Fraternity and Sorority Life

Over 200 Hartwick students (approximately 17%) are members of fraternities and sororities.

Fraternity and Sorority Life has been an important part of the Hartwick experience for more than 80 years and has grown in popularity.

2018-19 Award Winners:

Commitment to Community Service
Alpha Omicron Pi
Program/Event of the Year
Sapphire Benefit – Theta Phi Alpha
Philanthropic Event of the Year
Savannah’s Fundraiser – Phi SIgma Phi
Excellence in Membership Development
Eta Chi – Order of Omega
New Member of the Year
Kendra Lotridge – Alpha Omicron Pi
Nate Shanahan – Kappa Sigma
Greek Scholar of the Year
Kate Koniowka – Gamma Phi Delta
Gavin Smith – Phi Mu Alpha
Academic Excellence
Phi Sigma Phi – 3.13
Best New Member GPA
Spring 2019 Class of Phi Mu Alpha – 3.43
Advisor of the Year
Heidi Tanner
Chapter of the Year
Phi Mu Alpha


  • develop supportive relationships;
  • stimulate academic achievement;
  • provide organized leadership and service opportunities;
  • expand social experiences;
  • facilitate connection with a network of resources –including alumni.

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations founded on four core principles:


Fraternity and Sorority life promotes the development of close ties through living, studying, working, collaborating, and having fun together. The friendships created through Greek life support the overall connection to the College and to other organizations as a community.


Fraternity and Sorority organizations stress academics, from recruitment to graduation. Fraternity and Sorority members have access to resources including study groups, educational workshops, and scholastic awards.


The Fraternity and Sorority community offers opportunities for developing leadership skills. Members build skills in organization, delegation, goal setting, and time management that are necessary for success in college and beyond.


Fraternity and Sorority organizations participate in a variety of service projects and philanthropic events throughout the year. There are always new opportunities to get involved and give back to the Oneonta community.

The Office is Campus Activities serves as the primary advisors to Fraternity and Sorority organizations. Hartwick College currently recognizes four fraternities and four sororities. Each of these organizations is an important part of the Fraternity and Sorority community. Each chapter has unique characteristics formulated from rich traditions, making them attractive to diverse populations.



Paul Habernig, Director of Student & Community EngagementFraternity and Sorority Life
4th Floor, Dewar Union


Paul Habernig
Director of Student & Community Engagement

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