This is a list of LGBT and LGBT-friendly fraternities and sororities. LGBT fraternities and sororities have existed since the 1980s, with Delta Phi Upsilon being established in 1985 and Delta Lambda Phi in 1986. These groups are intended to provide members with access to Greek life without fear of homophobic reprisal or behavior by fellow members, resulting from a history of homophobia within longer-established organizations.

In addition to groups established for LBGT members, in the 21st century, many Greek letter organizations have become LGBT-friendly by adopting diversity and inclusivity statements. In addition, some single-sex or co-educational fraternities and sororities have become gender-inclusive.

LGBT sororities and women's fraternities

Following are LGBT-specific sororities and women's fraternities.

Name Symbols Chartered Founding location Type Scope Emphasis Status Reference
Alpha Lambda Zeta ΑΛΖ 2006 Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia Women's service fraternity; non-collegiate National masculine-identifying lesbians Active [1][2][3]
Alpha Pi Delta ΑΠΔ 2010 Dallas, Texas Sorority National lesbians of color Active
Beta Phi Omega ΒΦΩ 2000 Tallahassee Florida Sorority National feminine lesbian or bi-sexual of color Active [4][3]
Gamma Rho Lambda GRL 2003 Tempe, Arizona Social sorority National LGBT-founded for women, trans women, trans men, and non-binary Active [5][6][7]
Kappa Alpha Lambda ΚΑΛ 2003 Clark Atlanta University Service sorority National feminine lesbian Active
Kappa Omega Omicron ΚΏΟ 2009 Southern California Women's professional fraternity, non-collegiate National masculine identified women and trans men Active [8][9][3]
Kappa Theta Epsilon ΚΘΕ 2009 Houston, Texas Professional and entrepreneur sorority National Lesbian Active [10]
Kappa Xi Omega ΚΞΩ 2004 Florida Service sorority; non-colliegiate National professional lesbians Active [11][3]
Lambda Delta Lambda ΛΔΛ 1988 University of California, Davis LGBTQIA Sorority National queer, gay, lesbians, bisexuals, and all genders and sexualities Active [12][13]
Omicron Epsilon Pi ΟΕΠ 2000 Tallahassee, Florida Sorority, non-collegiate National lesbians, particularly those of color Active [14]
Sigma Omega Phi ΣΩΦ 2008 Atlanta, Georgia Women's service fraternity National masculine-identified lesbian Active [15][16][3]
Zeta Theta Psi ZΘΨ 2013 Heidelberg University Sorority Local female identifying students with non-gendered corollary (Zeta Embers) Active

LGBT fraternities

Following are LGBT-specific fraternities.

Name Symbols Chartered Formation location Type Scope Emphasis Status References
Beta Gamma Pi ΒΓΠ 2009 Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) LGBTQ fraternity, non-collegiate National queer-affirming siblinghood Active [3][17]
Delta Lambda Phi ΔΛΦ 1986 Washington, D.C; Social fraternity, collegiate and non-collegiate International gay, bisexual, transgender, and progressive men Active [18][19][20][21][13]
Delta Phi Upsilon ΔΦΥ 1995 Houston, Texas Social fraternity, non-colligiate National gay men of color Active [22][3]
Kappa Psi Kappa ΚΨΚ 2001 Tallahassee, Florida Fratnerity; non collegiate National progressive men of all sexual orientations Active [3]
Sigma Epsilon Omega ΣΕΩ 2007 University of California, Berkeley Gay and queer fraternity Local all genders Active [23][24][25]
Sigma Phi Beta ΣΦΒ 2003 Arizona State University Society fraternity National All who identify as male, gay, straight, bisexual, and transgender men Active [21]
Sigma Omicron Rho ΣΟΡ 2009 University of Virginia Queer fraternity Local LGBTQ+ and allied gender-inclusive Active [26]

Organizations for all genders

The following Greek letter organizations are gender-inclusive, meaning they accept males, females, trans, non-binary, etc. into their membership. This list does not include organizations that self-define as co-educational; although such groups may well be gender-inclusive in practice, they have yet to modify their policies and language to be inclusive at the institutional level.

Name Symbols Chatered Founding location Type Scope Gender Statis Reference
Alpha Delta Phi Society ΑΔΦ 1992 Literary society National gender-inclusive Active [27]
The Euglossian Society EYΓ 1913 Heidelberg University Greek society Local queer, trans and gender inclusive Active
Lambda Alpha Lambda ΛΑΛ 2018 Florida Atlantic University service LGBTQ+ diaternity Local gender inclusive Active [28][29]
Lambda Delta Xi ΛΔΞ 2014 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania service LGBTQ diaternity Local gender inclusive Active [30][31]
Nu Delta ΝΔ 1977 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fraternity Local all gender identities Active [32]
Phi Sigma Pi ΦΣΠ 1916 University of Central Missouri Honor Fraternity National gender-inclusive Active [33][34]
Theta Delta Sigma ΘΔΣ 2001 University at Buffalo Multicultural fraternity National gender-inclusive Active [35]
Theta Pi Sigma ΘΠΣ 2005 University of California, Santa Cruz "Frarority" National queer, gender-neutral Active [36]
Zeta Delta Xi ΖΔΞ 1987 Brown University Fraternity Local all-gender Active [37]

LBGTQ-inclusive Greek letter organizations

The following fraternities and sororities have adopted LGBTQ-inclusive policies at the national or institutional level. These policies are openly shared and are specific, rather than general non-discrimination statements.

