Fraternity & Sorority Life

Since the first fraternity was established on campus in 1854, F&M's fraternities and sororities have been part of our community, offering interested students additional opportunities for intellectual advancement, leader development, responsible citizenship and community building.

Spanning Generations

Dating back to 1854, Franklin & Marshall College's (F&M's) fraternity and sorority communities have a long-standing legacy of developing students holistically across their founding principles that foster leadership, service, scholarship, integrity, and friendship, and fostering lifelong friendships and generational affinities.

The Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) staff collaborates with and supports students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents by facilitating engaging educational, cultural, and leadership development programs.

Formally Recognized Chapters

F&M is proud to support several recognized sororities and fraternities.

Sororities

  • Chi Omega, Phi Lambda Chapter
    Est. 1987
  • Alpha Phi, Zeta Sigma Chapter
    Est. 1982; re-established April 6, 1987
  • Kappa Delta, Eta Lambda Chapter
    Est. May 3, 2008
  • Alpha Delta Pi, Theta Lambda Chapter
    Est. 2011
  • Alpha Xi Delta, Iota Psi Chapter
    Est. December 7,  2014
  • Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Lambda Gamma Chapter
    Est. September 2017
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma, Pi Zeta Chapter
    Est. March 3, 2019

Fraternities

  • Phi Kappa Sigma, Zeta Chapter
    Est. October 13, 1854
  • Phi Kappa Psi, Penn Eta Chapter
    Est. April 2, 1860
  • Zeta Beta Tau, Alpha Tau Chapter
    Est. 1931 - 1988; re-established January 2016
  • Chi Phi
    Re-established 2023

 

Fraternity & Sorority Councils at F&M

College Panhellenic Council

The College Panhellenic Council is the governing body for National Panhellenic Council sororities at F&M, with the mission of developing and maintaining women’s fraternity life and inter-fraternity relations through:

  • Considering the goals and ideals of member groups in supportive relation to student life;
  • Promoting superior scholarship and intellectual development; 
  • Cooperating with member women’s fraternities and the college administration in concern for and maintenance of high social and moral standards;
  • Complying with National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Unanimous Agreements, resolutions, and policies, and
  • Governing in accordance with rules established by the Panhellenic Council to not violate the sovereignty, rights, and privileges of member women's fraternities. 

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for and oversees the active fraternity chapters at F&M, with the Council's Board comprising an elected representative from each chapter representing each chapter.  The Council promotes our member fraternities’ shared interests and values of leadership, service, brotherhood, and scholarship while enabling fraternal organizations to thrive and grow through collaboration and teamwork, self-governance and accountability, and ethical, impactful leadership.