Fraternities & Sororities

Fraternities

Alpha Sigma Phi

Founded in 1845 at Yale University, Alpha Sigma Phi was introduced at UNC Asheville in 2010, receiving their charter and becoming the Zeta Theta Chapter soon after. Their purpose is “to better the man,” and they are committed to doing so without hazing and through their philanthropy Live Strong.  Represented by the phoenix, Alpha Sigma Phi is proud of its re-founding in the early 1900s, and remains active in their expansion efforts, currently offering services and opportunities to over 3,000 undergraduate students and 40,000 living alumni.

Sigma Nu

Three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute formed the fraternity of Sigma Nu in 1869 in opposition to a witnessed hazing ritual by another institution. The Mu Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu is the oldest fraternity on UNC Asheville’s campus. Since its introduction at UNC Asheville in 1993, Sigma Nu has been very involved in campus events and organizations, including producing seven student body presidents and seven vice-presidents. Sigma Nu’s values are defined by their integrity, brotherly love, truth, and honor. They demonstrate these values through their service to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Kappa Alpha Psi

Founded at Indiana University Bloomington on January 5, 1911, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is forming a colony on the UNC Asheville Campus. They are a predominately African-American fraternity, however the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed, or national origin. Kappa Alpha Psi has chartered over 721 Undergraduate, Alumni, and International Chapters with well over 150,000 members. Members of both the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the North-American Interfraternity Conference, it is one of only four African American Collegiate Fraternities to celebrate 100 years of membership. Kappa Alpha Psi values community service, social welfare, and academic scholarship through the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation and are supporters of Habitat for Humanity.

Sororities

Alpha Xi Delta

The national women’s fraternity of Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 at Lombard College, and is one of the ten founding fraternities of the National Panhellenic Conference. The Zeta Tau chapter at UNC Asheville was colonized in 1985. Alpha Xi Delta women value sisterhood, leadership, knowledge, and service to the community.  Alpha Xi Delta demonstrates service through their national philanthropy Autism Speaks, raising money through a variety of programs, including their annual Karaoke for a Cause. UNC Asheville members are also involved in many other campus organizations and programs!

Gamma Phi Beta

Gamma Phi Beta is an international sorority that was founded in 1874 at Syracuse University. Gamma Phi Beta is one of the 10 oldest women’s organizations in North America, and the the first to use the term “sorority,” meaning sisterhood! Gamma Phi Beta’s mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood through our core values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty. The Epsilon Psi Chapter at UNC Asheville was established in 1992, and is one of more than 168 chartered collegiate chapters across North America. Gamma Phi Beta seeks to build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world. Through Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic work with Girls on the Run, these women aim to build strong girls and act as a positive force in our local community.