Community Values

The Four Pillars of Excellence


The number one priority of the fraternity and sorority community is the scholarship and academic well-being of active and new members alike. A myriad of academic resources are at hand in the fraternity and sorority community, be it a file of class reviews, or simply the experienced advice of an older member. Fraternities and sororities provide academic scholarships and other financial incentives to members and recruit faculty, staff and alumni/alumnae mentors for academic guidance. By continually utilizing and expanding the academic resources available to fraternities and sororities, ETSU's Greek community will continue to accomplish academic success.

Gamma Sigma Alpha
Theta Lambda Chapter at East Tennessee State University

GSAGamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society (GSA) is the premier organization committed to the academic success of our members and alignment with the academic missions of our host institutions. Students are eligible for membership based on grade point average and membership in a Greek fraternity or sorority. The Society strives to uphold the high ideals of scholastic achievement and therefore, only students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) at the start of their junior year or a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in any semester during their junior or senior year are eligible.
2013 - 2014 Officers
                Erika Love Wild
Vice President                 Sarah Willis
Secretary/Treasurer                Michelle Kelley
Advisor                Jeff Howard

Fall 2013 Inductees:

Emilee Engelhaupt Alpha Delta Pi    
Logan Herrick Alpha Delta Pi    
Amanda Murr Alpha Delta Pi    
Lauren Light Alpha Delta Pi    
Andie Stone Alpha Delta Pi    
Mary Fowler Alpha Xi Delta    
Michelle Crane Kappa Delta    
Kathryn Patterson Kappa Delta    
Jennifer Wislon Kappa Delta    
Brittany Thomas Sigma Kappa    

Fall 2012 Inductees:

   Spring 2013 Inductees:  
Samantha Bailey Sigma Kappa Brensinsky Aiko Lambda Chi Alpha
Cassie Bivens Kappa Delta Caleb Brien Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Jeff Cogburn Lambda Chi Alpha Mary Kate Haldeman Kappa Delta
Chelsea Gondek Alpha Delta Pi Adam C. Jarvis Kappa Sigma 
Josh Lawson Sigma Alpha Epsilon Michelle Kelly Kappa Delta
Ethan Odineal Sigma Chi Ryan Pangburn Alpha Delta Pi
Jessica Owens Alpha Delta Pi Sarah Phelphs Alpha Delta Pi
Paige Reed Alpha Delta Pi Eric Whetsel Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Matthew Rhoten Sigma Phi Epsilon Sarah Willis Alpha Delta Pi
Katherine Smith Alpha Delta Pi    
Erika Wild Alpha Delta Pi    


Leadership & Campus Involvement

From the Student Government Association (SGA) to Volunteer ETSU to intramural sports, well over 50 percent of the Greek community is involved in other student activities and organizations outsideof Fraternity and Sorority Life. Many of these students hold high leadership positions and expand their opportunities to interact with other students, faculty, and staff in their everyday lives.

2013 Who's Who Recipients

Elyssa Champion Kappa Delta
Tiffany Hensley Kappa Delta
Adam C. Jarvis Kappa Sigma
Leah Tilson Sigma Kappa
Erika Wild Alpha Delta Pi

Service and Philanthropy

From monetary donations to over 15,000 hours of hands-on community service, the ETSU Greek community prides itself on the charitable work it performs for Johnson City/Washington County, surrounding areas, and the nation. Last year, Greeks participated in fund-raisers which provided more than $50,000 to organizations including the American Cancer Society, Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County, Children's Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, and Speedway Children's Charities among others.

 Sisterhood and Brotherhood

Fraternities and sororities promote intimate relationship bonds and members typically refer to fellow members as "brothers" and "sisters." It is common for these groups to organize weekend retreats, alumni gatherings, and other opportunities to build friendships and camaraderie among all members. The social interaction that the Greek community provides its members serves as an arena to meet students and interact in a relaxed atmosphere.


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