Forty percent of all Hampden-Sydney students are active members of fraternities — which have existed at the College for more than 150 years — and BestCollegeReviews.org ranks Hampden-Sydney in the nation's top 50 colleges for Greek life. Many students find themselves living in "the house" at some point during their four years, and "the Circle," where fraternity houses are located, is a popular social gathering spot on campus. 

Fraternities frequently host live bands or DJs throughout the school year, as well as tailgates on the Hill during fall football games. By the way, did you know that Southern Living ranked H-SC as one of the top 20 tailgating schools in the country alongside Ole Miss, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, UVa, and Clemson?

Comradery 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

The annual Greek Week also brings many visitors to campus in April. The lineup for 2017's Greek Week Music Festival — an all-day series of performances — included Big Something, The Trongone Band, The Hip Abduction, and Futurebirds. But don't let the stereotype fool you: Fraternity men often engage in philanthropic activity, and are active in student government, athletics, and other vital facets of the Hampden-Sydney community. 

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: Dr. Victor Cabas 
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