WVU chapters show high academic performance

By Clarissa Cottrill, WVU News

MORGANTOWN — Students involved in Greek Life at West Virginia University are showing a higher academic performance than students at large, according to a report.

The Greek average from the most recent fall semester, which includes organizations in the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association and Professional Greek Council, was 3.240, according to the release. The average GPA for all undergraduate students was 2.969.

“The high marks signify the Greek community’s commitment to academic excellence and are indicative of our students’ commitment to scholarship,” Matthew Richardson, director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, said in the release.

The GPAs for fraternities and sororities have been on a road of improvement since 2016.

The following organizations lead their respective councils:

— Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity (3.2) for the Interfraternity Council.

— Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (2.843) for the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

— Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority (3.47) for the Panhellenic Association.

— Phi Beta Lambda Co-Ed Business Fraternity (3.7) for the Professional Greek Council.

“This trend of academic excellence is something we can all be proud of as Mountaineers,” Dean of Students Corey Farris said in the release. “The Greeks have worked hard to reframe their priorities over the past few years and these high marks point to their success in doing so.”