Greek Life


The Greek community at Bloomsburg University is comprised of a diverse group of fraternities and sororities, each of which offer all students the chance to find a group to match their values and personalities. Fraternities and sororities offer lifetime opportunities for friendship, service to the community, leadership and scholarship.

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Regardless of the fraternity or sorority, membership in a Greek organization will enhance BU experience. The Greek community is dedicated to providing an enriching experience to students participating in fraternities and sororities. Greek organizations offer a broad experience at BU. Each fraternity and sorority requires registration for the recruitment process. Once you complete the registration, events will be forwarded to you.

Why Greek Life?

Coming to college is one of the major life changes that your student will go through. Joining a fraternity or sorority can help make the transition easier. Developing life-long friendships with the members in their chapter helps make the campus smaller and more manageable.

For many members, these chapters become there home away from home. In addition to the brotherhood/sisterhood, every chapter promotes the values of enhancing leadership, service scholarship, philanthropy and financial responsibility in their members.

Greek Life Update!

 

Assistant Dean of Students for Greek Affairs

Gretchen Osterman
gosterma@bloomu.edu
348 Kehr Union Building
570-389-4997

 

BU conducts Greek Life assessment

Bloomsburg University conducted a review of its Greek Life program in the fall of 2017. This review sought to determine the impact of sorority and fraternity chapters on the BU campus community and to identify successes, challenges, limitations in the Greek Life program as well as provide recommendations for improvement.

The review of the program was conducted by AASCU Penson Center for Professional Development, which conducted 73 in-person interviews with a cross-section of the campus community and select members of the Bloomsburg town community. Also, an online survey was distributed to chapter presidents, chapter advisors and Greek alumni who could not be interviewed in person and yielded 291 responses.

"Our goal in commissioning the study of Greek Life at BU was to have an objective look at the strengths and challenges of our system and have an actionable plan for how we can improve the program for our community," said Dione Somerville, vice president for student affairs. "Our commitment to our fraternities and sororities is stronger now that we have taken a critical look at the program and have a plan for improvement."

 

Kappa Kulture Week

Fraternity hosts Kappa Kulture Week to inspire service

It’s not your average week, though it happens twice a year. It’s interactive. It’s informative. It’s straight … Kappa!

James Clark, a senior criminal justice major and president of Kappa Alpha Psi, says Kappa Kulture Week is designed to bring the campus community together, as well as showcase the fraternity’s core objective of inspiring “service in the public interest.” To do this, the fraternity hosts five events over five days.

Hoops for Hope: a five-on-five basketball tournament to raise money for KAP’s philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Kappa Kickback: a community service event created last spring by alumnus Cory Webb to have students decorate shoeboxes, then fill them with toiletries and inspirational letters and give them the Women’s Resource Center in town. Dress for Success: a co-hosted event with Delta Sigma Theta to inform fellow students of the proper attire for a business setting and how to be interview ready.

Keys to a Stree-Free Life: another co-hosted event (SOL) that covers issues of handling the pressures of college and other outside factors. Pie a Kappa: donations are collected with each pie to the face of a fraternity brother.