The Fraternity and Sorority community has been active at the University of New Hampshire and its predecessors since 1881 with the founding of Q.T.V. fraternity at New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Currently, UNH Fraternity and Sorority members represent 9.5% of the campus with over 1300 students as current members in the seven recognized sororities, twelve fraternities and one co-educational society.

Chapter New Member Form

Greek Honor Society

Member chapters of the Interfraternity Council

Member chapters of the Panhellenic Council

Associate chapters of the Panhellenic Council:

We strongly discourage student participation in these unrecognized groups, as the university does not provide any form of support, oversight and advisement for their members. Also, since these groups often lack national affiliation, they may not have liability insurance, or oversight policies for risk management, hazing or sexual harassment. Therefore if one of these chapters would experience a civil lawsuit, a member of that group might be held directly liable by a complainant, exposing himself/herself and their family members to unneeded risk. Furthermore, many times national organizations of these unrecognized groups choose not to acknowledge the University's concerns or to take action against their chapters.

Students who choose to become members of these unrecognized groups may not obtain all of the benefits available to those who join a recognized fraternity or sorority. Benefits of joining a recognized fraternity or sorority include:

  1. Interaction with the other members of the UNH Fraternity and Sorority community, consisting of over 1000 students and 18 chapters.
  2. Use of UNH facilities for meetings and events.
  3. Programming and leadership development training from the UNH Office of Student Involvement & Leadership (OSIL).
  4. Involvement in the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Council, and the United Greek Association.
  5. Involvement in UNH community-wide events including Jukebox, University Day, and Greek Week.
  6. Involvement with student support programs, including the Alumni Center, Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), and the Center for Academic Resources.
  7. Involvement in UNH Greek Awards program and Greek Performance and Evaluation Program (GPEP).
  8. Support from the MUB and Fraternity & Sorority Life staff.

If you are recruited by or have questions about unrecognized groups, please feel free to contact Jamie Silverstein at the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. This office is your best source for accurate information about any aspect of Fraternity & Sorority Life at UNH.

The above information was adapted from similar information at the University of Delaware and the George Washington University.