Fraternities and Sororities
Fraternities and sororities have been an important component of student life at American University for over 80 years. Throughout AU’s history fraternities and sororities have contributed to life on campus, bringing students together and emphasizing the core values of service, friendship, academic excellence, and leadership.
The first fraternal organizations at American University were established in the 1920s - The Jesters Club (1927), Alpha Chi (1928), The Swagger Club (1928), and Phi Beta Zeta (1929). More followed including Phi Mu (1933), Delta Gamma (1935), Phi Sigma Kappa (1936), and Alpha Chi Omega (1937). Throughout the next several decades Greek Life on campus continued to grow steadily, witnessing rapid expansion in the 1990s and 2000s. American University is currently home to 37 different fraternities and sororities.