HISTORY AND FUTURE
The beginnings of Greek-letter organizations start back in 1776 with the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity at the College of William and Mary. The majority of Greek-letter organizations were founded between 1865 and 1900. The American college fraternity spread quickly across the United States and Canada in the 20th Century. Many a times fraternities and sororities are often just thought of as "social" organizations, although these organizations were founded as a way of giving oneself structure in experiences outside the classroom and a way of networking with other peers.
Greek Life at Thiel College dates back to 1872 when Phi Gamma Delta developed a local chapter of their fraternity on our campus, surrendering its charter when the Board of Trustees voted to ban fraternities in 1874. Since then, more than 10 social sororities and fraternities have recruited members from our student population. Our oldest active chapter on campus dates back to 1915 when Delta Sigma Phi colonized a chapter here in Greenville.