GREEK LIFE

Sororities

OVERVIEW

Sorority Life at Saint Francis University 

Greek Life at Saint Francis University is a character-building, leadership development experience. First established here by the Franciscan Friars in the 1940s, our Greek Life community stands as the oldest Greek system at any Catholic college in the US.

INTERNATIONAL

Delta Phi Epsilon

President: Madison Cup
Email: DeltaPhiEpsilon@francis.edu
Academic Advisor: Ms. Angela Seidel (Business Administration)
Motto: Esse Quam Videri; To Be, Rather Than To Seem
Philanthropies: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Chapter GPA: 3.52 (S21)
Membership: 50

Alpha Sigma Chapter
Chartered 1991

  • About Phi Delta Epsilon

    On March 17, 1917, five courageous women attending New York University School of Law could not find a membership accepting of all backgrounds. So they formed Delta Phi Epsilon with the purpose of accepting all races and religions–one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities to do so.

    Today, Delta Phi Epsilon heads into our Centennial year. Since our founding nearly 100 years ago, we have grown into a thriving organization with over 67,000 initiated members and chapters located across the United States and Canada.

    "To promote good fellowship among the women students among the various colleges in the country...to create a secret society composed of these women based upon their good moral character, regardless of nationality or creed..."

    Attending law school when you don’t have basic voting rights is a bold move. Our Founders were bold, courageous students who challenged the status quo and did not let society define their future. They were forward-thinking women who saw beyond what sorority was and knew what it could be.

    Today, our Sorority stays true to our founding. Sisters find more than a home or friendship in DPhiE. We find empowerment to live authentic and purposeful lives.

NATIONAL

Alpha Phi Omega

(co-ed)

President: Josh Blair
Email: AlphaPhiOmega@francis.edu
Academic Advisor: Dr. Irene Wolf
Spiritual Advisor: Kate Labriola
Motto: Leaders in Service
Chapter GPA: 3.32 (S19)
Membership: 10
Upsilon Beta Chapter
Chartered 1971 / Re-chartered 2010

  • About Alpha Phi Omega

    Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States.  Since 1925, more than 470,000 members on over 375 campuses, continue to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.

    It is the vision of Alpha Phi Omega to be the premier, inclusive, campus-based, leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community.

    Through its mission of preparing campus and community leaders through service, Alpha Phi Omega is committed to bringing together college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and of the Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship and to provide Service to humanity; and further the freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage. Founded on the Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization.

NATIONAL

Gamma Sigma Sigma

President: Shannon Novello
Email: GammaSigmaSigma@francis.edu
Academic Advisor: Mrs. Lori Schrift 
Motto: Unity in Service
Philanthropies: American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Chapter GPA: 3.28 (S21)
Membership: 13
Motto: Unity in Service
Philanthropies: American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Chapter GPA: 3.28 (S21)
Membership: 13

Gamma Phi Chapter
Chartered 1972

  • About Gamma Sigma Sigma

    Unity is not just a motto; Gamma Sigma Sigma encourages its members and chapters to join together in the spirit of service. Gamma Sigma Sigma provides opportunities for members to learn and develop as leaders. Our sorority promotes diversity in service and membership. We value partnerships locally and nationally for the progression of the sorority and the communities in which we serve. Through it all, Gamma Sigma Sigma shows compassion in improving the quality of life in our communities.

    • Mission: Gamma Sigma Sigma commits to creating and engaging in opportunities to serve on campuses and in the community to address local, national, and global needs.
    • Vision: Gamma Sigma Sigma’s vision is for members to demonstrate the capacity for and lifelong commitment to service and leadership.
NATIONAL

Theta Phi Alpha

President: Kendra Masser
Email: ThetaPhiAlpha@francis.edu
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ranell Mueller
Spiritual Advisor: Kayley Manarchuck
Motto: Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring
Philanthropies: Women's Help Center in Johnstown and Camp Friendship
Chapter GPA: 3.582 (S21)
Membership: 23
Beta Theta Chapter
Chartered 1988 / Re-chartered 2010

  • About Theta Phi Alpha

    Theta Phi Alpha is a national women’s social fraternity, and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. The mission of Theta Phi Alpha encompasses far more than providing a social network for college women. For more than 100 years, the sisters of Theta Phi Alpha have maintained a history rich in educational excellence, professional achievement, and a deep commitment to social service.

