Fraternity & Sorority Life

Since the first fraternity was established on campus in 1854, F&M's fraternities and sororities have been part of our community, offering interested students additional opportunities for intellectual advancement, leader development, responsible citizenship and community building.

Spanning Generations

Dating back to 1854, F&M's fraternity and sorority communities have a long-standing legacy of developing students holistically across their founding principles that foster leadership, service, scholarship, integrity, and friendship, and fostering lifelong friendships and generational affinities.

The Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) staff collaborates with and supports students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents by facilitating engaging educational, cultural, and leadership development programs.

Formally Recognized Chapters

F&M is proud to support several recognized sororities and fraternities.

Sororities

Chi Omega, Phi Lambda Chapter

History

Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with over 408,000 Initiates, 181 collegiate chapters, and 248 alumnae chapters. Throughout Chi Omega’s long and proud history, the Fraternity has brought its members unequaled opportunities for personal growth and development.

Established at F&M

1987

Chapter Nickname

ChiO

Chapter Type

Sorority

Council

National Panhellenic Association

Philanthropy

Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

Since 1895, Chi Omega Fraternity members have given their time and talent to provide service to others. In the late 1990s, the leadership in Chi Omega researched opportunities for establishing a national philanthropy, and in 2002, they announced the Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish alliance. Since the start of this alliance, Chi Omega has raised more than 35 million dollars and has volunteered over 1.4 million hours for Make-A-Wish. Because of this commitment, they recognize Chi Omega as one of their Cause Champion sponsors.

Instagram

@chiomega_fandm

Alpha Phi, Zeta Sigma Chapter

History

Alpha Phi’s history begins in 1872, rooted in the bold innovation of our ten Founders — some of Syracuse University’s first female students. Several decided that they were not satisfied with merely participating in the classroom. Denied admission to the men’s fraternities, they decided to create their own fraternity for women. From the beginning, these courageous women envisioned an expansive sisterhood, and their leadership and organizational practices set the tone for the Alpha Phi of today. Much like our present-day membership, the Founders were a group of curious women who did not back down from a challenge. They had a clear vision for our sisterhood and the confidence in one another to make an impact.

Established at F&M

1982; re-established April 6, 1987

Chapter Nickname

Aphi

Chapter Type

Sorority

Council

National Panhellenic Association

Philanthropy

The Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports Women’s Heart Health

Email

Aphizspresident@gmail.com

Website

https://alphaphifandm.wixsite.com/zetasigma

Instagram

@fandm_alphaphi

Kappa Delta, Eta Lambda Chapter

History

Via kappadelta.org: In 1897 at State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia, four women forever forged their friendship by creating the sisterhood we know today as Kappa Delta. Now, 125 years later, Kappa Delta has 168 collegiate chapters and over 200 active alumnae chapters filled with inspiring, confident women. When you join Kappa Delta, you join a network of friendship, leadership, confidence and action.

Established at F&M

May 3, 2008

Chapter Nickname

 KD, “Kaydee”

Chapter Type

Sorority

Council

National Panhellenic Association

Philanthropy

Confidence Coalition:

Prevent Child Abuse America

Via kappadelta.org: Founded by KD sister Donna J Stone, Prevent Child Abuse America has been a national philanthropy, supported by thousands of KD sisters, for over 41 years. To date, Kappa Delta has raised over $33 million through collegiate and alumnae Shamrock events across the country for the prevention of child abuse and to build a better world and community where children can grow up confidently in safe and thriving communities.

Girl Scouts of the USA

Via kappadelta.org: Since 1998, Kappa Delta and Girl Scouts have been partnered together to make a difference in the lives of countless girls across the country. Kappa Deltas serve as mentors and volunteers, host confidence-building programs, educational events, campus tours and other activities with Girl Scouts in their communities.

The Lehmen Center

The Eta Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta partners locally with The Lehmen Center, which, via cassd.org/thelehmancenter, “offers emergency respite care for children newborn through six years of age in a 24-hour crisis nursery, child-centered creative art therapy, family advocate services, and parent educational and support groups.” Eta Lambda’s Shamrock events support both The Lehmen Center and PCAA.

