Fraternity and Sorority Chapters

Co-ed Chapters

Omega Chi Psi

Unique to the University of the Sciences, Omega Chi Psi is a co-ed fraternity that was founded in 2005. This is the only fraternity on campus that centers on two important values: community service and academics.

Omega Chi Psi hosts the annual 5K Race for Humanity to give back to many organizations such as Action Aids, To Write Love on Her Arms, and Livengrin, the Foundation for Addiction Recovery. Our fraternity also gives back to students by hosting a non-profit event called Junk Food Bingo with the aim to help students relieve stress during every finals’ week. Other activities that Omega Chi Psi is involved in include Go Pink, Adopt-A-Pig, and AIDS Walk Philly. With a heart to serve others, the members of this fraternity also have a passion to strive for and achieve academic and professional excellence. All of the members are involved in at least one other extracurricular activity and maintains a GPA that is distinctive for their major. Omega Chi Psi is always open to accept more prospective members to join the fraternity, in order to continually progress to better ourselves and encourage others to do the same. For additional information on Omega Chi Psi, please do not hesitate to contact omegachipsi@mail.com

Advisors: Samuel Talcott, s.talcott@usciences.edu and Alice Lim, a.lim@usciences.edu

Facebook: Omega Chi Psi at USciences

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity, deeply rooted in the teachings of the Boy Scouts of America. It was founded in 1925 by a young man named Frank Reed Horton at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Famous American leaders have even left their mark in Alpha Phi Omega such as John F. Kennedy and Michelle Obama. Our specific chapter, Alpha Gamma Iota, on the University of the Sciences campus was founded in March 24th, 1991 by 23 founders. Since then our chapter has blossomed into what it has become now. As of 2016, we have 71 active, graduate, and associate brothers.

As a service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega welcomes all students—regardless of gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, course of study, or other fraternal affiliations. Our main purpose as an organization is to allow members the chance to develop leadership skills through volunteer opportunities in the chapter, campus, community, and national levels. We achieve this through annual service events such as Soup Kitchen, Blood Drives, Senior Home, Tent City, Pancakes for Pups, Boo at the Zoo, Vagina Monologues, etc. We also value our close-knit family atmosphere among our members. We achieve this through many fellowship events such as Progressive Dinner, Restaurant Outings, Secret Santa, Ice Skating, Brother Dates, and a Spring Formal. Come join our brotherhood to integrate yourself in the campus, give back to the community, and make friendships that last a lifetime.

Advisors: Grace Farber, g.farber@usciences.edu and Jessica Sautter, j.sautter@usciences.edu

National Website: http://www.apo.org/Home

Fraternities

Delta Chi

Delta Chi is an International social fraternity that believes great advantages are to be derived from the brotherhood of college and university men, appreciating that close association may promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education.

Started as a Colony in the Fall of 2007, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity has continuously worked to better the organization and the members who are involved. The colony evolved as more and more members joined.

The Chapter was founded September 10, 2011 when the International Organization recognized that this colony deserved to have a Charter and stay on campus. Since the colony days, Delta Chi has continued to lead the local Inter-Greek Council, Student Government, and various clubs as a beacon of success.
Advisor: Brian Colfer, bcolfer@usciences.edu

National Website: http://deltachi.org/
   
Chapter E-mail Address: a.uspdeltachi@gmail.com

Pi Lamda Phi

Pi Lambda Phi is a social fraternity that cultivates a brotherhood that has promoted academics, leadership development, social skills and lifelong relationships since we were founded on September 20th 1969. One of the community service events we conduct every year is a toy drive, where we collect new toys for children ages four through fourteen. Our members are all individually unique but are unified together through our common commitment to our Creed and values.

Advisor: Scott Greene, s.greene@usciences.edu
 

National Website: www.pilambdaphi.org/ 

Sigma Beta Rho

Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity INC., is a National Multicultural fraternity based on the pillars of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance. We were established at the University of the Sciences on April 26th, 2003 as the Phi Chapter. Every year, our brothers work together within the community to raise money for our philanthropy, SOS Children's Villages, which focuses on Youth Education and Development. Our brothers here at the Phi chapter continue to excel both in the fields of academics and community service. With the hard work from our motivated alumni and undergraduate brothers, we look forward to continuously grow for years to come.

