Service fraternities and sororities

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Service fraternity may refer to any fraternal public service organization, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary International. In Canada and the United States, the term fraternal organization is more common as "fraternity" in everyday usage refers to fraternal student societies.

In the context of the North American student fraternity and sorority system, service fraternities and service sororities comprise a type of organization whose primary purpose is community service. Members of these organizations are not restricted from joining other types of fraternities. This may be contrasted with professional fraternities, whose primary purpose is to promote the interests of a particular profession, and general or social fraternities, whose primary purposes are generally aimed towards some other aspect, such as the development of character, friendship, leadership, or literary ability.

Some general fraternities and their chapters, especially members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, emphasize the service aspects of their activities; however classification as a strictly service organization has legal meaning in regard to Title IX. Service fraternities, like professional fraternities and honor societies must be open to members of both genders since they do not have an exemption from Title IX similar to the one given in section (A)(6)(a) for social fraternities and sororities.[1]

List of national college service fraternities and sororities[edit]

This list only includes groups within the United States; see below for groups of the Philippines.

Organization Symbol Description
Alpha Phi Omega ΑΦΩ coed national fraternity (with independent organizations in United States, the Philippines, Canada, and Australia)
Epsilon Sigma Alpha ΕΣΑ coed international sorority
Epsilon Tau Pi ΕΤΠ national Eagle Scout fraternity, recently coed
Gamma Sigma Sigma ΓΣΣ national sorority, males admitted, primarily female
Omega Phi Alpha ΩΦΑ national sorority, primarily females, anyone admitted
SPURS National Honor Society defunct (October 2005) coed national, primarily female [2]

List of local/regional college service fraternities and sororities[edit]

This list only includes groups within the United States; see below for groups of the Philippines.

Organization Symbol Description
Alpha Delta ΑΔ small national, strictly male, founded by Alpha Phi Omega chapters at Drexel University, Duquesne University and University of Maine[3]
Alpha Tau Mu fraternity ΑΤΜ coed regional, founded at Tuskegee University on September 2, 2009, Beta chapter at Auburn University on April 21, 2014 [4]
Gamma Pi Alpha sorority ΓΠΑ local, strictly female, founded at Tuskegee University in 1994
Delta Chi Gamma Service Sorority ΔΧΓ local, strictly female, founded at Virginia Tech in May 2014 [5]
Delta Nu Zeta sorority ΔΝΖ strictly female, founded at Florida State University on December 12, 2003, Beta chapter at University of Florida on December 12, 2012 [6]
Kappa Delta Tau Service Sorority ΚΔΤ local, strictly female, founded at Eastern Kentucky University in 1963 [7]
Phi Delta ΦΔ local, strictly female, founded at Truman University in 2006[8]
Rho Pi Alpha fraternity ΡΠΑ local, strictly male, founded at Tuskegee University in 1993 (defunct), Beta chapter at Michigan State University (defunct), Gamma chapter at Savannah State University {active}[9]
Zeta Theta Pi sorority ΖΘΠ Mostly female, founded at Central Michigan University, Beta chapter at University of Illinois[10]

List of primarily non-collegiate fraternities and sororities[edit]

Organization Symbol Description
Epsilon Sigma Alpha ΕΣΑ international service organization (coed collegiate division also exists)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows IOOF non-collegiate international service fraternity for men and women whether professional or college students
Lambda Beta Alpha ΛΒΑ non-collegiate national military sorority for active duty, retired, and honorably discharged veteran women
Mu Beta Phi ΜΒΦ non-collegiate national military fraternity for active duty, retired, and honorably discharged veteran men

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List of national college service fraternities and sororities in the Philippines[edit]

Organization Symbol Description
Alpha Phi Omega ΑΦΩ co-ed national (with independent organizations in United States, the Philippines, Canada, and Australia)
Gamma Omicron Delta Sigma ΓΟΔΣ inter-society and national service fraternity/sorority
Epsilon Sigma Alpha ΕΣΑ international service organization

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Title IX". www.usdoj.gov. Archived from the original on 2007-04-03.
  2. ^ University of Puget Sound Open Line March 17, 2006
  3. ^ Southwick, Emily (2008-04-14). "He's not your average bear: Service fraternity responsible for bringing out UM mascot shares behind-the-scene look at being Bananas". The Maine Campus. Retrieved 2008-04-15.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Alpha Tau Mu Fraternity, Inc.", sketche.wix.com, 2014, retrieved 2014-10-26
  5. ^ "HOME". Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^ "Delta Nu Zetta: University of Florida", deltanuzetauf.com, retrieved 19 October 2016
  7. ^ "KDT Active Chapter".
  8. ^ "Phi Delta". truman.edu. 2006. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  9. ^ Antwi Jr., Kofi. "Rho Pi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Beta Chapter". Michigan State University. Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  10. ^ "Zeta Theta Pi". Campus Labs.