Published on January 9, 2008
Boston University: Boston University History of Greek Life Current Recognized Fraternities and Sororities at BU: Current Recognized Fraternities and Sororities at BU Sororities Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Epsilon Phi alpha Kappa Delta Phi Alpha Phi Delta Delta Delta Alpha Chapter Gamma Phi Beta Sigma Delta Tau Sigma Kappa Delta Gamma Fraternities Kappa Sigma Alpha Phi Alpha Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha Chapter Lambda Phi Epsilon Phi Iota Alpha Sigma Chi Tau Epsilon Phi Zeta Beta Tau Chi Phi IFSCInter-Fraternity Sorority Council: IFSC Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council was formed in the early 1980s. The Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council (IFSC) is the student governing body of the Greek system at Boston University. The IFSC general council is made up of delegates representing each chapter. IFSC goals are to promote Greek life and the ideals of brotherhood/sisterhood and academics among each member of the Greek system. Throughout the year IFSC organizes several philanthropic, community service, social, and academic programs to fulfill these objectives. Early History 1882-1965: Early History 1882-1965 Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1882 Alpha Phi, 1883 Gamma Phi Beta, 1887 Delta Delta Delta, 1888 Pi Beta Phi, 1896 Beta Theta Pi Theta Delta Chi Delta Tau Delta Phi Delta Phi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Kappa, 1904 Zeta Beta Tau, 1908 Lambda Chi Alpha, 1909 Delta Sigma Pi, 1916 Theta Phi Alpha Pi Lambda Sigma, 1921 Phi Epsilon Phi Kappa Alpha Psi, 1924 Phi Gamma Nu, 1927 Alpha Sigma Alpha, 1931 Phi Alpha, 1937 Phi Sigma Sigma, 1941 Theta Kappa Phi, 1947 Phi Sigmas Kappa, 1948 Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1950 Early Fraternities and Sororities include 131 Commonwealth Ave. becomes sorority headquarters at BU 1965-1980: 1965-1980 Greek Interest wanes at BU Many national organizations pull out of BU BU Fraternity Houses Sold 1980-1990 Greek Interest Reborn IFSC Created Many Chapters re-charter Numbers increase for many chapters and interest is high 1990-1995: 1990-1995 Four Chapters removed from campus 1996-Today Outstanding Fraternity and Sorority recognized each year IFC restructured to include formal/informal recruitment Over 400 women participate in formal recruitment 2007 Greek life today: Greek life today An active IFC and Panhel Council meets weekly Currently one full time Greek Advisor and one part time graduate intern assisting Greek organizations Organizations working with administration to build stronger relationships with the university. The Dean of Students has held open discussions with Greek Leaders to hear and share concerns. The Dean has shown support through attending IFC and Panhel meetings as well as donating funds for a recruitment kick off event held. Greek life today: Greek life today Over 400 women took part in Formal Recruitment in 2007. Seven out of the eight chapters participating made quota plus 5% IFC recently implemented new rules regarding recruitment. In addition to updating recruitment regulations, changes mandate a structured open house and approval of recruitment calendars. A system of Fraternity standards has been implemented to help pinpoint areas that may need more attention. There has been a strong push towards cooperation among Fraternity Men and Women. IFC and Panhel have been working together on many projects including Greek Week, Membership Retreats, Recruitment, and Philanthropy Activities Thank You!: Thank You!