Fraternal Experience

For 190 years, fraternities and sororities on our campus have developed a deep heritage full of tradition, history, success and pride. This heritage benefits both our fraternity and sorority members and the broader university community. The founding of five social Greek-letter organizations here at the University has earned Miami University the nickname, “Mother of Fraternities.” Today, the University hosts more than 50 fraternity and sorority chapters. Each chapter is committed to five Community Principles: Scholarship and Learning, Service and Philanthropy, Leadership and Values, Community, and Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Approximately one third of Miami’s undergraduate student population are members of the fraternity and sorority community. Our members are involved in and are leaders of many University events, programs, and student organizations.

Fraternities and Sororities Provide an Environment Where:

  • The principles, values and ideals of each organizations’ rituals are encouraged on a daily basis
  • Personal health, well-being and safety are encouraged and promoted
  • Academic achievement of the individual and the group is valued and rewarded
  • The definition of what it means to be a member of a fraternity or sorority is inclusive of all Greeks at Miami
  • The non-discrimination policy of the University is supported and enhanced
  • The fraternity/sorority experiences enhances the quality of the undergraduate collegiate experience

"Being a part of a Greek organization is not just about the social life. It is also about service, philanthropy, and the relationships you create. But most importantly to me it’s about our commitment to excellence, especially when it comes to scholarship and learning."

–Jackie Sherrick (Zeta Tau Alpha)