What you Ought to Know

More than one in three Rose-Hulman students are affiliated with one of our Greek organizations.

  • Greek Life at Rose-Hulman offers you the opportunity to experience leadership development, serve the local and campus communities, meet alumni to form career connections and make lifelong friendships.
  • The formal recruitment and joining process begins in early September and lasts about two months. We recommend you discuss your options with your parents to help find the best fit for you. Also, feel free to ask fraternities and sororities about the financial and housing responsibilities associated with membership.
  • Rose-Hulman provides resources to fraternities and sororities to help them with retreats, training programs, study skill seminars, career networking, awards celebrations, and funding to send students to national conferences.
  • Despite the common stereotype, at Rose-Hulman academics are a number one priority regardless of the student organization. The all-Greek average GPA is consistently higher than that of the independent (non-affiliated) students on campus, proving that Greeks at Rose-Hulman are able to experience all of the benefits of an additional family while academically performing with excellence.

Greek Umbrella Organizations

Our Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils provide overall leadership for all 11 sororities and fraternities on campus.

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Panhellenic Council

The largest women’s organization on campus, the Panhellenic Council is responsible for organizing recruitment as well as quarterly educational events for the three sororities. For more information, please contact Kristen B. Loyd, Assistant Dean of Student Services, at loyd1@rose-hulman.edu or at 812-877-8484.

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Interfraternity Council

Our Interfraternity Council has the responsibility of promoting Greek life at Rose-Hulman and helping to build campus spirit for all students. For more information, please visit our website or contact Tom Miller, Associate Vice President & Dean of Student Affairs, at washbukd@rose-hulman.edu or at 812-877-8607.

Our Greek Life

We have awesome fraternities and sororities that add to the rich social and academic life on our campus.
Several members of Alpha Omicron Pi hold their sorority letters in front of Speed Lake.

Alpha Omicron Pi

On May 19, 2007, the twenty-six members of the charter class were initiated by the International President of Alpha Omicron Pi. Sisterhood events include movie nights, semi-formal dinners, impromptu coffee runs and several road trips to visit other AOII chapters across the Midwest. Our sisters continuously encourage one another to excel academically and always assist each other with their academics. AOII also hosts the Mr. Rose Pageant, a male beauty pageant held to raise funds for Strike Out Arthritis! for arthritis research.

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Several members of Alpha Omicron Pi hold their sorority letters in front of Speed Lake.

Chi Omega

We were established April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas. Since then, Chi Omega has grown and become the largest women's fraternity. We were the first sorority to be founded at Rose-Hulman. In the spring of 1996, the Gamma Lambda chapter of Chi Omegas was founded here with twenty-seven sisters. Our six guiding principles are friendship, community service, high standards of personnel, scholarship, participation in campus activities and career development. Chi Omega has a strong presence in Greek competitions, campus organizations, athletics and service to the campus and community.

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Delta Delta Delta

The Gamma Pi chapter of Delta Delta Delta was founded in May of 1996, soon after the first-ever female class was admitted to Rose-Hulman. We strive to form a perpetual bond of friendship among our members, develop a strong and womanly character, broaden our moral and intellectual life and help our members in every possible way. We have excellent tutors and study aids, plus weekly "Delta Study Dates.” We strive to receive academic accolades each quarter and hold our members to high expectations. It's great to have someone that you know will always be there to shake you when you're just too stressed out for your own good!

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Alpha Tau Omega

Our Gamma Gamma chapter of Alpha Tau Omega started with the initiation of seven men at Rose-Hulman on November 15, 1893. Since then more than 1,700 men have been initiated into our chapter. Today, we are a diverse group of well-rounded young men dedicated to leadership development, involvement in on-campus and off-campus activities, community service, scholarship, and generally having a great time at the house with the brothers as a way to 'get away' from the intense Rose-Hulman scholastic environment. We have an extensive alumni network, often aiding brothers in obtaining jobs and internships and also funding major house improvements.

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Wearing their green colors, many members of Delta Sigma Phi pose at their fraternity house.

