List of social fraternities and sororities

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Social or general fraternities and sororities, in the North American fraternity system, are those that do not promote a particular profession (as professional fraternities are) or discipline (such as service fraternities and sororities). Instead, their primary purposes are often stated as the development of character, literary or leadership ability, or to serve a more simple social purpose. This list of social collegiate organizations; other types of social fraternal organizations can be found under List of general fraternities.

Some organizations in this list have a specific major listed as a traditional emphasis. These organizations are social organizations which cater to students in those majors. Other organizations listed have a traditional emphasis in a specific religion or ethnic background, such as Christian fraternities and sororities. Despite this emphasis, most organizations have non-discrimination membership policies.

Fraternity is usually understood to mean a social organization composed only of men, and sorority one of women, although many women's organizations and co-ed organizations also refer to themselves as fraternities. This list of collegiate North American fraternities and sororities is not exhaustive and does not attempt to include local organizations that do not have Wikipedia articles.

Fraternities[edit]

Active chapter are indicated in bold. Inactive fraternities are indicated in italic.

Organization Symbol Chartered/Range Scope Affiliation Traditional emphasis Crest writing[a] Status Reference
Acacia AKAKIA 1904 International NIC Masonic ΩΦΕΛΟΥΝΤΕΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥΣ
  (Human Service)
Active [b]
Adelphikos ΑΔΕΛ [sic] 1913 Local Grove City College Christian ΑΔΕΛΦΙΚΟΣ [sic]
  (brotherly)
Active
Alpha Chi Alpha ΑΧΑ 1919 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Fidelis et Suavis
  (Loyal and sweet)
Active
Alpha Chi Rho ΑΧΡ 1895 National NIC Traditional ΑΝΔΡΙΔΕΣΘΕ
  (Be Men)
Active
Alpha Delta Alpha ΑΔΑ 1920December 1934 National Independent Traditional Inactive [c][d]
Alpha Delta Gamma ΑΔΓ 1924 National NIC Jesuit Γνωσθέντες εφ φίλων [sic]
  (Known by friends)
Active
Alpha Delta Phi ΑΔΦ 1832 International NIC Traditional MANUS MULTAE COR UNUM
  (many hands one heart)
Active [e][f]
Alpha Epsilon Pi ΑΕΠ 1913 International FFC Jewish ΕΣΠΟΝΔΑ Active
Alpha Gamma ΑΓ 18671885 National Traditional Inactive [g]
Alpha Gamma Omega ΑΓΩ 1927 National Independent Christian ΑΛΦΑ ΓΑΜΜΑ ΩΜΕΓΑ Active
Alpha Gamma Upsilon ΑΓΥ 1922May 1965 National Independent Traditional Inactive [h]
Alpha Kappa Lambda ΑΚΛ 1914 National NIC Traditional Αληθεια και Λογος [sic]
  (Truth and the Word)
Active
Alpha Kappa Pi ΑΚΠ 19211946 National NIC Traditional Inactive [i]
Alpha Lambda Mu ΑΛΜ 2013 National Independent Muslim Active [1]
Alpha Lambda Tau ΑΛΤ 19161946 National NIC Traditional Inactive [j]
Alpha Phi Alpha ΑΦΑ 1906 International NIC, NPHC African-American Αλφα Φι Αλφα Active
Alpha Phi Delta ΑΦΔ 1914 National NIC Italian heritage FACIAMUS
  (We Do)
Active
Alpha Psi Rho ΑΨΡ 2000 National Independent Asian–Pacific Islander Active
Alpha Sigma Phi ΑΣΦ 1845 International FFC Traditional CAUSA LATET VIS EST NOTISSIMA
  (The cause is hidden, the results well-known)
Active [k]
Alpha Tau Omega ΑΤΩ 1865 National NIC and FFC Traditional πι εψιλον πι Active [l]
Beta Chi Theta ΒΧΘ 1999 National NIC, NAPA South Asian Βητα Χι Θητα Active
