Students make connections through Greek Life at WSU

Anna Auger

sorority1Joining a fraternity or sorority encourages friendships that will last a lifetime and creates a “family” away from home. You will also learn leadership skills, have the opportunity to receive scholarships and become involved with community service and campus involvement.

The Greek Life at Weber State University offers five different chapters that you can join. Delta Chi Nu and Tau Psi Beta are the two sororities at Weber State and Pi Theta Xi, Phi Gamma Lambda and Psi Phi Psi are the fraternities.

The fraternities and sororities share four main purposes: developing excellence in leadership, scholarships, brotherhood and sisterhood and service. Service, academic success and leadership are the foundations of WSU’s Greek community.

As a student, you do not have to live on campus to be a member of the Greek community.

Ross Walker, public relations chair for Pi Theta Xi, found direction through his fraternity at WSU. Walker emphasized that leadership is the most important quality that he has learned through the Greek Council here at WSU.

“I found that I like being in leadership and helping people out, and being able to serve in the positions that I have,” Walker said.

When he first attended WSU, Walker never thought he would be as involved as he is now, but he loves it and wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Weber State offers many different ways to incorporate student involvement, not only in the Greek system, but throughout the different clubs and organizations.

“They are my support system, I don’t think that I could do some things without them, they encourage and push me to be a better person,” said Chelsey Musser, Delta Chi Nu photo shoot chair.

Greek Life provides the opportunity to meet new people and form new connections with other students, as well as professors and advisers who can help you on your way to academic success.

Weber’s Greek Life was established on the principle of academic success. Members of the community are highly encouraged to strive for intellectual excellence through incentive programs, study partners, workshops, study hours and national recognition.

“You meet a lot of connections within the school,” said Tau Psi Beta President Tess Piper. “You get chances to be a leader.”

Each of the different sororities and fraternities have specific characteristics to help place members into the fraternity or sorority that will help them with their every day lives. The members of the Greek community support and help one another to excel throughout their academic experience at WSU.