Campus-wide social and co-curricular activities are coordinated through the Colket Center, the College’s campus center.The Director of the Colket Center & Student Activities works with the student-run Campus Activities Board in providing a wide variety of activities to meet the needs and interests of the student body.Activities are open to all students and may include popular movies, live entertainment, dances, nightclub entertainment, and special events. National fraternities, both male and female, and special interest clubs provide additional social opportunities on campus.
A weekend shuttle, the Maroon Express, transports students from both the main and Elizabeth campus to downtown Roanoke city, a popular theater complex and a local shopping mall.The shuttle is a free service to all students.
Campus activities allow students to apply principles learned in the classroom to practical situations.As part of the cooperative curriculum, students involved in campus activities learn such leadership skills as budgeting, motivating, delegating, programming, evaluating, and negotiating. Also, involved students have the opportunity to develop close relationships with faculty and staff advisors.
Ten national Greek letter fraternities and sororities are recognized at Roanoke College, and the College provides designated housing for these organizations.The fraternity and sorority chapters and their founding dates are:
Alpha Sigma Alpha,Theta Beta Chapter, 2002 (women)
Chi Omega, Pi Epsilon Chapter, 1955 (women)
Delta Gamma, Gamma Pi Chapter, 1955 (women)
Delta Sigma Theta,Tau Omega Chapter, 2004 (women)
Kappa Alpha, Beta Rho Chapter, 1924 (revived 1987, men)
Phi Mu, Gamma Eta Chapter, 1955 (women)
Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Chapter, 2001 (men)
Pi Kappa Phi, Xi Chapter, 1916 (revived 2004, men)
Pi Lambda Phi,VA Lambda Kappa Chapter, 1959 (revived 2012, men)
Sigma Chi,Tau Chapter, 1872 (revived 1923, men)