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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities have been a part of campus life at Saint Louis University since the early 1900s. Membership has grown steadily, and today more than 1,800 men and women belong to over 25 different chapters. More than just social groups, fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that seek to develop the whole person.

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SLU’s home for Fraternity and Sorority Life is DeMattias Hall, an FSL Residence Hall that provides a great opportunity for sorority and fraternity members to live together on campus. DeMattias Hall houses more than 200 students who are members of fraternity or sorority organizations. It is also home to a residence life professional, campus minister and student staff.

Most chapters have a designated meeting room in the hall, which they use for committee meetings and storage.

DeMattias Hall

How to Join

SLU Fraternity and Sorority Life is represented by four governing councils that each have a different process for members to join.

Panhellenic Council (PHC): Sororities

The Panhellenic Council holds a Fall Primary Recruitment process that occurs over four days and is a mutual selection process. To avoid conflicts with classes, recruitment events are held in the evenings and on weekend days. 

Registration for Fall Primary Recruitment opens May 1 and closes September 3. A $40 registration fee is required for all participants.

Register for Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Interfraternity Council (IFC): Fraternities

The Interfraternity Council holds a formal recruitment at the beginning of each semester. Each chapter hosts events held both on and off campus to get to know potential new members. After getting to know potential members, chapters will invite people they are interested in having join to their final event and extend bids the following day.

IFC Fraternity Recruitment registration opens on May 1 and closes on September 13. There is a $20 registration fee to participate.

Register for IFC Fraternity Recruitment

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC): Fraternities and Sororities

The Multicultural Greek Council are cultural and identity-based fraternities and sororities. MGC represents a quickly growing part of SLU's Fraternity and Sorority Life community with expansion options for those interested. Currently, the Multicultural Greek Council represents South Asian interest groups, but welcomes new opportunities to support other SLU students' identities.

They conduct their membership selection or "membership intake process" independently and at different times. Chapters usually hold a formal interest meeting for prospective new members.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): Fraternities and Sororities

The National Pan-Hellenic Council are historically Black fraternities and sororities, also known as the "Divine 9."  NPHC organizations were founded with ties to the traditions and values of Black culture. While their values celebrate and support the Black experience, our NPHC organizations are inclusive to members of all identities. 

Most NPHC organizations require a standing college GPA and some require sophomore standing in order to apply for the intake process. In the fall semester, NPHC 101 is available for students interested in learning more.