Recognized Fraternities & Sororities

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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recognized Chapters

Delta Sigma Phi "Delta Sig"
Dedicated to the spirit of friendship, this fraternity hopes to instill the bond of loyalty and respect in all members while continuing its strong efforts to improve the community and student life at JWU.
Nationally founded: Dec 10, 1899
Locally founded: Nov 15, 1991
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Kappa Sigma
Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge
Nationally founded: December 10, 1869
Locally founded: December 3, 2013

Theta Delta Chi
Theta Delta Chi believes that it is the duty of every member to improve himself intellectually, morally, and socially through friendship.
Nationally founded: October 31, 1847
Locally founded: December 3, 2013 

Phi Sigma Kappa “Phi Sig Kap”
Phi Sigma Kappa is a lifelong brotherhood dedicated to the betterment of the individual, the university community, and our world, by giving its members opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in service to others, achieve academic excellence, experience cultural diversity and practice personal integrity.
Nationally founded: 1873
Locally founded: Mar 17, 2013

Sigma Alpha Mu “Sammy”
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity brings men from all races together in order to promote academic excellence and strong community involvement in the Providence area. This fraternity strives to improve relations between Greek organizations and JWU.
Nationally founded: Nov 6, 1909
Locally founded: Jan 26, 2004
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Tau Epsilon Phi "Tep"
The brothers of the Omega Alpha Chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity have come together to form a fraternal and social organization within JWU’s Greek community. This organization’s brotherhood shall be diverse and foster a strong foundation of friendship, chivalry, and service.
Nationally founded: Oct 10, 1910
Locally founded: Nov2, 1996
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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Recognized Chapters

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. “The Kappas” “Nupes”
This organization seeks to unite men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity, preparing its members for leadership roles in their respective communities.
Nationally founded: Jan 5, 1911
Locally founded: Mar 12, 1983, Brown University

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. “The Sigmas”
This fraternity is composed of collegiate men whose main priority is the betterment of the professional and academic lives of its members.
Nationally founded: Jan 9, 1914
Locally founded: 1993

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. “S-G-Rho”
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.
Nationally founded: Nov 12, 1922
Locally founded: Nov 2, 1991 (Brown University)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. “The Zetas”
Zeta Phi Beta was founded based on four important principles needed in every woman's life: finer womanhood, scholarship, sisterly love and service. Zeta Phi Beta was the first greek-letter organization to have chartered a chapter in Africa; first to have adult and youth auxiliary groups; first to have all operations organized at a national headquarters; and first to be constitutionally bound to a brother fraternity (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.).
Nationally founded: Jan 16, 1920
Locally Founded: Mar 12, 1988

United Cultural Council (UCC) Recognized Chapters

Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. “The Grooves”
This fellowship was founded with the purposes of promoting academic awareness, ethical standards, and unity among men in undergraduate and graduate college programs; creating intelligent and effective leadership; and studying and helping to alleviate the social and economic problems of society to generally improve the world.
Nationally founded: Oct 12, 1962

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. “LUL” “LAMBDAS”
Since its inception in 1982, La Unidad Latina has been in the vanguard of political and community empowerment. The fraternity is committed to academic excellence, leadership development and cultural enlightenment, and is enhanced by a diverse membership.
Nationally Founded: Feb, 1982
Locally founded: Oct 15, 2011

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated "OPB" "Betas" "Sunflowers"
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (OPBSI) is a national sorority committed to the development of collegiate and professional women through sisterhood, diversity, leadership, service and academic excellence. The purpose of OPBSI is to Serve and Educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership,  and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors. OPBSI envisions a world without oppression, where empowered women celebrate the essence of womanhood and act as resources in the advancement of their communities.
Nationally founded: Mar 15, 1989
Locally founded: In colony process
Social Media network link is: @OPBSI_BetaNu

Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc. “Senoritas"
The hermanas of SLU effectively bridge the gap between the Latino community and the JWU campuses. The sorority's goals and ideals are exemplified by Sisterhood, Leadership, Community Service, Cultural Awareness and Academic Excellence. Though Latina-based, SLU is a non-discriminatory Greek-lettered organization made up of women from all cultures, creeds, disabilities, political beliefs and sexual preferences. Their motto is: sincerity, loyalty, and unity.
Nationally founded: Dec 1, 1987
Locally founded: 1999

Swing Phi Swing Fellowship, Inc.
Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, promoting and achieving academic excellence, and enhancing community and cultural consciousness. Our specific purpose is Supporting Women In Need of Growth, which facilitates the attainment of goals that are necessary for personal and professional growth. Swing welcomes diversity, encourages individuality, and offers a haven for women who feel a strong connection with their ethnic heritage.
Nationally founded: April 4, 1969
Locally founded: December 3, 2013 

Panhellenic Council (PC) Recognized Chapters  

Alpha Sigma Tau “A-S-T”
This sorority promotes growth in character, unity of feeling, sisterly affection and social communion among its members. The group’s objective is to help promote womanhood by creating a positive attitude toward women, both on campus and throughout the community.
Nationally founded: November 4, 1899
Locally founded: May 17, 1997

Delta Phi Epsilon “ D-Phi-E”
The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is to develop in women a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good. They assure continuous development and achievement for women through individual attention and smart strategic growth. For more information on this organization at JWU, call Greek Life, 401-598-1120.
Nationally founded: Mar 17, 1917
Locally founded May 12, 2012 
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Phi Sigma Sigma “Phi Sig”
This organization enhances social life, works to establish an active Greek society, provides community service and strives to improve student relations at JWU.
Nationally founded: Nov 26, 1913
Locally founded: Nov 2, 1991
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Sigma Delta Tau “S-D-T”
Sigma Delta Tau brings the true meaning of sisterhood and unity to JWU through its community service activities.
Nationally founded: September 25, 1917
Locally founded: May 4, 1991

Sigma Sigma Sigma “Tri-Sig”
This sorority promotes the development of strong womanly character, high standards of conduct, and the perpetual bond of friendship among its members. In addition to inspiring lifelong learning and friendships, the organization reaffirms the core values of wisdom, faith, hope and love.
Nationally founded: Apr 20, 1898