Fraternities & Sororities have been an integral part of Duke University since 1872 (then known as Trinity College). Greek organizations at Duke are comprised of groups of individuals with various interests. They are bonded together by common goals and aspirations. These bonds are strengthened by honor, friendship, truth, knowledge, and character. Greek membership carries with it many benefits including leadership opportunities, academic support, an emphasis on service, and a bond of brotherhood or sisterhood.
Duke University recognizes that fraternities and sororities are an integral part of the campus community and can have a positive impact for members and non-members. The privilege of fraternities and sororities to exist as part of the University brings with it a high level of responsibility. To achieve mutual success for the University and its Greek organizations, there must be trust and shared responsibility. This success relies on the following commitments from the University, individual chapters, Governing Councils, national/international fraternal organizations, and student members.