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Greek Life is one of the most enriching, long-lasting and fun-filled opportunities your son or daughter can take advantage of during their years at the University of Memphis. Greek Life at the University of Memphis is much more than a social community; it offers students a chance to succeed as a student, grow as a leader, and give back to the community through community service and philanthropic fundraising.

Fraternities and sororities are an integral part of student life at Memphis, and they contribute much to the University. Greek members are visible throughout the campus, holding membership and leadership positions in campus organizations that range from departmental clubs to the highest honor societies. Perhaps the greatest benefits of joining the Greek community are the diverse and lasting social networks, academic support, and positive group experiences.

We are proud to host 27 national sororities and fraternities from the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and the National Panhellenic Conference. Since 1947, Greek Life has been enriching the lives of thousands of University of Memphis students and providing a home-away-from-home during their college years. A professional staff assists our Greek chapters and students in all areas of operation, chapter programming, academic and leadership development, community outreach, risk management and housing.





What is the best part of Greek life at Memphis?

"The best part of Greek Life at Memphis is that it is not what I thought Greek Life was going to be. I was the guy in high school that vowed to never join a fraternity, but the chapters here at the U of M are different. Chapters are focusing on member development and concerning themselves with making better men. It is the ultimate way to make the college experience, but to better yourself in a positive way at the same time."

Derek Miller, Senior
Interfraternity Council
Criminology/Criminal Justice Major

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