Sororities and fraternities have a historical association with the University of Maryland. When
managed responsibly by international and local chapters, housing corporations, and officers, they
offer students a valuable social and learning experience. It is the policy of the University,
therefore, to offer eligible sororities and fraternities an opportunity to fulfill this purpose by
extending them certain privileges, services, and resources.
You can access the recognition status of fraternities and sororities by clicking below.
In the early 1990’s, the University began to look at ways in which fraternity and sorority chapters could enhance the types of programming offered to members. After drawing input from students, campus faculty and staff , as well as fraternity and sorority professionals from across the nation, the University proposed implementation of a program centered on the concept of helping chapters return to the values upon which they were founded. Implemented in 1995, the Foundation for the Future (aka The Maryland Plan) document charted a new path for Greek students at the University of Maryland. Since its inception, vast improvements in areas such as academics and programming have assisted our Greek community in reaching new heights.
Starting in 2008 and continuing to the present, with the same energy and collaboration that went into the first document, the University has embarked on a new effort, developing, improving and establishing Chapter Expectations as the new starting point for the future of fraternity and sorority life.
Chapter can access their Chapter Expectations Compliance Tracking by visiting the links below:
The Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life seeks to empower all of our recognized fraternities and sororities to uphold their guiding principles. Our belief is that every new member education and intake program should strengthen a new member’s academic excellence, civic engagement, individual respect & responsibility, and leadership development. Learn more about university expectations for new member intake and education below.