Greek Life at SF State
Fraternities and sororities have a long and rich history in the United States. The year 1776 saw the birth of both the United States of America and Phi Beta Kappa, the first American society bearing a Greek letter name. Phi Beta Kappa was founded December 5, 1776, at the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the second oldest college in America.
Greek life has been part of San Francisco State history since 1928 with the installation of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Phi Upsilon at San Francisco State Teachers’ College. (Franciscan, 1928). Currently, 45 Greek organizations are formally recognized at SF State under the umbrella of the Fraternity and Sorority Council.
Greek organizations serve to enhance the college experience at SF State. Greek life provides a supportive community in which students can explore, grow, and learn new leadership skills, academic discipline, event planning, financial proficiency, professional aptitude and social networking skills. Greek life provides a national and/or local network of sisters, brothers and alumnus who are committed to supporting your development, your growth, and the achievement of your life goals. Each individual student brings with them their own set of skills and abilities. Joining an organization helps to further develop your individual strengths, while at the same time introducing you to new opportunities that will help you to stretch beyond your perceived capabilities. There are involvement opportunities within each Greek chapter and the Greek community as a whole. They provide community service experiences both on and off campus; foster local and national leadership opportunities; and enhance skills and hands-on experience needed for post graduation life. Sororities and fraternities give you the opportunity to meet a wide range of people while you expand your self-confidence and problem solving skills.
Welcome to Greek Life at SF State.