Topics: Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement works with student members of UNC's 56 fraternities and sororities and those living in off-campus housing. The staff provides advising, support, training, resources, programs and services, maintains communications with faculty and alumni advisors and parents, works closely with national organizations and governing bodies, organizes leadership retreats and workshops, supports the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognizes positive achievements of individuals and organizations.

Anticipation and Elation: Bid Day 2017


For the third year is a row, audio director Cole del Charco rushed sororities to get a taste of Greek life and the emotions surrounding Bid Day — when potential new members find out what sorority they've been accepted to and run with their new sisters to the sorority house.

UNC sorority recruitment postponed due to stomach virus

Aaron Bachenheimer, director of fraternity and sorority life and community involvement at UNC, said there is currently no answer as to when sorority recruitment will resume, and they are determining a plan to decide how and when to move forward.

Greek life stereotypes fail to show organizations' charity work

While Greek life on UNC's campus is omnipresent and marked by stereotypes, its reputation doesn't center around its charity work. 

‘It’s On Us’ opens conversation on sexual assault


The UNC Greek community came together Wednesday night to raise awareness about sexual assault through their event “It’s On Us.”

Alpha Chi Omega's national organization moves to accept transgender women


In a video message from Alpha Chi Omega’s national president, Angela Harris, announced on Feb. 17 that collegiate chapters nationwide will now accept transgender women.

Anonymous reporting and a culture of silence: Why so few hazing reports result in sanctions

Few hazing reports against Greek organizations result in disciplinary action for the offending group, according to information collected by the University.

Records: Hazing violations surround 2012 death of Chi Phi pledge David Shannon


More than four years after the death of Chi Phi Fraternity pledge David Shannon, records recently released to The Daily Tar Heel provide a clearer picture of fraternity misconduct around the time of his death.

Gender, social policies at sorority houses vary across campuses


In February 2015, then-N.C. State University student Kelly Elder wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post critiquing her sorority’s rules against allowing men inside members’ rooms.

Fraternities consider impact of social probation exceptions


When sanctions for fraternities in UNC’s Interfraternity Council are decided by the IFC’s own Greek Judicial Board, the punishments tend to come with exceptions.

Historic property now belongs to Alpha Phi sorority


UNC’s chapter of Alpha Phi sorority, which recruited its first members in fall 2015, now has property at 219 E. Rosemary St.

Cole got a bid — Twitter feed of bid day 2016

On Wednesday, Daily Tar Heel reporter Cole del Charco experienced Bid Day 2016 up close. He went through the whole process from getting envelopes to parties at sorority houses. He live tweeted the entire event. 

Rocking Beta brothers seek to break the mold


Students looking for local music don't have to go any further than Left On Franklin.

Kansas State lawsuit sparks conversation about off-campus sexual assault

The effects of two Kansas State University students’ sexual assault lawsuits are stretching nationwide — reigniting issues of sexual assault in Greek life.

Greek groups host discussion about sexual assault at "It's On Us"


Hundreds stood outside of the Campus Y Thursday as Lauren Debski recalled her experience of sexual assault.

Fraternities and sororities team up to combat sexual assault at UNC

Greek organizations are bringing the national “It’s On Us” campaign to Chapel Hill to raise money and awareness for sexual assault for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. 

Kappa Delta costumes spur controversy

Two people attended a Kappa Delta sorority party in February dressed in flannel shirts with cardboard signs that read, “Will Twerk 4 Topperz,” and, “Need Drinks. Please Help. God Bless.”

Greek members quiet on talking LGBTQ issues

Many Greek members hesitate to talk about their chapter’s LGBTQ policies. Some cite not wanting to impact recruitment. Others don’t want to stir up controversy.

Fraternities' off-campus status complicates University relationship

Unlike some other campuses, fraternity houses at UNC are privately owned. Although fraternities are under the umbrella of student organizations, the space they use is not University-controlled.

Opinion: UNC should stand in solidarity with #BlackBruinsMatter

No one was killed. No one was arrested. This was a different kind of injustice.

Two weeks ago, a much more subtle line was crossed when students wore blackface to a “Kanye Western” themed party, hosted by members of UCLA’s Omicron chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity in affiliation with Alpha Phi sorority, Beta Delta chapter.

Cooking for a houseful: sorority chefs love their jobs


Life is pretty sweet for sorority house chefs at UNC, and it’s not just because they get to make desserts.