FAQs

Why join a fraternity or sorority?

Brotherhood and sisterhood is a unique benefit of Greek Life. Members of a fraternities and sororities create bonds that last a lifetime. In addition, the tenets of fraternity and sorority life include scholarship, leadership, social development, community service, time management, participation in the university's activities, and an opportunity for involvement after college as fraternity and sorority membership is lifelong.

Will Greek Life interfere with academic life?

One of the primary purposes of Greek Life is to enhance scholastic achievements. At the University of Miami, fraternity and sorority averages are both above the all men's and all women's campus averages. Fraternities and sororities have international requirements for academics including programs and study sessions. The Greek community holds programs to promote, recognize, and enhance scholastics.

What is the University's policy on hazing?

The University does not allow hazing of any kind. Please click here for the University's Hazing Policy. If a hazing incident is reported, the fraternity or sorority will face action from their respective Council's Judicial Board.

What is the financial committment associated with Greek Life?

Each chapter charges their members dues. These dues pay for all of their programs and materials as well as their obligations to the inter/national office. Each has a different cost, but dues range from $300-$1,000 a semester. While there is a financial obligation, chapters do create payment plans for members needing special consideration.

Is there Greek housing?

On UM's campus, there are seven fraternity houses. The fraternity's with houses are Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, and Zeta Beta Tau. The eight Panhellenic Association sororities have suites in the Panhellenic Building for meetings. The remaining Interfraternity Council fraternities also have suites in the Panhellenic building. No one lives in the Panhellenic Building.