Fraternities & Sororities

Discover what fraternity and sorority life is all about

All 23 of IU Indianapolis’s fraternity and sorority chapters are committed to building strong relationships, developing you as a leader, ensuring you're successful in the classroom, and giving back to the Indianapolis community.

Our mission and vision

We are committed to cultivating academic excellence, serving IU Indianapolis and the surrounding community, and nurturing your holistic development.

We aim to promote leadership, durability, and success for our members, with an emphasis on values, accountability, and achievement.

Why you should join

Our community is where fun and hard work meet. Once you join, you become part of a network that will support you throughout your life. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Academic support. Moving from the strict schedule of high school to the more independent environment of college can be difficult for some students. We help by providing tools like study partners, designated study times, and workshops to improve time management and study skills.
  • Community service. Engaging in service and philanthropic activities is a crucial element of being a member of a fraternity or sorority, giving you opportunities to connect with Indianapolis and make an impact.
  • Leadership development. Our chapters and members demonstrate integrity and ethical leadership by upholding standards of excellence. Our leaders make values-based decisions, ensuring a principled approach to their actions.
  • Lifelong relationships. Our fraternities and sororities work together to achieve personal, group, and community goals. The core of our chapters is the strong relationships formed among our members.

23 chapters. 4 councils. Countless opportunities for success.

IU Indianapolis’s 23 fraternity and sorority life chapters are housed within four governing councils: College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council.

All six chapters within the College Panhellenic Council stand for scholarship, enhancing the health and well-being of members, upholding high standards, and serving the college community to the best of their ability. We support the Circle of Sisterhood, a non-profit organization created to raise financial resources through sorority support to remove educational barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression around the world. In addition to hosting the primary and continuous open bidding recruitment processes, College Panhellenic also supports programming for the entire Panhellenic community including: New Member Academy, academic study sessions, and programs to bring the community together.

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Alpha Chi Omega inspires their members to connect, grow, lead, and serve. While doing this from the time of initiation, the women of Alpha Chi are committed to the values of wisdom, devotion, and achievement. The Kappa Omega chapter educates and brings awareness to their philanthropy, domestic violence awareness, and supports the safe haven Coburn Place, which is located near campus. We also dedicate a whole week of February to educate the campus on healthy relationships.

The purpose of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to foster close friendships between members and to develop women of poise and purpose. Alpha Sigma Alpha’s philanthropic partners are Girls On The Run International and Special Olympics.

Miami University first admitted women in the fall of 1902. Before the year was over, six young women started what has become a truly amazing story of perseverance and achievement. Delta Zeta women are empowered to lead and serve. It starts with our governance and is a skill transferable to our personal and professional lives. Delta Zeta's mission is for women to have a lifelong values-based membership whose shared values serve our community and one another.

One of Phi Mu's major philanthropy events is Teeter Totter-a-Thon or TTAT. We teeter totter in Taylor Courtyard for 36 hours to fundraise for the kids of Riley Children’s Hospital. Phi Mu, Rho Alpha Chapter was founded on the ideals love, honor, and truth. Our sisterhood is a combination of incredible, diverse women that support each other and love unconditionally. Phi Mu is home to scholars, philanthropists, leaders, and artists who create a strong foundation for our members to succeed.

Sigma Kappa’s mission is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our community. We value friendship, loyalty, service, and personal growth. Sigma Kappas lead with heart and live by the motto: One Heart One Way. We hold our philanthropies close to our hearts as well. Those organizations include Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, Gerontology, Maine Seacoast Mission, and Alzheimer’s research through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Zeta Tau Alpha is a national women's fraternity that aims to intensify friendship, foster a spirit of love, and build a purer and nobler womanhood in the world. ZTA’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. Through local and national partnerships plus campus and community initiatives, ZTA collegiate and alumnae members are dedicated to our philanthropy. Our nine key values are being rather than seeming, humility, leadership, lifelong learning, love, loyalty and commitment, responsibility and seeking understanding that we might gain true wisdom.

The five chapters within the Interfraternity Council have come together in order to form a more perfect community, establish justice, foster cooperation, ensure open communication, promote general welfare, and to further the fraternity system at IU Indianapolis.

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The Kappa Gamma chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi has a mission to provide values-driven brotherhood experiences through life. With the motto of 'to better the man,' our chapter has several philanthropic efforts that raise funds for Active Minds, RAINN, and many more.

Delta Sigma Phi works to help mold boys into men, supports our philanthropic partner The Indiana Alzheimer’s Association, and helps make college an even more enjoyable experience. Better Men, Better Lives.

The Iota Pi chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) strives every day to live up to the values of their fraternity. It’s our mission to unite men in enduring friendships, stimulate the pursuit of knowledge, and build courageous leaders who serve the world with the best that is in them.

The mission of the Indiana Iota Pi chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service set forth by our founders and to become the embodiment of The True Gentleman. Our national philanthropy is the Children’s Miracle Network, and we work closely with Riley Children’s Hospital near IU Indianapolis’s campus.

