Four fraternities and five sororities are represented on the Greek Council at Bluefield State. They represent both national and local Greek organizations. Each organization participates in a competitive rush program offering prospective members the opportunity to learn more about the Greek system and the individual fraternity or sorority. Sororities and fraternities provide the unique experience of combining social activities, service projects and friendship. Social activities include informal parties and Greek Week. Service projects involve the membership in a variety of activities, as well as each group's designated philanthropy. Organizing a blood drive, conducting food drives for the needy, entertaining underprivileged children, visiting the elderly and supporting a variety of community projects provide opportunities for the members to reach out to others. Greeks are also active in campus events by sponsoring candidates for the Homecoming Court, intramural sports and representation in Student Government. Greeks at Bluefield State offer a wide range of possibilities for involvement. Each sorority and fraternity has its own character, but all strive for the personal development of the provided direction and leadership by the Greek Council and its advisor. Membership requires a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA with at least 12 semester hours completed.