Service fraternity may refer to any fraternal public service organization, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary International. In Canada and the United States, the term fraternal organization is more common as "fraternity" in everyday usage refers to fraternal student societies.

In the context of the North American student fraternity and sorority system, service fraternities and service sororities comprise a type of organization whose primary purpose is community service. Members of these organizations are not restricted from joining other types of fraternities. This may be contrasted with professional fraternities, whose primary purpose is to promote the interests of a particular profession, and general or social fraternities, whose primary purposes are generally aimed towards some other aspect, such as the development of character, friendship, leadership, or literary ability.

Some general fraternities and their chapters, especially members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, emphasize the service aspects of their activities; however classification as a strictly service organization has legal meaning in regard to Title IX. Service fraternities, like professional fraternities and honor societies must be open to members of both genders since they do not have an exemption from Title IX similar to the one given in section (A)(6)(a) for social fraternities and sororities.[1]

Collegiate service fraternities and sororities

Organization Symbol Chater/Range Founding location Type Scope Affilition Active chapters Status Reference
Alpha Phi Omega ΑΦΩ December 16, 1925 Lafayette College Coed Service Fraternity International PFA 621 Active
Alpha Delta ΑΔ August 4, 2007 Henley Park HotelWashington, D.C. Service Fraternity National 6 Active [2][a]
Alpha Tau Mu ΑΤΜ September 2, 2009 Tuskegee University Coed African American Service Fraternity Regional Independent 2 Active [3][4][5]
Beta Nu Theta 2017 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Coed African American Service Fraterntiy Local Independent 1 Active [5][6]
Chi Alpha Phi Service Fraternity 1979 Lincoln University African American Service Fraternity and Sorority National Independent Active [5][7][8][b]
Delta Chi Gamma ΔΧΓ May 2014 Virginia Tech Service Sorority Local Independent 1 Active [9][10]
Delta Nu Zeta ΔΝΖ December 12, 2003 Florida State University Service Sorority Regional Independent 2 Active [11][12]
Epsilon Sigma Alpha ΕΣΑ 1929 Jacksonville, Florida Coed Service Sorority International 23 Active [c]
Epsilon Tau Pi ΕΤΠ April 28, 1999 University of Dayton Coed Service Fraternity for Eagle Scouts National Independent 8 Active
Gamma Beta Chi November 15, 2002 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida African American Service Fraternity National Independent 5 Active [5][13][14]
Gamma Pi Alpha ΓΠΑ November 12, 1994 Tuskegee University African American Service Sorority Local Independent 1 Active [15][5]
Gamma Sigma Sigma ΓΣΣ October 12, 1952 Beekman Tower, New York City. New York Coed Service Sorority National 53 Active
Kappa Delta Tau ΚΔΤ March 11, 1963 Eastern Kentucky University Service Sorority Local Independent 1 Active [16][17]
Lambda Delta Sigma ΛΔΣ 1919 Concordia College Service Sorority Local Independent 1 Active [d]
Nu Alpha Nu 2006 Alabama State University African American Service Fraternity Local Independent 1 Active [5][18]
Nu Alpha Omicron 2012 Alabama State University African American Service Sorority Local Independent 1 Active [5]
Omega Phi Alpha ΩΦΑ June 15, 1967 Bowling Green State University Coed Service Sorority National 29 Active [e]
Phi Delta ΦΔ 2006 Truman University Service Sorority Local Idependent 1 Active [19]
Rho Pi Alpha ΡΠΑ 1993 Tuskegee University Service Fraternity Local Active [20]
SPURS National Honor Society SPURS February 14, 1922–October 2005 Montana State University Coed Service Sorority National Independent 3 Active [21][f]
Upsilon Phi Upsilon March 31, 1990 Southern University African American Service Fraternity National Independent 17 Active [5][22][23]
Zeta Theta Pi ΖΘΠ Service Sorority Local Independent 2 Active [24][25]

Notes

  1. ^ Formed when several all male chapters of Alpha Phi Omega exited when it became coed.
  2. ^ Accepts both college and community members.
  3. ^ Also has a larger non-collegiate division.
  4. ^ Originally formed as a social sorority.
  5. ^ Formed in 1953 with the assistance of brothers of the Zeta Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, but did not register as a national group until 1967 when three independent chapters merged. Member was limited to former Girl Scouts and Campfire Girls until 1958.
  6. ^ Originally a national honor society that disbanded in 2005. Three chapters still operate locally as service sororities

Non-collegiate service fraternities and sororities

Organization Symbol Chartered/Range Founding location Type Scope Affiliation Active chapters Status Reference
Alpha Pi Chi January 7, 1963 Chicago, Illinois African American Service Sorority National 40+ Active [5][26][a]
Chi Alpha Phi Service Fraternity 1979 Lincoln University Coed African American Service Fraternity National Independent Active [5][7][8][b]
Chi Gamma Kappa Service Fraternity January 22, 2017, Georgia African American Service Fraternity Regional Active [5][27][28][c]
Delta Rho Sorority July 1, 2004 Orlando, Florida African American Service Sorority National Independent 3 Active [29][5][d]
Delta Theta Tau ΔΘΤ October 16, 1903 Muncie, Indiana Service Sorority National Independent 72 Active
Epsilon Sigma Alpha ΕΣΑ 1929 Jacksonville, Florida Service Coed Sorority International 800+ Active [e]
Gamma Pi Chi Service Sorority July 16, 2016 Georgia African American Professional Service Sorority Regional Independent 2 Active [30][5][f]

Notes

  1. ^ Its founders were all associated with Alpha Gamma Chi. Members are mostly African American professionals.
  2. ^ Accepts both college and community members.
  3. ^ Members must be enrolled in college, have a college degree, or professional certification in her chosen career and live in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina or South Carolina
  4. ^ Members must be at least 25 years old. Most members are professional women.
  5. ^ Also has a collegiate division.
  6. ^ Members must be enrolled in college, have a college degree, or professional certification in her chosen career and live in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina or South Carolina

See also

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