Parent & Family Resources

Parents and families are key partners in a student's commitment to higher education. The fraternity and sorority experience may be something completely new to the families of students or something very different from an older family member's own experience. If your student has expressed interest in joining a fraternity or sorority at Dickinson, you may have questions. Please read the Parent & Family Guide for an overview of fraternities and sororities at Dickinson and answers to some common questions. If you have additional questions or concerns, you may contact the Office of Student Leadership & Campus Engagement (SLCE) at or (717) 245-1671.

View the Parent & Family Guide (PDF)

Our Fraternities and Sororities

SLCE oversees the 9 social organizations on Dickinson's campus. Our chapters include:


  • Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Lambda Beta


  • Delta Nu, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Lambda Gamma

Unrecognized Organizations

Any other social Greek-letter organizations besides the ones listed above are currently unrecognized by Dickinson College and/or their national organization. Participation in organizations that have had their recognition suspended or revoked by the College is prohibited and is a violation of the Community Standards. These violations may result in individual sanctions up to and including suspension from the College. 

What are fraternities and sororities?

Fraternities and sororities now occupy a place in American popular culture, but they are much more than the stereotypes portrayed in movies and television. Fraternities and sororities are organizations made up of groups of students that have bonded together and agreed to live out the values espoused by their founders, their creed and the national organization. Fraternities and sororities are values-based social organizations, meaning they subscribe to a specific set of core values and beliefs and incorporate concepts such as brotherhood/sisterhood, community service, scholarship, leadership, and building relationships into their daily actions.