The University of Arizona has a tradition of Fraternities and Sororities older than "Bear Down" and we are excited at the possibility of sharing it with you!
Points to Consider
Joining a sorority or fraternity requires making an educated decision about the organization of which you will be a life-long member. Please utilize chapter and national websites, as well as asking the following questions of chapter leaders and individual members
- What are the financial obligations for membership?
- How will membership in this organization benefit me? Personally? Academically?
- What leadership opportunities are available for me in this organization?
- In what community service activities does your chapter participate?
- Will I be required to live in the chapter house (if applicable) as a member?
- What were some of your organization's greatest accomplishments of the past year?
- In what other organizations are your members involved? What leadership positions do they hold in other organizations?
- What type of regular social activities does your chapter hold?
- What is your chapter’s GPA requirement?
- What is the recruitment/intake or new member education process like?
- What is this organization looking for in an ideal member?
Why Join a Fraternity or Sorority?
Academic excellence is a vital aspect of fraternity and sorority membership at the University of Arizona. Scholastic standards are important for each chapter and the community as a whole. Programming, incentives, recognition and ongoing support help fraternity and sorority members achieve academic success. Academic achievement is the reason students are at the University of Arizona: fraternities and sororities are designed to help their members meet that goal.
Strong Foundations. Future Leaders. This is the UA fraternity and sorority way. Developing leaders today for life after college is an important part of Greek involvement. Fraternity and sorority members participate in a variety of programs that provide leadership development. There are many ways to be a leader in UA’s Greek community, including chapter or council officer positions, national or regional leadership conferences, campus-based leadership opportunities and committee involvement.
Giving back to the local, national, and global community is a key component of the fraternity and sorority experience. Members are provided with opportunities to participate in hands-on volunteer work and implement philanthropic events to raise money for charitable causes. The opportunities ensure that fraternity and sorority members will have an impact on their community and develop lifelong habits of giving back.
Joining a fraternity or sorority is about building lifelong relationships that extend beyond ordinary friendships. Bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are formed within an organization and provide Fraternity and Sorority members with a home away from home, mentorship, career networking and a sense of community at a large university. Fraternity and sorority members enjoy lifelong connections that can provide support and celebration in life’s significant moments.
With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in any of the above mentioned programs or events such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, etc. please contact: Fraternity and Sorority Programs at
The University of Arizona is committed to fostering a learning, working, and living environment free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment. The University’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. Fraternities and sororities do not discriminate in membership selection practices on any basis prohibited by law or policy, except for the exemption on the basis of sex granted under Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 for social fraternities/sororities.