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    Welcome from Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech
    Welcome from Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech












The fraternity and sorority community currently encompasses more than 4,500 students which represents just about 20 percent of the undergraduate population; hence, fraternity and sorority life is incredibly dynamic at Virginia Tech. As such, there are three main aspects of which great focus will be placed in order to build upon the solid foundation of the interfraternal membership experience at Virginia Tech: community development, leadership and learning, and strategic planning.

Welcome from Fraternity and Sorority Life

Greetings and welcome to Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech! We have a large and dynamic community with many different options, to lead, learn, and serve. It is our sincere hope that you will become part of our future and leave your legacy at Virginia Tech.

There are many chances to be engaged as a student at Virginia Tech – Fraternity and Sorority Life is just one option. What differentiates Fraternity and Sorority Life from other organizations is that  membership is for a lifetime. We aspire to think about how we grow as people, citizens, and change agents throughout our communities. And, we do this recognizing the gifts and talents that all of us have to create a meaningful experience. In the words of Peter Block community, is grounded in “the accountability to build relatedness, structure belonging, and move the action forward.”

We excel in the classroom with GPA’s that are consistently above the all-university average, commit ourselves to student leadership positions on campus, raise awareness for national philanthropic causes, and serve the community beyond our own. These are just a few of the tangible outputs of what our cause as fraternity and sorority members drives us to do as lifetime members.

Whether you’re a prospective member, a family member, a chapter member, a graduate, a chapter volunteer, or Friend of FSL, you’re a valued part of the work we do each day to better the world. Thanks for visiting our webpage, and please let us know how we can help you!

Fraternally yours,

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Oak Lane Trick-or-Treat

On Friday, October 30, 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm, the Oak Lane Community of Virginia Tech will be hosting a free, safe, and nut-free option for you and your child to dress up in costume, trick or treat, and meet the women and men who are a part of our sorority and fraternity community. We're personally inviting your family to join us!

The evening will consist of your child traveling around the different houses in the Oak Lane Community, located on the Virginia Tech campus, guided by sorority women and fraternity men to get treats and participate in fun Fall themed games! Although each group will have multiple hosts or hostesses, we would like all parents to accompany their children as we visit the different houses.

Plenty of picture opportunities will occur, so do not forget your camera, and be sure to bring something to collect all the candy!

We look forward to these events that allow us to share our smaller community with the larger Blacksburg and Christiansburg communities! We have had great turnouts in past years and are excited for another great year. We encourage you to visit our website to register (see below).

Hope to see you on the 30th for our 15th annual Oak Lane Trick-or-Treat to enjoy an evening of fun.

To register for the event please visit:

Join a Fraternity/Sorority - Make Lifetime Friends

We are excited to introduce you to the lifetime experience of Fraternity and Sorority Life. With more than 55 fraternities/sororities, there's a wealth of opportunities to offer you. Since we know "people to join people", we encourage you to visit our chapter director in the left menu bar to learn more about each fraternity/sorority and contact them. If that may feel overwhelming for you, simply come see us in 117 New Hall West or email Either way, we want to meet you! 

Fraternal Leaders Institute: Inspire

As fraternity and sorority leaders, we've been tasked with being change agents that take ownership of our community and transform it for the better! The Fraternal Leaders Institute: Inspire is your chance to work with fellow student leaders to create the ideal fraternity and sorority community at Virginia Tech. Register to attend any of the following institutes this year: November 20-22, 2015, February 19-21, 2016 and May 16-18, 2016. 

The Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Council

The Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Council The Fraternity and Sorority Life Council was formed in Summer 2010 and the purpose of the advisory council is to think strategically, measurably, collaboratively, and inspirationally regarding the fraternity and sorority community.

The council has served an instrumental role in the development of the fraternity and sorority community vision, mission, strategic goal areas, and strategic plan.  This council of approximately 25 members is a mix of students, chapter advisors, alumni/ae members, university administrators, and community members.  The council meets each month during the academic year.

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Did you know?

The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Study on well-being in college revealed the following about fraternity and sorority membership:

  • More fraternity and sorority members strongly agree that they have professors who cared about them as a person, made them excited about learning, and had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their dreams.
  • More fraternity and sorority members indicate that they are thriving in each of the following areas of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.
  • More fraternity and sorority members strongly agree that they had an internship or job where they applied what they were leaning and they were extremely involved in extracurriculars.
  • More fraternity and and sorority alumni members have a higher emotional attachment to their alma mater.
  • More fraternity and sorority alumni members strongly agree that their school prepared them for life after college.
  • More fraternity and sorority alumni members are engaged in the workplace.