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, meaning chapters do not offer formal recruitment/intake opportunities for first-year students until the spring semester. Recruitment/intake only takes place during the fall and spring semesters. Students interested in joining one of our fraternities or sororities must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 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. Upper-class students must have a demonstrated ability to meet this requirement;
  • Achieve a 2.5 GPA; cumulatively and in the semester prior to joining;
  • 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 (and have completed new student orientation requirements, if applicable) prior to the start of a recruitment or intake process;
  • Individual organizations may have policies requiring a higher GPA or hour completion for membership.
  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 or send an anonymous text to 205-TXT2SMU.

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