BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College’s Office of Student Life, Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council will host a Greek Leadership Conference September 10-11 at the Mountainside Conference Center. The gathering will focus on strengthening the Greek community at Bethany through a variety of chapter meetings and breakout sessions.
“Bethany College has a long and important tradition of Greek Life, including the founding of Delta Tau Delta and our chapters with more than a hundred years of presence on Bethany’s campus — including Sigma Nu, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha,” stated Dean of Students Elizabeth de Jong. “The Bethany Greek Leadership Conference is focused on strengthening our chapters, building strong Greek relationships and creating strong citizens within our community to continue to build and grow Greek Life on campus. “
Conference topics will include recruitment, alumni involvement, values, member motivation and education, communication, and officer transition.
“The College’s strong Greek System enhances the well-rounded education our students receive by offering valuable opportunities to develop leadership skills, strengthen friendships and further student scholarship and service to the community,” stated President Scott D. Miller. “The upcoming leadership conference is an important step in supporting the positive impact of Bethany Greek Life — a vital part of the College’s mission and history.”
Bethany’s Greek community includes nine nationally recognized social organizations and one local sorority. The first fraternities appeared in 1858, less than 20 years after the College’s founding. Conference participants will include students, advisors and alumni of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Epsilon Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Sigma Nu and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.