    Mission: To create close comradeship, to advance educational, social and philanthropic interests and leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote lifelong bonds of friendship.

LOCAL

Phi Delta Kappa

President: Nora Trapper
Email: PhiDeltaKappa@francis.edu
Academic Advisor: Ms. Julie Nagle
Spiritual Advisor: Theresa Horner
Social Advisor: Brian Wright
Motto: Local & Lovin’ It Since 1977
Philanthropies (Community Partners): Make-A-Wish Foundation
Chapter GPA: 3.580 (S21)
Membership: 45
Local Chapter
Established 1977

  • About Phi Delta Kappa

    Phi Delta Kappa is a local social sorority founded on the purpose of developing closer camaraderie among women on campus. Founded in March of 1977, our chapter is the oldest sorority here on campus. The women that join our chapter have the opportunity to experience small group living, stimulate scholarship, develop character, and gain valuable leadership ability. Throughout this experience women will gain a better sense of self, and develop their individual worldview. The mascot of our sorority is the frog, and our colors are carolina blue and white.

LOCAL

Phi Lamba Psi

President: Tressa Goshorn
Email: PhiLambdaPsi@francis.edu
Academic Advisor: Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg
Spiritual Advisor: Ms. Kara Coleman

Motto: Elegance Through Leadership

Philanthropies: Dreams Go On

Chapter GPA: 3.64 (S21)

Membership: 49

Local Chapter
Established 1978 / Re-established 2008

  • About Phi Lambda Psi

    Phi Lambda Psi Sorority is a locally-governed leadership and academic sorority. Founded in 1978 and re-founded in 2008, Phi Lambda Psi is the second-oldest sorority at Saint Francis University. Perceiving a national and campus-wide lack of social sororities that also sponsored strong morals and values, the founders of Phi Lambda Psi set out to create the type of organization that they were looking for. These founding sisters crafted Phi Lambda Psi Sorority to be a haven for strong, independent, unique women. The vision of Phi Lambda Psi has always been to bolster an accepting, supportive community that encourages creativity, individuality, and, most importantly, friendships that will last a lifetime. 

    The fundamental purpose of Phi Lambda Psi is to build trust, belonging and friendship among all college peers, especially women, while fostering the qualities of leadership and scholarship in all members. The “Lammies” support autism awareness by putting on several events throughout the year and working with Dreams Go On, a therapeutic horseback riding camp for individuals with special needs. Phi Lambda Psi is committed to developing and empowering the next generation of women leaders, as evidenced in their motto: “Elegance through Leadership.” 

NATIONAL

Omega Zeta Nu

President: Karley Petrone

Email: OmegaZetaNu@francis.edu

Academic Advisor: Dr. Amanda Martino

Spiritual Advisor: Dr. Denise Damico
Motto: Individually Different, Collectively Unique

Philanthropies: Central PA Humane Society

Chapter GPA: 3.56 (S21)

Membership: 20
Local Chapter
Established 2005

  • About Omega Zeta Nu

    Founded by twenty-one women in January 2006, Omega Zeta Nu is proud to be a part of Greek Life at Saint Francis University. Omega Zeta Nu is a locally-governed academic sorority, founded on the principles of wisdom, integrity, and courage. Our sisters also enjoy leadership opportunities, philanthropy work, and social ties within Greek Life and the greater university community. Members of Omega Zeta Nu seek simplicity and authenticity in their sisterhood.  

    Zeta sisters proudly serve the Central PA Humane Society, Four Footed Friends, the Circle of Sisterhood, and other on- and off-campus organizations. They plan to graduate and serve the community as engineers, environmentalists, social workers, and in the health-care field. Zeta sisters embrace the things that set us apart, and they build their sisterhood on the motto of: “Individually Different, Collectively Unique.”