Aggie Greeks & Values Based Leadership
Fraternities and Sororities are a fundamental part of Texas A&M University. We are home to 58 inter/nationally affiliated or local Greek-letter organizations, which collectively constitute the largest membership-based and multi-faceted community on campus.
Representing 10% of the undergraduate student population, fraternity and sorority members are committed to their academics, developing and strengthening their leadership skills, volunteering time in the community and continually forming a campus and cultural support network for current and incoming Aggies. Fraternities and sororities have enhanced the lives of more than 20,000 Aggies since their inception.
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life Purpose & Mission
Our purpose is to serve as a liaison among the collegiate chapters, parents, alumni, international organizations, and Texas A&M University to provide organizational guidance, educational programs, and resources while challenging members to live their fraternal values.
Our mission is to build an inclusive fraternity and sorority community and enhance the collegiate experience by supporting opportunities for leadership, academic success, civic engagement and the creation of fraternal bonds.
Interested in joining a Fraternity or Sorority?
More information about being a part of the Greek community at Texas A&M can be found here.
Annually, as new chapter officers are selected, each fraternity and sorority must go through University Recognition. Fraternity and Sorority Recognition is done through a partnership between the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Organization Development & Administration. Each semester dates will be announced for the recognition workshops. Below you will find information about the recognition process, and some of the necessary forms.
Chapter benefits of being a Recognized Student Organization
- Use of the Texas A&M University name, logos, and symbols to identify institutional affiliation (as approved by Collegiate Licensing)
- Ability to recruit members on campus
- Ability to hold meetings and functions on campus (Rudder, MSC, Wehner, etc.)
- Access to free e-mail and/or internet web site
- Use of university meeting rooms and facilities, most of which are free
- Access to computerized banking facilities in the Student Organization Finance Center
- Access to FREE publicity in publications like the University Calendar, Student Organizations Guide, Battalion’s What’s Up, etc.
- Access to campus bulletin boards and kiosks for publicity purposes
- Opportunity to apply for Student Organization funding
- Communication with other student organizations
- Support for self governance
- Opportunities to serve on University Task Forces
- Advocacy and support from University advisors
- Support for community service endeavors
Academics (Grade Summaries)
Risk Management/Event Planning
Whether planning a chapter retreat, date party, or a large scale fundraiser the resources and links below can help you plan a successful event! Be sure to know the University policies as well as those of your organization. In addition, Greek Life staff and Student Organziations Development & Administration (SODA) staff are available to help you plan any type of event.
The following resources are available to help with the planning of chapter events and activities. It is also strongly recommended that you meet with a Fraternity and Sorority Life staff member to review chapter events to be sure that they are well planned, and meet the University’s guidelines.
- Planning an out of town event? Be sure to review the Travel Rule and file the Travel Information Form.
Steps to Event Planning
- Complete the Pre-Event Planning Form Online: http://maroonlink.tamu.edu. Please note that the pre-event planning form should not be the first step in your event planning process. This form serves as a summary of the risk management and planning you have done to ensure your event is going to be well-executed, safe, and in compliance will all university and council policies.
- Your faculty/staff advisor must review the form. Upon your completion of the form, your faculty/staff advisor will receive an email notification that you have submitted a pre-event planning form. Your advisor must then log into Student Activities Online to review the form and denote that he/she has done so by providing their initials on said form. This review is required by Texas A&M University Student Rule 42.5 which states, “It is expected that all student organizations will have their events, whether on or off campus, reviewed by their university advisor(s).” I would encourage you to speak with your faculty/staff advisor about the review process. For some of your advisors, they may still want to meet in person to review the event even though the form has been submitted online, for others they may want to discuss your event via phone, and for others, they may be comfortable simply reviewing online.
- A member of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life staff can review the form. To have this form reviewed by a member of the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff, you will need to schedule an in-person meeting. This meeting should occur no later than 48 hours prior to your event, and prior to this meeting occurring, your form must be submitted online and reviewed by your faculty/staff advisor. A meeting can be scheduled by calling the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 979.862.5636 (Note: You do not need to wait for Steps #1 and #2 to be completed to schedule this meeting, but these steps will need to be completed by the time the meeting occurs). Please note that we do not accept walk-in appointments, so you do need to schedule this meeting in advance.
University regulations require each student organization to have a primary faculty/staff advisor. For financial authorization purposes, it is in the organization’s best interest to have a secondary advisor if your primary advisor is out of the office or unavailable at times. We hope the following will help you select an advisor as well as understand his/her function in your organization. This page is designed to provide you with all the tools necessary for success. If you have questions or would like more information, or you are a new advisor seeking additional training, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at 979.862.5636.
Role of the Advisor
- An advisor adds to the continuity of your organization by making sure that successive officers of the organization understand the responsibility they share in this office, as well as explaining to the officers the policies established for student organizations.
- Advisors aid in the area of program content and purpose by helping student officers use their best judgment in selecting programs.
- Providing an outlet for students to talk about classes, their role in the fraternity and everyday issues that students face.
Duties of an Advisor
- To be aware of and have an understanding of those rules pertaining to organizations at TAMU as well as rules governing TAMU students.
- To be aware of liability issues (i.e. hazing, alcohol, etc.) and advise the organization to make reasonable and prudent decisions regarding these issues in planning activities.
- To attend meetings of the organization whenever possible.
- To be available to the officers of the organization on a regular basis for advice and consultation.
Tips for Better Campus Relations (Courtesy of The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors)
Inter/National Headquarters Collaboration (Courtesy of The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors)
NALFO Guide (Courtesy of The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors)
Officer Transition Guide (Courtesy of The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors)
Helpful Links and Info
Contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at:
- 224 Koldus Student Services Building
- (979) 862-5636
Report an incident involving a fraternity or sorority chapter here.
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.
Check out the Aggie Greek Former Student Network here.