Email

etalambdaviceprez@gmail.com

Website

https://fandm.kappadelta.org/

Instagram

@fandmkappadelta

Alpha Delta Pi, Theta Lambda Chapter

History

Alpha Delta Pi is proud to be the first secret society exclusively for women. Founded on May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, our sorority is rich with tradition and sisterhood. Alpha Delta Pi sisters strive for excellence in philanthropy, academic performance, and campus leadership. In keeping with our motto, We Live for Each Other, our members have found a place for support, shared values, and personal development. Opportunities abound for the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi, and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Established at F&M

2011

Chapter Nickname

ADPi

Chapter Type

Sorority

Council

National Panhellenic Association

Philanthropy

Ronald McDonald House Charities

From the time of our founding, Alpha Delta Pi has believed in the importance of giving back to our community. A dedication to philanthropy guides our members to spend time in the service of those who need it most. Our international organization’s commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities has led to the donation of over $15,000,000 over the course of our partnership. More than 350 Ronald McDonald Houses in 64 countries help keep families with seriously ill or injured children together when they need it most by offering them a comfortable, temporary residence in proximity to a medical facility.

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Lambda Gamma Chapter

Established at F&M

September 2017

Alpha Xi Delta, Iota Psi Chapter

History

Founded in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois, Alpha Xi Delta is one of the oldest women’s fraternal organizations in the United States. Alpha Xi Delta is a progressive organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Through membership in Alpha Xi Delta, Sisters are inspired to realize their potential through the ideals our Founders instilled in our Fraternity: Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge, and service to our communities.

Established at F&M

December 7, 2014

Chapter Nickname

AXiD

Chapter Type

Sorority

Council

National Panhellenic Association

Philanthropy

Kindly Hearts Initiative

The Kindly Hearts Initiative serves as the umbrella to our philanthropic focus on supporting children and teens experiencing foster care or homelessness. Alpha Xi Delta chapters and associations have the opportunity to support key impact organizations making a national or regional difference under the umbrella of our focus as well as the option to collaborate with local impact organizations that support children and teens experiencing foster care or homelessness.

Key impact organizations

Key impact organizations making a national or regional difference under the umbrella of our focus benefit from the fundraising efforts of our National Impact Campaign, Letters of Love. Alpha Xi Delta has identified FosterClub and StandUp for Kids as our key impact organizations.

Email

axidfmpresident@gmail.com

Instagram

@fandm_axid

Sigma Lambda Gamma, Pi Zeta Chapter

History

During the fall of 1989, the foundation of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. began when a group of collegiate women recognized the need to form an organization that provided empowerment to women of all cultural backgrounds at the University of Iowa. The humble beginning of Sigma Lambda Gamma was built at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Under the guidance of University of Iowa staff, Esther Materón-Arum, and Mary Peterson, the vision came to fruition on April 9th, 1990, when the University of Iowa Panhellenic Council officially recognized the organization as a sorority.

Through the continued commitment and leadership of the founding mothers, Gloria Cuevas, Julieta Maria Miller-Calderon, Maria Ester Pineda, Danell Marie Riojas-Carbajal, and Guadalupe (Lupita) Temiquel–McMillian, the operation of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. began to thrive nationally.

Sigma Lambda Gamma flourished on over 130 college campuses nationwide and continues to provide an avenue for educational excellence to individuals of diverse backgrounds. Our members recognize the need for togetherness and support one another in their varying cultures, identities, and backgrounds. On campus, we aim to provide a safe place for our collegiate members to learn, grow, and accomplish their dreams. Our organization continues to support our alumni after college through Alumni Associations, task forces, and volunteer opportunities. 

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is a sisterhood of empowered members who have chosen this affiliation as a means to achieve personal development in their lives and make a difference in our global community. Through our network of thousands of sorority members, our organization continues to be a pioneer in the fraternal world through the development of innovative programming initiatives and being an advocate for social change.

Today, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. has evolved into a multicultural sorority that continues to honor that we were originally founded to create a safe space for Latina women on a predominately white campus in the midwest.

Many of our customs and traditions continue to come from our Latina roots. Since its founding, our scope and appeal as a vibrantly diverse sorority committed to empowering all of our members have become a central element of the organization.

Membership into Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is open to all individuals who identify as women or as non-binary, maintain exceptional morals & ethics, with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, and who are pursuing or have completed courses leading to a degree at an accredited college or university.

Established at F&M

March 30, 2019, achieved chapter status April 7, 2021

Chapter Nickname

SLG

Chapter Type

Sorority

Council

F&M All Greek Council

Philanthropy

The Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness

The Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation serves as the philanthropic entity for Sigma Lambda Gamma. Our mission, vision, and activity serve to support the purpose and principles of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority. The Foundation supports the empowerment of all by providing our members with chapter grants and scholarships. We believe if we educate a woman, we educate a generation. The Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation mobilizes the giving power of our members and donors to change the world. Click here to support the Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation.

Sigma Lambda Gamma and its member groups actively support the important societal issue of Breast Cancer Awareness. Our support of this cause comes in various avenues: from fundraising campaigns; educational workshops to create awareness; active participation in run/walk events; volunteer participation with organizations; or a combination of these forms.

