Since 1881, Fraternity & Sorority Life has been a part of the University of New Hampshire. Today, UNH Greeks comprise 10% of the student body with over 2000 members active in our recognized chapters. Becoming a member of our community not only fosters growth during one’s undergraduate experience, but it also creates a solemn commitment to membership and a lifelong dedication to the ideals and principles of each sorority, fraternity, and the entire community.
While various styles of recruitment exist, our community is continually looking to bring the new members that align themselves with the values of our chapters. To find out more information, please visit the respective recruitment pages of each council.
Why Go Greek?
UNH Fraternity & Sorority Life means LEADERSHIP. Membership in any of the recognized Greek Organizations on campus offers students endless opportunities to develop their leadership potential and become a leader within the community. With opportunities ranging from within your own chapter to becoming leaders on the Greek Executive Boards that govern the Greek community; the opportunities for future development and growth are endless. Further leadership opportunities rest outside of the Greek community and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life promotes involvement in such organizations.
UNH Fraternity & Sorority Life means ACADEMIC SUPPORT & ACHIEVEMENT. A major goal of Fraternity & Sorority Life at UNH is to assist each member in achieving their full academic potential. Assistance is always available from the University to help you achieve your goals in the forms of academic support programs, established study sessions, tutoring programs and workshops, and grade point requirements.
UNH Fraternity & Sorority Life means BROTHERHOOD/SISTERHOOD. In a 12,000+ student community, going Greek enables students to make this large campus just that much smaller and give them a place to be comfortable and at home. Lifelong bonds and friendships are created, and a sense of family is forged in a sometime overwhelming environment.
UNH Fraternity & Sorority Life means INVOLVEMENT. UNH Greeks are actively involved in over 90 other student organizations on campus and are avid representatives of the community that we live in. We have intramural sports teams that take home championships, and members who partake in Student Senate. It’s hard to not get involved in a community like this.
UNH Fraternity & Sorority Life means PHILANTHROPY & SERVICE. Community service and philanthropy are the most important aspects of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Every year we raise thousands of dollars for local and national charities for everything ranging from the Durham Public Library to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Service is valued so highly because it builds character by giving back to the community in which we exist.