Fraternity and Sorority Life
Why should I join a fraternity or sorority?
Joining a fraternity or sorority can be a tough decision to make, but there are many advantages of joining a Greek organization. They are a great way to help students with the transition to college from high school or from time off of school. Each semester members of the fraternity and sorority community maintain a high GPA, complete multiple service hours, and develop critical leaders on campus.
Each semester the organizations at Lincoln University hold information meetings for potential members, which we highly encourage students to attend.
Requirements of members also vary among chapters. The basic requirements for all organizations include:
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Full-time enrollment at Lincoln University with at least 12 credit hours completed at Lincoln University
Joining a fraternity or sorority also comes with a significant time commitment as well. During the first semester, there will generally be weekly educational meetings on top of the standard time commitments. The standard commitments for a member are weekly meetings, service events, brotherhood/sisterhood events, and social events. All events may not be required, but it is essential to consider all possible time commitments when making your decision to join an organization.
What is the NPHC?
For many, involvement in a fraternity or sorority is an enriching part of college life. At Lincoln University, students have the opportunity to choose from nine fraternal organizations that are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
The purpose of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern at the University and community. Thus, NPHC promotes the well-being of its affiliate undergraduate fraternities and sororities, facilitates the establishment and development of leadership training for its members.
If you want to learn more, you can reach out to the NPHC at Lincoln University by Email or contact the Office of Student Engagement at 573-681-5517.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, affectionately known as the “Divine Nine,” is composed of the following member organizations (listed in order of their founding):
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity