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Micha​el Giacalone​​​​
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(401) 456-8034


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Greek Life​​

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Greek Life at Rhode Island College is dedicated to enhancing student development and the overall collegiate experience of its fraternity and sorority members.  Organizations and members are assisted in acheiving success in academics, leadership, community service & philanthropy, personal growth, and brotherhood/sisterhood bonds.  The overall Greek Life mission is to complement the misson of Rhode Island College in collaboration with other departments, Advisors, and Inter/National Offices.

Navigating the RIC Greek Life Website:



  • Alpha Sigma Tau: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • Delta Phi Epsilon: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • Theta Phi Alpha: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)


  • Alpha Sigma Phi: North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
  • Kappa Delta Phi: North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
  • Kappa Sigma: Independent Fraternity


  • Theta Delta Sigma: Independent Multicultural Co-Ed Organization

Greek Interest Groups: These groups are approved by the college and are working toward obtaining student membership.

  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon: National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) Sorority
  • Omega Phi Beta: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

The chapters are overseen by a Student Activities staff member.  The Greek leaders meet regularly in governing councils and for off-campus retreats. Greek Life offers a valuable opportunity for students to learn leadership skills, develop lifelong friendships, and form a strong connection to the College.

For more information on Greek Life at RIC, send an email to

Chapter & Interest Group Descriptions

Alpha Sigma Tau


National Panhellenic Conference Sorority (NPC)

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is committed to developing scholars, philanthropists, leaders, and sisters among our collegiate and alumnae members.  As members of Alpha Sigma Tau, we continually rededicate ourselves to contribute our share to the progress of mankind.  Philanthropy is a vital aspect of our lives and our sisterhood; it is our way of expressing concern for others.  Pine Mountain Settlement School is our national philanthropy, Habitat for Humanity is our national service project, and our local philanthropy is United Way of Rhode Island.


Chapter Website: Outside Link

National Website: Outside Link

Facebook: Outside Link

Delta Phi Epsilon

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National Panhellenic Conference Sorority (NPC)

Delta Phi Epsilon is an organization that is built on the bonds of sisterhood, pride in the sorority, and support for one another. The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good.  The work done for the philanthropies, National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation instills the desire to be active in the community.


National Website:

Theta Phi Alpha

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National Panhellenic Conference Sorority (NPC)

Theta Phi Alpha is a national women's social fraternity, and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. The mission of Theta Phi Alpha encompasses far more than providing a social network for college women. For more than 90 years, the sisters of Theta Phi Alpha have maintained a history rich in educational excellence, professional achievement, and a deep commitment to social service.


Chapter Website:

National Website:

Omega Phi Beta


National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Sorority (NALFO)

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a national sorority committed to the development of collegiate and professional women through sisterhood, diversity, leadership, service, and academic excellence.

The purpose of Omega Phi Beta is to servce and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance.  As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.


National Website: Outside Link

Zeta Phi Beta


National Pan-Hellenic Council Sorority (NPC)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is an international, historically Black Greek-lettered sorority founded on January 16, 1920 by five collegiate women at Howard University.  We are the only constitutionally bound sorority to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.  There are over 800 chapters and more than 100,000 members located in places such as Africa, the Virgin Islands, Japan, and London.  Its mission is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood, and finer womanhood.  these ideals are reflected in the sorority's national programs, such as the National Education Foundation, providing scholarships to students; Stork's Nest, which is a partnership with March of Dimes; and Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE) to name a few.


National Website: Outside Link

Alpha Sigma Phi

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North American Interfraternity Conference Fraternity (NIC. The purpose of Alpha Sigma Phi is to Better the Man, through the creation and perpetuation of brotherhood founded upon the values of character: Silence, Charity, Purity, Honor, Patriotism.

Instagram: @alphasig_ric

Phone: Vice President of Growth, 401-293-2289

Kappa Delta Phi


North American Interfraternity Conference Fraternity (NIC)

Kappa Delta Phi is a national fraternity aiming to bring males of good character together to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood.


