Greek life has a long and rich history at TLU and has made important contributions to the growth and character of this community. Leadership opportunities, philanthropic projects, academic excellence, and deep friendships are just a few of the benefits Greek organizations bring to campus. Involvement in these organizations have provided students the opportunity to participate in a range of activities with a select group of peers, thus enhancing the overall educational experience at Texas Lutheran University.
Pillars of Greek Life at TLU
Each fraternity and sorority has their own set of individual standards and principles, but as a Greek Life Community there are four values we believe in and strive to fulfill: leadership, scholarship, service & philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood.
Greek organizations provide an excellent place to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to develop strong leadership skills. Serving as an officer or committee chair in a chapter or governing council will help an individual develop a multitude of leadership skills, including but not limited to conflict management, delegation, decision making, and effective communication skills. Being a member of a fraternity or sorority often expands to involvement in other areas of campus such as student government, clubs, and organizations.
Scholarship is an important aspect of Greek Life at Texas Lutheran University. Minimum grade point averages are required in each chapter for affiliation, initiation, and maintenance of good standing.
Service & Philanthropy
TLU fraternity and sorority members take service to others to heart through philanthropic and community service endeavors. Many organizations have a specific service or philanthropy, such as Susan G. Komen Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and Adopt A Highway. As a fraternity or sorority member, you will have the opportunity to support the local and campus community.
Joining a fraternity or sorority means becoming part of a family. Fraternity/sorority brothers and sisters provide a "home away from home" for TLU students. The brotherhood and sisterhood that they develop is one that students share through good times and provides support during the difficult challenges that come with being a college student. The friendships that our members make with their chapters lasts a lifetime.
Greek Council is the governing body of all social Greek organizations and serves as the liaison between Student Activities and each Greek organization. Greek Council functions under the authority of the Dean of Student Life and Learning.
Members of Greek Council are appointed through their respective fraternity or sorority and also include each organization’s president. Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and Inter-Sorority Council (ISC) presidents sit on Greek Council as non-voting members. Meetings occur once each month. Greek Council sponsors Greek Week every year. The purpose of IFC and ISC is to coordinate the overall policies and activities of the social fraternities and sororities further relations between social groups, act as a medium in cooperation between the administration of TLU and individual fraternities and sororities, and to mediate between the student body and the member organizations.
Fraternities at TLU
Omega Tau ΩΤ
Founded October 20, 1958, Omega Tau is the oldest fraternity at Texas Lutheran University. Omega Tau has a great history of relationships with its alumni as well as the faculty here at TLU. The Omegas participate in Greek Games, TLU Intramurals and are proud participants of community activities. We pride ourselves in brotherhood, scholarship, integrity, and social prestige.
Sigma Phi Theta ΣΦΘ
The Thetas were chartered on the principles that no one individual should be denied the chance to share the brotherhood of a fraternity. The Sigma Phi Theta fraternity is primarily concerned with the individuality of each person and their academic achievement while attending TLU.
Zeta Chi ΖΧ
Being a member of a fraternal organization does not necessarily mean fitting into a mold or having a certain look. Zeta Chi lives by its motto, “Individually we stand together.” What this means is that wherever you go, or whatever you do, you will always be a part of the Zeta Chi brotherhood. Contrary to popular belief, fraternity life is more than what you see in the movies. Being a member is a useful tool for meeting new people with similar interests and academic pursuits.
Sororities at TLU
Beta Alpha Sigma ΒΑΣ
Beta Alpha Sigma was founded in 1934 on the TLC campus by a group of ten women who wanted to pledge their friendship to each other. Betas are the oldest sorority and have continued 75 consecutive years of tradition on the TLU campus. From the beginning, we have worked hard to develop a long-standing run of tradition, honesty, friendship, and unity. The Betas are always participating in a lot of activities that benefit the TLU campus and greater Seguin community. We have one big school-wide party each semester as well as mixers, formals, and many social events. We are classy women who are brought together for our love of sisterhood and of Texas Lutheran University. There is no other organization like us!
Delta Alpha Delta ΔΑΔ
The purpose of this sorority is to provide entertaining social activities for members, friends and alumni. We cultivate close sisterly bonds among members and provide opportunities to develop leadership and effective group dynamics. We try to develop social, moral, intellectual, and service responsibility among members.
Sigma Delta Lambda ΣΔΛ
Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc. was chartered at TLU by eight women who wanted a sorority that represented their ideals and standards. In the Spring of 2011 six of the eight women became the first initiated members of the sorority. SDL prides itself as being a service before social organization. We hope to aid in the retention of woman and minorities in higher education. We encourage interaction with other Greek organizations, the university, the local community, and most importantly, the minority population. Sigma Delta Lambda also holds high academic expectations for its members in order to help them succeed in life. We take great pride in our academics knowing that at the university our education comes first. Our sisterhood not only brings us close together here at TLU, but with our other sisters at Texas State in San Marcos, UT Austin, Texas A&M International in Laredo, and UNT in Dallas.
Xi Tau ΞΤ
The main purpose and function of Xi Tau is a social sorority to benefit TLU and its students. We aim to foster friendship, sisterhood, loyalty and trust.
Recruitment, member intake and hazing policies are detailed in the Fraternity & Sorority Life Handbook available on MyTLU.
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