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?

Step 1. Recruitment

Each semester, you can meet with fraternity or sorority members during a designated time period known as “recruitment.” These events provide an opportunity to learn about the Greek system, meet hundreds of people and consider joining a fraternity or sorority.


Read the hazing policy.

Get Information about Recruitment

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.

Step 2. Join (Pledge)

After recruitment, you may be invited to join (formerly known as “pledge”) a fraternity or sorority. During this time period, new members will attend activities and events to learn about their organization and Greek Life at UB. The length of the new member period is determined by the fraternity or sorority, but cannot exceed six weeks.

Step 3. Accept and enroll

If you are offered an invitation to officially join the fraternity or sorority, you can choose to accept it at this time.

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)



Alpha Tau Omega



Delta Delta (sorority)

Delta Delta


Delta Sigma Phi

Delta Sig


Kappa Sigma

Kappa Sig


Phi Delta Theta

Phi Delt


Sigma Alpha Mu


1995, 2001

Zeta Beta Tau



Delta Xi Omega & Alpha Sigma Alpha (sorority)

Zeta Phi


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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