Appalachian State University has been the host of fraternities and sororities for more than 40 years. Today, Appalachian has over 2,000 students holding membership in 32 organizations. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) focuses on scholarship, community service, philanthropy, leadership development, and friendship. Several of Appalachian's most distinguished graduates are members of fraternities and sororities.
Please read the Joint Council Statement about Off Campus Gatherings for Fall 2020. It is important that we all work together and practice appropriate safety measures to ensure we remain safe and healthy and protect our community, campus, and the High Country during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Download: 2020 Joint Council Statement - Off Campus Gatherings
As a part of the Campus Activities Office and the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership, we are committed to the holistic development and success of all students, the cultivation of inclusive spaces and communities, and the fostering of meaningful relationships and lifelong learning.
The Fraternity and Sorority Life Community at Appalachian State University is committed to the development of its student members through positive social programming, service to the campus and the broader Appalachian community, leadership education, the promotion of physical health and wellness, and scholastic achievement.
Members of fraternities and sororities will uphold the mission of the University and live true to the ritualistic values and principles of their member organizations. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Community will serve as an honored and respected component of campus life by promoting scholastic and intellectual development and maintenance of high social and moral standards.
Service – Fraternity and sorority members are committed to giving back and serving the community through mutually beneficial experiences.
Scholarship – Scholastic standards are a vital part of the fraternity and sorority life experience. Our organizations recognize that academics are the reason why their members attend college. Therefore, our community is committed to academic achievement through chapter support, individual accountability, incentive programs, and utilization of campus resources.
Friendship - Fraternities and sororities provide a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood through retreats, social interactions, programming with other chapters and campus entities, parent events, alumni activities, and continued practice of ritual.
Leadership – Members believe that success for the individual and the chapter is dependent on developing skills and personal qualities that enhance the growth and potential of each individual member.