Fraternity and Sorority Life

Joining a fraternity or sorority shows a commitment to scholarship and leadership and is an opportunity to serve the community at UB and beyond.

About Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life exists to provide a platform for leadership development, civic engagement, and philanthropic service as part of the academic and social advisement, and programming for the members of the University’s affiliated Greek-letter, social and fraternal organizations. Collaboration with other campus departments enhances the extracurricular experiences of this sector of the undergraduate student population.

We aim to serve as a resource for the University Community in regard to information and issues related to the UB Greek Community. Our vision is that the University at Buffalo will again have a vibrant Greek system: one that continues to excel academically and serves as the backbone for campus spirit.

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Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

As a member of Greek Life, you can have fun, be part of a community, and gain invaluable skills.

  • Make new friends
  • Try new experiences
  • Find leadership opportunities
  • Develop skills including time management, teamwork, networking
  • Participate in social events, including Greek Week
  • Be recognized through the Greek Academic Success Program
  • Give back to the community through philanthropic service
  • Enjoy access to exclusive alumni networks
Parents and Families

Visit our Parents and Family page to find more information about fraternities and sororities at the University at Buffalo.

Who Can Join?

You are only eligible to participate in new member education, intake or initiation if you meet specific academic requirements, including:

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at UB (many organizations require a higher GPA)
  • 12 earned college credits
  • Attendance at a University-sponsored Fraternity/Sorority Information Session

First-year students are not eligible for membership in a fraternity or sorority until they have earned 12 credits and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at UB.

How Do I Join?

There are a few different ways to join fraternities and sororities at UB depending on the chapter and semester. You can search UBLinked for information about each organization’s recruitment process and events. If you’re interested in joining a sorority during the spring semester, please sign up for formal sorority recruitment.

Our standard ways are outlined below, but if you have questions regarding a specific chapter, you can always reach out to them and see when their next recruitment process will take place.

Recognized Groups

The following organizations are the Greek-lettered, social Fraternities and Sororities that are recognized and in good standing with the University at Buffalo.

Recognized Greek Chapters

Recognized Fraternities Recognized Sororities
Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha Gamma Delta
Lambda Phi Epsilon 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Theta Phi  alpha Kappa Delta Phi 
Nu Alpha Phi Fraternity Alpha Sigma Tau
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Delta Phi Epsilon

Phi Iota Alpha  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Pi Alpha Phi

Mu Sigma Upsilon 

Pi Delta Psi Omega Phi Beta 
Sigma Beta Rho Phi Sigma Rho

Sigma Chi Omega

Phi Sigma Sigma
  Sigma Delta Tau
  Sigma Psi Zeta 
  Zeta Phi Beta

Unrecognized Groups

There are groups of University students that wrongfully attempt to function and are not recognized by the University. To avoid disciplinary action we discourage you from affiliating with these organizations.

Chapter Name What They Call Themselves Year Removed
Alpha Epsilon Phi (sorority) A-E-Phi 2009
Alpha Phi Alpha Phi 2021
Alpha Tau Omega ATO 2002
Delta Delta (sorority) Delta Delta 2009
Kappa Sigma Kappa Sig 1997
Phi Delta Theta Phi Delt 1998
Sigma Alpha Mu Sammies 1995, 2001
Delta Xi Omega & Alpha Sigma Alpha (sorority) Zeta Phi 2012

Affiliation with these groups is a violation of the UB Student Code of Conduct. It puts students at risk for suspension and/or expulsion from the University. The University at Buffalo does not advise nor control the actions of these off-campus groups. Typically, the instances of hazing are high for these groups as well. University policy mandates a permanent transcript notation for students who are found to be responsible for hazing incidents that involve the injury of another person.

These groups have been advised by the University and their former national headquarters to cease all operations. This includes recruitment, education,  induction of new members and the sponsoring of and/or participation in on- or off-campus programs. Failure to abide by these conditions on campus will subject students to on-campus judicial proceedings. All activities are subject to litigation by the legitimate national organizations.

As a student, if you are recruited by or have questions about unrecognized student groups, please contact Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Guidelines and Policies for Fraternities and Sororities

UB has numerous guidelines and policies related to fraternities and sororities. You can find these guidelines and policies on the Student Life website.

Greek Life Review

2020: new membership requirement, Hazing Prevention 101 Course. 

Academic Organizations and Honor Societies

Fraternity and Sorority Life does not provide advisement and coordination for the Greek-lettered academic fraternal organizations and honor societies. Please consult with your academic department for available information.

Contact Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469