Fraternity and Sorority Life
The University of Pittsburgh Fraternity and Sorority Life is comprised of 39 fraternities and sororities belonging to the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, or the Collegiate Panhellenic Association. Fraternity and sorority life communities across the nation are organizations rich in tradition and dedicated to the maintenance of honor, integrity, and the values set forth by our founders. We strive to inspire our members to be successful both as students and leaders, while fostering a strong sense of philanthropy and brotherhood/sisterhood. Joining a fraternal organization is not only a way to make new and lifelong friends, but it creates the opportunity to become even more involved on campus and in the community. While working towards the growth of our own individual organizations, Pitt Greeks have been significant contributors to both the University and city of Pittsburgh as well. They are involved in an overwhelming number of other student groups, hold jobs and internships, and go on to become some of the most loyal University alumni. In addition to serving our school, we also recognize and stress the importance of philanthropy.
Pitt’s fraternities and sororities have now raised over $1 million for charities ($1,021,020.99 to be exact) during the past decade. The Pitt student organizations made a $519,953 donation to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in December of 2011 (to complete a 500,000 goal), and donated $348,000 in July 2013 to the Cystic Fibrosis (to complete a $300,000 goal). Ultimately, Pitt’s fraternities and sororities plan to raise a total of $300,000 for Children’s Hospital (and the Children’s Miracle Network) in the next year, of which proceeds from this year’s Pitt Dance Marathon are a part.
It is truly our honor to be able to serve as the Council Presidents of such an extraordinary community. The dedication and passion that our members have shown for the University of Pittsburgh Fraternity and Sorority Life has been nothing short of inspiring; it is that same dedication and passion that makes the Greek system here a strong and timeless one.
Please take some time to learn more about the different chapters and components of Pitt’s Fraternity and Sorority Life, as well as ways to get involved!
Collegiate Panhellenic Association
National Pan-Hellenic Council