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.

On this page:

Greek Life Review

2019: Greek Life Review Committee findings.

2020: new membership requirement, Hazing Prevention 101 Course. 

Why Join a Fraternity or Sorority?

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

  • Make new friends
  • Try new experiences
  • Experience opportunities for leadership
  • Develop skills including time management, teamwork, networking
  • Enjoy social events throughout the year, 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 Family

View information that you should know about fraternities and sororities.

Visit our Parents and Family page.

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
Freshmen Eligibility

Freshmen 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?

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

Fraternities 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 Phi
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

Alpha Sigma Tau

Phi Iota Alpha  Delta Phi Epsilon
Pi Delta Psi 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Beta Rho Mu Sigma Upsilon 
Sigma Chi Omega Omega Phi Beta 

 

Phi Sigma Rho
  Phi Sigma Sigma
  Sigma Delta Tau
  Sigma Lambda Upsilon 
  Sigma Psi Zeta 
  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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.

Unrecognized Greek Chapters

Chapter Name

What They Call Themselves

Year Removed

Alpha Epsilon PHI (sorority)

A-E-Phi

2009

Alpha Tau Omega

ATO

2002

Delta Delta (sorority)

Delta Delta

2009

Delta Sigma Phi

Delta Sig

2001

Kappa Sigma

Kappa Sig

1997

Phi Delta Theta

Phi Delt

1998

Sigma Alpha Mu

Sammies

1995, 2001

Zeta Beta Tau

ZBT

2016

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 page.

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.

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