Beta Epsilon Gamma Gamma Alpha Rho Sigma ΒΕΓΓΑΡΣ 1923 Local Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit BEGGARS
(transliterated)
Active
Beta Kappa ΒΚ 19011942 National NIC Traditional Inactive [m]
Beta Sigma Psi ΒΣΨ 1925 National NIC Lutheran PER ASPERA AD ASTRA
  (through adversity to the stars)
Active
Beta Sigma Rho ΒΣΡ 19101972 Natonal NIC Traditional Inactive [n]
Beta Theta Pi ΒΘΠ 1839 International NIC Traditional ___ και ___ Active
Beta Upsilon Chi ΒΥΧ 1985 National NIC Christian Brothers Under Christ Active
Bones Gate BG 1901 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active
Chi Gamma Epsilon ΧΓΕ 1905 (1987) Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active
Chi Heorot ΧH 1897 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active
Chi Phi ΧΦ 1854 National NIC Traditional Chi Phi Active
Chi Psi ΧΨ 1841 National NIC Traditional Active
Delphic Fraternity ΓΣΤ 1871 National Independent Traditional Δελφικοσ [sic]
  (Delphics)
Active [o]
Delta Alpha Pi ΔΑΠ 19191935 National Traditional Inactive [p]
Delta Chi ΔΧ 1890 International NIC Traditional Leges
  (Laws)
Active [q]
Delta Epsilon Psi ΔΕΨ 1998 National NAPA South Asian Active [r]
Delta Kappa ΔΚ 1920 Local Independent Traditional Active [s]
Delta Kappa Epsilon ΔΚΕ 1844 International NIC Traditional Κηροθεν φιλοι α´ει [sic]
  (Brothers From The Heart, Forever)
Active [t]
Delta Lambda Phi ΔΛΦ 1986 International NIC Gay, bisexual, transgender Delta Lambda Phi Active
Delta Omega Epsilon ΔΩΕ 1985 Regional Independent Traditional Active
Delta Phi ΔΦ 1827 National NIC Traditional Active [u]
Delta Psi ΔΨ 1850 Local University of Vermont Traditional Inactive [v]
Delta Psi (St. Anthony Hall) ΔΨ 1847 National Independent Literary Active [w]
Delta Rho Upsilon ΔΡΥ 1929 Local Carroll University Traditional Active
Delta Sigma Lambda ΔΣΛ 19211937 National NIC Traditional Inactive [x]
Delta Sigma Phi ΔΣΦ 1899 National NIC Traditional Δελτα Σιγμα Φι Active
Delta Tau Delta ΔΤΔ 1858 International NIC Traditional Delta Tau Delta Active [y]
Delta Upsilon ΔΥ 1834 International NIC Traditional Δικαία Ὑποθήκη
  (Justice, our foundation)
Active
FarmHouse FH 1905 International NIC Traditional Farmhouse 1905 Active [z]
Gamma Zeta Alpha ΓΖΑ 1987 National NALFO Latino Active
Iota Nu Delta ΙΝΔ 1994 International NIC, NAPA South Asian ΑΔΕΛΦΟΣΥΝΗ ΑΙΩΝΙΑ
  (eternal brotherhood)
Active
Iota Phi Theta ΙΦΘ 1963 International NIC, NPHC African-American Active
Kappa Alpha Order ΚΑ 1865 National FFC Traditional Dieu Et Les Dames
  (God and the ladies)
Active
Kappa Alpha Psi ΚΑΨ 1911 International NIC, NPHC African-American τελειωσις [sic]
  (perfection)
δια φιλανθρωπιαν νοησιν πιστιν [sic]
  (for the true belief in philanthropy)
Active
Kappa Alpha Society ΚΑ 1825 International NIC Traditional Active [aa]
Kappa Delta Phi ΚΔΦ 1900 National NIC Traditional Καππα Δελτα Φι
  (Kappa Delta Phi)
Active
Kappa Delta Rho ΚΔΡ 1905 National NIC Traditional Honor Super Omnia
  (Honor Above All Things)
Active
Kappa Nu ΚΝ 19111961 National NIC Jewish Inactive [ab]
Kappa Phi Lambda ΚΦΛ 18621874 National Independent Traditional Inactive [ac]
Kappa Pi Kappa ΚΠΚ 1842 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active
Kappa Sigma ΚΣ 1869 International Independent Traditional ΑΕΚΔΒ Active [ad]
Lambda Alpha Upsilon ΛΑΥ 1985 National NALFO Latino Venceremos Porque Nacimos Para Triunfar
  (We will overcome because we are born to triumph)
Active
Lambda Chi Alpha ΛΧΑ 1909 International Independent Traditional PER CRUSCEM CRESCENS
  (Crescent in the Cross)
VIR QUISQUE VIR
  (Every man a man)
Active [ae]
Lambda Iota Society ΛΙ 1836 Local University of Vermont Traditional [af]
Lambda Phi Epsilon ΛΦΕ 1981 International NIC, NAPA Asian-American ΗΓΕΜΟΝΕΣ ΕΝ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΙΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ
  (Leaders Among Men)
Active
Lambda Sigma Upsilon ΛΣΥ 1979 National NALFO, NIC Latinos Latinos Siempre Unidos
  (Latinos Always United)
Active
Lambda Theta Phi ΛΘΦ 1975 National NALFO, NIC Latino Active
Lambda Upsilon Lambda ΛΥΛ 1982 National NALFO Latino La Unidad Para Siempre
  (The Unity Forever)
Active
Nu Alpha Kappa ΝΑΚ 1988 National NIC Latino Active
Nu Sigma Beta ΝΣΒ 1937 International CIPFI Puerto Rican Active
Omega Phi Gamma ΩΦΓ 1995 National Independent Asian ΦΙΝΙΡΕ ΑΔ ΗΟΝΟΣ
   (Bound by Honor)
ΕΜΕΡΓΕΡΕ ΣΥΠΕΡΝΕ ΟΜΝΙΣ
   (Rise above All)
Active
Omega Psi Phi ΩΨΦ 1911 International NPHC African-American Active
Omicron Alpha Tau ΟΑΤ 19121934 National NIC Jewish Inactive [ag]
Pan Sophic 1911 Local Grove City College Traditional Brotherhood, Love, & Loyalty Active
Phi Alpha ΦΑ 19141959 National NIC Jewish Inactive [ah]
Phi Beta Delta ΦΒΔ 19121941 National NIC Traditional Inactive [ai]
Phi Beta Epsilon ΦΒΕ 1890 Local Massachusetts Institute of Technology Traditional Active
Phi Beta Sigma ΦΒΣ 1914 International NPHC African-American Active
Phi Delta Alpha ΦΔΑ 1884 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active
Phi Delta Gamma ΦΔΓ 1942 National CIPFI Puerto Rican Active
Phi Delta Psi ΦΔΨ 1977 National Independent African-American Active
Phi Delta Theta ΦΔΘ 1848 International Independent Traditional Εἰς ἀνῆρ οὐδείς ἀνῆρ
  (One man is no man)
Active [aj][ak]
Phi Epsilon Chi ΦΕΧ 1943 International CIPFI Puerto Rican Yo soy Phi Epsilon de corazón
  (I am Phi Epsilon from the heart)
Active
Phi Epsilon Pi ΦΕΠ 19041970 International NIC Traditional Inactive [al]
Phi Eta Kappa ΦΗΚ 1906 Local University of Maine Traditional Active
Phi Eta Mu ΦΗΜ 1923 National CIPFI Puerto Rican Active
Phi Gamma Delta ΦΓΔ / FIJI 1848 International NIC Traditional Φιλότης Γλυκυτάτη Δυναστεία
  (Friendship, the Sweetest Influence)
Active
Phi Iota Alpha ΦΙΑ 1931 National NIC, NALFO Latino SEMPER PARATI SEMPER JUNCTI
  (Always ready always joined)
Active
Phi Kappa ΦΚ 18891959 National NIC Catholic Inactive [am]
Phi Kappa Pi ΦΚΠ 1913 National (Canada) Independent Traditional Φιλαδελφια Καναδαιοι Παιδευομεθα
  (We are raised Canadians in philadelphy)
Active
Phi Kappa Psi ΦΚΨ 1852 National NIC Traditional Active [an]
Phi Kappa Sigma ΦΚΣ 1850 International NIC Traditional Stellis Aequus Durando
  (Equal to the Stars in Endurance)
Active [ao]
Phi Kappa Tau ΦΚΤ 1906 National NIC Traditional ΑΞΙΟΣ ΕΣΤΙ Η ΤΗΝ ΝΙΚΗΝ
  (Is worthy of the victory)
Active
Phi Kappa Theta ΦΚΘ 1889 National NIC Traditional Give, expecting nothing thereof. Active [ap]
Phi Lambda Alpha ΦΛΑ 19191931 National Latino Inactive [aq]
Phi Lambda Chi ΦΛΧ 1925 National NIC Traditional Active
Phi Lambda Theta ΦΛΘ 19201939 National NIC Odd Fellows Inactive [ar]
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia ΦΜΑ 1898 National NIMC Music Active
Phi Mu Delta ΦΜΔ 1918 National NIC Traditional Active [as]
Phi Pi Phi ΦΠΦ 19151939 National NIC Traditional Inactive [at]
Phi Rho Eta ΦΡΗ 1994 National Independent Traditional Active
Phi Sigma Alpha ΦΣΑ 1928 International CIPFI Puerto Rican OMNE RARUM CARUM
  (All that is rare is wanted)
Active
Phi Sigma Delta ΦΣΔ 19091969 National NIC Traditional Inactive [au]
Phi Sigma Epsilon ΦΣΕ 19101985 National NIC, Association of Teachers College Fraternities Traditional Inactive [av]
Phi Sigma Kappa ΦΣΚ 1873 International NIC Traditional Active
