Parents and Families

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Greek experience here at Syracuse University.  In an effort to provide you with information and answer questions, please familiarize yourself with the content of our website.  

Our long history of Greek-lettered organizations began in 1871 when Delta Kappa Epsilon became Syracuse University’s first Greek-lettered organization. Today, 56 organizations make up the fraternity and sorority community on our campus, and they are as diverse as their members.

As a member of a sorority or fraternity, students will join a group that values leadership, diversity, growth, and scholarship. Students will help sponsor activities for members, contribute to community service projects, and live by a set of values set forth by their organization.

No matter what fraternity or sorority a student may join, members participate in programs that encourage academic success, offer opportunities to serve the community, lead their peers, and develop deep friendships. Membership in a fraternity or sorority lasts a lifetime.

Below are frequently asked questions, we believe will help you and your student(s) out when it comes to learning more about fraternities and sororities at SU: