Fraternity & Sorority Life at Trinity University serves as a home-away-from-home for about 24 percent of the undergraduate student population. Being in a fraternity or sorority at Trinity provides opportunities for leadership development, alumni networking, service to the Trinity and San Antonio communities, and creating lifelong friendships.
Unlike most fraternity & sorority communities, all six fraternities and seven sororities are local. That is, these groups were started at Trinity by Trinity students. The fraternity & sorority community has a rich history at Trinity, with some groups dating back over 75 years ago while others have recently joined the community in the past five years.
The Greek community is self-governed with Greek Council serving as the governing body for all of the social fraternities and sororities. There are several student-run sub-committees of Greek Council that oversee many aspects of Greek Life: Recruitment, New Member Orientation, Standards of Excellence, Judicial, Service, and Campus-wide Programming.
Unlike many institutions, Trinity's sororities and fraternities do not accept new members until the spring semester. Additionally, formal recruitment does not start until mid-September. We want our students to acclimate themselves to Trinity's academic environment before taking on the responsibilities of membership.
There are recruitment events throughout the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester. Typically fraternities and sororities each host two formal parties in the fall and one formal party in the spring. In addition to the large recruitment events, there are a number of informal events put on by each of the fraternities and sororities so that potential new members have an opportunity to meet the current members in the organizations. Although participation in fall rush is not a requirement to join a fraternity or sorority, we highly encourage potential new members to find out as much as possible about each organization so that the student can find his or her best fit.
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