The Four Pillars of Fraternity and Sorority Life are a 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 on campus to assist them in developing skills such as time management, leadership, event creation and implementation, and communication. Our Greek members hold many leadership positions within their chapters as well as in many student led organizations on campus.
*These are just a few of the organizations in which Greek affiliated members participate.
The Greek-lettered organizations were founded on Principles of Scholastic Achievement and the enhancement of opportunities for their members. This tradition continues at Centenary. 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.
Each sorority and fraternityprovides members with ample opportunities to give back to the surrounding community through philanthropy that helps promote education through service. 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 tha other student organizations. Students that were affiliated during their undergraduate career also donate more after graduation than non-affiliated students.
The memories, activities and experience of joining a Greek-lettered organization are key components in the meaning of brotherhood/sisterhood. Through a variety of events, there are opportunities to meet and interact with members of fraternities, soroities and other campus organizations. Most chapters have formals, alumni get-togethers, intramurals, and social events that all contribute to the experience of being a part of a larger organization. The values that are learned in this brotherhood/sisterhood will stay with you long after graduation and serve you throughout your lifetime.