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Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life at Pace University-Pleasantville! Our fraternities and sororities are a well-respected part of Pleasantville campus life! The community is currently comprised of fifteen inter/national organizations, three governing councils, and two honor societies, making up 10% of Pace-Pleasantville undergraduates. We are guided by four pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and unity. 

Going Greek is a great way to get involved both on campus and within the local community. Membership in a fraternity/sorority compliments the co-curricular experience by providing numerous opportunities for personal growth, networking, relationship building, leadership development, academic success, and more! 


Greek-Letter Organizations on Campus

Sororities

PHI SIGMA SIGMA–ΦΣΣ

  • PHI SIGMA SIGMA logoNational Founding Date: November 26, 1913, Hunter College
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: December 12, 1987
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Delta Omega
  • Colors: King Blue and Gold
  • Philanthropy: The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation–School & College Readiness
  • Motto: Diokete Hupsala (“Aim High”)
  • Nickname: “Phi Sig”

DELTA PHI EPSILON–ΔΦΕ

  • DELTA PHI EPSILON logoNational Founding Date: March 17, 1917, New York University Law School
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: April 21, 1990
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Alpha Rho
  • Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
  • Philanthropy: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The National Association of
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • Motto: Esse Quam Videri (“To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be”)
  • Nickname: “D Phi E”

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.–ΖΦΒ

  • ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: January 16, 1920, Howard University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: April 3, 2012
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Gamma Upsilon
  • Colors: Royal Blue and White
  • Philanthropy: Juvenile Diabetes
  • Motto: “A community-conscious, action-oriented organization”
  • Nickname: “Zetas”

SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC.–ΣΓΡ

  • SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: November 12, 1922
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: April 28, 2011
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Sigma Iota
  • Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
  • Philanthropy: ACTS Against AIDS, National Marrow Donor Program, Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness and Health Program
  • Motto: “Greater Service, Greater Programs”
  • Nickname: “S G Rho”

OMEGA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.–ΩΦΒ

  • OMEGA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: March 15, 1989, SUNY Albany
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: November 19, 2008
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Beta Delta
  • Colors: Black, Forest Green, and Radiant Gold
  • Philanthropy: Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women
  • Motto: “Serving and Educating Through Our Diversity”
  • Nickname: “Betas”

Fraternities

DELTA KAPPA EPSILON–ΔΚΕ

  • DELTA KAPPA EPSILON logoNational Founding Date: June 22, 1844, Yale University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: April 24, 1983
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Nu Zeta
  • Colors: Crimson, Old Gold, and Navy
  • Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Motto: “Friends from the heart together”
  • Nickname: “Deke”

PI LAMBDA PHI–ΠΛΦ

  • PI LAMBDA PHI logoNational Founding Date: March 21, 1895, Yale University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: April 18, 2015
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Alpha Rho
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Philanthropy: Elimination of Prejudice
  • Motto: “Not four years, but a lifetime”
  • Nickname: “Pi Lamb”

ALPHA CHI RHO–ΑΧΡ

  • ALPHA CHI RHO logoNational Founding Date: June 4, 1895, Trinity College
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: October 20, 2012
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Colors: Garnet and White
  • Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity
  • Motto: ΑΝΔΡΙΖΕΣΘΕ (“Be Men”)
  • Nickname: “Crow”

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.–ΑΦΑ

  • ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: December 4, 1906, Cornell University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: February 17, 2001
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Kappa Zeta
  • Colors: Black and Old Gold
  • Philanthropy: Project Alpha with the March of Dimes
  • Motto: “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All”
  • Nickname: “Alphas”

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC.–ΦΒΣ

  • PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: January 9, 1914, Howard University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: TBD (anticipated FA21)
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: TBD (anticipated FA21)
  • Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White
  • Philanthropy: March of Dimes
  • Motto: “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity”
  • Nickname: “Sigmas”

ALPHA PHI DELTA–ΑΦΔ

  • ALPHA PHI DELTA logoNational Founding Date: November 5, 1914, Syracuse University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: February 28, 1987
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Gamma Iota
  • Colors: Purple and White
  • Philanthropy: Operation Homefront
  • Motto: Faciamus (“We Do!”)
  • Nickname: “APD”

LAMBDA UPSILON LAMBDA FRATERNITY, INC. logoLAMBDA UPSILON LAMBDA FRATERNITY, INC.–ΛΥΛ

  • National Founding Date: February 19, 1982, Cornell University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: April 9, 2009
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Beta Gamma
  • Colors: Brown, Gold, White, and Red
  • Philanthropy: P.A.T.H.E. (Providing Access to Higher Education)
  • Motto: La Unidad Para Siempre
  • Nickname: “LUL”

ALPHA CHI EPSILON–ΑΧΕ

  • ALPHA CHI EPSILON logoNational Founding Date: N/A (local organization)
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: December 17, 1982
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: N/A
  • Colors: Maroon and Gold
  • Philanthropy: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motto: “Excuses are for the weak, therefore AXE is not weak”
  • Nickname: “Axe”

