Greek Life

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

Greek Life has been an important part of the Hartwick experience for more than 80 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:


Greek 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.


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


The Greek 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.


Greek 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 Greek organizations. Hartwick College currently recognizes four fraternities and four sororities. Each of these organizations is an important part of the Greek community. Each chapter has unique characteristics formulated from rich traditions, making them attractive to diverse populations.



Greek Life
4th Floor, Dewar Union

c/o Paul Habernig, Director of Student & Community Engagement

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