Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life!
Since 1966, fraternities and sororities have been a part of tradition and campus life at Old Dominion University. As you start your journey at ODU, we hope that you will take the time to consider the endless opportunities available for you to participate in outside of the classroom. Joining a fraternity or sorority provides you a home away from home and an opportunity to build relationships that last a lifetime!
Old Dominion University is currently home to a thriving fraternity and sorority community. We foster individual and community development focused on the values of scholarship, leadership, diversity, equity, & inclusion, service, and life-long friendship through brotherhood and sisterhood. Each chapter is unique and offers an amazing experience that is unmatched by any other student organization.
Being involved in a fraternity or sorority can help you build new skills that are advantageous after your collegiate experience. Fraternity and Sorority Life contributes to the development of social and communication skills, interpersonal relations and time management. There are opportunities to be involved in leadership roles, community service and philanthropy, and scholarship opportunities.
Fraternity and sorority members are very active on campus serving in leadership roles, on athletic teams, and giving back to both the campus and local community through service and philanthropy.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and explore the possibilities of joining a fraternity or sorority while in college!
The Pillars of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity and sorority chapters strive for the development of academic excellence among their entire membership. To assure that members are academically successful, chapters provide tutoring, study halls, awards and scholarships.
Fraternity and sorority life offers a variety of leadership opportunities as well as the opportunity to build leadership skills essential to the character one needs in life after college.
Fraternities and sororities build a bond of brotherhood and sisterhood unmatched by any other student organization. Each chapter has its own social calendar, which typically includes formals, brotherhood/sisterhood events, and chapter retreats. Some of these social events are fraternity and sorority life community events, which include Greek Week, diversity workshops, athletic events, and wellness speakers. Each chapter follows a risk management policy from its headquarters, as well as the rules and regulations of ODU.
Service to the community is considered a top priority at Old Dominion University. In addition to community service, chapters sponsor a variety of philanthropic events for both national and local charities. Service is a milestone in the development of leaders and that is why service is one of the pillars we follow in the fraternity and sorority life community.