Student Life

Greek Life

Greek Life at Bethany

Bethany was founded in 1840. So was Delta Tau Delta, making Greek life as old as the College itself. Numerous chapters of fraternities and sororities followed, creating brothers and sisters for life and a breeding ground for leadership, worthy causes, and adventure.

Mission of the Bethany Greek System

The object of the Bethany Greek System is to provide an environment which enriches the College experience and provides an opportunity to obtain the intangibles that can only be found outside of the classroom. Our Greek system is to provide this by encouraging scholarship, fostering leadership, and allowing for experiences, such as philanthropies and community service, on a more accessible scale to the undergraduate student. The position of Bethany College is that the Greek System be an integral part of the Bethany community, and play a prideful role in the overall education of undergraduate students.

Contact Greek Life Office

If you have questions or concerns about Bethany College Greek Life, stop by the Student Life Office in Bethany House or contact the Director of Student Activities at 304.829.7645.



How to Join

To join Greek Life at Bethany, you will go through a procedure called “Recruitment.” The Bethany College Greek system follows the fall recruitment model. This means freshman students are eligible to go through recruitment their first semester on campus. In the spring semester, all eligible students can accept a bid to the house of their choosing if granted one by the Chapter. Formal Recruitment takes place at the beginning of the fall semester. At Recruitment, members of the Greek community will provide organized programs to explain and promote the benefits of Greek Life.


  • Must be in good standing with the College
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (individual fraternities and sororities may have higher GPA requirements)
  • Office of Student Affairs reserves the right to deny any student entrance to a Chapter

Greek life is part of the Bethany experience.

Find multiple fraternities and sororities at Bethany College


Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Gamma Chapter (Greek Hill)
Founded at Bethany – 1930
Mission – “To Create & Perpetuate Brotherhood”

Delta Tau Delta, Theta Chapter (Greek Hill)
Founded at Bethany – 1858
Mission – “Committed to Lives of excellence”

Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Chapter (Greek Hill)
Founded at Bethany – 1923
Mission – “To provide each man that joins our fraternity with the spirit embodied in our cardinal principles, such that each man grows through a quality fraternity experience to be a credit to his fraternity, college/university, community and country.”

Beta Theta Pi, Psi Chapter (Downtown Bethany)
Founded at Bethany – 1860
Mission – “Beta Theta Pi is dedicated to building men of principle for a principled life. Our brotherhood aids the individual, builds the Fraternity and strengthens the host academic institution through lifelong devotion to intellectual excellence, high standards of moral conduct and responsible citizenship.”


Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Chapter (Greek Hill)
Founded at Bethany – 1903
Mission – “Inspiring women to reach their potential”

Phi Mu, Beta Nu Chapter (Greek Hill)
Founded at Bethany – 1939
Mission – “One of the oldest college women’s organizations continues a tradition of excellence for today’s women.”

Zeta Tau Alpha, Theta Chapter (Greek Hill)
Founded at Bethany – 1905
Mission – “Seeks the noblest”

Student Organizations at Bethany College