A social experience that provides students with opportunities to lead, serve in the community and establish lifelong friendships.
- Alpha Gamma Phi - ΑΓΦ
Alpha Gamma Phi - ΑΓΦ
FRIENDSHIP, ANCHOR OF STRENGTH
On May 12, 1957, a new Greek organization emerged among a growing Hope College: Alpha Gamma Phi. The name originated from the Greek words for Anchor, Stability, and Faith.
- Alpha Phi Zeta - AΦZ
Alpha Phi Zeta - AΦZ
TRUTH, LOVE, AND MENTORSHIP
The Alpha Phi Zeta Sorority was established in 1924, and reestablished on April 15, 2019. Known as the Aletheans, the sorority values authenticity, friendship, and faith; the concept of women supporting and building each other up; and dedication to charitable organizations.
- Delta Phi - ΔΦ
Delta Phi - ΔΦ
UNITY, LOVE, AND TRADITION
- Kappa Beta Phi - ΚΒΦ
Kappa Beta Phi - ΚΒΦ
SIMPLICITY OF MANNER, STRENGTH OF PURPOSE, BEAUTY OF CHARACTER
The Dorian Society was organized at Hope in 1921. The name Dorian represents that which is highest, finest, and simplest. The Doric column, notable for its strength, simplicity, and beauty, became the symbol of the society.
- Kappa Delta Chi - ΚΔX
Kappa Delta Chi - ΚΔX
PLEDGING HONOR, GIVING FRIENDSHIP
In the spring of 1961, the need for a sixth sorority on Hope's campus became evident when there were more women desiring sorority membership than there were openings permitted. Because of this, the Kappa Delta Chi sisterhood was formed.
- Sigma Iota Beta - ΣΙΒ
Sigma Iota Beta - ΣΙΒ
FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, AND LOYALTY
The members of Sigma Iota Beta celebrate their individual strengths, weaknesses, ideals, and passions by creating a sisterhood bound by devout friendship, love, and loyalty.
- Sigma Sigma - ΣΣ
Sigma Sigma - ΣΣ
STRENGTH AND HONOR
By 1905, a student by the name of Hannah Hoelcje came to the profound conclusion that Hope College needed a little bit more social activity. She came up with the plan of the Sorosis Society. After spreading the ideals and values to the women at Hope, the women of the Minerva Literary Society founded the Sorosis Society. "Strength and Honor" became the immortal motto.
- Chi Phi Sigma - XΦΣ
Chi Phi Sigma - XΦΣ
SERVICE LOVE WISDOM
The Arcadian Fraternity was founded in 1946. Throughout the past 58 years, the Arcadian Fraternity has earned a high level of prestige, made worthwhile accomplishments and established a heritage and tradition in our name and motto.
- Omicron Kappa Epsilon - ΟΚΕ
Omicron Kappa Epsilon - ΟΚΕ
THE PURSUIT OF FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, AND TRUTH
The Fraternal Society was established in 1834 at Union College in Schenectady, New York, but was disbanded 25 years later. In 1864, it was re-activated at Hope Academy by Dr. Philips Phelps, Jr. Since then, the Fraternal Society's presence and influence in the community are widespread.
- Phi Kappa Alpha - ΦKA
Phi Kappa Alpha - ΦKA
UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY
The Cosmopolitan Fraternity began as a literary society, started by the freshman class in 1890. It is the oldest fraternity ever formed on Hope's campus.
- Phi Sigma Kappa - ΦΣK
Phi Sigma Kappa - ΦΣK
BROTHEROOD, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CHARACTER
The Tau Septaton Chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa national Fraternity was established at Hope in 2003. Although they are relatively new to the campus, they've started to make an impact on campus through their service and character.
- Phi Tau Nu - ΦΤΝ
Phi Tau Nu - ΦΤΝ
MORAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The fraternity was founded in 1919 as the Emersonian Literary Society with Ralph Waldo Emerson as the patron saint. In 1929, the literary society reorganized and became a social fraternity, keeping the name of Emersonian and choosing the Greek letters Phi Tau Nu. They stand for love, honor, success.
The Greek Mission
Greek Life enriches the lives of Hope students through faithful student leadership, academic and social accountability, and commitment to service. We strive to foster holistic personal development and lifelong relationships and connections.
- WHAT ARE GREEKS INVOLVED IN ON CAMPUS?
Pretty much everything. Whatever organization or club you decide to join, you can almost always count on a Greek member being there.
Simply speaking, being Greek means having a presence in Hope's community. Greeks are involved in:
- Dance Marathon (founded by Greek members in 2000)
- Relay for Life
- Volunteer Services
- Chapel band
- Mortar Board
- Tour guides
- Student Congress
- WTHS radio station
- The Anchor
- Emmaus scholars
- Phelps scholars
- Mellon scholars
- Black Student Union
- Teaching assistants
- Study abroad programs
- Honors societies
(as well as countless other organizations)
Hope by the Numbers
- 704Active Members in Greek Life
More than 700 students are actively involved in Greek Life at Hope College.Learn how to join
- 7Fraternities at Hope
With the exception of one national organization, 6 of Hope's 7 fraternities are local. Their letters, values and histories are only found on Hope's campus.
- 7Sororities at Hope
Hope's seven sororities are local organizations. Their letters, values and histories are only found on our campus.
- 1Greek body
Sororities and fraternities unite together on Hope's campus as one Greek body. Greek is good.