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Helvetia is the Swiss word for Switzerland. It was chosen as the name of the WVU sophomore men’s honorary because our West Virginia mountains so resemble the mountains of Switzerland. Helvetia was founded in 1955. It opened membership to women in the 1980s.

Membership Information

Minimum Requirements for Helvetia:

  • 3.3 Cumulative GPA
  • 29-58 hours by the end of the Spring semester when you apply

Please Note: Only college credit earned after graduation from high school will be considered in calculating these hours; transfer credit earned after high school will also count. In addition, applications must show strong performance in academics, campus activities, leadership, community service, and contributions to your field of study.

Applications are due on Friday, April 1, 2022 at midnight. 

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