Sorority Life

The 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.

Sorority sisters outdoors

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.

Member Sororities

Phi Sigma Sigma

Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Nickname: Phi Sigs
  • Year Founded: 1913
  • Colors: King Blue & Gold
  • Flower: American Beauty Rose
  • Symbol: Sphynx 
  • Open Motto: Aim High

Associate Member PHC Sorority

Sigma Alpha Omega

Sigma Alpha Omega crest
  • Year Founded: 1998
  • Colors: Burgundy and Forest Green
  • Flower: Lily
  • Symbol: Dove
  • Open Motto: One in Christ through unity in sisterhood
How to Join a Sorority
Learn more about how to join a sorority at UVA Wise.
Josh Justice


Dean of Students and Chief Housing Officer