Fraternities and sororities were first recognized by Towson University in the late 1960s, and over the years, have played an integral role in the campus community. Fraternity and Sorority Life currently represents approximately twelve (12) percent of the total undergraduate student population with approximately 2,000 active members.
The university employs one full-time Director, and two full-time coordinators 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 five (35) 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 center for Student Diversity, 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 (SGA), Student Ambassador Program, Campus Activities Board (CAB), the University Residence Hall Government (URG), Council of Student Leaders (COSL), 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.