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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.
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!
Fraternity and Sorority Life
There are more than 50 chapters within the fraternity and sorority community - each offering both similar and distinct types of experiences. Each year we update our Guide to Fraternity and Sorority Life with information about chapter health - based off of the chapter's Legacy Report. In this guide you can learn more about their successes and challenges. If you don't see information listed for a chapter it is because they chose to opt out of the reporting process. Contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life office for more information!
We are excited to introduce you to the lifetime experience of Fraternity and Sorority Life. With more than 50 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 email@example.com. Either way, we want to meet you!
If you are an incoming student please visit our table during the student involvement fair each morning at new student orientation!
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: February 19-21, 2016 and May 16-18, 2016.
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 following chapters are not recognized by Virginia Tech; thus, have no relationship with the university while they serve a loss of recognition for violations of the Student Code of Conduct (date in parentheses represents the earliest semester they will be considered for return): Kappa Sigma (Fall 2018); Alpha Epsilon Pi (Spring 2021); Kappa Delta Rho (Fall 2021); and Alpha Phi Alpha (Fall 2026). If a chapter has had its recognition revoked by Virginia Tech it is because they have had egregious and repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct and this has been established through a formal hearing administered by the Student Conduct office. At times, a inter/national headquarters may decide to allow the chapter to operate locally without recognition from Virginia Tech. Information regarding these chapters can be obtained by contacting the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Study on well-being in college revealed the following about fraternity and sorority membership: