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Welcome to the University of Oregon! Since 1776, Greek-letter organizations have been an integral part of campus life at colleges and universities across the nation. Founded under the principles of scholarship, leadership, community service and the development of life-long relationships, fraternity and sorority members today still practice these fundamental principles in their daily pursuit of collegiate excellence.

The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Oregon can trace its roots to 1900. Today, there are over 35 recognized fraternities and sororities at UO for students to choose from, some having over a century of history here on campus. This is a proud heritage that students can become part of by becoming a member of one of our recognized organizations.

Although fraternities and sororities are student organizations, they are very different from other clubs that are available to students at the University of Oregon. Becoming a member of a Greek-Letter organization is a lifelong commitment that only begins in college. When students join a recognized fraternity or sorority, they join an organization that creates a bond that will unite them with their brothers or sisters on campus and throughout the United States, in common bonds and mutual beliefs.

The organizations select their new members and provide them with information about the organization so they fully understand and appreciate what it means to be a member of the organization. Once the new member education period is completed, the student becomes a full-fledged member of the chapter.

Fraternity men and sorority women at UO have a strong commitment to philanthropy and community service. Members of the organizations continue to demonstrate this commitment through their participation in various philanthropic events throughout the year.

Membership in a fraternity or sorority can be a great way to become involved in the rich traditions at UO and create life-long friendships. Please look through the information on our web site, it may answer some questions that you have. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact our staff. We are here to help you and your student have a great UO experience.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our staff. We are more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. We can be reached at (541) 346-2912 or GoGreek@uoregon.edu.

Go Ducks!

Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff

Vision Statement

The University of Oregon will be the national model of a fraternity and sorority life community that enhances the student experience, promotes positive professional and personal development, and is recognized locally and nationally for fraternal excellence.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is to enhance the quality of student life at the University of Oregon by empowering members of the Greek community through advising with a developmental approach, educating with a purpose, collaborating with stakeholders, promoting academic success, encouraging civic responsibility, advocating for healthy lifestyles, creating lifelong connections, and advancing values-based leadership and decision making.

Community Values

Scholarship & Learning

As a university student, you are here to get a degree and contribute to the scholarship of our university. This value is core to the identity of the UO. The experiences and opportunities you get involved with as a member of FSL contribute to your academic scholarship and personal development. Whether the event is social, philanthropic, or academic, it is designed to positively contribute to your overall learning experience at the university.

Community Service & Philanthropy

As a member of the FSL community, you are part of amazing philanthropic endeavors that raise several hundred thousand dollars for charitable organizations each year. These often involve organizations working together or competing to contribute significantly to the communities around us.

Brotherhood & Sisterhood

The connections you form during your time in FSL have the potential to last a lifetime. The bonds and friendships you create are based on the shared values of your organization and community. These relationships provide you with support to be involved, challenged, and engaged throughout your college experience. Your commitment to each other includes holding each other accountable to your values so you can reach your full potential.

Leadership Engagement

The FSL community is focused on being leaders on campus and in your organizations. As a member, you’ll have a variety of leadership opportunities in and beyond FSL, as well as the chance to develop leadership skills you can apply in a variety of other ways. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life offers a variety of programs and opportunities to help you grow as a leader and through your engagement in our community.

Community Awareness

Not all communities are the same and each has issues that can negatively impact it. The FSL community is dedicated to identifying the relevant issues and addressing them accordingly. As a member of the FSL community, no individual is alone in addressing any issue. We work together to address these issues through prevention and education efforts specifically tailored to the FSL community and connecting members to campus resources.

Our Services

Programming – Provide educational programs and learning opportunities via presentations at individual fraternities and sororities, as well as support for the programing efforts of the councils. Support advisors and house corporations through awareness of national trends and best practices.

Advocacy – Represent the needs and interests of the fraternity and sorority community within the University as well as to non-University constituents. Support the efforts of student leaders, advisors, house corporations, and alumni through creation of new services and development efforts.

Advisement – Directly advise the efforts of council officers as well as regularly meet with fraternity and sorority presidents to provide advice and support. Hold quarterly meetings for advisors and house corporations. Meet with representatives of the inter/national offices of the fraternities and sororities.

Connections – Facilitate connections between Greek organizations and members of the University community, resources, and programs. Encourage University department interaction and involvement in the Greek community.

Training – Plan and execute educational programming for council and chapter members. Work with individual officers in understanding the responsibilities of their positions. Provide training regarding the fraternity and sorority community to University departments and programs.

Standards – Encourage high standards in the areas of housing, recruitment, behavior, and accountability, while acknowledging the value of peer governance. Guide the fraternity and sorority community towards becoming a national model fraternity and sorority community through the Community Advancement and Endorsement Program.

Our Commitment

Access – We promote outreach to all incoming students via the recruitment process and facilitate connections to University services and resources. We advocate for the needs of the members and organizations, help bridge relationships between the organizations and their inter/national headquarters and serves as an administrative resources for members and advisors.

Engagement – We advise and provide leadership development training opportunities and programming for fraternities and sororities. We assist students with acclimation into the fraternity and sorority community and leadership roles. We cultivate relationships with advisor and house corporation boards, facilitate relationships between organizations and departments, and advocate for collaboration and cooperation.

Diversity – Students within fraternities and sororities come from a myriad of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and socio-economic experiences. Service to the community to help people of all backgrounds is a priority for fraternity and sorority organizations. Philanthropic endeavors raises several hundred thousand dollars for charitable organizations. Countless hours of hands on service were provided directly to those in need.

Care – We serve as advisors and advocates. We respond to emergencies and provide support in difficult times. We offer connections to essential University services in time of need and serve as a resource to parents with questions or concerns. Additionally, we collaborate with professionals and departments to create a community of care.

Student Learning – We help students develop decision making skills in order to enhance leadership development, ethical growth and critical thinking. We facilitate student participation in regional and national conference which focuses on diverse and emerging issues. We encourage the use of best practices.