Fraternity and sorority membership is a lifestyle option for undergraduate students. Approximately 23 percent of the students at the University of Rochester belong to Greek-letter organizations and have the option of living in chapter houses or special interest residential areas after the freshman year. Six of the 11 sororities and 10 of the 17 fraternities have living areas on the River Campus. Membership ranges from one (part of multi-university chapters) to groups of 50 or more.
The individual missions and goals of each sorority and fraternity are similar, with the overall goal to give men and women an environment supporting academic studies, achievement, socialization, leadership, and learning. Lifelong friendships, leadership training, recreation, and social skill development are a few of the benefits of Greek-letter involvement. The opportunity for intellectual and personal growth through participation in Greek organizations is endorsed and nurtured by the College through recognition of such educational living groups.
Each year, fraternities and sororities sponsor formal recruitment. This is an organized time for individuals who may be interested in Greek life to meet with members of the chapters to learn what benefits are afforded by Greek affiliation. Freshman students are not allowed to participate in recruitment until spring term. Some Greek-letter organizations continue informal membership recruitment programs throughout the year.
- For more information contact:
- Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
510 Wilson Commons
University of Rochester
P.O. Box 270443
Rochester, New York 14627-0443
Phone: (585) 275-3167
Fax: (585) 506-0151