Becoming a sustainable university takes every wolf in the Pack. NC State’s 50 fraternity and sorority organizations have the opportunity to make a large impact. More than 2,700 students — about 12 percent of NC State undergraduate students — are fraternity and sorority members. Use the resources below to integrate sustainability into your chapter’s programs and activities.
Certify Events For Sustainability
Request a Presentation About Sustainability
Browse Sustainability-Related Service Opportunities
Incorporate Sustainability At Your Chapter Events
Recycle and Compost
NC State's Waste Reduction and Recycling Office can provide portable recycling and composting bins at no charge. Request this service
Purchase shirts featuring sustainable material -- such as organic cotton, locally-grown cotton or polyester blends made of recycled plastic bottles.
Brainstorm purchases that you can use repeatedly instead of using just once.
Incorporate Sustainability At Your Chapter House
Shorten your showers, turn off the tap when water isn't needed and fix leaks fast. More tips
Hit the switch and pull the plug on the way to saving money and energy. More tips
Want to boost recycling at your house? Request a site analysis from NC State's Waste Reduction and Recycling Office.
Incorporate Sustainability At Your Chapter Tailgates
The WE Recycle program makes it easy. Collect cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles in a WE Recycle bag. Tie the bag, leave it on the ground and WE Recycle will pick it up after the game.
Share the ride
Carpool or take transit to the tailgating lot.
Reduce Use of Foam and Plastic
If reusable plates, cups and cutlery aren't an option, opt for paper products over plastic and foam. Paper tends to have a smaller environmental impact.
Sustainability Awards and Recognition
2016 – Kappa Delta’s house is the top fraternity/sorority in NC State’s RecycleMania Waste Diversion Challenge
2015 – Delta Zeta Sorority, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc., Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity win Most Sustainable Chapter Award at the Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards
2014 – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Zeta Sorority and Sigma Chi Fraternity win Most Sustainable Chapter Award at the Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards
2013 – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity wins Most Sustainable Chapter Award at the Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards
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Fraternities, Sororities Boost Sustainability At Events
At Kappa Delta Sorority’s annual Shamrock ‘N Score event in March, the event looked different. Like always, the fundraiser generated donations for SAFEchild Raleigh and...
Greek Life chapters recognized for sustainability efforts
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Zeta Sorority and Sigma Chi Fraternity were awarded the Most Sustainable Chapter award.
Omega Psi Phi earns inaugural Greek Life sustainability award
At the annual Greek Life Awards on Oct. 16, Omega Psi Phi took home NC State’s first-ever Most Sustainable Chapter Award.