In 1776, five students at William & Mary founded Phi Beta Kappa, the first organization to call itself a fraternity. It is only appropriate that university 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 William & Mary the tradition of fraternity remains strong and our Fraternity & Sorority Community plays a vital role on campus and in the community.
Due to COVID-19 and modified guidelines for all registered student organizations at William & Mary, the Spring 2021 joining processes for all organizations are being adjusted. Students interested in learning more about the joining processes should refer to the "How to Join" tab for the latest information. It will continue to be updated as the start of the Spring 2021 semester approaches.