About Greek Life at Delaware Valley College
Fraternities and sororities have been a Delaware Valley College tradition for over 25 years. Maintaining an academic record above the all-student average, Fraternities and sororities are committed to academic achievement while offering unique opportunities for leadership development, career networking, academic success and life-long friendships.
We encourage you to think past any ideas or perceptions you may have from movies, stories or the media and check out Fraternity and Sorority Life for yourself. You may find that Fraternity and Sorority Life is quite the opposite of what you thought!
Inter-Greek Council (ICG)
IGC is the governing organization that oversees DelVal's 7 chapters and reports directly to the Student Government Board. IGC oversees all matters Greek including rules and regulations for new and active members, planning and running the annual Greek Week competition, and helping each chapter be successful in their efforts to conform to the 4 Pillars of Greek Life.
4 Pillars of Greek Life
The four pillars of Greek Life reflect the values members of the DelVal Greek community strive to uphold. Concentrating on these four important areas ensures that Greek members will be versatile individuals ready to successfully handle their world during and beyond their collegiate years.
Scholarship - Academic excellence is a vital aspect of Greek Life membership at DVC. Our seven chapters’ average G.P.A. is higher than the all College G.P.A. Scholastic standards are important for each individual fraternity or sorority as well as the Greek community as a whole. Programming, incentives, recognition, and ongoing support are provided to help the Greek community pursue academic success. Academic achievement is the reason students are at college; fraternities and sororities are constructed to help their members meet that goal.
Leadership - Developing leaders today for life after college is an essential part of Greek involvement. Greek members participate in a variety of programs that provide leadership advancement. There are many ways to be a leader in our Greek community, including chapter and/or council officer positions, national or regional leadership conferences, campus-based leadership opportunities, and committee involvement. Greeks also make a make up a large percentage of leadership positions on campus such as Student Government, Resident Assistants, and club officers.
Service - Service is the backbone of Greek Life involvement. It is perhaps the most honorable of the pillars, as members are given opportunities to participate in hands-on volunteer work as well as engage in philanthropic events to raise money for charitable organizations. These opportunities ensure that Greek members leave a positive lasting impression on their community and build continuous habits of giving back. Each year, the seven chapters complete hundreds of hours of community service and collect tens of thousands of dollars in money and goods donations for local, statewide, and national charities and philanthropic organizations. Greek chapters participate in everything from helping to build low income housing, road clean ups, raising money for cancer research, toy drives for local orphanages, and so much more!
Brotherhood/Sisterhood – Joining a fraternity or sorority is about making lifelong relationships that carry-on beyond the boundaries of ordinary friendships. Bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are created within an organization and provide DVC Greeks with a home away from home, guidance, career networking, and a sense of community. Greek members enjoy lifelong bonds and connections with friends that can provide support in life’s momentous occasions and celebration in life’s accomplishments.