Greek Life

Welcome to Willamette University Greek Life

Willamette University has a rich and proud history; for many years, Greek organizations have shared and contributed to this history. Social clubs and societies began developing as early as the 1850's. Local fraternities and sororities formed in the 1920's. Following World War II, President G. Herbert Smith invited national fraternities and sororities to affiliate with the local Greek organizations at Willamette. Currently, Willamette University hosts three nationally affiliated sororities (Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi), and four nationally affiliated fraternities (Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Chi). Willamette University is committed to fostering an excellent Greek community. Membership in a fraternity or sorority should be a rewarding experience, both educationally and personally, for students. 

We are pleased to have two new Greek organizations joining the Willamette community during the next academic year.  Beta Theta Pi Fraternity will reorganize their Gamma Sigma chapter during the Fall 2014 semester and Alpha Phi Fraternity (sorority) will reorganize their Gamma Tau chapter during Spring 2015.  Welcome back!

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