Pitt-Johnstown social fraternities and sororities provide students the opportunity to become part of a group which shares common ideals and promotes community service, scholastic excellence, philanthropic endeavors, as well as opportunities for social activities and leadership development. Currently there are only FOUR registered and recognized social organizations on our campus. They are listed below. Any other mention of social organizations at Pitt-Johnstown are unrecognized and are therefore not monitored, supported, or endorsed by The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
Fraternities and sororities regularly sponsor service activities, intramural teams, social events, and educational programs. The groups sponsor academic activities and recognition; the scholastic achievement of members is monitored by the organization.
- Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ)
Phi Sigma Sigma International Fraternity was founded at Hunter College (NY) in 1913, and was established at Pitt-Johnstown in September, 1991. The colors are king blue and gold; the flower is the American Beauty rose; the jewel is the sapphire; and the symbol is the Sphinx. “Aim High” is the sorority motto. Phi Sigma Sigma supports the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation as their philanthropy. The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation supports school and college readiness.
- Delta Chi (ΔΧ)
Delta Chi Fraternity was founded in 1890 at Cornell University (NY). The fraternity’s colors are red and buff and the official flower is the white carnation. Established in October 1972, Delta Chi was the first national fraternity at Pitt-Johnstown, which has raised funds for the Arthritis Foundation of Johnstown and has sponsored a child in Colombia, South America.
- Kappa Delta Rho (ΚΔΡ)
Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity was founded in 1905 at Middlebury College (VT), and the Iota Alpha Chapter was established at Pitt-Johnstown in 1982. The fraternity’s motto is “Honor Above All Things;” its colors are Middlebury blue and Princeton orange; and the flower is the red rose. The chapter’s major philanthropic project is the annual Wallyball Tournament which benefits the Cambria County Chapter of the Easter Seals.
- Sigma Tau Gamma (ΣTΓ)
Sigma Tau Gamma National Fraternity was founded on June 28, 1920, at the University of Central Missouri, and the Delta Pi Chapter was founded at Pitt-Johnstown in 2007. The fraternity colors are azure blue and white. The members of Sigma Tau Gamma uphold the six principles of value, learning, leadership, excellence, benefit and integrity in their everyday lives. The national philanthropy of Sigma Tau Gamma is Books for Kids; at a local level, Sigma Tau Gamma raises money for cancer research.
Joining a Pitt-Johnstown Fraternity or Sorority
All potential new members to our Greek letter organizations must register to go through the recruitment process.
While each organization has a set of specific recruitment standards, the university requires that a student have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Further, students must also have a commitment to the values of the FSL community: leadership, scholarship, service, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Students must also be at least a second semester first year student to join the groups.
Recruitment for Fall 2023 is scheduled for upperclassmen for September and our first-year students will be eligible in January 2024! And, we are adding two organizations (one fraternity and one sorority) to our community so you will have amazing options to make your life-long choice.
The advancement of the Fraternity Sorority Life community at Pitt-Johnstown is also a key value in a potential new member. Students who would like to be considered for the Fraternity Sorority Life must participate in a potential new member education workshop with the Campus Activities and Engagement Office before they are eligible to accept bids through our system.
For more information about recruitment, please contact Heather Bloom Hall, Fraternity Sorority Advisor and the Director of Campus Activities and Engagement at email@example.com.