Murray State University Greek life excels academically in fall 2023 semester

Special to the Ledger Jan 8, 2024

MURRAY – Murray State University Greek organizations showcased a successful fall 2023 academic semester based on the recently released grade report.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated led the sororities among fall 2023 active members with an overall 3.68 GPA, while Sigma Phi Epsilon excelled among the fraternities with a 3.56 overall GPA.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and Sigma Phi Epsilon new members had an outstanding semester with a 3.56 GPA and 3.29 GPA, respectively. Greek organization members had an overall GPA of 3.22, surpassing the overall undergraduate average of 3.14.

“We are very proud of the work our Greek students commit to their academics and to the community,” said Kimberly Newbern, coordinator of Greek Life at Murray State. “They continue to make a difference through leadership, scholarship, service and philanthropy and social advancement.”

Dr. Don Robertson, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, said he is very pleased that, once again, student members of fraternities and sororities have set a high standard for academic performance at Murray State. 

“The overall cumulative GPA of Greek member groups for both men and women is higher than the overall cumulative average of the university,” said Robertson. “This is a testament to the focus and priority our fraternities and sororities place on scholarship and academic success. Murray State University takes great pride in the academic success and commitment to excellence of our Greek organizations.”

At Murray State, the all-Greek GPA has been higher than the all-campus GPA for the past 16 semesters. Individual organizations work diligently to be successful academically and compete yearly for the President’s Cup, an award presented to the fraternity and sorority with the highest chapter GPA. In addition, Greek organizations have developed programming to help support members academically. Since it is imperative to a student’s collegiate success that they succeed academically, both organizations and the Office of Greek Life provide academic assistance to help support Greek members.

The Murray State Greek community has 1,115 members, making up 14% of Murray State’s undergraduate population. The mission of the Office of Greek Life is to promote an atmosphere where chapters and individuals can excel in leadership, scholarship, service and philanthropy and personal growth. 

For more information about Greek Life at Murray State University, visit or call 270-809-6951.