Inactive Organizations

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.–ΚΑΨ

  • KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: January 5, 1911, Indiana University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: March 2, 2011
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Kappa Mu
  • Colors: Crimson and Cream
  • Philanthropy: St. Jude’s Cancer Research
  • Motto: “Achievement In Every Field of Human Endeavor”
  • Nickname: “Kappas”

SIGMA LAMBDA UPSILON SORORITY, INC.–ΣΛΥ

  • SIGMA LAMBDA UPSILON SORORITY, INC. logoNational Founding Date: December 1, 1987, Binghamton University
  • Pace Pleasantville Founding Date: March 30, 2011
  • Pace Pleasantville Chapter: Alpha Xi
  • Colors: Red, Black, Silver, and Mighty Gold
  • Philanthropy: Literacy: Empowerment One Word At A Time
  • Motto: Hasta La Muerte (“Until Death”)
  • Nickname: “SLU” or “Senoritas”

Unrecognized Organizations

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

* Indicates a local chapter.


Governing Bodies

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

The Pace Pleasantville Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) logoThe Pace Pleasantville Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) serves as the primary governing body for the men’s five social fraternities on campus. The Executive Board is comprised of eight officers who are elected to serve for a period of one calendar year. In addition, each fraternity elects one active member of their organization to serve as a Chapter Delegate on the Council. Together, these thirteen student leaders work to advance fraternity life on campus, and promote a values-based, positive undergraduate experience for members of the community.

IFC exists to promote harmonious relations amongst the fraternities at Pace Pleasantville; provide and act as the representative central government of the men’s social fraternities; promote support, and develop programs for the fraternity community; standardize, control, and regulate the formal recruitment and new member education activities and programs of the men’s social fraternities; act as the judicial body for the men’s social fraternities on campus; and maintain and promote the standards and expectations set forth by the North-American Inter-Fraternity Conference (NIC) for our member organizations.

Pace Pleasantville’s IFC is a subsidiary of the North-American Inter-Fraternity Conference (NIC). The NIC is the trade association representing 58 inter/national fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. The NIC’s member organizations have approximately 5,500 chapters located on more than 800 campuses in the United States and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members.

United Cultural Council (UCC)

Pace-Pleasantville United Cultural Council (UCC) logo

The Pace Pleasantville United Cultural Council (UCC) serves as a hybrid governing council for our National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) chapters. The Executive Board is comprised of seven officers who are elected to serve for a period of one academic year.

UCC exists to promote and foster positive inter-fraternal relations, communication, and development of all cultural organizations on campus. The Council unifies and enhances student development through celebrating diversity, participating in civic engagement, and upholding high scholastic standards.

University Panhellenic Council (UPC)

The Pace Pleasantville University Panhellenic Council (UPC) logoThe Pace Pleasantville University Panhellenic Council (UPC) serves as the primary governing body for the social sororities on campus. The Executive Board is comprised of eight officers who are elected by members of the sorority community to serve for a period of one calendar year. In addition, each sorority elects one active member of their organization to serve as a Chapter Delegate on the council. Together, these ten student leaders work to advance sorority life on campus, and promote a robust co-curricular experience.

The Panhellenic Council exists to develop and maintain inter-fraternal relations at a high level of accomplishment by considering the goals and ideals of each member organization as applicable to campus and personal life; promote superior scholarship as basic to intellectual achievement; cooperating with member organizations and University administration to maintain high social and moral standards; acting in accordance with all Unanimous Agreements, Standards, and Best Practices set forth by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC); and acting in accordance with the standards and expectations set for the sorority community at Keene State so as not to violate the sovereignty, rights, and privileges of our member organizations.

Pace Pleasantville’s University Panhellenic Council is a subsidiary of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The NPC is the premier advocacy and support organization for the advancement of the sorority experience, and provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 4 million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada.


Honor Societies

Order of Omega

Order of Omega logoPace Pleasantville is home to the Psi Gamma chapter of the Order of Omega which chartered on April 29, 2013. With Academic Success as one of the guiding pillars of our fraternity and sorority community, the Order of Omega exists to recognize and promote scholarship on our campus.

All juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, who are in good standing with their chapter, and who are actively involved in their chapter as well as the community at large are eligible to submit an application for membership. Applications are made available twice a year (once per academic semester), and up to fifteen total new members are inducted each academic year.

Gamma Sigma Alpha

Gamma Sigma Alpha logoGamma Sigma Alpha is a National Academic Greek Honor Society recognizing academic excellence among members of fraternities and sororities, initiating over 2,000 undergraduates annually. The mission is to recognize and advance academic excellence as a core value of fraternities and sororities. There is no limit on the number of members who can be initiated.

All juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and are a member in good standing with their fraternity/sorority are eligible to apply for membership.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like additional information about Fraternity & Sorority Life at Pace-Pleasantville, please email Brandon Mathieu, Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life, or call the office at (914) 773-3767.