Fraternity and Sorority Life

Scholarship. Service. Leadership/Personal Development. Brotherhood/Sisterhood.


The mission of fraternity and sorority life is to cultivate a COLLABORATIVE,
VALUES-BASED fraternal experience that fosters MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY,

SMU fraternities and sororities have had a presence on campus since the university opened in 1915. Approximately 43% of the undergraduate population currently holds membership in a Greek organization, providing a well-rounded college experience that aids in the development of personal and professional skills.

Learn About the SMU Fraternity and Sorority Community

SMU is a deferred recruitment campus, allowing students to connect first with the institution and focus on academic success. Students interested in joining one of our fraternities or sororities must:

  • First-semester, first-year students must complete & pass 12 college credit hours in the previous semester to joining (defined as fall or spring term); may be completed at a previous institution (see below). Upper-class students must have a demonstrated ability to meet this requirement. (Dual credit & AP credit do not count)
  • Achieve a 2.5 GPA; cumulatively and in the previous semester
  • Not be placed on conduct probation or higher with the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards at any point in the current or previous semester to joining or initiation.
  • Must be enrolled at SMU prior to the start of a recruitment or intake process. 

*Transfer students (first semester at SMU will be same as recruitment process) will need to provide a transcript to show that the academic requirements above have been met at their previous institution. Transfer students should still plan to register by any deadlines set by the council they are interested in. 

  1. Explore the Greek 101 course and check out Council events during the fall semester. The fall is a great time to meet new people and get to know the organizations.
  2. Sign up to participate in a council specific recruitment or intake process:
    • IFC: Click here for registration information. 
    • MGC: Attend MGC showcase on September 7, 2023. 
    • NPHC: Attend the NPHC Forum on September 20, 2023.
    • Panhellenic: Click here for registration information.
  3. Keep an open mind! SMU has so many great involvement opportunities. 
Student safety and well-being are our top priorities. Hazing is a violation of Texas law, the SMU Student Code of Conduct, and the inter/national policies for each of our fraternities and sororities. Report possible hazing activity HERE.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Councils

Interfraternity Council men
  • Men's Groups
  • 10 North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Chapters
Multicultural Greek Council
  • 2 Men's Groups
  • 2 Women's Groups
  • Culturally-based organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • 1 Men's Groups
  • 2 Women's Groups
  • Historically Black/African American organizations
Panhellenic Council
  • Women's Groups
  • 7 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) groups