"A William & Mary Tradition Since 1776"
In 1776, five students at the College founded Phi Beta Kappa, the first organization to call itself a fraternity. It is only appropriate that the College of William & Mary is often referred to as the "Birthplace of the American College Fraternity." Since that time, fraternities and sororities have evolved, but still remain committed to similar principles and values, such as scholarship, service, brotherhood/sisterhood, and leadership. Here at the College the tradition of fraternity remains strong and our Fraternity & Sorority Community plays a vital role on campus and in the community.