Fraternity & Sorority Life

Denison’s fraternity and sorority organizations are multi-cultural, multi-faceted and multi-talented. The four governing councils support 19 organizations with different identities and traditions to explore. 35% of Denison students join a fraternity or sorority and enjoy community on campus and access to alumni networks after graduation.

Fraternities and sororities engage and support students while they are on campus and build capacities for their time after The Hill.

Students in these social environments:

  • Find support for academic excellence
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Engage in service and civic engagement
  • Build lifelong networks and habits that prepare them for meaningful careers
  • Embrace inclusion, diversity, equity, and antiracism values
  • Cultivate social responsibility

The Four Governing Councils

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Chi

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Panhellenic Council (PHC)

  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi

How to join

Each fraternity and sorority is affiliated with one of four councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) or Panhellenic Council (PHC), each with their own recruitment process, and timeline. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) supports all councils and chapters through programs, retreats and education throughout the year.

Recruitment and membership intake occur in the spring and fall. First year students can participate in recruitment beginning the second semester of their first year. This allows students the opportunity to get to know the campus and find friend groups outside fraternity and sorority life, contributing to a more holistic and well-balanced college experience.

These organizations are fee-based, and financial resources are available.

For more information, contact:

Denison University’s programs, offerings, events and arrangements are subject to change in the event of exigent circumstances, including the ongoing COVID-19 situation.


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