Fraternity and sorority life has existed at the University of Maine since 1874. The presence of fraternities and sororities are stronger than ever today with about 1070 students participating in one of the 18 men’s fraternities or 8 women’s sororities. Approximately 10% of University of Maine undergraduates are also members of fraternities or sororities.
Fraternities and sororities enhance the quality of student life at the University of Maine. Their commitment to the ideals of the social Greek-letter Community promotes and provides academic support for their members, leadership development, opportunities to develop life-long friendships and to participate in service to the community. These community standards and efforts are an important contribution to the excellence of the University of Maine.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs strives to ensure the health and vitality of the University of Maine fraternity and sorority community. Their actions, ideals and service make a positive contribution to the University’s mission. To promote the ideals of the fraternity and sorority community the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs serves as a resource center for the community and focal point for all fraternity and sorority related activities and events.