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Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at Trinity University serves as a home-away-from-home for about 25% of the undergraduate student population. Fraternity & Sorority Life at Trinity provides students with opportunities for leadership development, alumni networking, service within the Trinity and San Antonio communities, and lifelong friendships.

Unlike most fraternity & sorority communities, all six fraternities and seven sororities are local. These groups were started at Trinity by Trinity students. The fraternity & sorority community has a rich history at Trinity, with some groups dating back over 75 years.

Recruitment officially kicks off for fraternities and sororities on Friday, September 7th.  Interested students should plan to attend Greek 101 at 3:00 p.m. in Northrup 040, immediately followed by Official Kick-Off on the Coates Esplanade.  At this event, students will meet members from each organization and have the opportunity to sign up for our Master Recruiting Lists.  Through this list, students will receive invitations throughout the semester to attend specific organizational events and programs.  Also, any student interested in potentially receiving a bid in the spring MUST be on the Master List by January 1, 2019.

The Greek community is self-governed with Greek Council serving as the governing body for all social fraternities and sororities. There are several student-run sub-committees of Greek Council that oversee many aspects of Greek Life: Greek Life Unity Nights, Alumni Leadership & Lunch series, the Alumni Weekend Greek Carnival, community-wide service projects, creation of the University Safer Parties Initiative (SPIn), and more.  Sub-committees are an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills in a real-world, tangible context.   

Formed from the rich history of each individual organization, the Greek Alumni Advisory Council (GAAC) was formed in 2009-2010 to promote, maintain, and sustain the well-being of the Greek community at Trinity University. GAAC works closely with the Trinity University Alumni Association (primarily through the National Alumni Board Fraternity and Sorority Committee) to foster a close-knit environment for all Greek members.