Fraternity & Sorority Life
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 30 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) 346-1149 or GoGreek@uoregon.edu.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff