Sorority & Fraternity Life - The University of Tulsa

 

The University of Tulsa is home to 7 national fraternities and 9 national sororities. These organizations represent the North American Interfraternity Conference, Independent Greek Council, National Panhellenic Conference, and National Pan-Hellenic Council, which govern the chapters at a national level. Over 24% of the TU population is part of the Greek community, allowing for an enriching environment full of unique opportunities and personal growth.

The Four Pillars of Sorority & Fraternity Life

Scholarship

Academics are the main priority of for all TU students, and helping members succeed in their academic career is a primary objective for any Greek organization. Each organization has its own academic support system to encourage growth and scholarship within members, which includes organized study hours, tutoring, educational incentives, and major mentors.

Fraternity and sorority grades are consistently higher than non-affiliated students. For example, the Fall 2021 All-Undergraduate average was 3.14 while the All-Greek average was 3.23.

Service

Chapters are active in their service and philanthropic efforts throughout the year. Each chapter works to support a local or national philanthropy through fundraising and/or volunteering. Some of their philanthropies include Make-A-Wish, the Little Lighthouse, CASA, The Girl Scouts of the USA, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In the 2021-22 academic year, our organizations dedicated an accumulated 4,324 service hours, hosted a combined 58 philanthropic events, and raised $73,987 in charitable donations.

Leadership

The University of Tulsa is home to a wide variety of organizations and the TU Greek community is committed to building leadership skills and development within its members by encouraging participation within those organizations. Greeks have strong representation ins Student Association, University Ambassadors, and a number of other groups. In addition to these experiences, there are many opportunities to lead within a single Greek organization or within the Greek community.

Friendship

Friendship is the aspect of a Greek organization that will last a lifetime. The bonds that are shared between members of Greek organizations are more than friendship, it is an understanding that each member has taken a vow to uphold the foundations and values of the organizations. Being a member of a fraternity or sorority provides close friendships and a large support network during college.