The Greek letter organization were organized to render services to humanity through concerted efforts to stimulate their members to greater usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and the dignity of the individual.
Membership in Sororities or Fraternities
To become a member of a sorority or fraternity of Morris College, a student must meet the following criteria:
- The student must have earned a total of twenty-four semester hours.
- The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
- The student must not be under disciplinary action by the College or legal authorities.
- The student must be in good financial standing with the College.
- A transfer student must have completed 15 semester hours at Morris College and must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 and a minimum of twenty-four semester hours.
Only students who meet eligibility requirements as indicated may become members of Greek organizations.
The student must also meet the requirements of the fraternity or sorority that he or she desires to join.
Each fraternity or sorority is responsible for seeing to it that its members are responsible in their study habits, general demeanor, and other obligations that affect their academic pursuits.
Morris College's Membership Selection/Intake period is limited to the fall semester annually.
Membership Selection/Intake Process
The American Council on Education, Office on Self-Regulation Initiative published "Guidelines for Institutional Action" which advised that all colleges and universities review their Greek Letter Organizations system to ensure that they were aligned with the mission and values of the host institution. Subsequently, institutions implemented stricter pledging guidelines and threatened to revamp and/or eliminate all Greek letter organizations unless definitive action was taken by national organizations.
Consequently, during its Greek Summit II held in Saint Louis, Missouri, members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council adopted recommendations imperative to the continued existence of Greek-letter organizations on college and university campuses. The following recommendations were adopted by the member organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council on February 17, 1990, and subsequently adopted by the eight historically black Greek-letter organizations:
- There shall be no "pledging" or "pre-pledging" process in the constituent organizations comprising the National Pan-Hellenic Council Organization.
- Each organization shall develop its own Membership Selection/Intake Process which shall be limited to the ceremonial ritual(s) of the respective organization.
- Each organization shall develop its own educational process to follow the ceremonial ritual(s).
Morris College Fraternities & Sororities
- Nu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Xi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Xi Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Lambda Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Iota Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Iota Eta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Pi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.