Greek Life

The Emerson College Greek system represents more than 100 years of student leadership, campus involvement, community service, academic achievement, and social development. Since the founding of our first chapter in 1902, our fraternities and sororities have provided students with a wealth of experiences that complement the College’s educational mission.

Greek Life

Members of Zeta Phi Eta, a coed fraternity in the communication arts and sciences, walk in a Breast Cancer Walk. In 1995, Zeta received national recognition through the Campus Chapter Achievement Award for its strong community involvement.

Membership in one of these organizations is an enjoyable and educational experience. Opportunities are available to all students regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Emerson College currently recognizes seven Greek chapters: three sororities, three fraternities, and two co-educational fraternities. Each organization is unique with its own traditions and values, but each shares a commitment to scholarship, friendship, philanthropy, community service, and involvement.

The Office of Student Activities encourages you to browse through this site and to take a closer look at each chapter during recruitment periods each semester. For more information on Greek Life, contact the Office of Student Activities at 617-824-8637 or via email at

Membership Requirements

To join a Greek-lettered organization, one is required to attend a New Member Information Session held multiple times during the second week of each semester. Failure to attend one of these sessions will delay your ability to participate in recruitment.

Each organization has different criteria for becoming a member. Most organizations require at minimum a 2.0 Grade Point Average and full-time student status. Please contact each organization for the most up-to-date information. 

Greek Council

Greek Council is the official governing body of Emerson College that recognizes all Greek Letter organizations. Composed of delegates from all recognized fraternities and sororities, the Council works to promote Greek life on campus and coordinate projects and events to serve the College and the Boston community. To contact Greek Council, send an email to

Greek Lettered Recognized Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Alpha Epsilon Phi is a national sorority founded in 1909 to promote esteem and sorority fidelity. AEΦ Beta Alpha Chapter is composed of a diverse group of women brought together by their common values of honesty, philanthropy, scholarship, leadership, tradition, pride, fun, sisterhood, and growth. As a social sorority, AEΦ organizes sister and Emerson events, as well as devotes time to local and national philanthropies. The sisters of the Beta Alpha Chapter at Emerson are especially dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, having raised thousands to help the cause. As a national sorority, AEΦ works with other local chapters and participates in AEΦ’s annual National Convention. Alpha Epsilon Phi provides a lifetime bond of friendship and sisterhood.

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a National Service Fraternity, and Emerson's only co-ed community service fraternity, composed of college students gathered together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service and its aim is to further the freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage. Its purpose is to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity.

Alpha Pi Theta

Alpha Pi Theta is a local social fraternity with goals of brotherhood, love, and trust. The brothers have carried on that tradition through their spirit, enthusiasm, and dedication to the College. The brotherhood is actively concerned with the welfare of the fraternity and of the College. Theta sponsors various social events on campus.

Kappa Gamma Chi

A professional sorority founded at Emerson in 1902, Kappa is committed to serving the College and local community. The sisterhood fosters the ideal of nurturing professional, strong, and independent women. The sisters expect and demand the highest and best standards for every active member. Named Organization of the Year for 1999–2000, Kappa feels this responsibility has been potent in making the society count as a valuable asset to the school.

Phi Alpha Tau

Founded in 1902, Phi Alpha Tau is the nation's oldest professional communicative arts fraternity. Originally created to foster debate, Tau has evolved with Emerson over the past 100 years to include all areas of the communicative arts. The fraternity gives the Joseph E. Connor Award to outstanding leaders in the communicative arts and hosts the Public Conversation.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Sigma Alpha Epsilon national fraternity was colonized as local chapter Phi Alpha on April 22, 1999, after a 13–year formation period. Sigma Alpha Epsilon brings a 143-year tradition of serving its member schools and communities through various social and charitable endeavors. This newest edition to Emerson's Greek system further strengthens an already vibrant Greek life on campus.

Sigma Pi Theta

Sigma Pi Theta has emerged as a support group for women. It is dedicated to stimulating unity, growth, support, and awareness among the women of Emerson College. It encourages the growth of the individual, the sorority, and the Emerson College community via workshops and activities held throughout the year.

Zeta Phi Eta

Zeta Phi Eta, established at Emerson College in 1908, is a national professional coed fraternity in the communication arts and sciences. Founded at Northwestern University in 1893, Zeta Phi Eta is the oldest national group of its kind. Since that time, Zeta has bonded together individuals committed to high standards in the communication arts and sciences, while providing opportunities for sharing professional interests through worthwhile activities. The sisters and brothers of Zeta Phi Eta are strongly involved with the campus community, in addition to working with many outside organizations such as the AIDS Action Committee and the American Cancer Society. In 1995, Zeta received national recognition through the Campus Chapter Achievement Award.