We are currently the largest group of women on Grounds with over 2,600 members in 15 sororities. The ISC at the University of Virginia strives to uphold the values of integrity, loyalty, compassion, and humility, upon which the organizations were founded. Sorority involvement enhances the experience of all current and future sorority women by providing resources and opportunities for scholarship, leadership, service, and social development in an atmosphere conducive to friendship and sisterhood.
The Mission of the Inter-Sorority Council is the empowerment of a diverse group of women through the promotion of accessibility, academic excellence, inclusivity, sisterhood, wellness, and mutual respect and accountability. We strive to uphold the Inter-Sorority Council’s historic tenets of support and service by connecting with local and national causes to generate a positive impact on the University of Virginia, the Charlottesville community, and organizations on a national scale. Through the promotion of these values, the Inter-Sorority Council seeks to create a network of support and environment of growth, as well as inspiring community action.
Perhaps one of the most recognized functions of ISC is overseeing the process of Recruitment that takes place each year. Potential new members are invited to consider sorority membership through two different intake processes: Informal and Formal Recruitment. Informal Recruitment occurs year-round through Continuous Open Bidding. Formal Recruitment takes place immediately following Winter Break. This second-semester intake process is considerably more structured and extensive than the fall process and is ISC’s primary method of attaining new members.
We, as Undergraduate Members of women’s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization that is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.