Phi Sigma Nu ΦΣΝ 1996 National Independent Native American Active
Phi Sigma Phi ΦΣΦ 1988 National NIC Traditional Φι Σιγμα Φι Active
Pi Alpha Phi ΠΑΦ 1929 National NAPA Asian American Πι Αλφα Φι Active
Pi Delta Psi ΠΔΨ 1994 National NAPA Asian Active
Pi Kappa Alpha ΠΚΑ 1868 International NIC Traditional φφκα Active
Pi Kappa Phi ΠΚΦ 1904 National NIC Traditional ΟΥΔΕΝ ΔΙΑΣΠΑΣΕΙ ΗΜΑΣ
  (Nothing shall tear us asunder)
Active
Pi Lambda Phi ΠΛΦ 1895 International NIC Traditional NOSTROS AMEMUS
  (love our own)
Active
Psi Sigma Phi ΨΣΦ 1990 National NMGC Multicultural Active [aw]
Psi Upsilon ΨΥ 1833 International NIC Traditional ΥΜΙΝ ΣΥΝΕΠΕΣΕ ΣΦΟΔΡΑ ΦΙΛΙΑ
  (Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship)
Active [ax][ay]
Seal and Serpent 1905 Local Cornell University Traditional Active
Sigma Alpha Epsilon ΣΑΕ 1856 National NIC Traditional ΣΙΓΜΑ ΑΛΦΑ ΕΨΙΛΟΝ Active
Sigma Alpha Mu ΣΑΜ 1909 International NIC Traditional ΣΙΓΜΑ ΑΛΦΑ ΜΥ Active [az]
Sigma Beta Rho ΣΒΡ 1996 National NIC, NAPA Multicultural Active
Sigma Chi ΣΧ 1855 International NIC Traditional In Hoc Signo Vinces
  (In This Sign You Shall Conquer)
Active [ba]
Sigma Delta Alpha ΣΔΑ 1992 National Independent Latino Excelencia Y Lealtad Entre Hermanos
  (Excellence and Loyalty Amongst Brothers)
Active
Sigma Delta Rho ΣΔΡ 19211935 National NIC Traditional Inactive [bb]
Sigma Iota ΣΙ 19041931 International Latin American Inactive [bc]
Sigma Lambda Beta ΣΛΒ 1986 National Independent Latino Active
Sigma Lambda Pi ΣΛΠ 19151932 National Independent Jewish Inactive [bd]
Sigma Nu ΣΝ 1869 International NIC Traditional Active
Sigma Phi Epsilon ΣΦΕ 1901 National Independent Traditional Σίγμα Φί Ἕψιλόν Active [be]
Sigma Phi Sigma ΣΦΣ 19081947 National Traditional Inactive [bf]
Sigma Phi Society ΣΦ 1827 National NIC Traditional Active [bg]
Sigma Pi ΣΠ 1897 National NIC Traditional ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΠΙΣΤΗΣ
  (Reverend Faith)
Active [bh][bi]
Sigma Tau Gamma ΣΤΓ 1920 National NIC Traditional Active [bj]
Sigma Tau Phi ΣΤΦ 19181947 National NIC Jewish Inactive [bk]
Sigma Thêta Pi ΣΘΠ 2003 International Independent Traditional Fraternitas, animi excelsitas ac dignitas
  (Fraternity, height and dignity of the soul)
Active
Tau Delta Phi ΤΔΦ 1910 National NIC Traditional ΤΑΥ ΔΕΛΤΑ ΦΙ Active
Tau Epsilon Phi ΤΕΦ 1910 International NIC Traditional Ταύ Εψιλόν Φί Active
Tau Kappa Epsilon ΤΚΕ 1899 International Independent Traditional [bl]
Tau Phi Sigma ΤΦΣ 1992 National NIC Multicultural, social, and service Active
Theta Chi ΘΧ 1856 International FFC Traditional ΘΗΡΟΠΟΣΑ ΧΕΙΡ
  (Assisting Hand)
Active
Theta Delta Chi ΘΔΧ 1847 International NIC Traditional ὀμόφρονα θυμόν ἔχοντες
  (Having united will)
Active [bm]
Theta Kappa Nu ΘΚΝ 19241939 National NIC Traditional Inactive [bn]
Theta Kappa Phi ΘΚΦ 19191959 National NIC Catholic Inactive [bo]
Theta Upsilon Omega ΘΥΩ 19231938 National NIC Traditional Inactive [bp]
Theta Xi ΘΞ 1864 National NIC Traditional Juncti Juvant
  (United they Serve)
Active [bq]
Zeta Beta Tau ΖΒΤ 1898 International NIC Traditional Active [br]
Zeta Chi ΖΧ 1905 Local Baker University Traditional Active
Zeta Phi Rho ΖΦΡ 1995 National Independent Multicultural Active
Zeta Psi ΖΨ 1847 International NIC Traditional Active

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Any text in Greek or Latin writing contained within the crests. This does not necessarily correspond to the motto. A few are in Spanish or in French. The orthography and punctuation are as depicted in the crest's writing, and not necessarily grammatically correct.
  2. ^ Masonic membership no longer required.
  3. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  4. ^ Dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  5. ^ ΑΔΦ is listed both among the fraternities and the co-educational groups.
  6. ^ Founded as a secret literary society
  7. ^ Merged with Alpha Tau Omega and dispersed to multiple fraternities
  8. ^ Merged with Alpha Sigma Phi and dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  9. ^ Merged with Alpha Sigma Phi.
  10. ^ Merged with Tau Kappa Epsilon and dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  11. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  12. ^ Founded on Christian princibles
  13. ^ Merged with Theta Chi.
  14. ^ Merged with Pi Lambda Phi.
  15. ^ Originally a literary society
  16. ^ Merged with Phi Mu Delta.
  17. ^ Originally a law fraternity.
  18. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  19. ^ Merged with Sigma Pi. However, local chapters still exist.
  20. ^ Originally a secret society.
  21. ^ Originally a secret society.
  22. ^ Originally a secret society.
  23. ^ This organization is listed both fraternities and co-ed groups.
  24. ^ Merged with Theta Chi.
  25. ^ Originally a literary society.
  26. ^ Originally an agricultural fraternity.
  27. ^ Originally a literary society.
  28. ^ Merged with Phi Epsilon Pi.
  29. ^ Disbanded and dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  30. ^ Formerly a member of NIC
  31. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  32. ^ Originally a secret literary society
  33. ^ Merged with Tau Delta Phi.
  34. ^ Merged with Tau Delta Phi.
  35. ^ Merged with Pi Lambda Phi.
  36. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  37. ^ Originally nonsectarian.
  38. ^ Merged with Zeta Beta Tau.
  39. ^ Merged to create Phi Kappa Theta.
  40. ^ Originally a service fraternity.
  41. ^ Originally a secret order
  42. ^ Originally a Catholic organization.
  43. ^ Merged with Phi Iota Alpha.
  44. ^ Dissolved and dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  45. ^ Originally the Commons Club.
  46. ^ Merged with Alpha Sigma Phi.
  47. ^ Merged with Zeta Beta Tau.
  48. ^ Merged with Phi Sigma Kappa.
  49. ^ ΨΥ is listed both among the fraternities and the co-educational groups.
  50. ^ Originally a literary society.
  51. ^ ΨΥ is listed both among the fraternities and the co-educational groups.
  52. ^ Originally a Jewish organization.
  53. ^ Originally a literary society.
  54. ^ Merged with Alpha Kappa Pi and dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  55. ^ Merged with Phi Iota Alpha.
  56. ^ Merged with Phi Epsilon Pi.
  57. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  58. ^ Merged with Phi Sigma and dispersed to multiple fraternities.
  59. ^ Originally a secret society.
  60. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  61. ^ Originally a literary society.
  62. ^ Originally a literary society.
  63. ^ Merged with Alpha Epsilon Pi.
  64. ^ Formerly a member of NIC.
  65. ^ Originally a secret society.
  66. ^ Merged with Lambda Chi Alpha.
  67. ^ Merged to create Phi Kappa Theta.
  68. ^ Merged with Sigma Phi Epsilon.
  69. ^ Originally an engineering fraternity.
  70. ^ Originally a Jewish organization

Sororities and women's fraternities[edit]

Inactive sororities are indicated in italic.

