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Fraternities and Sororities - RITpedia

Fraternities and Sororities play an important role in RIT student life.

Fraternity and sorority flags
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life hangs flags of the many social fraternities and sororities with chapters at RIT in the Student Alumni Union.

Social fraternities and sororities

Social fraternities and sororities constitute the vast majority of fraternities and sororities operating at RIT. Collectively referred to as "the Greeks", the members of these organizations make up about 5-7% of the student body annually. Social greek organizations represented in Student Government by the Greek Senator and is and supported by the staff of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.Greek Life at RIT is comprised of the College Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council.

Interfraternity Council

Multicultural Greek Council

College Panhellenic Council


Greek Senator

Term Greek Senator Organization
2014-2015 Peter Ryan, Jr. Sigma Chi
2013-2014 Jonathan Diaz Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.
2013-Spring Ricardo Louis Kappa Delta Rho
2012-Fall Cory Sweet Sigma Chi
2011-2012 Taylor Deer Phi Kappa Psi

Professional fraternities

Professional fraternities are among the oldest student organizations at RIT, but are relatively few in number. Unlike social fraternities and sororities, professional fraternities accept both male and female members, generally have a particular academic or professional focus, and members do not formally live together.

Professional fraternities are not considered Greek Life and with the exception of Alpha Phi Omega not recognized through the Student Government hierarchy.





Honor societies

In addition to social and professional fraternities, RIT also recognizes a number of honor societies for students who excel academically in particular fields: