Friday, September 23, 2016



Hofstra University has had a rich, vibrant history of fraternities and sororities since 1936.  Our fraternities and sororities have become an integral part of our community, and members of these organizations have added positively to the fabric of student live and become active and engaged alumni.  Today, we recognize 27 social fraternities and sororities, listed below, who create a diverse, welcoming environment for our students.  These student leaders are engaged in community service, philanthropic efforts, and excel scholastically.

Last year, we were proud to welcome 272 new members into Fraternity and Sorority Life at Hofstra University with an average GPA of 3.24! Our students serve in roles like: Student Government Association President, Club Sports Athletes, Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Welcome Week Coordinators, and many more! We are so excited that your child is considering joining our ranks.  Please be aware, in order to be eligible for membership in a fraternity or sorority, students must be enrolled as a fulltime undergraduate students. We also require 12 credits and a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be enroll in recruitment.


We’re proud to recognize and support the following organizations:

Panhellenic Council
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Phi
Alpha Theta Beta
Delta Gamma
Delta Phi Epsilon
Phi Sigma Sigma
Sigma Delta Tau

 Multicultural Fraternity and Sorority Council
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Iota Nu Delta
Lambda Alpha Upsilon
Lambda Theta Alpha
MALIK Fraternity
Omega Phi Chi
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Iota Alpha
Sigma Gamma Rho

InterFraternity Council
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Delta Chi
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Kappa Theta
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Lambda Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Mu
Tau Epsilon Phi

            We know that New Member Education can be an exciting but intimidating time for both parents and students alike. If your child has decided to join a fraternity or sorority at Hofstra University, and you have questions about requirements, expectations, and the commitment of being Greek, please reach out to Sara Diem, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement, at sara.k.diem@hofstra.edu or call her directly at 516-463-6916. Hazing is both against Hofstra University policy as well as the state law. If you are concerned about your student being asked to participate in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a fraternity or sorority, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement at 516-463-6914 or Public Safety at 516-463-6606.
In addition, we would like to advise all students, parents, and guardians that there are groups that are not recognized by the University.  For your own well-being, you should not affiliate with any unrecognized Greek or other student organizations. Hofstra University does not advise or control the actions of any unrecognized groups.   Inactive and unrecognized Greek chapters are not permitted to recruit, hold events, or induct new members.  If you have any questions about whether a group is recognized or authorized to operate at the University please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement at OSLE@hofstra.edu or by phone at 516-463-6914.


Please be advised the known unrecognized groups are listed in the table below.
What They Call Themselves:
What They Used to Be:
Year removed:
Sigma Pi
Sigma Pi (Σπ)
March 2016
TEKE, TKE, Thuggish Kangaroos Everywhere
Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE)*
February 2016
Phi Ep
Phi Epsilon (ΦE)
April 2013
ZBT
October 2008
Tri Sig/Those Girls/Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
October 2008
DSP
Delta Sigma Phi (ΔΣΦ)
October 2008
Kappas
February 2007
*Suspended through Spring 2017.
You can find additional information about all of our recognized groups, as well as a calendar of events by visiting www.hofstra.edu/greeklife .  We are so thrilled to welcome you and your student to Hofstra University, and, hopefully, fraternity and sorority life!

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