Tau Kappa Epsilon's mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members and service to others. TKE builds Better Men for a Better World.

The Multicultural Greek Council serves as an alliance to unite all Multicultural Greek-lettered organizations under one umbrella. They promote awareness of multiculturalism and diversity within IU Indianapolis and the local community, promote academic excellence, advocate for various philanthropic and service efforts, and encourage positive relationships with other Greek-letter organizations.

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Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. strives to unite sisters in the principles of achieving academic excellence, serving the communities in which we live and learn, preserving the sacred bond of sisterhood among women, and uplifting and advancing a cultural awareness among Latinos and those in our global communities. Our philanthropic partners are the American Diabetes Association and the Julian Center.

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated seeks to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latinx community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service, and promotion of the Latinx culture and people. Providing Access To Higher Education (P.A.T.H.E.) is a college-focused initiative that is tailored to support middle and high school students in graduating from a four-year college. Our program will support schools and organizations by mentoring future scholars, facilitating college/university tours, providing P.A.T.H.E. initiative workshops, and advocating for the improvement of our educational system.

The goals of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. are sisterhood, academic excellence, leadership, service to the community and campus, and cultural enrichment. Though our sorority is Latina-based, Sigma Lambda Upsilon is not Latina-exclusive. We take pride in serving as a non-discriminatory organization of women from all cultures, creeds, disabilities, political beliefs, and sexual preferences.

Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. was founded on March 23, 1994 at the University at Albany in New York. Sigma Psi Zeta is a progressive, multicultural Greek-letter organization that provides a means to success and support for womxn, particularly womxn of color. The sorority builds on the unity of strong and independent leaders to affect change in their organization, campuses, and local communities.

The Circle City National Pan-Hellenic Council was chartered on IU Indianapolis's campus on Dec. 1, 2005. NPHC at IU Indianapolis consists of eight of the nine historically Black Greek-lettered organizations—better known as the Divine Nine. Each of our fraternities and sororities uphold the principles of our council by using service and unity to uplift our members and the community. 

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was founded upon the principles of Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind. Our goal still stands to implement these values on a global level over 100 years later. The Sigma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was chartered on Sunday, April 12, 1992. As a city-wide chapter, we also encompass members at Butler University, Marian University, and the University of Indianapolis. Our chapter strives to continue the groundwork carried out by our founders, otherwise known as our beloved 'Jewels.' Their efforts in creating the first Black Greek-letter organization helped lay the foundation to inspire and encourage other minority students to thrive from coast to coast. We pride ourselves on being a local chapter with a global vision, while uplifting communities in need the most.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in Miner Hall. It is the first Greek-letter sorority established and incorporated by African American college women. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to ALL mankind.

Recognized as the last official city-wide chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., signed and sealed by the Grand Chapter on March 6, 1982 as the 269th undergraduate chapter in the organization. The Lambda Eta Chapter also accepts membership Butler University, Marian University, University of Indianapolis, and Martin University.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is a historically African-American fraternity. The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911—the first at a historically black university—by three Howard University students: Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and Frank Coleman, and their faculty advisor Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Since its founding, the organization has chartered over 750 undergraduate and graduate chapters.

The Chi City-wide chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was chartered on March 14, 1925 by six captivating women. Our chapter is composed of over-achieving women from IU Indianapolis, the University of Indianapolis, Marian University, and Butler University. We are the oldest chapter in the state of Indiana, and the history of our chapter is as captivating as our sisterhood.

The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. are the fraternity’s most valuable resource and strength. They are the primary means by which the Phi Beta Sigma objectives will be achieved. In order to accomplish the fraternity’s objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that effectively embody "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity" and promote brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was organized at Howard University on January 16, 1920 as the result of encouragement given to our five founders (Arizona Cleaver, Pearl Neal, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, and Fannie Pettie) by Charles Taylor and Langston Taylor, members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Since Zeta Phi Beta’s inception, chapters have continued to be chartered across the U.S. and the world. As a result of the continued chartering of chapters, the city-wide Omicron Pi chapter was founded in Indianapolis on April 25, 1998 by six illustrious and determined women: Latisha Kates, Karrie Woodard, Jasmine Shoemaker, Terry Preacher Ransom, Alana Washington, and Jamie Wirewick. Omicron Pi is a part of the Greater Great Lakes region of Zeta Phi Beta. Our chapter here continues to promote the ideals of Zeta Phi Beta through cultural, educational, and civic programs within the community.

The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc was chartered on April 6, 1963 by four women who brought Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to undergraduates in the greater Indianapolis area. The Gamma Zeta Chapter is a city-wide chapter that also includes students from University of Indianapolis, Marian University, and Martin University. This chapter has continually upheld the image of Sigma Gamma Rho through raising awareness, strengthening our communities through service, and hosting national programs to achieve Greater Service, Greater Progress in the greater Indianapolis community in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development.

Members of Delta Zeta at Regatta.