Greek Life Information

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Emily Bevolo
Greek Life Graduate Assistant 

Office of Student Involvement
& Leadership
Phone: 504-280-6351

The Greek community at the University of New Orleans is comprised of a diverse group of fraternities and sororities. Our sixteen organizations offer those who are interested in Greek membership the chance to find a group that matches their values and personalities.

Regardless of the fraternity or sorority you choose, membership in a Greek organization will enhance your collegiate experience. It is also likely to have a positive impact upon your life after college. A study by the Center for Advanced Social Research found that fraternity men and sorority women:

  • Have better grades than other students (that's true at UNO!)
  • Are more likely to finish college than other students
  • Tend to be more successful financially than other college graduates
  • Are more active in community activities after graduation

Greek Life at UNO Can Be Summed Up in Four Words

Counseling Services at the UNO University CenterFriendship

Going to college with 12,000 other students can be overwhelming at times. But joining a fraternity or sorority allows students to become a part of a smaller supportive network of friends. Greek organizations provide social activities including mixers, formals, step shows and other special events, but they also offer a family atmosphere and friendships that last a lifetime.

Career Center at the UNO University CenterService

Community service is an essential aspect of Greek life. Each fraternity and sorority was founded upon philanthropic ideals and therefore offers numerous opportunities for members to serve the community. Among other things, fraternity and sorority members tutor in local schools, organize blood drives, and raise money for the American Heart Association.

Student Health Services at the UNO University CenterLeadership

Fraternities and sororities provide a solid foundation in leadership training that prepares them for the demands and responsibilities they will face after college. Officers within each chapter manage the day-to-day operations of the chapter. In addition, most organizations have regional and national leadership conferences where students can learn a variety of leadership skills.

Student AffairsScholarship

Each fraternity and sorority emphasizes the importance of academics. Through high standards for membership to scholarships to tutoring programs, Greek organizations challenge their members to reach their full academic potential. Fraternity men and sorority women usually maintain a higher grade point average than non-affiliated students at UNO.

Dispelling the Myths: Facts about Greek Life at UNO

We're Smart! On average, the all-sorority and fraternity GPA consistently matches and often well exceeds the all-women's, men's and campus averages.

We're Diverse! Fraternities and sororities represent the rich diversity of most campus populations.

We're Responsible! Members who make commitments to themselves and their chapters prove to be among the university's most well respected students and most loyal alumni.

We Help Others! Fraternity and sorority members participate in countless hours of community service and contribute annually to charitable organizations.

We're Leaders! Greek men and women are involved in an array of campus activities, are often the most visible campus leaders, and are the most enthusiastic supporters of University events like Greek-wide events, intercollegiate and intramural sports.

We Don't Haze! Hazing is prohibited; it's against the law, and it is enforced... plain and simple! Educational seminars and presentations are given to members in meetings and forums that outline the definition and consequences of this illegal activity.

We're Affordable! Greek Life is an investment in your future. Chapters help members to plan, budget and afford to participate in Greek Life.

We're Not Rich! Greek members are in the same financial situation as the average UNO student. Men and women in sororities and fraternities maintain jobs and internships, receive financial aid, and obtain in-chapter scholarships to afford their college education.

We Network! Fraternity men and sorority women are afforded networking opportunities through Greek alumni for job assistance and advice, internship exposure and experience, and general direction when entering the work force.

We Have Fun! Sorority and fraternity members maintain a balance between the classroom and personal time. Events such as exchanges, date parties, retreats, formals, and parent weekends are just a few of the activities offered.