Greek Life - Fraternities and Sororities

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Greek social organizations at WP contribute to student life on campus. Greek members may be found raising donations for charity, organizing special events for campus entertainment, contributing cultural and educational events, attending leadership programs, and participating in various clubs or organizations.  Being involved in Greek Life offers endless opportunities to gain leadership experience, social and managerial skills, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is about more than just wearing letters. It is about making friendships and connections that will last long beyond your college years. It allows you to experience brotherhood and sisterhood. Members of the Greek community have a strong commitment to leadership, service and scholarship. You can find Greeks on the William Paterson campus serving as orientation leaders, SGA club officers, involved with civic engagement, and graduating with honors. When you join a fraternity or sorority its not just during your time at WP, it’s for life.  

Joining a Greek organization has specific requirements and expectations.  Enrolled students eligible to join an organization must have 2.50 minimum GPA (some organizations require a higher GPA) and have completed at least 12 credits towards WP graduation, complete an Anti-Hazing Workshop, and attend sessions for the New Member Education Program.   Members of Greek organizations can participate in the WP LEADS Greek STARS leadership development program to gain skills to serve their community. 

The following organizations are recognized by the WP Greek Senate that manages and represents the interests of social and special interest Greek-lettered organizations with selective membership. Each social fraternity / sorority is required to be a nationally recognized organization and belong to one of these Councils to be recognized by Greek Senate.

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC) 
  • National Panhellenic Council (NPC)
  • United Cultural Greek Council (UCGC) 
  • Special Interest Greek Council (SIGC) 

 Recognized Greek Organizations at William Paterson University:

 AKA Alpha Kappa Alpha              NPHC AKP Alpha Kappa Psi               SIGC
 APA Alpha Phi Alpha                   NPHC CUS Chi Upsilon Sigma            UCGC  
DPE (1) Delta Phi Epsilon                 NPC   GPG Groove Phi Groove           UCGC   
  IPT Iota Phi Theta                      NPHC KAPsi Kappa Alpha Psi                NPHC
LSU  Lambda Sigma Upsilon       UCGC LTO Lambda Tau Omega          UCGC
LUL Lambda Upsilon Lambda    UCGC MSU Mu Sigma Upsilon              UCGC
ODS Omega Delta Sigma           SIGC Alpha Phi Omega               SIGC    
PBS Phi Beta Sigma                   NPHC PKT Phi Kappa Tau                    IFC    
PSS Phi Sigma Sigma                NPC    SAI Sigma Alpha Iota                SIGC
SGR Sigma Gamma Rho            NPHC     Sigma Pi Sigma Pi                             IFC   
TKE Tau Kappa Epsilon            IFC TPA Theta Phi Alpha                NPC       
  Lambda Theta Phi             UCGC Lambda Theta Alpha           UCGC
Omega Phi Chi                  UCGC Zeta Phi Beta                      NPHC

            

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Suspended Greek Organizations

These organizations are currently not in good standing with William Paterson University. Students are not permitted to join these organizations unless otherwise noted after a suspension period, or their status changes with the University.

Alpha Phi Delta - Permanently Barred and Charter Revoked since March 2018 

Alpha Sigma Tau - Chapter Closed by National Office October 2015

Omega Psi Phi - Charter Revoked since June 2021

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