|Fraternities and Sororities|
UAB's seventeen Greek organizations provide limitless opportunities to develop important leadership skills as well as lifelong friendships. Active in nearly every aspect of campus life, UAB’s fraternities and sororities emphasize academic growth, the advantages of living and working in a group environment, and the benefits of serving the community. In fact, UAB Greek organizations donate thousands of dollars and hours to local and national charities every year.
UAB’s fraternities and sororities have different schedules and guidelines for accepting new members. For details on joining, visit the Student Leadership office or attend one of the information sessions held throughout the year. Hazing is strictly prohibited by all Greek organizations and UAB.
Visit the pages below to learn more about each fraternity and sorority on campus.
UAB Greek Life booklet
Delta Sigma Phi • Lambda Chi Alpha • Pi Kappa Phi • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Delta Phi Omega
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Alpha Kappa Alpha • Alpha Phi Alpha • Delta Sigma Theta • Kappa Alpha Psi • Omega Psi Phi • Phi Beta Sigma • Sigma Gamma Rho • Zeta Phi Beta
Alpha Gamma Delta • Alpha Omicron Pi • Alpha Xi Delta • Delta Gamma
Sororities and fraternities support a strong tradition of service to our UAB campus and Birmingham community. Every year chapter members donate thousands of dollars and, more importantly, thousands of hours to various charities. Each chapters focus on a national philanthropy, but all donate services to several local agencies. All sororities and fraternities participate in service opportunities that their respective councils provide. Chapter members are also involved in Alternative Spring Break trips, Summer Service Weekends, and our biannual Into the Streets day of service.
UAB’s fraternities and sororities take great pride in their level of scholastic achievement. The all-Greek grade point average exceeds the university all-undergraduate’s average. Chapters provide tutors, study programs, and other incentives to promote academic improvement. Additionally, time management skills of members improve as they work to attain desired scholastic goals while completing chapter responsibilities.
Greek members with outstanding academic achievement are eligible to become a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha and/or Order of Omega, which are both National Greek Honor Societies. In order to be a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha, Greek members must have at least junior standing and maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher. In order to be a member of Order of Omega, Greek members must be in the top 3% of the UAB Greek community and be involved student leaders on campus.
Membership in fraternities and sororities offers students many opportunities to develop their leadership potential. Our chapters not only provide training in the principles of leadership, they are laboratories in which these principles can be tested and applied. Members of Greek organization are also very involved in several other aspects of campus including the Leadership and Service Council, Ambassador Program and University Programs Council just to name a few. Having members branch out and join other student organizations or committees is expected of every chapter at UAB.
The skills and experience that you will acquire as a member of a fraternity or sorority at UAB will be useful not only during your time as a student at UAB. The very important lessons you will learn about leadership will stay with you as you pursue a career after college. It is no secret that many of our Nation’s leaders have been members of fraternities and sororities.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham sorority system provides a diverse selection of events to expose member to a wide variety of social programs. Formals, Homecoming, Greek Week, and chapter retreats all support the goal of bringing members together to develop the bonds of friendship. Development of values, traditions and honor contribute to the Greek commitment of social programs enabling personal development. All fraternities and sororities maintain a responsible social policy promoting high standards for careful planning of safe social activities. The cost for many social events is covered through membership dues. All social events are optional and the chapters understand academic commitments come first.