175th Anniversary

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We're Celebrating 175 Years of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Penn!

Fraternity life at the University of Pennsylvania began in 1849 with the founding of Delta Phi. Within the next two years several other chapters were started thus forming Penn’s fraternal community. 

Since then, fraternity and sorority life has flourished and served the Penn and greater Philadelphia community for more than 174 uninterrupted years, making Penn’s system one of the oldest continuous fraternity communities in the country. 

Today, 40 fraternity and sorority chapters provide students a family and home away from home, encourage academic excellence, community service, and philanthropic endeavors, and create bonds for a lifetime.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Events

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life hosts a multitude of events throughout the calendar year, check out our current events. Anniversary events coming soon!

Looking to support the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life?

With your gift to the fund, you help make it possible for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to meet and exceed support of the student and chapter communities.

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Bookmark this page for more information about events commemorating our milestone anniversary over the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

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