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The Greek Community at Dartmouth College


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Since 1841 fraternity and sorority life has been an exciting and important part of the Dartmouth College experience.Dartmouth College partners with Greek letter organizations through our “recognition” process. As a recognized group, organizations have unanimously agreed to uphold six principles through their activities, programs, and philosophies. These principles are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Inclusiveness and Accountability.  

“Going Greek” is an enormously positive experience for a majority of eligible Dartmouth students.  Many members of the sophomore class will participate in the fraternity and sorority recruitment process on campus.  The relationships developed within fraternal organizations can be a meaningful and rewarding experience both during college and after.  Therefore, the decision to join should be made thoughtfully and with an individual’s values in mind in order to make a choice that suits your hopes and aspirations. 

Members of Gamma Sigma Alpha

Members of the Dartmouth College Lambda Rho Chapter of the Order of Omega, a Greek Leadership Honor Society open to members of all Greek letter organizations

Greek Leadership Council 

The Greek Leadership Council, hereafter referred to as the GLC, exists first and foremost to serve the needs and interests of the students affiliated with Greek Letter Organizations and any open societies recognized by the five Sub-Councils. In recognition that the students affiliated with Greek life exist within a larger Dartmouth community and in recognition of the central role that the Greek community plays in campus social life, the GLC serves as a hub of campus-wide leadership in addition to Greek leadership.

The GLC works closely with the five Greek Sub-Councils – the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Coed Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations – and directly with the Presidents of all recognized Greek organizations on campus.

 The GLC is dedicated to the following principles, which transcend the differences between the Sub-Councils and individual organizations:

    • Maintaining the Integrity of the Greek Community: The GLC identifies any large gaps in the culture of Dartmouth’s Greek community and addresses them to maintain standards of civic, academic, personal, and community excellence.
    • Greek Unity: The GLC strives to support each organization and governing Sub-Council in their own needs, but also helps individuals see their place in the larger community by encouraging co-sponsorship of events, overseeing Greek-wide policies and facilitating constructive working relationships between the governing Sub-Councils.
    •  The GLC is an organizational body that encourages and supports its constituents in their pursuit of academic success, leadership development, and flourishing in social environments. The GLC promotes individual and group responsibility and accountability to achieve these ends.
    • Betterment of the Community: The GLC supports any and all initiatives and projects which serve the Dartmouth community and the Upper Valley by developing its infrastructure, benefiting its members, or positively changing its social climate.
    • Successful Prolongation of the Greek Community: The GLC seeks to see both its member organizations and the entire Greek community survive and thrive, and to proactively address or prevent situations which may endanger that success.

The GLC works as an embodiment of combined attitudes and efforts to foster the Greek Life experience in every facet possible, for as many students as possible, in the best ways possible.

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Last Updated: 5/2/14