About Our Community

2023 Panhellenic Council
2023 OFSP

Joining a fraternity or sorority at Tulane is a unique experience in which diverse individuals come together to create a special bond; it is a community that stretches across the nation and over many years of tradition. It offers academic support, genuine brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership and philanthropic opportunities, lasting friendships and so much more.

For many students, joining a fraternity or sorority helps one become part of a smaller community within the greater Tulane community. Being able to walk around campus and recognize smiling faces helps to create a special college experience that will never be forgotten.


The mission of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs is to enrich the capacities of members of the fraternity and sorority community through opportunities and experiences that develop and maintain the values of friendship, leadership, scholarship, service & philanthropy, and social responsibility. 


In support of its mission, the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Programs is dedicated to principles that provide direction for the Greek Community:

  • Promoting the intellectual, social, and moral development of students;
  • Developing leadership, interpersonal, and social skills;
  • Promoting student involvement in co-curricular activities and community service projects;
  • Enriching the collegiate experience through educational and restorative programs;
  • Educating the community on social accountability; and
  • Expanding the knowledge and awareness of global citizenship.
  • Friendship: Most students seek Greek affiliation as a way to meet people and develop lifelong friendships. Through brotherhood and sisterhood retreats, social events, and a variety of other chapter activities, students are able to build a close network of brothers and sisters to share in their collegiate experience. 
  • Leadership: Joining a fraternity or sorority is about more than just the social opportunities and relationships. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Program also hosts different events throughout the year to encourage members to focus on their own personal, professional, and leadership development.
  • Scholarship: Fraternity and sorority members at Tulane have consistently achieved higher grade point averages and graduate at a significantly higher rate than non-Greek students. Individual chapters and the councils have scholarship chairs and academic programming to help members succeed in the classroom. Chapters encourage members to utilize available resources, such as one-on-one, drop-in, and online peer tutoring and one-on-one and drop-in peer writing and communications tutoring.
  • Service & Philanthropy: Members are encouraged to give back to the Tulane and greater New Orleans communities through service initiatives, which may be organized by the office, the governing council, and individual chapters. Our chapters support a variety of causes including breast cancer awareness and research, sexual assault prevention and awareness, local food banks, women’s empowerment issues, access to education, juvenile diabetes research, safe and affordable housing, the local children’s hospital, and so much more.
  • Social Responsibility: Joining a fraternity or sorority is about more than just the social opportunities and relationships. Chapters are reminded of the importance of social responsibility and how an organization is responsible for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the greater community.
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