Sorority Life

sorority lifeThe University of Virginia's College at Wise is home to three international/national sororities. These sororities are governed by the Panhellenic Council (PHC), made up of representatives from each sorority. The PHC sets recruitment dates and policies, plans Greek life events, and promotes Greek unity. 

Sororities are self-governing organizations that offer significant opportunities for students to develop leadership skills. Members set policies and standards, serve in chapter leadership positions, manage budgets, chair committees, and plan community service and social events. Sororities are committed to academic success and often, chapters provide academic resources for their members, including planned study sessions and tutoring. In addition, sororities celebrate annual traditions, strengthen bonds of community and friendship, and are involved in numerous community service and philanthropic events.


Alpha Sigma Tau ΑΣΤ 

Nickname - Taus 
Year Founded - 1899
Colors - Emerald & Gold
Flower - Yellow Rose
Mascot/symbol - Anchor
Open Motto - Active, Self Reliance, &
President - Cynthia James

Advisor - Christopher Davis

Phi Sigma Sigma ΦΣΣ

Nickname - Phi Sigs 
Year Founded - 1913
Colors -King Blue & Gold
Flower - American Beauty Rose
Mascot/symbol - Sphynx
Open Motto - Aim High
President - Katelyn Cantrell
Advisor - Wendy Adrian


Theta Phi Alpha ΘΦΑ

Nickname - Theta Phis
Year Founded - 1912
Colors - Silver, Gold, & Blue
Flower - White Rose
Mascot/symbol - The Penquin
Open Motto - Ever Loyal, Ever Lasting
President - Alex Pilcher
Advisor - Rachel Tighe



Sigma Alpha Omega ΣΑΩ

Year Founded - 1998
Colors - Burgandy & Forest Green
Flower - Lily
Mascot/symbol - Dove
Open Motto - One in Christ through Unity in Sisterhood
President - Maddie Stallard
Advisor - Tammie Hale



For more information about sorority life at UVa-Wise, please contact Nick Marshall at 276-376-4513.