Parents and Families
Welcome to Fraternity and Sorority Life and to Kansas State University! We encourage you to take a few minutes to browse through this website and to consider why more than 800,000 college students nationwide have chosen to become members of fraternal organizations. As a parent of a potential fraternity or sorority member, you'll learn about the incredible opportunities available for your son or daughter.
The fraternity and sorority community at Kansas State University has been in existence since 1913, with a continuing tradition of excellence. Through the years, the community fosters academic excellence, leadership ability, philanthropic services, and active contributions to both the campus and Manhattan communities. The community consists of 19 sororities and 30 fraternities, with a total membership of more than 4,000 undergraduate students. While each organization maintains its own activities, traditions, and national affiliations, each is founded on similar principles of scholarship, leadership, community service, and lifelong friendship.
We are proud to have been recognized as one of the top Greek communities in the country. About 22 percent of K-State's undergraduate students are Greek members. The all-community grade point average is consistently higher than the all-university average for the past 25 years. The possibilities available to your son or daughter are numerous, with the potential to provide a lifetime of growth and encouragement.
The fraternity and sorority community has developed extensive self-governing policies concerning human rights, hazing, and substance abuse. In addition, the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, comprised of undergraduate chapter members, serve as the governing bodies for the fraternities and sororities.
The Greek experience at K-State provides a fun way to maximize the college experience. Your son or daughter will also find personal growth and development extending far beyond his or her years on campus.
We look forward to beginning this journey with you and working with both you and your student in the future. Please let us know how we can help you.
Director, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life