Going Greek at TU

By Kyle Hobstetter & Alex Wright on September 14, 2022

Learn what it’s like to join Fraternity & Sorority Life

Members of Towson University Greek Life organizations
Towson University faculty, staff and students wear their Greek Life organization's letters for a special photoshoot to promote Fraternity & Sorority Life. (All photos in this article were taken by Alex Wright / Towson University)

Towson University has so much to offer students, including plenty of opportunities to make lifelong friendships through the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Since the 1960s, fraternities and sororities have played an integral role on Towson University’s campus, teaching academic excellence, leadership skills, philanthropy and how to get involved on campus.

TU’s Greek Life is organized in five governing bodies—the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Panhellenic Association, the Multicultural Greek Council and the Independent Greek Council—that oversee more than 2,000 members in 47 organizations that represent different purposes, interests and identities.

Learn more about Towson University's Greek Life organizations and how to join

Ahead of recruitment, we asked six members, representing the five different councils, to explain what Towson University fraternities and sororities have meant to them.

Juan Jose Cortez II ‘23

Juan Jose Cortez II ‘23

Westminster, Maryland | Spanish | Lamda Theta Phi 

“Through joining Lamda Theta Phi, I met a lot of great people. Not just in the brotherhood but also the Multicultural Greek Council and Greek Life in general. There are some amazing students here, and Greek Life has opened the door for me to network with very passionate students.” 

Victor Lynch ’24

Victor Lynch ’24

Bowie, Maryland | Computer Science | Phi Beta Sigma

“I love the principles Phi Beta Sigma lives by: brotherhood, scholarship and service. Being part of Greek Life has helped me excel. It pushed me to get more involved on campus, become an orientation leader and help new students.”

Sarah Schultz ’23

Sarah Schultz ’23

East Brunswick, New Jersey | Exercise Science | Phi Sigma Pi

“I’m president of Phi Sigma Pi, and this has given me so many soft skills in terms of leading other people, and it has helped me grow into a completely different person. I was very shy, and now I’ve grown into such a leader. I love how it’s made me feel.”

Sean Patrick McGuire ‘23

Sean Patrick McGuire ‘23

Lumberton, N.J. | Computer Science | Phi Kappa Psi

 “I went up to (Phi Kappa Psi) at a tabling event at ‘Welcome to TU,’ and I asked them ‘What’s Greek Life All About?’ At first, they asked me what I thought Greek Life was all about, and I told them that I thought it was just a bunch of guys doing guy things. They told me a lot more, and I realized it’s more than that. When I joined my freshman year, I got to go their events and it made me realize how much a brotherhood they are.”

Christiana Lopez ’24 & Cindy Umador ’24

Christiana Lopez ’24

Hanover, Maryland | Business | Zeta Tau Alpha

“Being part of Greek Life has helped me become a lot more involved with Towson University. Our philanthropy—breast cancer education and awareness—has been something I loved being able to support.”

Cindy Umador ’24

Silver Spring, Maryland | Public Health | Zeta Tau Alpha

“I wanted to join Greek Life because I wanted to meet new people. Through Zeta Tau Alpha, I’ve been able to do that—not just through our organization but other members of the campus community.” 

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