Fraternities have existed at Hampden-Sydney for more than 150 years. Forty percent of all students are active members, and the College ranks in the nation's top 50 colleges for Greek life, according to BestCollegeReviews.org. At Hampden-Sydney, fraternity men are engaged in philanthropic activity, and are active in student government, athletics, and other vital facets of the community. 

Fraternities frequently host live bands or DJs throughout the school year, as well as tailgates on the Hill during fall football games. As a matter of fact, Southern Living has ranked H-SC as one of the top 20 tailgating schools in the country alongside Ole Miss, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, UVa, and Clemson. 

Comraderie defined my college experience. In computer science classes, we collaborated to find bugs in complicated code. On the soccer field, we meticulously trained and created space for each other. And on fraternity circle, we sang together to live bands playing eighties music. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Bradford Cook '09, Kappa Alpha Order, software developer

Fraternity chapters and colonies at H-SC are listed below:

Chi Phi

Founded in 1824
Epsilon Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1867
Advisor: Dr. Warner Winborne '88
For more information, please visit the National Headquarters.  

Delta Kappa Epsilon

Founded in 1844 
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 2013
Advisor: Robert Sabbatini, Dean of Students
For more information, Please visit the National Website.   

Kappa Alpha Order

Founded in 1865
Alpha Tau Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1899 
Advisor: Jason Ferguson, Director of Admissions
For more information, please visit the National Website.   

Kappa Sigma

Founded in 1869
Upsilon Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1883
Advisor: Dr. Ken Townsend 
For more information, please visit the National Website.   

Phi Gamma Delta

Founded in 1848
Delta Deuteron Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1870
Re-chartered in 1967 
Advisor: Dr. John C. Coombs 
For more information, please visit the National Website.

Pi Kappa Alpha

Founded in 1868
Iota Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1885
Re-chartered in 2015
Advisor: Mr. Randy Reed '82
For more information please visit the National Website.   

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Founded in 1856
Virginia Upsilon Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1860
Re-chartered in 1971
Advisor: TBD
For more information, please visit the National Website.   

Sigma Chi

Founded in 1855
Sigma Sigma Chapter
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1872
Re-chartered at Hampden-Sydney in 1931 and 1984
Advisor: Dr. Ken De Luca 
For more information, please visit the International Website.

Sigma Nu

Founded in 1869
Eta Pi Chapter
Founded in 1962 as Delta Epsilon Fraternity
Became Delta Epsilon Colony of the Sigma Nu Fraternity in 1963
Became a Chapter of Sigma Nu in 1965
Re-colonized in 1998
Advisor: Dr. Dirk Johnson
For more information, please visit the National Website.   

Theta Chi

Founded in 1856
Nu Chapter (formerly Delta Delta Fraternity or Delta Deuteron)
Established at Hampden-Sydney in 1911
Re-chartered in 1999
Advisor: Dr. Daniel G. Mossler 
For more information, please visit the National Website.

Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement and Judicial Affairs


Richard Pantele
Brown Student Center, Room 305
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
rpantele@hsc.edu
(434) 223-6043