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 90 years and has grown in popularity.
- 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:
This is one of the most important aspects of a student’s journey through college. As such, scholarship is emphasized by all fraternities and sororities at Hartwick College. Through study groups, educational workshops, and scholarships, fraternities and sororities provide numerous avenues for success in their member’s academic development.
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.
Fraternities and sororities 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 both Hartwick College and the Oneonta community.
As social organizations, fraternities and sororities provide students with many opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with a diverse group of students who come from many different backgrounds. For many students, fraternities and sororities help to make college a more fulfilling experience, as these organizations can offer more of a family atmosphere that goes beyond ordinary friendships. These lifelong relationships also provide our students with future networking and mentoring opportunities.
The Office of Student & Community Engagement serves as the primary advisors to fraternity and sorority organizations. Hartwick College currently recognizes five fraternities and four sororities. Each of these organizations is an important part of the Fraternity and Sorority Life. Each chapter has unique characteristics formulated from rich traditions, making them attractive to diverse populations.
Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life
4th Floor, Dewar Union