Ladies of Sigma Delta Tau participating in the Out of the Darkness Walk in support of suicide prevention and awareness.
Members of Sigma Psi Zeta and Lambda Phi Epsilon providing “free hugs” in support of mental health awareness and the UB Men’s Group.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. sharing information about their organization with the UB community.
Women of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority hanging out with Victor E. Bull while attending a UB Men’s Basketball game.
Joining a fraternity or sorority shows a commitment to scholarship and leadership and is an opportunity to serve the community at UB and beyond.
As a member of Greek Life, you can have fun, be part of a community, and gain indispensable skills.
You are only eligible to participate in new member education, intake or initiation if you meet specific academic requirements, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are offered an invitation to officially join the fraternity or sorority, you can choose to accept it at this time.
The following organizations are the Greek-lettered, social Fraternities and Sororities that are recognized and in good standing with the University at Buffalo.
|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 Chi Omega||Phi Sigma Rho|
|Phi Sigma Sigma|
|Sigma Delta Tau|
|Sigma Psi Zeta|
|Zeta Phi Beta|
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.
What They Call Themselves
Alpha Epsilon PHI (sorority)
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Delta (sorority)
Delta Sigma Phi
Phi Delta Theta
Sigma Alpha Mu
Delta Xi Omega & Alpha Sigma Alpha (sorority)
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.
UB has numerous guidelines and policies related to fraternities and sororities. You can find these guidelines and policies on the Student Life page.
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.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-6469