Frequently Asked Questions

Why join a Greek group?

Being involved in a Greek organization gives students a unique experience unlike any other group on campus. Students are able to be involved in a rich history of traditions and develop bonds with their brothers and sisters. Greeks are actively involved in the vibrant Greek life community and participate in all areas of academics, sports and extra-curricular activities on campus. Greeks also participate in service projects across campus and the community throughout the school year.

What percent of Wooster students are involved in Greek life?

Approximately 18% of Wooster students are members of Greek groups.

Is the Greek life at Wooster nationally affiliated? What does it mean to be local?

The Greek life at the College of Wooster is not nationally affiliated and has not been since the early 1900s. Local Greek life means each group is unique to the College of Wooster and not affiliated with any other group at any college in the country.

Who oversees the Greek life at Wooster?

The Director of Greek Life, Joe Kirk, oversees Greek life here at the college. The Inter Greek Council executive board oversees the Greek system as well. Within each group, an advisor and president oversees the functions of the group in general.

What kind of community service do Greek groups participate in?

Greeks are required to perform at least twelve community service hours on and off campus each semester, along with hosting an all campus event, to maintain their active charters. During the fall and spring Greek Weeks, all groups participate in community service. Groups participate in community service at on campus events such as Relay for Life, Safe, Sober and Smart, Soup and Bread, Campus Clean-ups and Food Drives and off-campus at the Humane Society, Every Woman's House, Brookdale Senior Living Home, Wooster Libraries, and many others.

What academic standings do Greeks need to fulfill to be an active member?

To participate in new member education for any Greek group, a student must not be on academic probation. When an active member, students who are on academic probation must work with the Director of Greek Life, president and advisor to get their academics back on track to ensure their success at the college.

Are Greeks required to live in Greek housing?

No, however most groups choose to apply to live in Greek housing together to maintain and support of their sisterhoods and brotherhoods. It is not required to live in Greek housing, however many Greek members choose to do so.

Where do Greek organizations live on campus?

Greek organizations live in program houses around campus.

How do I get involved and become a member of Greek Life?

Visit the Rush section of the website to learn more about rush!

When is New Member Education and how does it last?

New Member Education is a two week period of time in the spring semester where new members pledge their specific Greek Group, learning more about their group's traditions, members and history.

What is the school’s policy on hazing?

Since hazing is illegal in the state of Ohio, hazing is taken extremely seriously by the Wooster administration. Hazing of any type is not tolerated. If a group is found hazing, they can potentially lose their pledge class and charter. All members and new members are required to attend an anti-hazing meeting before the new member education period begins.