Greek Life

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We Helped Pioneer Greek Culture in America

The Greek community at Olivet College is comprised of 11 social societies: four female sororities, six male fraternities and one co-educational society. All 11 societies, many of which helped pioneer Greek culture in America, are local organizations founded at Olivet College. Greek life is very unique at Olivet as societies are not connected with other chapters outside of campus. They are run directly through the Office of Student Engagement, which provides leadership advice, skills training and educational opportunities for the members of the Olivet College Greek societies.

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Adelphic Alpha Pi

Adelphic Alpha Pi was founded in 1862 as a literary society and is open to the men of Olivet College. The fraternity motto is Semper Fidelis, always faithful. It is the brother organization to Sigma Beta.

Alpha Lambda Epsilon

Alpha Lambda Epsilon was founded in 1922 as a sorority. The society reorganized its membership in 1975 to admit men, thus becoming the first co-educational literary/social society in the nation. The society motto is Bear Well the Torch. Alpha Lambda Epsilon is the cousin organization to Kappa Sigma Alpha.

Alpha Phi Kappa

Alpha Phi Kappa was established in 1997 to promote better understanding between cultures and endorse brotherhood among the fraternity membership.

Alpha Xi Omega

Alpha Xi Omega, also known as “ELITE,” was founded as a club in the 1970s and became a fraternity during the 1995 fall semester. ELITE works to create a better understanding among all students at Olivet in diversity and multicultural awareness.

Eta Psi Kappa

Eta Psi Kappa was established in 2001 to promote the unity of all women on campus. The sorority motto is The Righteous Endure till Judgment.

Kappa Sigma Alpha

Kappa Sigma Alpha was founded in 1922 and is the cousin organization to Alpha Lambda Epsilon. The fraternity motto is Wisdom Conquers All.

Mu Omega Pi

Mu Omega Pi was established in 2001 to assist young men in growth and development through leadership, brotherhood and spirituality. The fraternity motto is Striving for Perfection.

Nu Gamma Xi

Nu Gamma Xi was founded in 1997 by 12 women. The sorority’s purpose is to promote unity, sisterhood and high academic standards among women with similar interests. They are the sisters of Alpha Xi Omega.

Phi Alpha Pi

Phi Alpha Pi was founded in 1847 and is the oldest society on the Olivet College campus. In 1861, Phi Alpha Pi became a literary society. The fraternity motto is Progress, Truth and Friendship. The fraternity is the brother organization to Soronian.

Sigma Beta

Sigma Beta was founded in 1907 by three Olivet College women as a literary society. The house was completed in 1963. The sorority motto is Friends of the Best. Sigma Beta is the sister society to Adelphic Alpha Pi.


Soronian, also known as the Iota Kappa Omicron society, was founded in 1847. It is the oldest all-female collegiate society in the continental United States. The sorority motto is Strong in Love, Firm in Right. It is the sister organization to Phi Alpha Pi

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