Thiel College
Greek Life Overview

Scholarship. Leadership. Service. Social. These are the four pillars on which Thiel College’s Greek Life community is built.

The fraternity and sorority community at Thiel encourages positive living and learning experiences through:

  • Diversified membership
  • Education and experience in leadership, group dynamics and organization development
  • Involvement in co-curricular activities
  • Sponsorship of and participation in community service and philanthropic projects
  • Appreciation for different lifestyles, including cultural and religious heritages

Order of Omega

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organization recognizing juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their organization and the Greek, campus and local communities. Members are selected from the top three percent of the students of the institution. The Tau Omega chapter of Order of Omega was founded at Thiel College on Dec. 3, 2004.

Order of Omega has chosen the Crawford County Special Olympics as their philanthropy. The organization supports the SOPACC by sponsoring and participating in an annual bowl-a-thon with children with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to grow. The organization has also raised money for the Special Olympics and cheered the athletes on at various sporting events.

Order of Omega offers scholarships to members through their national organization.

Greek Life Incentive Program

Four Pillars

Academics are our students’ primary focus and sororities and fraternities value strong academic performance. In fact, our fraternities and sororities have average GPAs higher than the all-campus average. Each chapter has established minimum academic requirements for membership. Each chapter has an elected officer who oversees the members and their academic performance throughout the year. Thiel’s Greek chapters offer tutoring and study sessions either through their own organization or through The Learning Commons, and host study skills workshops. Some organizations even require meetings with each member’s academic adviser and some offer scholarships for academic performance.

Sororities and fraternities are self-governing organizations that offer many opportunities for leadership. Within each chapter and within the Greek community, you can gain experience working with many different groups and strengthen your time management skills, public speaking abilities, and teamwork, motivation and organization skills by managing a budget, running meetings, and organizing and participating in various events.

Our Greek organizations are proud of their tradition of and commitment to community service (hands-on activities benefiting others) and philanthropic endeavors (raising money for charitable organizations). Our Greeks support many organizations, including:

  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Special Olympics
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Breast Cancer Education and Awareness
  • Autism Speaks
  • St. Paul's
  • Movember: Men's Health Education and Awareness
  • A Greater Cause
  • The Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
  • YouthAIDS
  • The American Red Cross

All sororities and fraternities participate in Thiel College's annual Spring Into Action event, teaming up with other campus organizations and the Greenville Community for a campus- and community-wide clean-up day.

Sorority and fraternity membership provide many social opportunities. Social functions with other chapters, sister or brotherhood activities, formals and other special events give members the opportunity to meet new people.