About Fraternity & Sorority Life
Nearly 1000 members and 26 chapters make up the Fraternity and Sorority Community here at DePaul. There are 9 male fraternities, 16 female sororities, and 1 co-educational organization. DePaul Fraternity and Sorority members make up 8 percent of the student population and are involved in several other student organizations across campus. Our chapters are governed by three councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). Each offers the opportunity to meet new friends, participate in service and social events, as well as attend local and national leadership programs. Each year Fraternity and Sorority Leaders participate in over 8,000 hours of community service and raise over 25,000 dollars for local and national philanthropies. Please follow @DPUIFC, @DePaulPanhel, @MGCFamily, or @DPUFSLife to stay updated about events and programs sponsored by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community.
Below are the chapters that are currently recognized at DePaul University - Updated 5/2011
Ready to learn all about Fraternities and Sororities? On this page you will find:
- What Can Fraternities and Sororities Offer?
- Brotherhood & Sisterhood
- Power of 2%
- National Fraternity and Sorority Websites
- Contact Us
- Direct Fall 2011 Sorority Recruitment Link
What Can Fraternities and Sororities Offer?
Life at Fraternities and Sororities is a dynamic experience which requires the coordination and organization of good leadership. Within the University community, Fraternities and Sororities provide opportunities for you to develop to your fullest potential.
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
One of the greatest assets of joining a Fraternity or a Sorority is the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. Fraternity and sorority members share common goals and ideals and within each organization members strive to attain such goals. As a members of Fraternity or a Sorority, students have the opportunity to meet new people and make lasting friendships, enabling them to develop socially and intellectually.
DePaul Fraternity and Sorority members are leaders on campus within student organizations such as Student Government, honor societies, DePaul Community Service Association,the DePaulia, Residence Hall Council, and the DePaul Activities Board (DAB).
One of the most rewarding aspects of membership in fraternities and sororities is service. The chapters show support and responsibility for the community by donating time to various service projects. Some of the service activities include: New Student Service Day, New Student Move-In, Relay for Life, and Campus Wide Service Days.
Fraternities and sororities are social organizations; one of their major goals is to encourage personal development through social interaction. Social functions allow members to develop poise, personality and self-confidence. The Fraternity and Sorority social calendar ranges from informal parties to formal dinners and includes mixers with other organizations. The social programs offered by fraternities and sororities are among the truly unique assets of Fraternity and Sorority life on campus and greatly enhance the college experience. Participation in traditional events such as Homecoming, Greek Week, philanthropic events, and intramural sports demonstrate Greek Unity and the spirit that makes Fraternity and Sorority Life at DePaul so rewarding. The friends made and memories collected by chapter members will remain for years after graduation.
The Power of 2%
Since the founding of the American College fraternity movement in 1776, fraternities have grown to symbolize leadership, independence, scholastic achievement, and service to their various campuses and communities. Fraternity men represent a very small percentage, only 2% of the male population in the United States. However, the 2% is a very powerful group of individuals! Fraternity men have gone on to hold many of the top positions in our nation, from the business world to the political arena.
- Approximately 80% of the top executives of Fortune 500 companies are fraternity men.
- The majority (71 %) of those listed in Who's Who in America are fraternity men.
- 76% of current United States Senators and Congressman are fraternity men.
- 40% of the 47 Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been fraternity men.
- 100 of the 158 cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity men.
- All but two United States Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity men.
Each year, thousands of young men and women enter the working world with the competitive advantage of a Fraternity or a Sorority experience and alumni contacts. The opportunities are endless and the benefits speak for themselves.
National Fraternity and Sorority Websites
Most of our fraternities and sororities are members of national fraternity/sorority umbrella organizations. These organizations are North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Association for Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), and a the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). For information about national fraternity and sorority umbrella organizations please visit the following:
- National Panhellenic Conference: www.npcwomen.org
- National Pan-Hellenic Council: www.nphchq.org
- North-American Interfraternity Conference: www.nicindy.org
- National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations: www.nalfo.org
- National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association: www.napa-online.org
Being an advisor is a richly rewarding experience. DePaul students need mentors and role models who are accessible to them. Advisors serve as a resource for academic success, conflict resolution, organizational development, event planning, and other capacities. The university thanks you for giving your time and energy to be a mentor to our students.
DePaul University has a proud tradition of Fraternity and Sorority alumni graduating to become leaders in business, education, technology, law, and many other industries. Their continued support to the community reinforces the commitment to the organization and life-long brother and sisterhood.
Many alumni have a deep connection to their Fraternity or Sorority and continue to stay bonded by volunteering their time to the undergraduates. The university values their involvement and encourages all alumni to consider how they will make a positive impact on the young leaders of DePaul's campus.
Fraternity and Sorority membership is life-long, and we hope our alumni stay involved in their organizations.
Find more information about Alumni Giving here!.