Name Symbol Chartered Founding location Type Scope Policy Reference
Alpha Chi Omega ΑΧΩ, 1885 DePauw University Women's fraternity, social International open to any individual who identifies as a woman and trans woman, any sexual preference [5][38]
Alpha Delta Pi ΑΔΠ 1851 Wesleyan College Sorority, social International open to any individual who identifies as a woman, including trans women [39]
Alpha Epsilon Phi ΑΕΦ 1909 Barnard College Sorority, Jewish social National open to any individual who identifies as a woman, regardless of the gender assigned at birth. [40]
Alpha Gamma Delta ΑΓΔ 1904 Syracuse University Sorority, social International open to women of any sexual orientation and any individual who identifies as a woman [41]
Alpha Omicron Pi ΑΟΠ 1897 Barnard College Sorority, social International open to any individual who identifies and lives as a woman with any sexual orientation [42]
Alpha Sigma Tau ΑΣΤ 1899 Eastern Michigan University Sorority, social National open to women and transgender persons who identify as women with any sexual orientation [43]
Alpha Xi Delta ΑΞΔ 1893 Lombard College Sorority, social National open to any individual who identifies and lives as a woman with any sexual orientation [44]
Acacia 1904 University of Michigan Fraternity, social International inclusive of gender identity/expression or sexual orientation [45]
Delta Delta Delta ΔΔΔ 1888 Boston University Sorority International open to any individual who identifies and lives as a woman or any sexual orientation [46]
Delta Gamma ΔΓ 1873 Lewis School for Girls Women's fraternity, social International open to any individual who identifies as a woman and any sexual orientation [47]
Delta Phi Epsilon ΔΦΕ 1917 New York University Law School Sorority International explicitly open to trans and non-binary individuals [48]
Delta Tau Delta ΔΤΔ 1858 Bethany College Fraternity, social International explicitly inclusive of individuals who identify as "gay, bisexual-transgender and any other non-heteronormative sexual orientations, gender expression, or genre identities" [49]
Delta Upsilon ΔΥ 1834 Williams College Fraternity International explicitly welcomes any individuals who identify as male, transgender men, and men of any sexual orientation [50]
Gamma Phi Beta ΓΦΒ 1874 Syracuse University Sorority International open to any individual who identifies as a woman [51][38]
Kappa Alpha Theta ΚΑΘ 1870 DePauw University Sorority International open to any individual who identifies as a woman [52]
Kappa Delta ΚΔ 1897 Longwood University Sorority National open to any individual who identifies as a woman and women of any sexual orientation [53]
Kappa Kappa Gamma ΚΚΓ 1870 Monmouth College Sorority International open to any individual who identifies as a woman and women of any sexual orientation [54]
Omega Delta Phi ΩΔΦ 1987 Texas Tech University Fraternity, multicultural National inclusive of all men, regardless of assigned sex at birth [55]
Phi Omega ΦΩ 1962 Cornell University Sorority, social National female-identifying and non-binary [56][57]
Phi Sigma Sigma ΦΣΣ 1913 Hunter College Sorority International open to any individual who identifies as a woman with any sexual orientation [58]
Pi Lambda Phi ΠΛΦ 1895 Yale University Fraternity International explicitly inclusive of gay and transgender men [59]
Sigma Chi ΣΧ 1855 Miami University Fraternity, literary and social International open to men of any sexual orientation [60]
Sigma Delta Tau ΣΔΤ 1917 Miami University Sorority, social International open to any who identify and live as a woman of any sexual orientation [61]
Sigma Sigma Sigma ΣΣΣ 1898 Longwood University Sorority, social International open to any individual who identifies as a woman [62]
Tau Kappa Epsilon ΤΚΕ 1899 Illinois Wesleyan University Fraternity, social International explicitly inclusive of gay and transgender men [63]
Theta Phi Alpha ΘΦΑ 1912 University of Michigan Sorority, social National explicitly open to trans women and any individual who identifies as a woman [64]
Zeta Alpha Delta ΖΑΔ 2007 Oxford, Mississippi Fraternity, non-collegiate National inclusive men of all sexual orientations, male-identified individuals [65][66][3]
Zeta Tau Alpha ΖΤΑ 1898 Longwood University Sorority International open to individuals who consistently identify and live as a woman of any sexual orientation [67]

See also

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