Email

fandmslg@gmail.com

Instagram

@fandmgammas

Fraternities

Phi Kappa Sigma, Zeta Chapter (Skulls)

Established at F&M

Est. October 13, 1854

Phi Kappa Psi, Penn Eta Chapter

Established at F&M

Est. April 2, 1860

Chi Phi, Zeta Chapter

History

The Chi Phi Fraternity, as it exists today, is the outgrowth of three older organizations, each of which bore the name of Chi Phi. These organizations were the Chi Phi Society, founded at the College of New Jersey (Princeton); the Chi Phi Fraternity, established at the University of North Carolina; and the Secret Order of Chi Phi, founded at Hobart College. In the fall of 1854, Mayer organized a second chapter of the Chi Phi Society at Franklin and Marshall College. Joseph Henry Dubbs, later a distinguished professor of history at his alma mater, was the first initiate of the Zeta chapter. Hence the name “Dubbsheim” is above the Chi Phi house on the campus today.

Established at F&M

Est. Fall 1854; re-established 2023

Chapter Nickname

Chi Phi

Chapter Type

Fraternity

Council

Interfraternity Council

Philanthropy

Every year, our Brothers perform over 500 volunteer hours within our community and raise over $10,000 for philanthropic causes. 

St.Baldrick's

Our Brotherhood nationally organizes the St.Baldrick's at RPI event that consistently raises over $25,000 annually to help fund cures for pediatric cancers.

Boys & Girls Club

We also maintain a good relationship with the local Boys & Girls Club as a part of our national philanthropy where we do tutoring and host events for children in the community.

Pie a Chi

Chi Phi partners up with Chi Omega in taking pies to the face for charity! This is done on Hartman Green and all proceeds go to Make a Wish. 

Max Fly High Anti-Hazing 5k

The Max Gruver Foundation is fighting to raise awareness and educate young people to understand the importance of looking out for each other, stepping up when a situation appears to be getting out of control, and bring an end to hazing.  Max Gruver died due to alcohol hazing in his fraternity on Sept. 14, 2017. Chi Phi at F&M will host this event on March 23rd and all proceeds will go to the cause. 

Dunleavy-Callahan 5k

This 5k run goes to support cancer research. Both Dunleavy and Callahan are alumni who lost family members to cancer. This is a yearly event that happens in the fall semester. In the past, over $20,00 has been raised.

Instagram

@chiphifandm

Co-Ed Honors Fraternity

Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, Zeta Beta Chapter

History

Phi Sigma Pi was founded on February 14, 1916 at the University of Central Missouri, initially as a men’s honors fraternity.  However, this was changed at the National Convention in 1977, when our Constitution was amended to admit eligible women, making Phi Sigma Pi a “co-ed” honors fraternity. In 2014, we replaced “co-ed” with Gender Inclusive!

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity is an inclusive organization dedicated to: promoting lifelong learning, inspiring Members to lead, and cultivating lasting fraternal bonds, while always conducting our lives with honor. We commit ourselves to a life of social service with the goal of improving humanity through our principles: Scholarship, Leadership, and Fellowship.Combined, the Tripod guides our Members to be successful contributing citizens while at campus and into their professional careers.

Established at F&M

2010

Chapter Nickname

PSP

Chapter Type

Gender Inclusive, National Honors Fraternity

Council

Interfraternity Council

Philanthropy

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)

Website

Zeta Beta Chapter | Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

Instagram

@phisigmapizb

Fraternity & Sorority Councils at F&M

College Panhellenic Council

The College Panhellenic Council is the governing body for National Panhellenic Council sororities at F&M, with the mission of developing and maintaining women’s fraternity life and inter-fraternity relations through:

  • Considering the goals and ideals of member groups in supportive relation to student life;
  • Promoting superior scholarship and intellectual development; 
  • Cooperating with member women’s fraternities and the college administration in concern for and maintenance of high social and moral standards;
  • Complying with National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Unanimous Agreements, resolutions, and policies, and
  • Governing in accordance with rules established by the Panhellenic Council to not violate the sovereignty, rights, and privileges of member women's fraternities. 

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for and oversees the active fraternity chapters at F&M, with the Council's Board comprising an elected representative from each chapter representing each chapter.  The Council promotes our member fraternities’ shared interests and values of leadership, service, brotherhood, and scholarship while enabling fraternal organizations to thrive and grow through collaboration and teamwork, self-governance and accountability, and ethical, impactful leadership.

For more information, contact us at fsl@fandm.edu.

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