Advisor: Stephanie Gallagher, st.gallagher@usciences.edu 

National Website: sigrho.org

Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi is a national pharmacy fraternity that was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1883. On March 8th, 1901, the Epsilon chapter was chartered at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, making it the oldest Greek organization on campus. Over its history, more than 1200 brothers have become leaders in the profession and science of pharmacy. They currently host professional events throughout the year and hold numerous awards for Greek Olympics, intramural championships, academic excellence and for its national publications.

Advisor: Dr. Tom O’Connor, t.oconnor@usciences.edu 

National Website: http://www.phideltachi.org/

Phi Kappa Psi

Phi Kappa Psi is a national social fraternity founded on the great joy of serving others. This fraternity was founded nationally February 19th, 1852; during a typhoid fever epidemic, to help and serve others in the community.

Locally, the brotherhood was founded on October 12th, 1996. The brotherhood not only has a strong presence on campus, but a direct interaction with the community, through philanthropy and other events. The fraternity is going on the 20th year as a chapter at USciences, since then Phi Psi brothers have held positions as orientation leaders, resident advisors, leaders of various organizations such as SGA, Inter-Greek Council, etc.

“The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity engages men of integrity, further develops their intellect and enhances community involvement. With a legacy built on acceptance and trust, each brother realizes his highest potential through a lifelong experience of service and excellence.”

Advisor: TBD

National Website: http://www.phikappapsi.com/Home 
Twitter: @phipsiuscip

Sororities

Alpha Delta Theta

Alpha Delta Theta is a female professional fraternity founded Nationally on February 1, 1944.  Our Alpha Iota chapter here at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1967.  Alpha Delta Theta is a group of women whose main goal is to promote the camaraderie of science majors on campus while preparing our members for a lifetime of professionalism in the health field.  Being part of our sorority is an experience beyond becoming part of an organization, but rather joining a sisterhood that can never be broken.

Like a family, Alpha Delta Theta sisters are forever part of each other's lives. Because of our intimate size, we are able to nurture deep friendships with each individual sister.   very sister is known as a unique and valuable woman in Alpha Delta Theta's history.  It is important to us not only to leave a lasting mark in the history of Alpha Delta Theta, but also on our campus here at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and in the greater Philadelphia area. In addition to our rich history, we also support the local community, our philanthropies the American Heart Association and the Lupus Foundation of America.

Advisor: Margaret Reinhart, m.reinha@usciences.edu 

Chapter Website: http://alphadeltatheta.wix.com/usciences

Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau is a social sorority that inspires a vow of life-long giving, advance scholarships and enrichment opportunities. The sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau vow to support and sustain the sorority financially and graciously. Alpha Sigma Tau is a lacework of intellect, heart, and spirit, founded on November 4th, 1899 by eight like-minded women. We were locally established at the University of the Sciences on April 15th, 2000. We enjoy giving back to the community and our philanthropy organizations, Habitat for Humanity and Pine Mountain Settlement School. We try to be as active on campus as we can be and strive to maintain a level of excellence in all that we do. Alpha Sigma Tau is a blend of distinctive hearts committed to the progress of mankind and the advancement of its members.

Advisor: Dr. Gladys Garcia Duenas, g.duenas@usciences.edu 

National Website: http://alphasigmatau.org/ 
Chapter Website: http://usciences.alphasigmatau.org 
Facebook: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority Delta Sigma Chapter
Instagram: @astdeltasigma

Delta Phi Epsilon

The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation, and opportunities for growth. Their vision is that they inspire and empower their sisterhood to engage in a lifetime of leadership and service. Delta Phi Epsilon develops a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good.

On March 17, 1917, five women at New York University Law School took a pledge of sisterhood and loyalty and so founded the Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, one of the first non-sectarian, social sororities and the only one founded at a professional school. Five years later on March 17, 1922, Delta Phi Epsilon was formally incorporated under laws of the State of New York. On December 5, 1922, stretching out to international boundaries, the first Canadian chapter was installed at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Growth has been steady, but expansion in numbers has never been favored over strengthening within. From this small group making up the first chapter, there are now more than 55,000 members with chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Our chapters, both undergraduate and alumnae, enjoy a distinguished reputation for scholarship, service, and leadership. Collegiate fraternities are a North American institution.

