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  • Why join a fraternity or sorority?

    Brotherhood and sisterhood is a unique benefit of Greek Life. Members of 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.

  • When can students participating in Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment move into the residence halls?

    Individuals participating in Sorority Recruitment who wish to arrive early must be pre-registered for the event. When registering for sorority recruitment, make sure you indicate on-campus housing.

  • 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 grade point averages are above both all men's and the 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. If a hazing incident is reported, the fraternity or sorority will face action from their respective Council's Judicial Board. Please click here for the University's full Hazing Policy.

  • How does Greek Life support their LGBTQ members?

    Greek Ally Unity is a student organization that works to create a culture of acceptance, representation, and inclusion for all members of the Greek community at the University of Miami, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. They aim to achieve this by facilitating coalitions, educational programs, and meaningful conversations surrounding LGBTQ issues in order to foster a welcoming environment between all fellow brothers and sisters.

  • What is the financial commitment associated with Greek Life?

    Each chapter charges its members dues to pay for all of their programs and materials as well as their obligations to their national or international office. Each chapter 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 residential fraternity houses belonging to 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 and the remaining Interfraternity Council fraternities have non-residential suites in the Panhellenic Building for chapter activities.

    For more information, please contact greeklife@miami.edu.

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