of or designating a fraternity or sorority whose name consists usu. of two or three Greek letters.
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An internal review will be conducted into the incident and the Greek-letter organizations will be subjected to counseling, where they will be made aware of the university's zero-tolerance policy on hazing.
Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D, JD, CPA, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as "America's premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women." For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit
Although camaraderie, leadership opportunities and service projects are a big part of Greek-letter life, nothing gets their names in the news faster than a scandal.
Thus, campus Greek-letter organizations are usually recognized by their councils, "and are normally segregated by race and gender" (Ray 2013, 323).
'The oldest existing Greek-letter society in Asia, the fraternity enters its centennial having contributed to nation-building with a generous share of leaders in government, the sciences and the arts,' it said.
Wide double stars with Greek-letter designations (the use of which is attributed to Johannes Bayer) have superscript numbers.
In 1776 when Phi Beta Kappa became the first Greek-letter fraternity established at William and Mary College, it became an organization which evolved to become the standard for excellence in collegiate academics that spurred the formation of other fraternal organizations.
Greek-letter organizations themselves do not play much of a role in Steppers With Class, but the team's competition schedule has brought the steppers out of Poughkeepsie and onto the campuses of America's colleges and universities--following a step event at Morehouse College, the team's only male member applied and won admission to the school.
Michelle Obama is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the oldest Black Greek-letter sorority, established in 1908.
This single act, boycotting Arizona, has reignited the purpose and relevancy of historically African American Greek-letter organizations.
ON A COLD MORNING in the winter of 1908, and 12 years before women of any color could vote in the United States, 16 women from Howard University came together to form the first Black Greek-letter women's organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., with the credo "to provide service to all mankind."
Research, utilizing a nationally representative sample of 3,712 Americans, revealed that Greek-letter membership increases the probability of college graduation more for African Americans than for European Americans.