Student Life

Fraternities & Sororities

Through Alma’s Greek fraternities and sororities, you can make lifelong friends, enhance your leadership skills, and give back to the community through service. In fact, members of Greek Life at Alma College have given an incredible 903 hours in community service since July 1, 2019. Below, you can find more details about each chapter.

  • Alpha Gamma Delta

    On March 31, 1988, the Zeta Nu chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was installed at Alma College. Alpha Gams devote a great deal of time to campus activities that cover a wide range of the options available. AGD stresses the bonds of friends both inside and outside of its membership through activities such as cookouts, sleep-overs, and movie nights. The object for which Alpha Gamma Delta was formed is “to perpetuate among a group of college women a spirit of mutual assistance and understanding, to strive for the attainment of high ideals in college, community and personal life and to train for leadership and a sense of responsibility for the welfare of others.” The group’s philanthropy is diabetes research and treatment. See more about Alpha Gamma Delta’s philanthropy.

  • Alpha Xi Delta

    Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Ill. Alpha Xi Delta is a progressive organization dedicated to the personal growth of women and our vision is to inspire women to realize their potential. Our mission statement is to nurture unity and cooperation, to foster intellectual, professional, and personal growth, to exemplify the highest ethical conduct, to instill community responsibility, and to perpetuate fraternal growth. Starting off as Alpha Sigma Tau on Alma’s campus, we went local in 1971 and became Alpha Zeta Tau. On September 20, 1986, AZT received a national charter from Alpha Xi Delta. The group’s philanthropy is Autism Speaks. The sisters participate in and host many different philanthropy events throughout the year such as play days, AmaXing Challenge, and The Plaid Dash to raise money and awareness.

  • Delta Gamma Tau

    DGT, also known as the “Gams,” is a long-standing Greek organization at Alma College with a proud history and core traditions. The fraternity has positively affected hundreds of alumni over the past 75 years. Founded in 1938, Delta Gamma Tau became a chapter of the national fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma (STG) in 1959, reverted to DGT in 1966, and went national again as a chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) in 1984. The chapter decided to break ties with SAE in 2014 and is returning to its local-based traditions. 

  • Gamma Phi Beta

    Although it started as Alpha Theta in 1890, Gamma Phi Beta was installed as the Epsilon Beta chapter on Sept. 22, 1984. Gamma Phis support many organizations on campus and strive to serve the community and the campus through their activities. The sorority’s open motto is “Founded on a rock,” and its four core values are Love, Labor, Learning and Loyalty. The group’s philanthropy is focused on building strong girls, and its international philanthropic partner is Girls on the Run. As a chapter, its local philanthropic efforts are focused on the Angel Wings Fund. Signature events include the Pancake Breakfast and Moonball. The national organization’s website is

  • Kappa Iota

    The Kappa Iota sorority was started on the Alma College campus on October 12, 1921, as a literary society. In 1950, the name was changed to the Kappa Iota Sorority. Although the name changed, Kappa Iotas strive to uphold the traditions and ideals created by their founding mothers. Kappa Iotas can be seen all over campus through their involvement in clubs, honor societies and academics. As the only local sorority on campus, KIs stress open-mindedness, honesty, loyalty, friendship and sisterhood. Also because of its local status, the sorority is allowed to have brother organizations and host campus parties. The group’s philanthropy is the Gratiot County Women’s Aid Shelter.

  • Phi Mu Alpha

    We were founded in 1898 at the Boston Conservatory of Music by Ossian Everett Mills. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the oldest and largest national music fraternity in the nation. Our object is the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater. The first chapter was activated on Alma’s campus in 1972, but went inactive a few years later. The Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha was reactivated in 1986, and has been on Alma’s campus ever since. Our local chapter events include Spaghetti for a Cure, where we host a spaghetti dinner and the brothers perform for our guests. All the money raised goes to our Relay for Life team; and the American Music Concert, a yearly concert held by the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha to honor American musicians, composers and lyricists. Our philanthropy was established by our founder, Ossian Everett Mills, as the Mills Music Mission. The brothers of Phi Mu Alpha sing to retirement homes, hospitals, and nursing homes and bring flowers to the residents. See our Facebook page or our national website.

  • Phi Sigma Sigma

    Phi Sigma Sigma was founded on November 26, 1913 at Hunter College in New York City. The 10 founders wanted a sorority that would promote open membership to all women of character regardless of background; a sorority committed to sisterhood, excellence in scholarship, and selfless giving. It was the first nonsectarian sorority; the only one that was open to diverse membership from inception and the only one with a ritual that was not based in any one religion. The twin ideals of the sorority are “The brotherhood of man and the alleviation of the world’s pain.” Phi Sigma Sigma has shaped the priorities of its sisters throughout the decades, from high scholastic standing, developed intense bonds, and each serving in philanthropic activities, donating to a variety of charities consistent with Phi Sigma Sigma’s twin ideals and nonsectarian trait. Our philanthropy is the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, which supports the educational and philanthropic endeavors of all sisters, assists victims of natural disasters, and aids in school and college readiness, to prepare children for school, college, and beyond. Our sisterhood and love for Phi Sigma Sigma bind us together and encourage us to always work toward our twin ideals and to always “Aim High.” 

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

    Currently the largest fraternity in North America, Tau Kappa Epsilon became a part of Alma College’s campus in 1957 as the Zeta-Delta chapter of TKE. Tekes constantly strive toward their motto, “Better Men for a Better World,” by seeking to achieve excellence in scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork, service and brotherhood. Brothers of TKE believe “…that the three essential elements of true brotherhood are Love, Charity and Esteem.” Tekes believe in the bond of brotherhood while maintaining unique talents, beliefs and the ideals that each individual contributes to the whole. The group’s philanthropy is the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The colors of the “Fraternity for Life” are cherry red and battleship grey. Learn more about the Zeta-Delta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

  • Zeta Sigma

    Zeta Sigma, Alma’s College’s only local fraternity, was also the first fraternity to start it’s roots on campus, founded on November 15, 1887. Alumni of Zeta Sigma can be seen all across campus with an assortment of buildings named after them from their generous contributions to Alma College. The ‘True Sigs’ bleed green and gold and wear their letters proudly in the classroom and all over the world. Zeta Sigma seeks out men who resemble high moral character and illustrate a desire for growth in their area to positively impact those around us. Characteristics of loyalty, honor and respect for others are reflected in our brotherhood. Zeta Sigma’s philanthropy is the Police Athletic League of Alma.