Sorority and Fraternity Life

Sororities and fraternities have played an important role for undergraduate students at Washington University in St. Louis for more than 100 years.

About 1,000 students are members of a sorority or fraternity, making up approximately 15 percent of the undergraduate student population. We currently have 29 recognized chapters: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc., (NALFO), 12 Interfraternity Council (IFC) Chapters, two campus-based and seven city-wide National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters, and seven Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) Chapters.

The advising, programs, and resources offered by Campus Life for sorority and fraternity members will place intentional focus on our Sorority and Fraternity Life SFL community’s six guiding values: well-being, belonging, social justice, responsibility, self-governance, and personal growth. In addition, we challenge and guide our chapters continually pursue these values in all they do.


The active pursuit of emotional, mental and physical wellness.


Sisterhood or brotherhood on the basis of shared values, ritual and tradition, and experiences.

Social Justice

Comprehensive understanding of power, privilege, and oppression, with a commitment to action.


The ownership of the sorority or fraternity membership experience in all its facets.


The ability to independently exercise all of the necessary functions of accountability.

Personal Growth

The ongoing development of individual members rooted in the cultivation of skills such as leadership, empathy, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.

Learn more about the four FSL entities at WashU


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Questions? Contact James McLendon, Assistant Director for Campus Life.