Fraternities and sororities are organizations that share common interests, values, or areas of academic study. Wayne State University has chapters for 27 national social fraternities and sororities, and many other professional and independent Greek-letter organizations.
Social fraternity and sorority composition
- Six social fraternities, members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference
- Eight multicultural fraternities (three) and sororities (five), governed by the Multicultural Greek Council
- Four social sororities, governed by the National Panhellenic Conference
- Nine historically African-American fraternities (five) and sororities (four), governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council
- Membership of approximately 550 students
Why join a fraternity or sorority?
Fraternities and sororities are organizations that provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, meet new people that may have similar values, interests, or academic programs, give back to communities and organizations through service and philanthropy, and strive towards academic success in coursework. It is also an excellent way to connect with alumni to network for possible opportunities or employment in the future.
Please note that each organization maintains its own schedule for membership intake and recruitment. Dues and fees also vary by organization, and are based on factors dictated by each fraternity/sorority national organization.
What can the Dean of Students Office help with?
- Grade reports
- Academic success
- Operational effectiveness
- Member recruitment and retention
- Social responsibility
- Volunteering and service projects
- Consultant visits