College is a chance to further your education, both inside and outside of the classroom. Scholars suggest that students who are involved on campus will have a more meaningful college experience and receive higher grades. Greeks agree! Being a member of a fraternity or sorority provides opportunities that enhance your college experience. There is ample opportunity to understand and improve your social skills, organization, time management, event planning, and leadership capabilities. Not only will you graduate with experiences to fill your resume, you will have learned communication and management skills that you can use throughout your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Greek chapters are there?
The University of Montana currently has 6 fraternities, 4 Panhellenic sororities, and 1 multicultural sorority.
What kind of time commitment is required?
As an average member of a Greek organization, your time commitment will be around 4 hours a week or less. This typically includes a chapter meeting and dinner once a week. Depending on the week, there may be optional activities that you may want to participate in. These events include, but are not limited to philanthropy events, social events between houses or events hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement.
Where do freshman members live?
Freshman are required to live on campus unless they have a permanent family residence in Missoula.
How much does it cost?
*The low-end of the fraternity active member costs reflects chapters without facilities.
Are Greeks involved in other parts of campus?
YES! Greek members are involved in a variety of activities, such as:
- The Kaiman
- Davidson Honors College
- Associate Students of University of Montana (ASUM)
- Intramural, Club and Varsity Sports
- Religious Groups (Younglife, CampusCRU, etc.)
- Honors Societies (Order of Omega, Mortar Board, PsiChi, Pi Sigma Alpha, etc.)
- Student Involvement Network
- UM Allies
- And many more!
What organizations do UM Greeks work with?
Service is an important aspect of Greek Life. In 2017, UM Greeks donated over 10,000 hours of their time to local and national organizations, including:
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters
- Flagship Program
- The Poverello Center
- The Missoula Food Bank
- Relay for Life
- The Clark Fork Coalition
Each Chapter has an individual organization that they donate to.
Membership in a fraternity or sorority is through a mutual selection process, known as recruitment. Participating in recruitment provides an excellent opportunity to meet people and learn more about the Greek community, but in no way requires you to join a chapter.
Sorority Recruitment: September 3-8
Join us at an Orientation September 3 at 6:00 in the UC Ballroom. To register, please fill out the Sorority Recruitment Form.
Fraternity Recruitment: September 9-14
Join us on The Oval September 9 at 2:00pm to meet men from all of the fraternities and to get more information about the events they will be hosting for the week! To register, please fill out the Fraternity Interest Form.