Since 1776 when Phi Beta Kappa - originally a social fraternity - was founded, the Greek Letter Societies have existed to serve the student and the host college or university.With a continuing philosophy of faith in the inherent good judgment of the undergraduate membership, Delta Phi Epsilon has remained steadfast throughout its history, forward to the continued growth of a sisterhood which keeps pace with the ever changing nature of the collegiate world. Each year on March 17, undergraduates and alumnae celebrate Founders Day, honoring the women to whom each chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon is directly indebted for the establishment of our sisterhood. We honor them for the fine ideals and purposes which inspired them. Over three quarters of a century after Delta Phi Epsilon began, there are women who still embrace the beliefs of our founders by sharing sisterhood in their hearts and lives. Minna Goldsmith Mahler, Eva Effron Robin, Ida Bienstock Landau, Sylvia Steierman Cohn and Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman, five young law students saw Delta Phi Epsilon as a society to "Promote good fellowship among the women students among the various colleges in the country...to create a secret society composed of these women based upon their good moral character, regardless of nationality or creed...to have distinct chapters at various colleges..." with the motto Esse Quam Videri: to be rather than to seem to be.

Advisor: Nicole Pagnoni, n.pagnoni@usciences.edu

National Website: https://www.dphie.org
Facebook: DPhiE BetaBeta
Instagram: @dphiebetabeta

Kappa Phi Gamma

Founded by 27 visionary women, Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. was established on November 8th, 1998, at The University of Texas at Austin, as the Nation’s first ever South Asian Interest-Based Sorority. Although, Kappa Phi Gamma was founded as a South Asian sorority, she has expanded the warmth of her Sisterhood to any and all motivated young women, willing to make a difference in her community and to uphold the principles that the sisterhood is based upon. The Founders envisioned a sorority built around 8 principles: Character, Leadership, Scholarship, Sisterhood, Service, Womanhood, Culture, and Self. Realizing the quality of the sisterhood could never be compromised, the founders’ every endeavor thereafter was directed toward fostering these 8 principles and establishing a solid foundation for the future before embarking on plans for expansion.

Each chapter and colony is engaged in programs generally selected in accordance with the following areas: professional development, philanthropic aid, Greek solidarity, education, health, the arts, and cultural awareness. Such involvement includes but is not limited to the following: Leadership retreats, South Asian Student Alliance, Relay for Life, National Conference, NAPA Conference, chapter/colony and regional formals, Be the Change, and Meet the Greeks. The topics of the workshops and forums that have been lead by Kappa Phi Gamma include but are not limited to: leadership skills, finance, cultural awareness, rape culture, women’s empowerment, business etiquette, GRE/MCAT/OAT/DAT preparation, resume building/interview preparation, risk management, hazing prevention, stress relief, healthy lifestyles, cancer awareness, social media etiquette, crafts, and self cultivation.

Advisor: Kathy Nay, k.nay@usciences.edu 

National Website: http://kappaphigamma.com/

Sigma Psi Zeta

Sigma Psi Zeta is a cultural, social, educational and community service oriented sorority. We are the first Greek-lettered sorority of its kind to be established on the East Coast and is one of the largest and most distinguished Asian-interest sororities in the nation. Our national philanthropy is to combat violence against women in its various forms - which includes but is not limited to rape, incest, domestic violence, and sexual assault. We chartered at the University of the Sciences on April 21, 2013 and on campus we are dedicated to advocating for our philanthropy, promoting multiculturalism, and striving to become strong, independent women.

Advisor: Jan Lyons, jlyons@usciences.edu 

Chapter Website: syzalphazeta.com 
National Website: sigmapsizeta.org 
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/usci.sigmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

Randi Levitt, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Address:

Whitecar Hall, Room 1007
University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

267-295-3174

Email:

r.levitt@usciences.edu