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Brotherhood - Sisterhood


Brotherhood & Sisterhood: A relationship in which, like a true family, every member has equal rights, responsibilities, and power and the feeling of kinship creates an environment of respect, support, and accountability encouraging each member to work toward common goals based on a shared set of values.

Members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the Relay for Life event in the Armory

Alumni Relations - Alumni are encouraged to remain active within their fraternity and sorority organizations and through the Drexel Inter-Fraternity Alumni Association and through roles as advisors. The fraternity/sorority community has a network of over 15,000 alumni, in the Philadelphia community and around the world. Students and graduates utilize alumni networks in job and co-op searches and developing a support structure when moving to a new area.

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Activities – Each organization hosts events throughout the year that encourage their members to get to know each other and have fun. Chapters host a wide range of activities including trips to museums, movie nights, dinners, game nights, sporting events, and more.

Mentoring – Mentoring is a huge part of the fraternity and sorority experience. Each organization provides its members with the opportunity to be involved in mentoring through a number of programs including Big Brother/Sister programs, alumni mentoring of chapter officers, and national leadership consultant visits.

Intramural Athletics – Staying active and healthy is a priority for many of Drexel’s fraternal organizations, and participating in intramural sports helps develop chapter unity and teamwork skills. Teams from all three councils compete in general intramural sports organized by Recreational Athletics and in council-specific leagues, including basketball, flag football, bowling, roller hockey, softball, and more. Greek Week also offers another opportunity for members to be physically active.

All-Greek Programming – Greeks don’t just hang out with their own chapter members; they also participate in events and spend time with members of other chapters and councils. Individual organizations plan events together including community service events, meals, and game nights. Opportunities for the entire Greek community are planned throughout the year to promote unity within the fraternity and sorority community. Two key annual all-Greek events are Greek Week held during the spring term and the Night Out on the Row block party held at the beginning of the fall term.

New Member Education – The new member education/intake process is the first experience a new member has as a part of his or her chapter. The purpose of this process is to educate members on the history and values of the organization, assist first-year new members in their transition to college life, stimulate intellectual growth, promote the development of lifelong friendship and interpersonal skills, promote chapter unity, and prepare new members for participation in the organization’s initiation Ritual. This process involves educational meetings, workshops, and activities and opportunities for new members to get to know the initiated members of the organization. 

Risk Management- As brothers and sisters, members are deeply committed to keeping each other safe.  Fraternities and sororities undergo education on how to manage risk in their organization and keep their members safe.