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Greek Life

Who knew you would ever have this many brothers or sisters?

Greek Life at Carolina eliminates the stereotypical notions of sororities and fraternities. The Greek community is as diverse as the student population itself. Beyond the traditional sororities and fraternities, UNC is home to many professional, academic, and services fraternities. Whether you choose to join a professional, service, academic or social fraternity or sorority, you will be contributing to a great legacy at Carolina.

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that are committed to community service, leadership, philanthropy, scholastic excellence and developing lasting bonds between the members of the organization. The Greek population comprises nearly 20% of the undergraduate population and allow students access to opportunities they would not find elsewhere.

Greek life gives students the chance to excel at Carolina. The all-fraternity and sorority GPA is consistently higher than the all-campus average, and collectively Greeks perform 35,000 hours of community service and raise over $400,000 for local and national philanthropies annually.

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement works with four Greek councils that serve as the governing boards of the ‘social’ sororities and fraternities: The Greek Alliance Council, which is home to 14 multicultural and interest-based fraternities and sororities; The Interfraternity Council, which is the governing body for 23 fraternities and is the largest men’s organization on campus; The National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is home to 8 historically African American fraternities and sororities; and The Panhellenic Association, which is the governing body of the 10 National Panhellenic sororities and one Associate Member Sorority at UNC and it is also the largest women’s group on campus.

The thing about Carolina Greek life is that if you want to join, there is a place for you. Organizations differ from pre-business and pre-pharmacy, to chemistry, service, music, and also the traditional social fraternities and sororities. While joining Greek life at Carolina can be a great way to build your own community, please know that this option is just one way. Our students take advantage of the countless opportunities here – through Greek life, other student organizations, residence communities, classes, and sports, just to name a few – to build a unique circle of friends who help create a home away from home.

For more information, please see Fraternity & Sorority Life.

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A student gets a hug as she arrives at the 2012 Carolina Kick Off