Cullowhee, N.C. - Every year, alumni of Western Carolina University return to the beautiful valley campus where memories stream back more swift than Cullowhee Creek. Friendships and affiliations made over a four-year collegiate career are rekindled each fall weekend, stoked by pregame tailgate festivities and cheering on the Catamount football team at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field.
In addition to the letters "WCU," the marks associated with Greek student organizations are among those long-lasting ties that bind. They are badges of membership, association and sources of pride for both current and former students alike.
So, do you think your fraternity or sorority has the most Catamount Pride?
Western Carolina athletics fundraising arm, the Catamount Club, has announced the first-ever Fraternity Sorority Challenge. The Challenge is designed to allow alum to celebrate those bonds of brotherhood or sisterhood that cross the decades at WCU while also helping build momentum and generate financial support for Catamount Athletics.
The Challenge is open to ALL members initiated - including current students in the Student Catamount Club - in a Collegiate Pan-Hellenic Council (CPC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) or Interfraternity Council (IFC) organization sponsored at Western Carolina University. It is inclusive of both active and inactive chapters. Married couples who are each a member of a fraternity or sorority from WCU will receive credit for his/her organization. All new and active Catamount Club members before October 17 will be divided by total membership to determine the participation rate.
The two-month long promotion concludes on October 17 with the fraternity and sorority with the highest percentage participation rate as active Catamount Club members announced the Challenge winner at the 2014 Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 25 through a special reveal.
Already a Catamount Club member? Your Greek affiliation counts in the challenge as well. Be sure to contact Stefanie Conley within the Catamount Club office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (828) 227-2013 to make your affiliation known.