Greetings and Welcome to Fraternity and Sorority Life at American University!

Our community is comprised of fraternity men and sorority women dedicated to a lifetime bond of brotherhood and sisterhood. Our organizations offer the opportunity for men and women to grow as individuals, while experiencing safe and healthy social, philanthropic and academic endeavors.

Fraternity & Sorority Life provides you the following:

  • opportunities for service to the community
  • leadership skills
  • high academic standards for their members
  • a unique and diverse opportunity to seek an experience that will enhance your college career and life beyond your undergraduate experience.

Fraternity & Sorority Community Statistics: (SP2013)

    1753 Current members
    3.30 Spring 2013 Community GPA
    36 Recognized Organizations
    3 Colonies / New organizations

As part of Student Activities, our staff serves as advisors, mentors and educators, providing the foundation for student engagement, leadership development and student-initiated programming in a challenging environment which promotes personal, social, and intellectual growth. 



Beta Theta Pi 68 Founding Fathers!

Beta Theta Pi is off to a great start at American University! The colony has inducted 68 Founding Fathers, making Beta the largest fraternity on campus. Ranging from freshmen to juniors, the diverse group of men come from all over the world – some from as far away as Northern Italy, Mexico and Dominica.

Beta’s Founding Fathers are eager to join the fraternity and sorority community and challenge the stereotypes of Greek life. The Beta colony is supported by a strong advisory team which is comprised of Beta alumni, Friends of Beta and AU faculty. There is no doubt that Beta will quickly become a strong, successful brotherhood on campus.

In the coming weeks, the colony will elect an executive board and committee chairmen. It is a really exciting moment for the men as they begin to create lifelong friendships, start a strong fraternity, and leave a lasting legacy at American University.


Alpha Xi Delta Bids 81 New Members!
Alpha Xi Delta is the newest sorority to join the Greek community at American University! Sarah Kawesowatana, Alpha Xi Delta’s Educational Leadership Consultant, arrived on campus earlier this spring to conduct a successful colonization. After tabling on campus; meeting with fraternities, sororities and other campus organizations; and hosting a variety of recruitment events, Alpha Xi Delta welcomed new members and celebrated Bid Day on February 1.

Since Bid Day, our 81 colony women have been busy immersing themselves into Greek life at American University. Alpha Xi Delta helped Phi Mu with their candy gram fundraiser, decorated window letters with Sigma Delta Tau and they are currently participating in Sigma Chi’s Derby Days. The colony will officially be installed in April, making them the 123rd active link in the women’s Fraternity and designating them as the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta.