“Going Greek” is an enormously positive experience for a majority of eligible Dartmouth students. Many members of the sophomore class will participate in the fraternity and sorority recruitment process on campus. The relationships developed within fraternal organizations can be a meaningful and rewarding experience both during college and after. Therefore, the decision to join should be made thoughtfully and with an individual’s values in mind in order to make a choice that suits your hopes and aspirations.
Since 1842 fraternity and sorority life has been an exciting and important part of the Dartmouth College experience. Dartmouth College partners with Greek letter organizations through our “recognition” process. As a recognized group, organizations have unanimously agreed to uphold six principles through their activities, programs, and philosophies. These principles are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Inclusiveness and Accountability.
The Greek letter community is diverse with both local and nationally affiliated organizations representing the National Panhellenic Conference, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the National Association of Latino/a Fraternal Organizations. There are 30 Greek organizations: 3 coed organizations, 17 fraternities, and 10 sororities.