Pikes fraternity members play cornhole during Rush Week activities.

Greek Life

Greek Life at Kettering University inspires academic excellence, community service, leadership and fellowship among classmates and peers. 

History of Greek Life

The first fraternal organization was organized at Kettering in 1921. Five years later, the first officially recognized organization was formed with the founding of White Elephants in 1926, ushering in a new age of student life on campus.

The Greek Community has had a long and vibrant history on campus. Today, the Greek community is stronger than ever, with 11 NIC fraternities, 5 NPHC organizations and 3 NPC sororities. The current Greek community accounts for more than 40 percent of the total student population at Kettering. The names may change, the colors may be different, but the values, life-lessons and friendships continue on campus.

Leadership

Greek Life on campus propels students to leadership positions in their respective organizations and across campus. Some of the leadership opportunities available to members include:

  • Leadership development workshops and opportunities to practice and hone skills
  • Opportunities for personal growth and development
  • Professional networks to assist with career growth in co-op positions
  • Assistance from experienced national advisors trained to work with fraternities and sororities

Greek Life at Kettering helps students be the best version of themselves.

Community Service

Greek Life on campus bolsters a culture of community service in Flint. The fraternities and sororities on campus believe it's their moral imperative to give back to their communities by volunteering and raising funds for local and national charities. Below are examples of recent Greek efforts.

IFC Community Involvement Scholarship

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Kettering University empowers students to become involved with their community. IFC offers a $1,000 scholarship to an individual student who has positively impacted the Flint community with his/her service. This scholarship is open to all students, including those without Greek affiliation, who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Writes an essay on personal service to the Flint community
  • Is a Kettering University student
  • Is not an IFC officer

Visit this page in the future to get more information about the 2017 scholarship opportunity.

Contact Information

Coordinator of Greek Life, Leadership and Media
Cheyenne Chapman
cchapman@kettering.edu
(810) 762-9534