When you go Greek, it's not like joining a regular club or activity. It isn't a case
of just showing up for a meeting once a month or getting together for one event each
With daily interaction and constant opportunities for leadership within the chapter,
fraternities and sororities lay the groundwork for engaged citizenship and developing
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
There are many popular terms connected with Greek Life, two of which are brotherhood
and sisterhood. When you share rituals, traditions, and unforgettable experiences
with your brothers and sisters, you truly develop a sense of family that's unlike
any other. These relationships will be lifelong friendships.
A fraternity brother or sorority sister is someone who will encourage you to succeed,
support you when things are going well, and listen when you are having problems, offering
At the heart of these friendships and interactions are the traditions within each
chapter. Although each fraternity and sorority has different founding values, you'll
find some words come up again and again in all Greek organizations:
These strong basic beliefs have long been a part of college communities across the
United States, and are key contributors to the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood
that over seven million members have enjoyed.
To get to know members in Greek chapters, and decide which one to join, students can
take part in recruitment. Our recruitment period known as "Rush", is when all fraternities
and sororities host their membership drives.
At Duquesne, fall recruitment is for upper class and transfer students only. First-year
students participate in spring recruitment.