Fraternities and Sororities

Live the Greek life without going to Greece

Don’t worry — it’s normal to not know what that Kappa or Pi or that triangle letter is.

There are ten fraternities and eight sororities at UBC, with thousands of students taking part in UBC’s Greek life. This makes up a small portion of the overall population of the university, but it is also the largest Greek system in Canada.

Joining Greek life is not for everyone. Members pay dues and may spend a significant amount of time on their organization. However, it is a rewarding experience for many who want to find a smaller community on campus, academic support, philanthropic involvement and networking opportunities.

Formal recruitment for sororities and formal rush for fraternities happens in September. There are also informal recruitment periods in the Spring, though not all chapters participate in these. The best way to figure out if the experience is right for you is to attend recruitment events and talk to members. It is completely normal for people to change their minds and drop out of the recruitment or rush process, so don’t feel pressured if you don’t like it! There is also a period of time before you are fully initiated into a sorority or fraternity where you are a “new member” and can drop out, hassle-free.

“Alpha Phi Omega is my favourite club, hands down. Chartered in December 2015, it was Canada’s first chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, and operates off of the principles of leadership, friendship and service. Many of the world’s greatest academics, politicians and leaders have been part of this organization. It is a great place to find different avenues of volunteering and service to the Vancouver community while making friends from UBC and around the world that you will cherish for a lifetime.”

— Daniel Lam

Sororities

  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

Sororities provide students an opportunity to make new friends, find new leadership roles and go to at least three keggers a week. Check out ubcsororities.com for more info.

Fraternities

  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Psi Upsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Zeta Psi

The fraternities fall under the Interfraternity Council, which is the governing body of all collegiate fraternities on campus. For more information, visit ubcifc.com.

Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity, along with the Engineering fraternity and sorority are considered separate from the “Greek Life” of UBC, but are still important to campus.

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