Fraternity Life
GenreReality television
Directed byBrian Krinsky
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Original networkMTV
Original releaseFebruary 26 (2003-02-26) –
November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19)

Fraternity Life is a reality television show that aired on MTV from February 26, 2003[1] to November 19, 2003. The show consisted of college boys pledging to become part of a fraternity. The show was a spin-off of Sorority Life.

First season

The first season occurred at the University at Buffalo. It followed college students pledging for the Sigma Chi Omega fraternity.[2] The fraternity ended up getting in trouble for illegal hazing and breaking into the Buffalo Zoo.[3][4][5] The fraternity has subsequently regained "on campus" status and is currently in "normal" standing with the University.[6]

Second season

The second season occurred at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It followed college students pledging the Delta Omega Chi fraternity.[7] Once again, the show got in trouble with the university. Two frat brothers stole a koi named Midas from a pond on campus and barbecued it and ate it.[8][9] This led to protests and eventually the revoking of the fraternity's charter by the university.[10][11]

The second season was also notable for featuring the first openly gay person, Keldon Clegg, to appear on either the Fraternity Life or Sorority Life series.[12]


  1. ^ Amatangelo, Amy (22 February 2003). "Television Review; A-mega Greek drama; MTV's sorority, fraternity kids spew double dose of theatrics". ARTS &LIFESTYLE. Boston Herald. p. 025.
  2. ^ Chandler, Gary (5 September 2002). "Residents Wary of New MTV Neighbors". LOCAL. Buffalo News. p. B3.
  3. ^ Watson, Stephen (20 March 2003). "Fraternity on MTV Suspended on Hazing Concerns [Corrected 04/05/03]". Local. Buffalo News. p. B1.
  4. ^ Buckham, Tom (27 March 2003). "Fraternity Prank may Lead to Charges [Corrected 04/03/03]". LOCAL. Buffalo News. p. B1.
  5. ^ Watson, Stephen (2 May 2003). "Fraternity on MTV Show is Put on Probation". LOCAL. Buffalo News. p. B3.
  6. ^ "Greek Affairs - University of Buffalo". Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  7. ^ "MTV Goes Greek: Network Renews "Sorority Life" and "Fraternity Life"". Everyday Magazine. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 5 June 2003. p. F6.
  8. ^ Gathright, Alan (5 June 2003). "Santa Cruz mourns one that didn't get away / Beloved campus koi stolen, possibly grilled". NEWS. The San Francisco Chronicle. p. A.1. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010.
  9. ^ Gathright, Alan (19 March 2004). "SANTA CRUZ / MTV tape helps convict fish thieves". BAY AREA. The San Francisco Chronicle. p. B.4. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010.
  10. ^ Moormeister, Robyn (8 June 2003). "Protest staged at fraternity". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Archived from the original on 27 June 2003.
  11. ^ "UCSC revokes fraternity's recognition over fish incident". 13 June 2003. Retrieved 4 Apr 2010.
  12. ^ "Frat Life will show frat's expulsion; gay rushee "disappointed" with portrayal". 19 September 2003.