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Fraternity and Sorority Life at Trinity University provides students with opportunities to pursue their passions, develop as leaders, gain career competencies, learn from alumni mentors, serve within the Trinity and San Antonio communities, and foster lifelong friendships.
Trinity’s Greek Life organizations don't necessarily fit the general mold of fraternities and sororities nationwide—and we pride ourselves in it!
Academic Fraternity and Sorority Life Benefits
Fraternity and Sorority Life Students perform at higher rates than average Trinity Students. Some examples include:
Higher Retention Rate
Higher Four-Year Graduation Rate
of FSL Actives make the Dean's List each semester
GET A GLIMPSE OF GREEK LIFE
The Fraternity and Sorority Experience at Trinity
- August through January*
- Three formal recruitment events in the fall semester.
- 1st and 2nd Round formal events in September and October are open to any and all Trinity students.
- 3rd Round formal events in November are invite-only. Students indicate interest in attending an organization’s 3rd Round formal event through a process called RSVP at the end of October.
- Informal recruitment events such as:
- One-on-one and/or group rush dates with members.
- Informal hangouts on and off campus.
- Other fun events that allow potential new members to get to know FSL actives.
*The recruitment process for our city-wide NPHC organizations is different than our local organizations. The membership intake process generally takes place in September/October during the fall semester and February/March during the spring semester. More information will be shared with students as each individual NPHC organization's intake timeline is finalized.
Purpose: This unique deferred rush process allows students to engage with multiple organizations through informal and formal recruitment events providing them with ample time to find their fit as well as the opportunity to form relationships with fellow potential new members and various organization members that will continue regardless of where they choose to join.
You can find more about the FSL 2022-2023 Calendar here.
- Starts on Bid Day at the beginning of the spring semester and runs for approximately three weeks.
- New Actives can expect a weekly schedule that includes:
- Dinners with their New Active Class and others
- Study hours
- Evening events to bond and learn more about their new organization. These include, but are not limited to:
- Learning the history and values of an organization
- Org Value/Pillar nights
- Opportunities to engage alumni
- Team building and problem-solving activities
- Opportunities for older actives and new actives to bond
- Understanding the commitments associated with being a part of an FSL organization
Purpose: To ensure the Orientation process is truly values-driven, diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations and risk management discussions are intertwined throughout the Orientation experience.
- Sorority Average Dues: $250/semester
- Fraternity Average Dues: $350/semester
- All organizations offer scholarships and payment plans. Furthermore, Greek Council awards dues waivers up to $200/semester to Pell Grant Eligible active members. Please don’t hesitate to contact Wills Brown, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Coates Student Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about dues. It’s our mission to ensure that financial strain never gets in the way of anyone looking to get involved with FSL here at Trinity.
Info for Families:
- Families have questions before their student joins a fraternity or sorority. We have answers. Check out Trinity University’s Fraternity and Sorority overview for parents and families to learn more about what awaits you and your student.
Ask a Tiger: Greek Life
Chat with Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh and learn more about what Greek Life looks like at Trinity.
Catch a glimpse of Bid Day, the annual event that celebrates the official acceptance of new fraternity and sorority members.
Trinity University's Fraternity and Sorority Life community creates purposeful and value-driven experiences through adopting and upholding five pillars, each respecting a crucial aspect of student life on campus:
Each member of the community is expected to live out these pillars every day.