What is a Fraternity/Sorority?

A fraternity or sorority is a group of men or women formed through common goals and aspirations. Together these members learn, grow and make the fraternity or sorority, commonly called a Greek organization, stronger. Their shared experiences build a brotherhood/sisterhood that lasts a lifetime.

Though there are many different fraternities and sororities, they have common founding principles. Greek organizations enhance educational experiences by emphasizing intellectual, interpersonal and social development. The ideals of lifelong friendship, sound education, campus and community service and social interaction are what Greek members strive to live by every day.

History of Greek Life

Fraternities and sororities have been part of college campuses since the late 18th-century. These organizations are referred to as "Greek" because their names consist of Greek letters that serve as a reminder of the group’s values.