Organization Symbol Founded Scope Affiliation Emphasis Crest writing[a] Status Reference
Alpha Chi Omega ΑΧΩ 1885 International NPC Traditional Συσπουδάσωμεν τά ανώτατα
  (Together Let Us Seek the Heights)
Active [b]
Alpha Delta Chi ΑΔΧ 1925 National Independent Christian Katoptriozomai[c]
  (Reflected in mirror)
Active
Alpha Delta Pi ΑΔΠ 1851 International NPC Traditional Ζῶμεν Ἀλλήλοις
  (We live for each other)
Active [d]
Alpha Delta Theta ΑΔΘ 19191939 National NPC Traditional Inactive [e]
Alpha Epsilon Phi ΑΕΦ 1909 National NPC Traditional ΑΛΦΑ ΕΨΙΛΟΝ ΦΙ Active [f]
Alpha Gamma Delta ΑΓΔ 1904 International NPC Traditional ΑΛΦΑ ΓΑΜΜΑ ΔΕΛΤΑ Active
Alpha Kappa Alpha ΑΚΑ 1908 International NPHC African-American ΟΦΕΛΥΟΜΕΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΤΙΔΕΣ Active
alpha Kappa Delta Phi αΚΔΦ 1990 International NAPA Asian Active
Alpha Kappa Psi ΑΚΨ 19001920 National Traditional Inactive [g]
Alpha Omicron Pi ΑΟΠ 1897 International NPC Traditional Active
Alpha Phi ΑΦ 1872 International NPC Traditional ζευξις χειρι εν χειρι
  (Union hand in hand)
Active
Alpha Phi Gamma ΑΦΓ 1994 National NAPA Asian Σιγμα Αλπηα Αλπηα [sic] Active
Alpha Pi Omega ΑΠΩ 1994 National Independent Native American Active
Alpha Sigma Alpha ΑΣΑ 1901 National NPC Traditional ΑΓΑΣΘΕ ΣΠΕΥΔΕΤΕ ΑΙΡΕΣΘΕ
  (Aspire, seek, attain)
Active [h]
Alpha Sigma Delta ΑΣΔ 19191932 National Traditional Inactive [i]
Alpha Sigma Rho ΑΣΡ 1998 National NAPA Asian American Active
Alpha Sigma Tau ΑΣΤ 1899 National NPC Traditional Αλφα Σιγμα Ταυ Active [j]
Alpha Xi Delta ΑΞΔ 1893 National NPC Traditional Αλφα Ξι Δελτα
  (Realize your potential)
Active
Beta Phi Alpha ΒΦΑ 19191941 National Inactive [k]
Beta Sigma Omicron ΒΣΟ 18881964 National Inactive [l]
Ceres 1984 National Independent Social and agricultural Active
Chi Delta Theta ΧΔΘ 1989 National Independent Asian, multicultural Active
Chi Omega ΧΩ 1895 National NPC Traditional Active
Chi Upsilon Sigma ΧΥΣ 1980 National NALFO Latina Active
Clovia 1931 National Independent 4-H origin Active
Delta Delta Delta ΔΔΔ 1888 NPC Traditional Ἀσφαλῶς Ἀγαπῶμεν Ἀλλήλας
  (Let us steadfastly love one another)
Active
Delta Gamma ΔΓ 1873 International NPC Traditional Active
Delta Phi Epsilon ΔΦΕ 1917 International NPC Traditional ESSE QUAM VIDERI
  (To be rather than to seem to be)
Active
Delta Phi Lambda ΔΦΛ 1998 National NAPA Asian Active
Delta Phi Omega ΔΦΩ 1998 National NAPA South Asian Active
Delta Sigma Epsilon ΔΣΕ 19141956 International NPC Traditional Inactive [m]
Delta Sigma Theta ΔΣΘ 1913 International NPHC African-American ΔΕΛΤΑ ΣΙΓΜΑ ΘΕΤΑ [sic] Active
Delta Xi Nu ΔΞΝ 1997 National NMGC Multicultural Active
Delta Xi Phi ΔΞΦ 1994 National NMGC Multicultural ΔΕΛΤΑ ΞΙ ΦΙ Active
Delta Zeta ΔΖ 1902 National NPC Traditional Δια Καρτερου Ζωπυρον
  (Via strong fire)
Active
Eta Gamma Delta ΗΓΔ 1928 National CIPFI Puerto Rican Active
Gamma Alpha Omega ΓΑΩ 1993 National NALFO Latina Nos Una Crescemus
  (United We Will Grow)
Active
Gamma Eta ΓΗ 1995 National NMGC Traditional Active
Gamma Phi Beta ΓΦΒ 1874 International NPC Traditional Active
Gamma Rho Lambda ΓΡΛ 2003 National Independent LGBTQ Active
Iota Alpha Pi ΙΑΠ 19031971 International NPC Traditional Inactive [n]
Kappa Alpha Theta ΚΑΘ 1870 International NPC Traditional ΚΑΠΠΑ ΑΛΦΑ ΘΗΤΑ Active
Kappa Beta Gamma ΚΒΓ 1917 International Independent Traditional Active
Kappa Delta ΚΔ 1897 National NPC Traditional Τα Καλά Διώκομεν
  (Seeking the good)
Active
Kappa Delta Chi ΚΔΧ 1987 National NALFO Latina Active
Kappa Kappa Gamma ΚΚΓ 1870 International NPC Traditional Active
Kappa Phi Lambda ΚΦΛ 1995 National NAPA Asian FRATERNITE SERVITIUM VARIETAS
  (Sisterhood, Service, Diversity)
Active
Lambda Omega ΛΩ 19151933 National NPC Traditional Inactive [o]