Delta Sigma Phi

We are known for our high ideals and emphasis on group and individual development. The Zeta Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi at Rose-Hulman was chartered on April 23, 1982. Since then, we have grown significantly, becoming one of the larger fraternities at Rose-Hulman. We have received the Pyramid of Excellence - the highest attainable award for chapters - three times. In 1997 our chapter was one of only six Delta Sigma Phi Chapters nationally to receive this award. Our chapter house is located at 429 South Sixth Street in Terre Haute.

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Members of the FIJI fraternity pose next to their house sign wearing their purple colors.


The Rho Phi chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (also known as FIJI) was colonized in 1968 and became an official chapter of the international fraternity onNovember 22, 1969. Our house is the Barhydt-Ehrmann Home on South Sixth Street in Terre Haute. It was built in 1921 by Theodore Barhydt and purchased by the chapter in 1970. Much of the house has remained the same since it was purchased to retain its historic value. The five values of our chapter are friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence. The men of the chapter try to use these values as a rule to guide the decisions that they make each day.

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Members ofLambda Chi Alpha pose in their green and yellow colors in front of their fraternity house.

Lambda Chi Alpha

Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America. It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse and other challenges facing today's college student. Lambda Chi Alpha serves to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development, and lifelong friendships. Brotherhood is learned through personal experience, one on one. The Associate Membership program is an orientation to fraternity life within Lambda Chi Alpha.

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A large group of the members of Pi Kappa Alpha pose in several rows in front of their pillared fraternity house

Pi Kappa Alpha

The Iota Delta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was established at Rose-Hulman in 1986. We believe in the ability of a fraternity to help a man grow emotionally, socially and academically. Pi Kappa Alpha has shown a strong presence in interfraternity competitions, campus organizations and service to the Institute and community. Our chapter emphasizes a brotherhood based on scholarship, leadership, athleticism, gentlemanly behavior and friendship. Our house, where at least 60 brothers may reside, is at 7140 Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute.

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Members of Sigma Nu pose with a large trophy outside in a wooded area of campus.

Sigma Nu

The Beta Upsilon chapter of Sigma Nu was established at Rose-Hulman on May 4, 1895. We offer a social atmosphere designed to promote our national vision that honor and courtesy should be an integral part of a college-educated man. On campus, we often engage in athletics, publications, honor fraternities and other activities, in addition to assuming many positions of leadership. Our chapter house was completed in 1997 and is located on the East side of campus.

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Members of Theta Chi pose holding awards

Theta Xi

The Kappa chapter of Theta Xi was founded at Rose-Hulman on March 30, 1907. Our house is presently at 902 South Sixth Street in Terre Haute, and has capacity of 24 brothers. The location allows each brother a change of pace and provides him with a homelike atmosphere. Each brother is given a chance to develop his own individuality while contributing to the group's benefit. Also, he learns to live and work with many different people. Theta Xi Fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a social fraternity for people pursuing the study of engineering. On April 9, 1926, Theta Xi became a general college fraternity establishing chapters at non-technical schools. Today, there are 74 chapters and three colonies located at colleges and universities across the nation.

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Members of the Triangle fraternity pose outside their fraternity house wearing their red colors.


The Rose-Hulman Chapter of Triangle was founded on May 4, 1968. Since then, we have grown to be one of the most successful chapters on campus and the within the Triangle National Fraternity. Unlike most other social fraternities, Triangle does not have a Greek letter name, a point that makes Triangle stand out from other fraternities. Triangle is the only national social fraternity for students in engineering, architecture, and science. It was established in 1906 by 16 civil engineering juniors at the University of Illinois. They based our organization on honor, friendship, character, brotherhood, courage, and high ideals. There are Triangle chapters today at approximately 36 universities and colleges across the country.

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Dining Services - Bon Appetit

One of our best-kept secrets is our outstanding food, served daily by Bon Appetit, a multiple-award-winning food provider that focuses on diverse, fresh, local farm-to-table options. We think you'll be impressed!

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