In 1902, under the guidance of Father Matthew Cochran, a small group of students from St. Mary’s Hall (later Corr Hall) founded the first fraternity at Villanova with the purpose of studying the classics and promoting social interactions.
More than a century later, fraternities and sororities thrive at Villanova, with missions that seek to evoke leadership qualities in members through engagement in academic, service, philanthropic, and social initiatives.
The Fraternity and Sorority community at Villanova University has grown tremendously over the last century. Today, it consists of over 2,000 students in nine Interfraternity Council fraternities, eight Panhellenic Council sororities and nine Multicultural Greek Council organizations, all with inter/national affiliations.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life strives to holistically develop Villanova students by cultivating an environment that empowers our community to embody Augustinian values, serve others, embraces differences, lead ethically, and ignite change.
To be a welcoming, caring, and supportive environment for students participating in fraternal organizations. Through varied programming, educational efforts, challenging experiences, and predictions of future trends, Fraternity and Sorority Life provides students the opportunity to become contributing members of the overarching Villanova community.
We value education rooted in Augustinian principles. Fraternity and Sorority Life strives to ensure the success of students and invested partners in fraternal organizations through service, equality, leadership, community, and integrity.
Hazing, in any form, is strictly prohibited by Villanova University, the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils, and the local and inter/national offices of each recognized organization. New and active members should not tolerate such behavior, as it does not promote relationship-building and trust, and rather serves to break down morale and the notion of community upon which Villanova University was founded.