudices and artificial standards of membership, by a clean, pure, and honorable chapter home life.” Delta Sigma Phi’s core values are culture, harmony, and friendship, and it has a philanthropic partnership with the March of Dimes. It is also a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

Delta Tau Delta

Epsilon Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1876

  • Flower: Iris
  • Motto: "Lives of Excellence"
  • Colors: Purple, white and gold

Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1858 at Bethany College, in what is now West Virginia, on the principles of truth, faith, power, and courage. It now has over 125 active chapters, whose members “live by the principles of integrity, accountability, truth and courage.” Delta Tau Delta is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

Sigma Chi

Alpha Pi Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1886

  • Flower: White rose
  • Symbol: White cross
  • Mission: To develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.
  • Motto: In Hoc Signo Vinces, which means "In this sign you will conquer."
  • Colors: Blue and old gold

Sigma Chi was founded in 1855 at Miami University. Its core values are friendship, justice, and learning. The famous song “The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi,” was composed by two Albion College Alpha Pi alumni in 1911 and is the best-known of all fraternity songs. Sigma Chi’s philanthropies are Children’s Miracle Network and Huntsman Cancer Institute; the organization is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

Sigma Nu

Gamma Gamma Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1895

  • Flower: White rose
  • Symbol: Serpent
  • Colors: Gold, white and black

Sigma Nu, founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute, is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. Its mission reads: “To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth. To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character. To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity.”

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Omega Chapter - Founded at Albion College in 1926

  • Flower: Red carnation
  • Colors: Cherry red and gray

Founded in 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University, Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest social fraternity in the world, with 272 chapters internationally and approximately 250,000 active members and alumni. The organization’s philanthropies are St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association. Tau Kappa Epsilon is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

Councils

Albion College Interfraternity Council

The six fraternities on campus are all members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and make up Albion College's InterFraternity Council (IFC). IFC governs and coordinates the activities of the fraternal chapters on campus.

Albion College Panhellenic Council

Five of the six sororities on campus are members of the National Panhellenic Conference. The sixth is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. All six chapters make up Albion College's Panhellenic Council, which governs and coordinates the activities of the sorority chapters on campus

For more information on these councils please contact the Assistant Director for Greek Life and Student Organizations or email .

Honoraries

Gamma Sigma Alpha

Gamma Sigma Alpha is a national academic Greek honor society that recognizes social fraternity and sorority juniors and seniors whom have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Order of Omega

Order of Omega is a national leadership honorary for sorority and fraternity members who have made significant contributions to the Greek community, to Albion College, and to the greater Albion community. Its mission is to unite leaders within the Greek system for a common good. Order of Omega promotes continuing leadership and responsibility for those Greeks involved.

Student Organization Resources

 

Student organizations are a vital part of the Albion College community, adding an important dimension to your life at Albion. They offer many opportunities beyond those available in the classroom for the development of communication and leadership skills, building teamwork and a sense of community, and encouraging service to others.

Getting involved in campus organizations is one way to make new friends, take part in important projects, make a difference in the lives of others, plan exciting programs and overall just have a lot of fun while at Albion. Liberal Arts at Work and at Play.

If you would like to receive additional information about Student Organizations at Albion College, please contact the Campus Programs and Organizations Office at 517/629-0433

Fall 2017 Student Organization Registration

pdfFall 2017 Blank Organization Roster Form 

Student Organization Handbook

Student Senate Appropriations Forms (i.e. Budget Forms, Check Request Forms)

Fundraising Policy (Off-Campus Fundraising / External Sources)

Travel Policy

alt Albion College Van Request Form (pdf)

alt Albion College Van Request Form (word)

Briton Bash

Event Calendar

The Albion College Event Calendar can be found with other departmental/program calendars on the Albion College website. This is a valuable resource that allows faculty, staff, students, and external audiences to see events and other happenings on campus. Each listing contains the date, time, location and additional support information for each event/activity. The Campus Event Calendar is managed by the Assistant Director of the Kellogg Center. 

The Campus Event Calendar is only as good as the willingness of the College community to use it and submit items. Any event in which complete information is provided (and conforms to all other polices and regulations of the College) will be posted to the Event Calendar. If the event you want to book is scheduled at the same time another major event is occurring, you will be contacted and an attempt will be made to find a suitable date, time, and place for your program. The Assistant Director and/or Assistant Dean will work to resolve any conflicts which arise. Please keep in mind Albion College's policy toward programming is non-exclusive and mulitple programs occurring at the same time do frequently happen. The Kellogg Center staff will attempt to do its best to identify those programs that might be in conflict and/or might compete for the same audience. 

It is important to note that not all room reservations are automatically added to the Event Calendar.  Many times reservations for spaces are made before specific program details are available or they are events that are not of interest to the general campus or community public. Therefore, to ensure that your event does get listed on the calendar, it is best to submit your listing directly to the calendar itself. 

Submitting an Item to Appear on the Calendar

Current faculty, staff, and students may submit entries into the campus calendar. Your submission will be sent to the Campus Scheduler for approval. Once approved, your event will be displayed for all to see on the general calendar.

Events to be posted on the calendar should be intended for the larger campus or campus and community audiences. Announcements for club/organization meetings and other postings targeting a select audience should use other methods to inform their constituents. Please keep in mind that these postings can be seen by external audiences. If your event is limited to campus audiences, please indicate that in your event description. 

To submit an entry, open the Event Calendar using the link below. Once the calendar is open, scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the submit button. You will be prompted to use your Albion College username and password to log into the site. Fill out all of the event details in the boxes provided.  Make sure to click the "Submit Event" button when complete to send your submission to the Campus Scheduler for approval.

Event Calendar

What's Up Newsletter

Welcome!

Summer Greetings from Albion College.  The 2010 edition of the Summer What's Up Newsletter is ready for your review.  Please browse the newsletter for Summer updates and helpful information as you prepare to move to campus to begin the Fall 2010 academic semester. 


 

Student Organizations

Students learn about campus organizations during Briton Bash.

Albion is the home of over 100 student organizations, so there are many opportunities to get involved. These groups produce an amazing array of things to see and do throughout the school year ranging from small gatherings to all-campus activities, keynote lecturers to musical performances, and sports and recreation events to political rallies.

Learn more about the variety of opportunities that exist by visiting the descriptions of current student organizations.

Register your organization for Fall 2017 by clicking here!

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