Lambda Pi Chi ΛΠΧ 1988 National NALFO Latina Active
Lambda Pi Upsilon ΛΠΥ 1992 National NALFO Latina Active
Lambda Psi Delta ΛΨΔ 1997 National NMGC Multicultural
Lambda Sigma Gamma ΛΣΓ 1986 Regional NMGC Multicultural Active
Lambda Tau Omega ΛΤΩ 1988 National NMGC Multicultural Active
Lambda Theta Alpha ΛΘΑ 1975 National NALFO Latina Active
Lambda Theta Nu ΛΘΝ 1986 National NALFO Latina Active
Mu Alpha Phi ΜΑΦ 1927 Regional CIPFI Puerto Rican Active
Mu Sigma Upsilon ΜΣΥ 1981 National NMGC Multicultural Mujeres Siempre Unidas
  (Women Always United)
Active
Omega Phi Beta ΩΦΒ 1989 National NALFO Multicultural Active
Omega Phi Chi ΩΦΧ 1988 National NMGC Multicultural Active
Phi Beta Chi ΦΒΧ 1978 National Independent Lutheran Amor Via Vitae in Christo
  (Love through Life in Christ)
Active
Phi Mu ΦΜ 1852 National NPC Traditional Les Soeurs Fideles
  (The Faithful Sisters)
Active
Phi Sigma Sigma ΦΣΣ 1913 National NPC Traditional Διωκετε Υψηλα
  (Aim high)
Active
Pi Beta Phi ΠΒΦ 1867 International NPC Traditional Active
Pi Delta Kappa ΠΔΚ 19071913 Regional Independent Traditional Inactive [p]
Pi Kappa Sigma ΠΚΣ 18941959 International NPC Traditional Inactive [q]
Pi Lambda Sigma ΠΛΣ 19211952 National Independent Traditional Inactive [r][s]
Phi Omega Pi ΦΩΠ 19221946 National NPC Traditional Inactive [t]
Pi Sigma Gamma ΠΣΓ 19191932 National NPC Traditional Inactive [u]
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi ΣΑΕΠ 1998 National Independent Jewish Active
Sigma Alpha Omega ΣΑΩ 1998 National Independent Christian Active
Sigma Delta Chi ΣΔΧ April 1902November 11, 1915 Regional Independent Traditional Inactive [v]
Sigma Delta Tau ΣΔΤ 1917 International NPC Traditional Patriae Multae Spes Una
  (One Hope of Many People)
Active [w]
Sigma Gamma Rho ΣΓΡ 1922 International NPHC African-American Active
Sigma Iota Alpha ΣΙΑ 1990 National NALFO Latina Semper Unum et Inseparabilis
  (Always One and Inseparable)
Active
Sigma Kappa ΣΚ 1874 National NPC Traditional Active
Sigma Lambda Alpha ΣΛΑ 1992 National Independent Latina Active
Sigma Lambda Gamma ΣΛΓ 1990 National Independent Latina Active
Sigma Lambda Upsilon ΣΛΥ 1987 National NALFO Latina Active
Sigma Omicron Epsilon ΣΟΕ 1997 National Independent Native American Active
Sigma Omicron Pi ΣΟΠ 1930 National NAPA Asian American Active
Sigma Phi Beta ΣΦΒ 19201933 National NPC Traditional Inactive [x]
Sigma Phi Lambda ΣΦΛ 1988 National Independent Christian Active
Sigma Phi Omega ΣΦΩ 1949 National Independent Asian Active
Sigma Pi Alpha ΣΠΑ 1996 National Independent Chicana/Latina Active
Sigma Psi ΣΨ 1896 Local Case Western Reserve University Traditional Active
Sigma Psi Zeta ΣΨΖ 1994 National NAPA Asian American Active
Sigma Sigma Sigma ΣΣΣ 1898 International NPC Traditional Πιστός εϊς θάνατον
  (Faithful unto death)
Active [y]
Theta Nu Xi ΘΝΞ 1997 National NMGC Multicultural Active
Theta Phi Alpha ΘΦΑ 1912 National NPC Traditional Active [z]
Theta Sigma Upsilon ΘΣΥ 19211959 National NPC, PFA Traditional Inactive [aa]
Theta Upsilon ΘΥ 19211962 National NPC Traditional Inactive [ab]
Zeta Chi Phi ΖΧΦ 2003 National Independent Multicultural Active
Zeta Phi Beta ΖΦΒ 1920 International NPHC African-American παντα ἐργασία νίκα
  (labor always wins)
Active
Zeta Sigma Chi ΖΣΧ 1991 National Independent Multicultural Keeping the dream alive Active
Zeta Tau Alpha ΖΤΑ 1898 International NPC Traditional Active

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Any text in Greek or Latin writing contained within the crests. This does not necessarily correspond to the motto. A few are in Spanish or in French. The orthography and punctuation are as depicted in the crest's writing, and not necessarily grammatically correct.
