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Greek Life

Centre Greeks are dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, scholastic achievement, community service, and social interaction.

Greek Organizations at Centre

Fraternity and sorority members at Centre can be found leading campus organizations, participating in community service, excelling in the classroom, and providing meaningful social opportunities for the campus community.

Centre’s Greek community consists of 11 international organizations (six fraternities and five sororities) dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, scholastic achievement, community service, and social interaction. These organizations are led by the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council under the guidance of the Office of Greek Life.


Beta Theta Pi
Epsilon Chapter – founded nationally 1839; founded locally in 1848; recolonized Spring 2011

Delta Kappa Epsilon
Iota Chapter – founded nationally 1844; founded at Centre 1854; recolonized Spring 2010

Phi Delta Theta
Kentucky Alpha Delta Chapter – founded nationally 1848; founded at Centre 1850

Phi Kappa Tau
Delta Chapter – founded nationally 1906; founded at Centre 1914

Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Kentucky Kappa Chapter – founded nationally 1856; founded at Centre 1882

Sigma Chi
Zeta Zeta Chapter – founded nationally 1855; founded at Centre 1876


Alpha Delta Pi
Eta Omega Chapter – founded nationally 1851; founded at Centre 2000

Delta Delta Delta
Beta Phi Chapter – founded nationally 1888; founded at Centre 1980

Kappa Alpha Theta
Epsilon Eta Chapter – founded nationally 1870; founded at Centre 1980

Kappa Delta
Founded nationally 1897; Founded at Centre 2016

Kappa Kappa Gamma
Zeta Gamma Chapter – founded nationally 1870; founded at Centre 1980


Greek Housing

What to Expect

Centre Greeks are involved in cookouts, campus-wide study breaks, faculty appreciation events, Homecoming dinners, intramural sports, and other on-campus functions - but there is more to Greek Life than social events.

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Service and Leadership Projects

Centre Greeks recorded more than 12,000 service hours last year. They raised more than $60,000 for charitable organizations through fun chapter events such as 5K Runs, letter-writing campaigns, and silent auctions, to name just a few. Fundraisers benefit the United Way, Ronald McDonald House, CASA, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Other projects include mentoring at-risk local school children, and sponsoring city-wide canned-food drives.

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Educational Programs

Centre Greeks host speakers on leadership, time-management, and self-awareness; network with Centre alumni; and involve faculty and staff in chapter presentations.

Greek Life Benefits

Leadership Opportunities

Each group has many officer positions (president, vice president, treasurer, service, recruitment chair, alumni relations, etc.) or one can join the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils. Even after graduation, the leadership opportunities continue. For the last several years, Centre students have been chosen from hundreds of applicants across the nation to be chapter consultants for their inter/national Greek organizations. These Centre Greek alums travel to chapters across the nation, assisting them in activities associated with their Greek membership.

Scholarship Potential

In addition to the Greek chapters at Centre, two additional Greek honorary societies, Order of Omega, and Gamma Sigma Alpha recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership, and character. 

Contacts for the Future

All of our Greek organizations are inter/national, which means that everywhere you go, you’ll meet members of your fraternity or sorority from chapters at other colleges. This can make for immediate connections, which often result in job opportunities and internships.

How Do I Join?

Membership recruitment is an exciting and busy week when students can join one of the fraternities or sororities at Centre. Our Greek community is special because we give you lots of time to get to know the fraternity and sorority members before you decide to join. We call this “deferred recruitment.”

Deferred Recruitment

Instead of having to make a decision the first week of school, interested Centre students participate in recruitment the first week of spring term. The whole idea of deferred recruitment is to allow the students to make personal connections with members of each group, gaining a more thorough idea of Greek membership and the individual chapters. This allows you the opportunity to make the most informed decision about sorority and fraternity membership.

Everybody in Everything

At Centre, we like to include everybody in everything. Being Greek doesn’t mean you have to give up your old friends. Likewise, staying unaffiliated doesn’t stop you from having friends within the Greek community. You can be involved in Centre’s social life without being in a fraternity or sorority.

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