Fraternity and Sorority Life

Today, Western's growing Fraternity and Sorority Life community includes 34 chapters across 5 councils, providing numerous incredible opportunities to make your mark on your campus and get involved in your communities. Over 1000 students are involved in fraternities and sororities, not only for the relationships they build, but also for the personal and professional growth experienced by members of these organizations. Each of our organizations is founded on a set of shared ideals: academic growth and achievement, leadership development, service to community, and building positive, long-term relationships. Members of fraternities and sororities have the chance to socialize with each other, raise money for local and national philanthropic causes and organizations, volunteer their time and talent in their communities, network with members across the country (and the world!), and bring their own organization to new heights by serving on committees and holding leadership positions, both on the chapter and council level.

For more information about Western's fraternity and sorority community, please reach out to Eva Hughes (Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life), Jocelyn Medina (Graduate Assistant), or Rodney Coleman-Robinson (Special Assistant Intern). You can also learn more about the history of this community here.


For specific information on how to join a fraternity or sorority, please visit our recruitment page.

Want to learn more, or just curious about our organizations? Fraternity and Sorority Life will be sponsoring a program during Fall Welcome, where you can learn more about how important social connection is to your well-being as well as hear from some current members on how the relationships within their chapters have impacted them. More information on each of our councils will be available at this event as well!

Many of our chapters and councils will also be in attendance at Bronco Bash. Come find us!

Video of Fall 2023 Panhellenic Recruitment Video


Students have the opportunity to seek membership in over 30 organizations. Learn how to join a fraternity or sorority at Western Michigan University by attending programs during Summer Orientation, Fall Welcome Week, or Bronco Bash.


Western Michigan University is currently home to 34 organizations that make up our fraternities and sororities. These organizations are under umbrella organizations referred to as “councils” – Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, United Greek Council, and the College Panhellenic Council.

Fraternity & Sorority Life History

Fraternities and sororities have been a key part of campus life across the nation since their inception in the late 1700s at the College of William & Mary. Greek-letter organizations (GLOs) were created as a way for students to find a "home away from home" during their college years, and are rooted in friendship, service to their communities, loyalty, and scholarship.