Fraternity and Sorority Life supports the core values of Occidental College by providing students with intentional experiences to live and learn in a community characterized by academic excellence, leadership development, equity, respect for diversity, and philanthropy.
Among other benefits of membership, students in the Greek system are equipped with skills for effective leadership. Below is a partial list of campus activities of Greek members participate in:
- ASOC Senate
- Asian Pacific Islander Association
- Blythe Fund
- Colleges Against Cancer
- Dance Team
- Economics Club
- Future Business Leaders
- General Assembly
- Health Professions Interest Group/American Medical Student Association
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- La Encina (Yearbook)
- Neighborhood Partnership Program
- Outdoors Club
- The Occidental Weekly (Newspaper)
Among the most important Greek traditions is a commitment to philanthropy and service. Each organization supports its own beneficiary agency, and also unites to help many other on-campus service events. In 2010, Greek Council co-hosted Winter Formal with Programming Board, which raised $3,000 for Haitian relief efforts. Greek Organizations collectively raised over $30,000 for various charities in the 2009-2010 school year, in addition to donating countless hours to worthwhile causes.
Among the members of the Greek community at Occidental are many accomplished athletes that represent Occidental on a number of sports teams. Additionally, fraternities and sororities routinely participate in all-campus intramural competitions: Most recently, Sigma Alpha Epsilon won the Occidental All-sport Intramural Championship in both 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
Joining Greek life at Occidental exposes members to a social life filled with diverse activities. Greek Organizations host some of the most popular on- campus dances and parties, in addition to throwing mixers, off-campus formals, and concerts. Many organizations attend sporting events and a variety of shows around Los Angeles, and some organizations even take weekend trips to Big Bear or Palm Springs.
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Each Spring, the Fraternity and Sorority community recognizes the achievement of the recognized Greek organizations at Occidental College at the Leadership and Greek Awards. This year the awards ceremony will be held on Keck Patio on Friday May 3 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. For more information about each award and to apply click on any of the links below:
- On Campus: South Trailer D (next to Bell-Young)
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- Voice: (323) 259-2918
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