History: Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

For 120+ years, Fraternity and Sorority Life has helped shape the lives of undergraduates at the College of Charleston.

Each year after Convocation, a new freshman class walks under the arch at Porter’s Lodge to sign "the book." Each spring following graduation, a new class walks back under the arch and out into the world. Written in Greek above the central arch are the words: "Know Thyself." No group of undergraduates is more apt to live by these words than the scholars and leaders of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Fraternity & Sorority Life at the College is designed to help students make the most of their time on campus, and help them to develop into responsible, social, and contributing members of our society.

Chapter's Charter Dates

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, South Carolina Upsilon (1881-1897, 1978-?, 2008-present)

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon left the College based on a law pushed forward in 1897 by Senator Benjamin Ryan "Pitchfork" Tillman. The exact date that SAE left our campus is unknown.

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Beta Xi (1889-2001, 2015-present)

Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity, Beta Gamma (1904-1938, 1975-2016, 2019-present)

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Alpha (1904-2017, 2019-present)

Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, local (1922-1944, 1946-1949)

Sigma Kappa Sigma Sorority, local (1922-1931 charters as Delta Delta Delta)

Iota Lambda Phi Sorority, local (1924-1934 charters as Beta Phi Alpha)

Pi Gamma Chi Sorority, local (1928-1934 charters as Alpha Delta Theta)

Chi Omega Sorority, Zeta Gamma (1928-present)

Pi Delta Kappa Fraternity, local (1931-1969)

Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Alpha Nu (1931-present)

Alpha Delta Theta Sorority, Alpha Alpha (1934-1939 nationally merges with Phi Mu)

Beta Phi Alpha Sorority, Alpha Zeta (1934-1941 nationally merges with Delta Zeta)

Sigma Epsilon Phi Fraternity, local (1939-1944)

Phi Mu Sorority, Alpha Kappa (1939-present)

Delta Zeta Sorority, Beta Psi (1941-1953)

Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Kappa Chi (1969-2018)

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Eta Lambda (1972-present)

Sigma Nu Fraternity, Iota Rho (1974-2016, 2020-Present)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc (1974-2011)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Lambda Omicron (1974-present)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Iota Omicron (1975-present)

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Zeta Sigma (1979-present)

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, Lambda Psi (1980-present)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Chi Iota (1981-present)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Beta Mu (1981-present)

Sigma Chi Delta Fraternity, local (1987-1989 charters as Sigma Chi)

Sigma Chi Fraternity, Iota Epsilon (1989-present)

Kappa Alpha Theta, Zeta Lambda (1990-present)

Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority, Inc (1991-2014)

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, South Carolina Zeta (1992-2010)

Kappa Delta Sorority, Zeta Sigma (1996-present)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Tau Eta (1999-present)

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Chi Omicron (2001-2016)

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Lambda Kappa (2003-present)

Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, colony (2003-2007)

Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Delta Eta (2003-present)

Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Lambda Chi (2009-2018)

Delta Gamma Sorority, Eta Sigma (2010-present)

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Zeta Delta (2012-2015)

Beta Theta Pi Fraterntiy, Eta Lambda (2013-2017)

Sigma Kappa Sorority, Lambda Epsilon (2015-present)

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Kappa Zeta (2016-present)

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Eta Phi (2017-present)

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., College of Charleston Colony (2017-present)