Fraternities and sororities were first recognized by Towson University in the early 1970s, and over the years, have played an integral role in the campus community. Fraternity and Sorority Life currently represents approximately eight (8) percent of the total undergraduate student population with approximately 1,600 active members.
The university employs one full-time Director, and one full-time coordinator\ to oversee the fraternity and sorority community. The Director is the primary advisor for the Greek system’s four (4) Governing Councils (fraternity and sorority governing bodies) as well as approximately thirty (30) individual chapters that fall into the four umbrella organizations. The professional staff manages fraternity and sorority recruitment and intake processes, and facilitates a variety of leadership and educational programs for fraternity and sorority members.
Fraternity and Sorority Life regularly partners with other university departments such as Athletics, the Counseling Center, the Office of Student Activities, Campus Recreation Services, and the Career Center, creating and implementing programs designed to enhance the co-curricular experience for fraternity men and sorority women at TU.
Greeks at Towson University are extremely involved on campus. Fraternity and sorority members belong to a variety of other student organizations such as the Student Government Association, Student Ambassador Program, Campus Activities Board, Council of Student Leaders, and the Black Student Union, just to name a few!
Greek-letter organizations also work diligently in the area of philanthropy, community service and member education.