BUCKHANNON – Success after graduation is a very important benchmark for colleges and universities across the country. For the past two years, over 95% of West Virginia Wesleyan College graduates have either entered graduate or professional school or found employment. That statistic reflects a knowledge rate of 85% of each graduating class.
While 2020 is likely to be a challenging job market, many recent Wesleyan graduates who were members of a Greek organization are preparing for the next chapter in their lives. The cohort includes 56 sorority and 33 fraternity members.
That next chapter includes attending the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Villanova University Mathematics program, West Virginia University’s health science and public health programs, Athletic Training at Missouri State University, Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, Biomedical studies at Rocky Vista University (UT), Louisiana State University School of Law, West Virginia University School of Law, West Virginia University Engineering program, the University of Pittsburgh chemistry program, the MBA and MFA programs at Wesleyan, and the B.S. to DNP program at Wesleyan.
Other graduates have secured employment as a foreign affairs specialist in the U.S. Department of State, examiner at the FBI, a marketing and design specialist in Pittsburgh, as teachers in Florida, South Carolina, and West Virginia, and as nurses in the West Virginia University Hospital system at Ruby, United Hospital Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Greek Life has a rich history at Wesleyan, tracing their beginnings back to 1925. Greek chapters focus on academic integration, leadership development, civic engagement, and character/values congruence. Wesleyan has five national fraternities and four national sororities. These include Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi Phi, Kappa Alpha, Theta Chi, and Theta Xi.
Approximately one-third of Wesleyan students are members of a Greek organization. The average GPA of all Greek students has exceeded the average GPA every semester since 2001. Fraternities and sororities also emphasize giving back to the campus and community. Each year, Greek organizations donate a combined total of over 10,000 volunteer hours.