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Greek Life Overview

Scholarship. Leadership. Service. Diversity. 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:

  • Welcoming, diversified membership
  • Hands-on organizational leadership
  • Participation in philanthropic projects
  • Exclusive opportunities that are both fun and educational (formals, dynamic guest speakers, conferences, networking events)

Four Pillars

Academics are our students' primary focus, and sororities and fraternities value strong performance in this area. Affiliated students consistently achieve a higher GPA than the all-campus average. Thiel College and the individual chapters have established minimum academic requirements for membership. Each chapter elects a scholastic chair responsible for overseeing member academic performance, and our Greeks are the first to utilize tutoring and study workshops. Special merit-based scholarships are also available and frequently offered to members through a chapter’s national headquarters.

Our sororities and fraternities are self-governing organizations which offer countless leadership roles within their own groups. Through the unique opportunities afforded by membership, students gain practical skills including public speaking and resource management, while simultaneously learning about group dynamics, motivation, organizational administration and teamwork. Members also hold themselves to a high standard and aim to lead by example. This is apparent since Greeks are highly visible in key student roles on campus such as Peer Advisors, Resident Assistants, and Student Government Executive Officers.

Every year, our chapters selflessly raise and donate thousands of dollars to both local and national charitable organizations. Each sorority and fraternity has selected at least one noble cause to which they direct their philanthropic efforts. These include:

  • A Greater Cause
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • The American Red Cross
  • Breast Cancer Education and Awareness
  • Kindly Hearts Campaign
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Movember: Men's Health Education and Awareness
  • The Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
  • St. Paul's Community

In addition, sororiites and fraternities are always first to sign up for hands-on volunteer opportunities within our immediate and neighboring areas to benefit the community. These commitments demonstrate our Greeks' proud tradition of helping others.

Our Greeks embrace diversity: Diversity in association, perspectives, and experiences! Each organization consists of members representing a variety of backgrounds, affiliations, and interests. Greeks are also involved in numerous activities on campus, sponsor and participate in various social opportunities, as well as host relevant workshops and guest speakers for the campus-at-large. While each organization operates independently, our sororities and fraternities frequently join forces throughout the year for social and educational purposes. Upon choosing the fraternity and sorority community, students join an extensive network that offer an assortment of advantageous opportunities and ever-expanding, lifelong connections.

Order of Omega

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. It recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their organization, as well as the campus and local community.

Members are selected from the top three percent of the students of the institution and they participate in service projects and the sponsorship of educational programs.

Applications for the new class become available during the spring semester and new initiates will be selected by the active members. The Tau Omega chapter of Order of Omega was founded at Thiel College on Dec. 3, 2004.