Greek Life

Greek Life

The College of Idaho is a small, private liberal arts institution with a long-standing history of academic excellence and a fraternal history spanning over 85 years. C of I Greek Life consists of three national fraternities, three national sororities, and one local sorority. Membership in a national fraternity or sorority provides opportunities for students to broaden their educational experiences during their time at the College. The role of fraternities and sororities is to promote academics, enrich personal lives, and serve the community. The College of Idaho recognizes this role and encourages Greek contributions and presence.

National Fraternities

Delta Tau Delta

With over 150 chapters nationally, joining Delta Tau Delta not only brings an exciting and challenging aspect to your career at The College of Idaho, it provides you with something that extends with you for a lifetime—a life committed to excellence. Delta Tau Delta operates on four fundamental principles: Truth, Courage, Faith, and Power. In conjunction with our mission statement "Committed to Lives of Excellence.”  Chapter Theta Psi of Delta Tau Delta strives academically, philanthropically, and socially at The College of Idaho. Academics are our number one priority, which the brothers of Delta Tau Delta take very serious. Delta Tau Delta consistently holds a GPA well above the all male average at The College of Idaho with current cumulative GPA of over 3.0.

Philanthropically, Delta Tau Delta is partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in order to help create awareness of the disease and raise money to one day find a cure. Alongside our support to the JDRF, Delta Tau Delta holds the annual Michael Erickson Memorial Charity Ball, which provides toys to the Toys for Tots foundation, and all other proceeds go to the local Salvation Army. Finally, Delta Tau Delta thrives socially throughout campus in other organizations and clubs. Brothers from our chapter heavily represent in the school as Student Ambassadors, student body senators, and judicial board members to name a few. Regarding leadership, the majority of the brothers hold some form of leadership position outside of Delta Tau Delta, including the head tutor at the academic tutoring center and student body president—a position a brother currently holds.Every day is great day to be a Delt!

If you have questions about Delta Tau Delta at The College of Idaho, or want to learn more, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CofI-Delts/190434417635961, or email [email protected].  To learn more about the national fraternity, please visit www.delts.org.

Kappa Sigma

Forged in the timeless bonds of brotherhood, Kappa Sigma Fraternity has grown from a collection of five friends and brothers to a national network of hard working, respectful, and social gentlemen. The College of Idaho Lambda Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma has drawn strength both from its roots in tradition and from then unbreakable bond of brotherhood. We strive to prosper at the College of Idaho in any way we can by committing ourselves to our academics, both individually and communally, holding social events, and engaging in public service on and off the College of Idaho campus. We meet these challenges across the community out of a love for the College of Idaho, for its people, and for its future. So while to some, Kappa Sigma may occasionally be the place to be, those who really know this Kappa Sigma Fraternity know that its essence lies inside something much deeper; an intangible and unspoken commitment from one man to another.

Sigma Chi

Established at C of I in 1988 as Sigma Chi Alpha, the group received its charter as the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Sigma Chi International on January 29, 1994. With over 40 members, the Kappa Lambda Chapter stays involved through philanthropy events like Miss C of I and Derby Days. Holding a strong focus on leadership, brothers of the fraternity can be seen around campus in student government, International Student Organization, on the football team, and more. With a strong emphasis on a high GPA and community service, Sigma Chi is an active organization at C of I, committed to making the campus and surrounding area a better place.

National Sororities

Gamma Phi Beta

Gamma Phi Beta is one of the 10 oldest women's organizations in North America. The sisters of Gamma Phi Beta promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity. We foster enduring friendships, advocate respect, authenticity, and integrity, and aspire to excellence in all that we do. With members involved in many diverse aspects of college life, we are committed to inspiring the highest type of womanhood. This is especially true for our philanthropy, Girls on the Run, a transformational, physical activity-based youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. Members of Gamma Phi Beta help young girls unleash their confidence through accomplishment and establish a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. 

If you have questions about Gamma Phi Beta at the College of Idaho, or want to learn more, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gammaphi.zetaxi. 
To learn more about the national sorority, please visit gammaphibeta.org

 Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Alpha Theta of The Eta Eta Chapter creates a strong sense of sisterhood, fostering dear friendships that last a lifetime. On campus—even as the academic world becomes more complex and impersonal—Theta creates an atmosphere of family and community. The Fraternity offers college women the opportunity to work cooperatively with others, to serve in a leadership capacity, to expand interests, and to examine with an open mind the ideas of others.  Our signature philanthropy event, Mr. CASAnova, raises money every single year for both local and national CASA along with the friendship fund, and is well enjoyed by the college community. We are a very diverse group of young women who are involved in numerous clubs and organizations all over campus from Res Life to Senate to Sports Teams.

To learn more about the national sorority, please visit https://www.kappaalphatheta.org/ 

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Zeta Pi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of college women, dedicated to living out the ideals of philanthropy, leadership, scholarship, and sisterhood. The women of KKG make an impact on the C of I community through high levels of campus involvement—with leaders and members in organizations like Pre-Health Club, Judicial Board, Residence Life, Swim Team, Psy Chi, Student Philanthropy Council, Pre-Law Club, ENACTUS, and Student Senate, among others. At C of I, KKG women seek to make a difference in the Caldwell community by visiting local elementary schools to read and donate books. These funds are purchased by our annual philanthropy event Kappa Casino. We also have individuals from KKG who facilitate a Salvation Army Giving Tree, volunteer at the Canyon County Festival of Trees, tutor at Lincoln Elementary School, and coordinate Red Cross blood drives for the campus.

If you have questions about Kappa Kappa Gamma at the College of Idaho, or want to learn more, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kkgzetapi, or email [email protected]
To learn more about the national sorority, please visit kappakappagamma.org.

Local Sorority

Sigma Epsilon

Sigma Epsilon, was organized January 5, 1923. Not only are they the oldest local sorority on the College of Idaho campus but Kathryn Albertson, wife of the Albertson's chain of grocery stores and notable philanthropist, was a Sigma Epsilon sister during the time that she attending C of I. Sigma Epsilon is informally known as the SE's. The motto of the Sigma Epsilon Sorority is "What we are to be, we are becoming now." This phrase signifies that being a Sigma Epsilon sister means that you have chosen, the highest of quality, values and ideals that will determine the rest of your life. Above all, the purpose of Sigma Epsilon is to promote friendship and sisterhood, strength of character, academic excellence, and sportsmanship in all college activities, social activates, and health, both moral and physical. 

 

The goal of these organizations is to provide a base of peers to grow and develop leadership skills, their academic network and support systems. Activities that these organizations participate in include community service, organizational activities, campus activities and many more. Membership in a fraternity or sorority gives students an opportunity to build life-long friendships and make important connections with prominent alumni.