Greek Life

Myra Rawls, Coordinator of Greek Life

mrawls@kettering.edu – 810-762-9743

Kettering University has a vibrant Greek community; nearly 40% of our students belong to fraternities and sororities.  We encourage parents to familiarize themselves with the traditions, benefits, and features of Greek organizations so they may anticipate what to expect if their students goes Greek.

Greek Life Motto

            Civitas, Scientia, Officium, Duces

            Community, Knowledge, Service, Leaders

Since 1921, Greeks have played an important role in the lives of students at Kettering University. They have provided a home away from home for many young men and women and supported excellence in academics, athletics, and leadership. Today, the fraternities and sororities at Kettering continue this proud tradition of helping our students excel in all aspects of university life.

Each fraternity and sorority is different; each has something unique to offer to potential members; and all play an active role on the Kettering campus and in the Flint community, through their community service projects and philanthropic activities.

Opportunities Available to Members of our Greek Community:

Leadership development workshops and opportunities to practice leadership skills.

  • Scholarship opportunities and academic support.
  • A safe, clean, friendly home atmosphere in the chapter house. (Not all chapters have recognized houses).
  • Trained and experienced advisers.
  • Opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Professional networks.

Our Goals:

  • To assist all members of the Greek Community in striving for excellence in all three areas of Greek Life: Pursuit of Knowledge, Civic Engagement/Awareness, and Social Development.
  • To foster and support leadership: in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the community, and in the work place.
  • To combine the best attributes of each individual organization to benefit the Greek Community, Kettering University and the Flint community.

Grades

Academic excellence is our first priority.  Each Greek organization has its own academic standards, which all members must achieve.  Also, the University requires that Greeks achieve a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete a minimum of 12 credits each term. 

On average, our Greek organizations have higher GPAs than the averages for all male students and all female students.  Greek organizations sponsor study nights and other academic events, maintain libraries in their fraternity and sorority houses, and receive guidance from a faculty adviser.  

Commitments

Being a part of a Greek organization requires students to commit time and money.  Greeks organizations expect students to attend meetings and social events, participate in fundraisers, and volunteer in the Flint community.  Greeks must learn time management skills to balance these commitments with academics.

Each fraternity or sorority has its own set of financial requirements. All chapters assess member fees and other charges.  Additional financial obligations may arise as a condition of Greek membership.  You and your student should fully understand and anticipate the financial obligations of Greek life.  Individual chapters and the Greek Life office can assist you and your student in determining them.

Hazing

Neither Kettering University nor the national Greek organizations tolerate hazing.  Fraternity and sorority leaders, and their advisers, commit to prohibiting all hazing and reporting it if it occurs.   Each new member must sign a form making the same commitments.  Parents who suspect or have knowledge of hazing incidents should report it immediately to Myra Rawls, Coordinator of Greek Life:  mrawls@kettering.edu, 810-762-9743.

Fraternities and Sororities

Kettering University hosts 19 different fraternities and sororities on campus. 

Fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, and Theta Xi.

Sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Delta Sigma Theta.