Make a difference in your life and in the lives of others by joining a fraternity or sorority at Lindenwood.
The fraternity and sorority men and women of Lindenwood University are dedicated to leadership, service, friendship, and scholarship. By providing purposeful leadership training and academic support, we strive for excellence in all our activities. We are committed to providing life-long relationships through the use of philanthropy, community service, and social engagement.
Did you know?
- There are approximately nine million fraternity/sorority members in America (both students and alumni). That's 3% of the population.
- The fraternal community is the largest network of volunteers in the United States, with members donating over ten million hours of service and over $7 million raised annually.
- Approximately 70% of students involved in fraternities and sororities graduate, as opposed to the 50% graduation rate of those who do not affiliate.
- Fraternity and sorority members are significantly more engaged in their workplace and overall happier than students who were not affiliated.
- Forty-three of the 50 largest corporations are run by fraternity alumni.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon.
- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is a member of Phi Delta Theta.
- Civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Other Famous Alumni
- Michelle Obama (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.)
- Carrie Underwood (Sigma Sigma Sigma)
- Will Ferrell (Delta Tau Delta)
- Betty White (Alpha Gamma Delta)
- Paul Rudd (Sigma Nu)
- Oprah Winfrey (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.)
- Luke Bryan (Sigma Chi)
- Kate Spade (Kappa Kappa Gamma)
- Kristen Chenoweth (Gamma Phi Beta)
-- Statistics taken from The impact of Greek Organization membership on collegiate outcomes: Evidence from a National Survey (Routon and Walker, 2014) and Fraternities and Sororities: Understanding Life Outcomes (Gallup, Purdue University, National Panhellenic Conference, and the North American Interfraternity Council)
Academics are an important aspect of our fraternal community. By placing a strong emphasis on academics, we are able to encourage ourselves and others in our campus community to strive for better grades. We are able to achieve this through the use of tutoring and mentoring programs, hosting study nights, and various other academic opportunities. As a result, our members are more likely to be involved in academic honor societies on campus and achieve higher grades.
Service and Philanthropy
Our fraternal community prides itself on our commitment to making our community a better place through volunteering our time and by raising money. Each organization and each member is specifically involved in community service and philanthropic pursuits. By donating thousands of volunteer hours and raising thousands of dollars each year, we join together with our brothers and sisters across the country to make the largest network of volunteers in the country. Our members dedicate hard work and time to several causes, including the fight against cancer, aiding the homeless, assisting our veterans, and rebuilding our communities, to name a few.
Networking and Alumni Support
As one of the largest values-based groups on campus, we have one of the largest alumni networks in the country. Membership in a fraternity or sorority will provide you with countless networking opportunities on our campus and beyond graduation for friendship, career development, and emotional support. Our alumni are found all over the world and understand our shared experience. By utilizing this network while in college, you are able to begin building bridges for success after graduation.
While we encourage team spirit and shared values, we also stress the importance of the individual to succeed. Members of the fraternal community are not only leaders within their individual organizations, but also on campus through participation in organizations such as Campus Activities Board and the Lindenwood Student Government Association, to name a few. Becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority is the easiest way to get involved on campus and enhance your college experience outside of the classroom. By also providing opportunities for local and regional leadership, Lindenwood University fraternal students are often involved with several student organizations on campus. Their participation allows them to learn a variety of skills and expertise while keeping up with academic and professional endeavors.
As affiliated men and women, we understand that the first priority of any student is academics. However, we do understand that the collegiate experience also exists outside of the classroom. Social and recreational activities provide students with opportunities to meet a variety of people and cultivate life-long relationships. Events such as formals, collaborative philanthropic events, Greek Week, and group participation in campus programs provide our men and women with needed time to socialize and relax after classes.