The Four Pillars of Fraternity and Sorority Life are symbols by which our Greeks can hold themselves up to and measure their success at Centenary College. Each of the Four Pillars represents a category of excellence for which our Greeks strive; Leadership, Academics and Scholarship, Service and Philanthropy, Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
Sorority and fraternity members are offered a variety of leadership opportunities and programs to assist them in developing skills such as time management, leadership, event planning, and communication. Training in these areas comes from both their national organizations, and the campus community. Our Greek members hold many leadership positions within their chapters as well as in many student led organizations on campus.
The Greek-lettered organizations were founded on Principles of Scholastic Achievement and the enhancement of opportunities for their members. Individual chapters encourage scholastic excellence by planning their own incentive programs, having grade requirements on both initiated and new members, and participating in a variety of majors offered. All of these tactics result in Centenary's sororities and fraternities consistently having a grade point average higher than other populations at Centenary.
Every chapter at Centenary has a nationally recognized philanthropy that is the primary organization for the year's fundraising and volunteering events. On campus, Greek organizations participate in more community service and fundraising activities than other student organizations on average. Students that were affiliated during their undergraduate career also donate more after graduation than non-affiliated students.
Participating in activities as a Greek is the foundation of brotherhood/sisterhood and key to the creation of lifelong memories. Most chapters have formals, alumni mixers, social events, and intramural participation, which contribute to the experience of being part of a bonded organization. The experience of this bond will stay with you long after graduation and serve you throughout your lifetime.