Apart from networking opportunities, cheap housing and a vibrant social life, the Greek system can be a great tool for anyone who is seeking a smaller community on campus and philanthropic involvement.
Being a Greek requires members to pay dues and it does involve, at least at first, a huge time commitment.
Formal Recruitment for sororities and Formal Rush for fraternities happen at the beginning of September. Both of them act as a way to find out more about the community and see if it’s for you. If you find that it’s not your vibe, that is completely okay as there is plenty of time to change your mind.
There are also Greek organizations that are not affiliated with any other Greek societies. UBC is home to both Sigma Phi Delta and Alpha Omega Epsilon, which are a professional engineering fraternity and sorority respectively. There are also professional organizations that are inclusive to all genders and all students: Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity) and Alpha Phi Omega (community service fraternity). Recent news from Greek life has been the InterFraternity Council’s deconstitution as an AMS club following a review.