Finding a sense of home on campus is important to all students as they make their new life here at CU. Joining a fraternity or sorority is just one of the many ways to connect with other students, get involved and further develop your leadership skills. Cumberland has five fraternities – Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma and Sigma Chi – and three sororities – Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Tau, and Zeta Phi Beta.
Greek Affairs works to promote a cohesive community that values civic and social responsibility, mutual respect, and the growth and development of organizations and their members. These organizations include 5 fraternities and 3 sororities. Joining a chapter affords students a multitude of opportunities to get ahead. We are committed to help students reach their full potential and become successful after college life.
Greek Affairs advises these student organizations:
The All Greek Council
The Panhellenic Association (Panhel)
Each fraternity and sorority is self-governing. Each organization manages its own operations and maintenance, and develops its academic, social, membership, recreational, external policies and programs. These organizations provide a unique experience in leadership, community planning, and group interactions.
Eligibility and Requirements
You are a high school graduate. Unfortunately, dual enrollment students are not eligible.
You have to be a full-time student.
You maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. If you are a first-semester freshman, we use your high school GPA to determine eligibility.
Some fraternities or sororities may have additional standards. Academic standing requirements may differ between the organizations. Questions about a certain organization’s requirements should be directed to the individual organization or Greek Affairs.
Recruitment is when you learn more about the fraternities and sororities at CU. There are informational events held at the beginning of the Fall Semester to learn more about all organizations on campus. The greek life recruitment period varies among the fraternities and sororities and their governing councils.
You can remain active, both locally and nationally in your greek organization. The ongoing support of active alumni help our Greek organizations succeed.
Contact Us. We’re here to help
If you have any questions or need more information about Greek Life at CU, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you make the most of your college experience at Cumberland University.
The Office of Greek Affairs is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm CST. The office is located in Labry Hall, Room 131. Please contact the Greek Life Office at 615-453-6348 to speak with the Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.