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Fraternity & Sorority Life

 

Fraternity and sorority life at Carolina dates back to 1851, when our first men's fraternity was founded. Today, 59 diverse chapters with over 3,900 members enjoy the experience of membership. We have large chapters, some with close to 200 members, and small chapters, with less than 10 members. We have 30 groups who own and operate recognized off-campus houses, and we have almost as many who do not live in any formal residence but share the same bonds of brother and sisterhood. Collectively, Greeks perform 22,000 hours of community service and raise over $500,000 for local and national philanthropies annually. Carolina Greeks are involved in scholarly  research, Student Government Association, the Honor Court, and Varsity and club sports, and serve as orientation leaders, residence assistants, and writers for the Daily Tar Heel. We have Morehead-Cain, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Luce scholarship recipients. With over 150 years of tradition, it is great to be Greek at UNC.

Some important dates in Carolina Fraternity & Sorority History:

1851
The first IFC Fraternity founded on the UNC Campus
1861
Most fraternities disband due to the Civil War
1885
University officially recognizes fraternities and sororities
1917
Admission of undergraduate women to Carolina
1923
The first Panhellenic sorority was chartered at Carolina
1973
The first NPHC organization was chartered at Carolina
1994
The first GAC organization was chartered at Carolina
2000
The Greek Alliance Council was created at Carolina