Greek Life

Office of Student Life

Be you. Be more. Be Greek.

Making Greek Life a part of your college experience can provide you with multiple benefits. From having a home away from home to having a study partner whenever you need one, Greek Life at Defiance College is built to balance the social with the academic. You can find an organization on campus that will fit who you are.

Mission Statement
The fraternity and sorority community utilizes continuous improvement that provides a complete quality undergraduate fraternity and sorority experience that builds community among all Greeks and that emphasizes our founding principles of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Brotherhood/Sisterhood.

The Greek community at Defiance College includes one fraternity and one sororities. All full-time students with a minimum 2.2 GPA are eligible for membership into these chapters. Each chapter may have an individual GPA requirement higher than the established average. Potential new members are selected each semester by each individual chapter.

Greek chapters at Defiance College include:
   - Alpha Xi Delta
   - Phi Sigma Chi

Recruitment and Requirements
Fall Recruitment Week will be in September.

Greek Recruitment Week is the formal period of time in which our Greek organizations will hold events to allow you to get an in-depth look at the organization along with learn more about you. To be eligible for fall recruitment, you must have a minimum of a 2.2. cumulative G.P.A. in either high school or college. Please note that each individual Greek organization may have further academic requirements that may be higher.

After fall recruitment takes place, organizations will continue to recruit but no formal weeks will be held.

The Greek Community is overseen by our governing board, the Inter-Greek Council. The officers from this organization are expected to uphold the values of our board along with building community. Each semester they assist with the large scale Greek events, educate our members on best practices, and award scholarships to our leaders.

These scholarships are towards the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Conference and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute. Each of these leadership functions are premier events in the fraternity and sorority field and much is gained from attending these events.

Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values
Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Annual Programs

Greek Informational 
The Greek Informational is a chance for all our organizations to come together and for you to learn about the requirements of each particular organization and the tradition and history behind what made these Greek organizations. This will give you a chance to ask any questions and for you to meet the members throughout the presentation.

Greek Week
Greek Week is held each semester. Activities are planned throughout the week to allow Greek students to show their pride and recognize those students and organizations who have achieved excellence in the past year.

Past Award Winners
Greek Woman of the Year- Megan Klausing
Greek Man of the Year- Corey Rower
Outstanding New Member- Marissa Bramble
Highest GPA-Spring '15: Alpha Xi Delta
Highest GPA-Fall '14: Alpha Xi Delta

For more information, contact:
Brittany Osborne
Director of Student Activities and Leadership
McReynolds Hall Director