Fraternity and Sorority Life
We oversee the fraternity and sorority program at Tufts. With 15 organizations and over 800 students affiliated, Fraternity and Sorority Life is a vibrant part of Tufts campus.
Fraternities and sororities have been a tradition at Tufts University for 159 years. The first organization was established in 1855, and the fraternity and sorority tradition is strongly woven into the fabric of the university, continuously growing and changing to meet the needs of today's collegiate student population.
Tufts is proud to be the home of 15 fraternities and sororities, including 8 men's fraternities, 5 women's sororities, and 1 co-ed fraternity. This includes 13 social organizations and 2 culturally-based organizations. Of the chapters on campus, 3 are local organizations that exist only on Tufts campus and 12 belong to inter/national organizations.
Fraternities and sororities are very active on campus. Approximately 24 percent of the undergraduate student population is affiliated. Membership enhances opportunities to meet new people, achieve academically, hone leadership skills and serve the broader community through philanthropic and service opportunities. Alumni networking and mentoring also illustrate the benefits of lifelong membership and giving back to the next generation of Tufts students.
Fraternities and sororities at Tufts are founded on the pillars of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Brotherhood and Sisterhood. All of the activities that they do promote these tenets as they strive to make the Tufts and Medford communities better through their efforts.