National Website: Outside Link

Kappa Sigma


Independent Fraternity

Kappa Sigma Colony is the largest college social fraternity in the world with more than 230,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 Chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma Colony International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Chapter Website: Outside Link Outside Link

National Website: Outside Link

Theta Delta Sigma


Independent Multicultural Co-Ed Society

Theta Delta Sigma is the first multicultural and gender-inclusive organization to join Greek Life at RIC. Founded in 2001, Theta Delta Sigma is a dynamic Siblinghood (sister + brotherhood), committed to making diversity the rule instead of the exception. Theta Delta Sigma, a non-partisan and non-sectarian organization, believes in providing a positive membership experience for all individuals regardless of ability, race, creed, faith, nationality, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic or veteran status. Each chapter of Theta Delta Sigma cultivates a safe environment that promotes leadership, scholarship, service, and lifelong friendship.


National Website: Outside Link Outside Link

Lambda Upsilon Lambda

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National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Fraternity (NALFO)

La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated strives to become the premier Latino Fraternity in the country. More specifically, we strive to become a nationally recognized Latino fraternal organization comprised of the best and brightest leaders committed to excellence in service and education. We seek to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.


National Website:

Mu Sigma Upsilon

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National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) Sorority

The First Multicultural Sorority in the Nation. In 1981, our founding mothers saw the need for a sorority that crossed the societal boundaries of race, religion, culture, and class. While other Greek organizations are and continue to grow more diverse, our organization foundation is based on diversity and our sisters embrace multicultural ideals and interests; we speak to use our sorority as a vehicle to educate the surrounding campus and community on issues of diversity. We recognize that diversity is not limited to race, and we are proud to say we have achieved a sisterhood which is quite diverse with respect to not only race, but religious heritage, geographic origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, nationality, political ideology, and even choice of major and career. Ultimately, multiculturalism is the belief that there is inherent value in discovering, understanding, and appreciating all the ways in which people are different from each other. It is for this reason that we differentiate ourselves, in name and in purpose, from Greek organizations with the word “MUlticultural”.


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Recruitment – How to Join 

Please note:

  • You must have at least a 2.25 GPA to participate, but some fraternities and sororities require a higher GPA to join. This requirement may be waived if you have a documented disability registered with the Disability Services Center. Please contact them at 401-456-2776 for more information.
  • If this is your first semester at RIC, you may need to submit your transcript from your last school to the Office of Student Activities to participate.

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Panhellenic Recruitment

Due to COVID-19, Panhellenic Recruitment (the process for Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Theta Phi Alpha) will be conducted by each sorority individually on an on-going basis beginning in August. If you are interested in any of our organizations, please fill out the Interest Form and we can get you connected. We also recommend that you follow our groups on Instagram, as well as @ric_recruitment for updated information.

You must have a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA to participate, although some chapters require higher GPAs. If this is your first semester at RIC, please submit your transcript from your last school to Mike Giacalone, Interim Assistant Director of Student Activities at

Twitter Link: @RICGreekLife
Instagram: @ric_recruitment​

Expansion at RIC

If you would like to start a fraternity or sorority on campus, you must affiliate with a national organization.  Please contact Michael Giacalone, Student Activities Interim Assistant Director, with questions about this process at or 401-456-2706.

Greek Life Interest Group Application

National Organization Expansion Application

Greek Life Forms


FAQs for Students and Families

Governing Documents

National Umbrella Organizations:

Reporting Hazing

In accordance with Rhode Island State law, Rhode Island College prohibits hazing by students or student organizations, including fraternities, sororities, and sororities as outlined in the Student Handbook (link:

If you suspect you, a fellow student, or your student is experiencing hazing, please report it using one of the following options:

  • Dean of Students, Dr. Tamika Wordlow-Williams
  • Student Activities, Michael Giacalone or (401) 456-2706
  • Campus Police (401) 456-8888
  • The national hotline 1-888-NOT-HAZE

We will promptly follow-up with any reports that are made.  While you may report anonymously and with only as much information as you feel comfortable, the speed and effectiveness of an investigation is partially dependent upon the amount of information shared.​


Michael Giacalone

Interim Assistant Director, Student Activities
(401) 456-2706
Student Union 408​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: March 03, 2021