The fraternity and sorority community currently encompasses more than 5,500 students which represents just about 20 percent of the undergraduate population; hence, fraternity and sorority life is incredibly dynamic at Virginia Tech. As such, there are three main aspects of which great focus will be placed in order to build upon the solid foundation of the interfraternal membership experience at Virginia Tech: community development, leadership and learning, and strategic planning.
Welcome to Fraternity and Sorority Life!
Learn about Fraternity and Sorority Life
There are more than 55 chapters within the fraternity and sorority community - each offering both similar and distinct types of experiences. Each year we update our Fraternity and Sorority Life Community Report Card with information about chapter health - based off of the chapter's Legacy Report. In this guide you can learn more about their successes and challenges. If you don't see information listed for a chapter it is because they chose to opt out of the reporting process. Contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life office for more information!
Join a Fraternity/Sorority - Make Lifetime Friends
We are excited to introduce you to the lifetime experience of Fraternity and Sorority Life. With more than 55 fraternities/sororities, there's a wealth of opportunities to offer you. Since we know "people to join people", we encourage you to visit our chapter directory in the left menu bar to learn more about each fraternity/sorority and contact them. If that may feel overwhelming for you, simply come see us in 117 New Hall West or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, we want to meet you!
New students: In the fall semester each our councils will host recruitment/intake events for you to learn more about each chapter. Visit their websites to get more specific information. If you have trouble, just email us!
Fraternal Leaders Institute
As fraternity and sorority leaders, we've been tasked with being change agents that take ownership of our community and transform it for the better! The Fraternal Leaders Institute is comprised of three different leadership experiences for members in our community. For more information on these experiences, please click on the Fraternal Leaders Institute link under the Members tab!
Statement on Unrecognized Chapters
The following chapters are not recognized by Virginia Tech; thus, have no relationship with the university while they serve a loss of recognition for violations of the Student Code of Conduct (date in parentheses represents the earliest semester they will be considered for return): Kappa Sigma (Fall 2018); Alpha Epsilon Pi (Spring 2021); *Kappa Delta Rho (Fall 2021); Theta Delta Chi (Spring 2021); Alpha Phi Alpha (Fall 2026); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Spring 2021); Omega Psi Phi (Fall 2020); and Lambda Chi Alpha (Spring 2021). If a chapter has had its recognition revoked by Virginia Tech it is because they have had egregious and repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct and this has been established through a formal hearing administered by the Student Conduct office. At times, a inter/national headquarters may decide to allow the chapter to operate locally without recognition from Virginia Tech. Information regarding these chapters can be obtained by contacting the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Special note regarding Kappa Delta Rho (KDR). Upon supsension and revocation of charter by the national headquarters in 2016, former members of the chapter formed an off-campus fraternity by the name of Omicron Alpha Kappa (OAK). While they are a local organization, they have no relationship to Virginia Tech and potential members and families should be aware of this when considering membership.
Did you know?
The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Study on well-being in college revealed the following about fraternity and sorority membership:
More fraternity and sorority members strongly agree that they have professors who cared about them as a person, made them excited about learning, and had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their dreams.
More fraternity and sorority members indicate that they are thriving in each of the following areas of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.
More fraternity and sorority members strongly agree that they had an internship or job where they applied what they were leaning and they were extremely involved in extracurriculars.
More fraternity and and sorority alumni members have a higher emotional attachment to their alma mater.
More fraternity and sorority alumni members strongly agree that their school prepared them for life after college.
More fraternity and sorority alumni members are engaged in the workplace.