University of Vermont

Greek Life

About UVM FSL

The University of Vermont Fraternity & Sorority Community will set the standard for developing lifelong leaders with the ability to collaborate and advocate for justice; contributing to postive change locally, regionally and nationally.

For over 175 years, the University of Vermont's fraternities and sororities have played an active role on campus. To this day, UVM's Fraternity & Sorority Life continues to provide endless opportunities in an environment that enhances learning experiences contributing to the development of citizenship, intellect, leadership and life-long friendships. The opportunity to become actively involved as a member of a fraternity or sorority can be among the most rewarding collegiate experiences, one that will last a lifetime.

Many members are also leaders on campus in a wide range of student organizations and on athletic teams. Fraternities and sororities contribute significant amounts of time working with and raising funds for local and national community service organizations and agencies.

Currently there are 15 recognized fraternal organizations (9 fraternities and 6 sororities) with approximately 800 members (approximately 8% of the undergraduate student population). Fraternities and sororities can extend an invitation to join any time of year, however, most members join during peak recruitment, which takes place during the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Throughout recruitment you will have opportunities to ask fraternity and sorority members questions about how each chapter will contribute to your experience at UVM.

DIVERSITY INITIATIVE AWARD

In 2012 and 2009 the University of Vermont Greek Community was selected as the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors recipient of the DIVERSITY INITIATIVE AWARD. 

About the Diversity Initiative Award 
Established in 1994, this award is presented to an individual, institution or organization that has contributed significantly to the development of multicultural relations or diversity education in a college or university fraternity/sorority community. Criteria for this award include Affiliate, Associate, Graduate or Professional membership in AFA or institutions/organizations with at least one eligible AFA member and significant involvement in diversity issues.

Detailed information should be included in the letter of nomination regarding the diversity initiatives implemented. 

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