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Fraternities, Sororities, & Governing Bodies

Below are the currently recognized Greek-letter organizations at Keene State College.

Fraternities

Alpha Sigma Phi - AΣΦ

Alpha Sigma Phi

National Founding Date: 12/06/1845, Yale University
Keene State Founding Date: 06/01/2013
Keene State Chapter: Zeta Xi
Colors: Cardinal and Stone
Philanthropy: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Chapter President: Cameron Skarritt
National Organization Website

Phi Lambda Chi - ΦΛΧ

Phi Lambda Chi

National Founding Date: 03/15/1925, University of Central Arkansas
Keene State Founding Date: 06/24/2014
Keene State Chapter: Rho
Colors: Blue and Gold
Philanthropy: Special Olympics
Chapter President: Peter Dubois
National Organization Website

Psi Upsilon - ΨΥ (co-ed)

Psi Upsilon

National Founding Date: 11/24/1833, Union College
Keene State Founding Date: 04/25/2009
Keene State Chapter: Delta Nu
Colors: Garnet and Gold
Philanthropy: Paralysis Now
Chapter President: Julia Schultz
National Organization Website

Sigma Pi - ΣΠ

Sigma Pi

National Founding Date: 02/26/1897, Vincennes University
Keene State Founding Date: 04/26/2014
Keene State Chapter: Iota Rho
Colors: Lavender and White with Gold auxiliary
Philanthropy: ACE Project, Donate Life
Chapter President: Larry Kelley
National Organization Website

Tau Kappa Epsilon - ΤΚΕ

Tau Kappa Epsilon

National Founding Date: 01/10/1899, Illinois Wesleyan University
Keene State Founding Date: 05/18/1968
Keene State Chapter: Lambda Sigma
Colors: Cherry Red and Gunmetal Gray
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Alzheimer’s Association
Chapter President: Jason White
National Organization Website

Sororities

Delta Phi Epsilon - ΔΦΕ

Delta Phi Epsilon ΔΦΕ

National Founding Date: 03/17/1917, New York University
Keene State Founding Date: 03/31/1984
Keene State Chapter: Phi Psi
Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
Philanthropy: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD); Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Chapter President: Kyana Anderson
National Organization Website

Delta Xi Phi - ΔΞΦ

Delta Xi Phi

National Founding Date: 04/20/1994, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Keene State Founding Date: 06/27/2009
Keene State Chapter: Upsilon
Colors: Navy Blue and Maroon
Philanthropy: American Cancer Society
Chapter President: Caitlin Marriott
National Organization Website

Phi Sigma Sigma - ΦΣΣ

Phi Sigma Sigma

National Founding Date: 11/26/1913, Hunter College
Keene State Founding Date: 03/24/1994
Keene State Chapter: Theta Zeta
Colors: King Blue and Gold
Philanthropy: Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation
Chapter President: Kendra Wheeler
National Organization Website

Governing Bodies

Panhellenic Council

National Panhellenic Council

The Keene State College Panhellenic Council serves as the primary governing body for all recognized sororities on campus. The Executive Board is comprised of eight officers who are elected by members of the sorority community to serve for a period of one academic year. In addition, each sorority elects one active member of their organization to serve as a Chapter Delegate on the council. Together, these eleven student leaders work to advance sorority life on campus, and promote a robust co-curricular experience.

The Panhellenic Council exists to develop, enhance, and maintain sorority life and inter-sorority relations at a high level of accomplishment on our campus. This is accomplished by considering goals and ideals of our member organizations as continually applicable to campus and personal life; promoting superior scholarship and basic intellectual development; cooperating with our member organizations and the College’s administration regarding maintenance of high social and moral standards; acting in accordance with all Unanimous Agreements, Standards, and Best Practices set forth by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC); and acting in accordance with the standards and expectations set for the sorority community at Keene State so as not to violate the sovereignty, rights, and privileges of our member organizations.

KSC’s Panhellenic Council is a subsidiary of the the National Panhellenic Conference. The NPC is the premier advocacy and support organization for the advancement of the sorority experience, and provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 4 million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

2018/2019 Panhellenic Council Executive Board

Inter-Fraternity Council

KSC IFC

The Keene State College Inter-Fraternity Council serves as the primary governing body for all recognized fraternities on campus. The Executive Board is comprised of nine officers who are elected to serve for a period of one academic year. In addition, each fraternity elects one active member of their organization to serve as a Chapter Delegate on the council. Together, these fourteen student leaders work to advance fraternity life on campus, and promote a values-based, positive undergraduate experience for members of the community.

IFC exists to promote and foster academic and social interests at KSC; promote the interest and significance of fraternities on a college campus; promote and foster mutual respect and collaborative relationships between fraternities at KSC; ensure positive working relationships amongst fraternities on campus, the College, and community members, agencies, and partners; create and foster an inclusive atmosphere; and maintain and promote the standards and expectations set forth by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for our member organizations.

Keene State’s IFC is a subsidiary of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. The NIC is the trade association representing 74 International and National Fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. The NIC’s member organizations have approximately 5,500 chapters located on more than 800 campuses in the United States and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members.

2018/2019 IFC Executive Board

Order of Omega Honor Society

Order of Omega

Keene State College is home to the Upsilon Zeta chapter of the Order of Omega which chartered on June 23, 2005. With Academic Success as one of the guiding pillars of our fraternity and sorority community, the Order of Omega exists to recognize and promote scholarship on our campus. Currently, 9% of KSC Greeks hold membership in OOO.

All juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, who are in good standing with their chapter, and who are actively involved in their chapter as well as the community at large are eligible to submit an application for membership. Applications are made available twice a year (once per academic semester), and up to fifteen new members are inducted each academic year. For additional information regarding OOO membership, please contact the organization’s Vice President listed below.

2018/2019 Order of Omega Executive Board

The purpose of the National Order of Omega is…

To RECOGNIZE those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to ENCOURAGE them to continue along this line, and to INSPIRE others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;

To UNITE outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs;

To BRING TOGETHER members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;

To help CREATE an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.

Taken from Order of Omega’s national website

Unrecognized Organization Position Statement

Keene State College does not recognize local Greek-letter organizations. All social fraternities and sororities at Keene State College must be affiliated with a/n (inter)national organization in order to be recognized as a student organization by the College. Currently, the below three local organizations exist at KSC however they operate with no recognition, endorsement, affiliation, or otherwise by the College:

  • Sigma Rho Upsilon (ΣΡΥ)
  • Tau Phi Xi (ΤΦΞ)
  • Alpha Pi Tau (AΠΤ)