Fraternities and sororities, or the Greek community, have existed at the University of North Texas for more than 55 years. The Greek community offers a unique balance of leadership, academics, philanthropy/service and social opportunities to enhance your college experience. National studies indicate that students who join Greek organizations:
At UNT, our fraternities and sororities are each governed by three student-facilitated councils.
We are home to 22 fraternities. The Interfraternity Council (IFC) represents 15 fraternities: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Iota Alpha, Phi Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Theta Chi.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) represents Lambda Theta Phi, Omega Delta Phi and Sigma Lambda Beta.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) represents four historically African American fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Omega Psi Phi and Phi Beta Sigma.
We are also host to 16 sororities. The Panhellenic Council represents eight National Panhellenic Conference sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Four women's groups hold membership in the Multicultural Greek Council: Delta Phi Omega, L.E.A.D. (Ladies Empowering a Dream), Lambda Theta Alpha and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council represents four historically African American sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta.
A primary purpose of our Greek community is to encourage and help develop high scholastic achievement among its members. Fraternities and sororities offer many resources and educational opportunities to facilitate high-quality learning.
Academic support includes national and local scholarships, incentives and awards, time management training and workshops, tutoring and mentoring programs, established study sessions and quiet hours, grade point average requirements, available study space, and computer access.
Each year, Greek members participate in a variety of UNT organizations and events. Greek life may help you become involved in student government, special interests clubs and organizations, and intramural sports. Finding a balance between academics and social activities is important in college life, and involvement in both areas will provide a well-rounded college experience.
Belonging to a fraternity or sorority does carry a financial obligation. Some costs that you will incur are monthly dues and one-time fees for recruitment, new membership and initiation, and your fraternity or sorority pin. Many fraternities and sororities offer payment plans in addition to scholarships that can assist with the financial obligations.
Several of our fraternities and sororities have chapter houses on campus. Currently, seven sororities occupy chapter houses adjacent to campus. Another sorority owns a nonresidential lodge nearby. Seven fraternities own houses adjacent to campus, while one fraternity house is a few blocks from campus. Another fraternity house will be constructed in the near future.
The Texas Legislature has enacted a law prohibiting hazing at educational institutions. The law also requires that anyone aware of hazing incidents must report them. Failure to comply with the specific provisions of the law will result in criminal penalties and fines. A copy of the law in its entirety is available from the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities in the University Union.
For specific information about each fraternity and sorority, please contact our Office of Greek Life at 940- 369-8463 or visit www.unt.edu/gl. If you're on campus, stop by the office in the University Union, Suite 422.