Appalachian State University is composed of men's and women's social fraternities. Each of these organizations is governed by a student-run governing council that has specific guidelines and requirements related to the recruitment of new members. Additionally, each member organization has additional requirements of students seeking membership in their specific organizations.
Fraternity and Sorority Life is an important part of the co-curricular experience for students at Appalachian State University. Students who are involved outside the classroom perform better academically, report a more satisfying educational experience, and persist to graduation in greater numbers than their counterparts. Fraternities/Sororities are built upon a commitment to the ritualistic values of their organizations, a commitment to service, an understanding of their responsibility for being a contributing member of the community, and to the personal and professional development of members.
College life involves learning to live and work with others, respecting them as individuals, and making friendships that will last a lifetime. Membership in a fraternity/sorority enhances the social experience in a relaxed atmosphere. This can be seen in events throughout the year such as mixers, band parties, and Greek Week. We uphold each of the four pillars of Fraternity/Sorority Life (Service, Leadership, Friendship and Scholarship), in all our actions and strive to meet them in the end result.