  2. ^ Originally a music sorority
  3. ^ Includes both Latin and Greek letters.
  4. ^ Originally a secret society.
  5. ^ Merged with Phi Mu.
  6. ^ Originally a Jewish sorority
  7. ^ Merged with Delta Delta Delta and dispersed to multiple sororities.
  8. ^ Originally an educational sorority
  9. ^ Merged with Lambda Omega (see Delta Zeta).
  10. ^ Originally an educational sorority
  11. ^ Merged with Lambda Omega (see Delta Zeta).
  12. ^ Merged with Zeta Tau Alpha.
  13. ^ Merged with Delta Zeta.
  14. ^ Sorority disbanded.
  15. ^ Merged with Delta Zeta.
  16. ^ Merged with Chi Omega.
  17. ^ Merged with Sigma Kappa.
  18. ^ Merged with Theta Phi Alpha.
  19. ^ This is the Catholic women's general sorority, not the former local honor society for library science at Syracuse, now a part of Beta Phi Mu.
  20. ^ Merged with Delta Zeta.
  21. ^ Merged with Beta Sigma Omicron.
  22. ^ Merged with Sigma Sigma Sigma.
  23. ^ Originally a Jewish sorority.
  24. ^ Merged with Phi Omega Pi.
  25. ^ Originally an educational sorority
  26. ^ Originally a Catholic sorority
  27. ^ Merged with Alpha Gamma Delta.
  28. ^ Merged with Delta Zeta.

Coeducational fraternities[edit]

Coeducational fraternities permit both male and female members. Inactive chapters are indicated in italic.

Organization Symbol Chartered/Range Scope Affiliation Traditional emphasis Crest writing[a] Status Reference
Alpha Theta ΑΘ 1920 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active [b]
Alpha Delta Phi Society ΑΔΦ 1832 National Independent Literary and traditional Active [c][d]
Alpha Psi Lambda ΑΨΛ 1985 National NALFO Latino Active [e]
Delta Psi (St. Anthony Hall) ΔΨ 1847 National Independent Literary Active [f][g]
Lambda Lambda Lambda ΛΛΛ 2006 National Independent Traditional Insisto Duodecim
  (Follow the Twelve)
Active [h]
Phi Tau ΦΤ 1905 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active [i]
Psi Upsilon ΨΥ 1833 International NIC Traditional ἨΜΊΝ ΣΥΝΈΠΕΣΕ ΣΦΟΔΡΆ ΦΙΛΊΑ
  (Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship)
Active [j]
Sigma Mu Sigma ΣΜΣ 1921 Regional Independent Traditional Active [k]
The Tabard (Sigma Epsilon Chi) ΣΕΧ 1857 Local Dartmouth College Traditional Active [l]
Theta Delta Sigma ΘΔΣ 2001 National Independent Multicultural Θετα Δελτα Σεγμα Active [m]
Theta Pi Sigma ΘΠΣ 2005 Local University of California at Santa Cruz LGBTQ Active [n]
Zeta Delta Xi ΖΔΞ 1852 Local Brown University Traditional Active [o]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Any text in Greek or Latin writing contained within the crests. This does not necessarily correspond to the motto. A few are in Spanish or in French. The orthography and punctuation are as depicted in the crest's writing, and not necessarily grammatically correct.
  2. ^ Became coed in 1972.
  3. ^ ΑΔΦ is listed both among the fraternities and the co-educational groups.
  4. ^ A chapter first became coed in 1973. The coed chapters split from fraternity in 1992.
  5. ^ Became coed in 1985.
  6. ^ This organization is listed both fraternities and co-ed groups.
  7. ^ First chapter became coed in 1971. Today, most chapters are coed, but a few remain male-only.
  8. ^ Established as a coed organization.
  9. ^ Became coed in 1972.
  10. ^ Its first chapter became coed in 1971. Today, seven of 27 chapters are coed.
  11. ^ Became coed in 1984. Two chapters remain.
  12. ^ Became coed in 1972.
  13. ^ Established as a coed organization.
  14. ^ Established as a coed organization.
  15. ^ First chapter became coed in 1982. Officially split from its national fraternity in 1986.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer, Kyle (2014-02-06). "Fraternity Life, Islamic Style (Published 2014)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-17.