Recognized Fraternities & Sororities
 How to Join
Information for Parents
Policies & Forms
 Conduct & Disciplinary Status
Standards of Excellence

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Fraternity and Sorority Life at Loyola

Loyola's fraternal community provides opportunities for growth and excellence in academics, service, social interaction, intramural athletics, and values-based leadership. It's also a great way to make lifelong friendships. With 11 Greek-lettered organizations, joining a fraternity or sorority is an excellent way to get involved at Loyola. Check us out on Facebook here!

Fraternity & Sorority Life Calendar


Stay up to date with Fraternity & Sorority Life events by following our calendar below! Make sure to check back for updates periodically. 

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New Leadership Opportunities 

Order of Omega

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity and Sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.

If you are a Junior or Senior with a 3.23 or higher you are eligible for membership. Applications are due 3.15.19 

Applications available here



Greek Programing Board

The Greek programming board will be the premiere student run programming body uniting the Fraternity and Sorority community at Loyno by upholding the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and community. The Greek programming board will be a unified body whose main goal is to advocate for all Greek members, promote all Greek events, encourage Greek pride in letters, cultivate unity and diversity amongst all councils.

If you are interested in joining the Greek Programing Board, Register Here


Recognized Fraternities & Sororities

Membership is open to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The Loyno fraternity and sorority life makes up about 15% of the undergraduate population. 

Interfraternity Council (IFC)
National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC)
 Collegiate Panhellenic Council (PHA)


Professional-Social Greek Council (PSGC)

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How to Join

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment 

Registration for Panhellenic Sorority Formal Fall Recruitment is OPEN. Register Here!

For more information about Panhellenic Recruitment email

Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule 

September 12 - Kick-off 7:30pm

September 13 - Philanthropy Round

September 14 - Sisterhood Round

September 15 - Preference Round

September 16 - Bid Day!

IFC, NPHC, and PSGC Recruitment 

All potential new members are required to register. Register Here! 

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Information for Parents

As a parent, it's important to learn about the fraternities and sororities of interest to your child in order to help your child make the best decision when he or she enters into the Greek community. The following information should provide you with a better understanding of the fraternities and sororities on the Loyola University New Orleans campus. 



Academics should be your child's main focus while in college. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in order to join a fraternity or sorority at Loyno. Most Greek organizations on campus also require a minimum GPA in order to remain a member after initiation.


Grade Reports 2015-2018

Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Spring 2015



Hazing is considered any action taken that produces bodily harm or danger, mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, fright, or ridicule. Today, all fraternity and sorority policies strictly prohibit any type of hazing activity. Loyola University New Orleans holds a zero-tolerance stance on this issue. These types of actions are against university policy and the Louisiana state law. For more information on hazing and contact information reporting these actions, please visit our Policies and Forms page.


Time Commitment

Joining a fraternity or sorority involves a weekly time commitment. The amount of time spent weekly with the organization varies with each member. Typically, each chapter holds at least one (1) meeting each week. There are mandatory events for the individual chapters and Fraternity and Sorority Life as a whole; however, members are always given at least two (2) weeks notice to these events. Some members choose to participate in optional activities, such as holding an office, attending social events, helping out with various projects, committees, etc. Some organizations require more time than others, so it is important for your child to ask for information on the time commitment during recruitment.  

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Standards of Excellence 

Standards of Excellence (SOE) was designed to assist chapters in ensuring they are offering a well-­‐rounded membership experience for their members and that they are fully functioning fraternal organizations at Loyola University New Orleans. The SOE were developed through a process that began in the spring of 2011 when representatives from each governing council (Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, and the National Pan-­‐ Hellenic Council respectively) researched standards programs from universities across the country. Through their research and discussion with fraternity and sorority members and advisors at Loyola, benchmarks were developed to measure success in each area.

The Loyola SOE was formed in the summer of 2012 and was implemented in fall 2012 with a full implementation and measurement in the spring of 2013. The standards have since been revised in the fall of 2016 to ensure that all areas of Fraternity & Sorority Life were included. Attention to specific governing council details in each area has also been considered. In the fall of 2017, SOE was revised to incorporate the hosting or attendance of Jesuit programs; as well as, being a semester evaluation instead of an academic year evaluation.

The SOE provides an opportunity to communicate the benefits of fraternity and sorority membership to all stakeholders for Fraternity and Sorority Life including potential members, parents, alumni, advisors, faculty, staff, and the local and national communities.  It also allows the chapter and university to positively promote chapters who are providing a well-­‐ rounded experience for its members.

In addition to positive promotion of chapters, the SOE serves as a benchmark for organizations that are not meeting expectations of a fully-­‐functioning fraternal organization on campus. This allows chapters to identify key areas of improvement to maintain and enhance their status as a recognized fraternal organization at Loyola.

The SOE focuses on four major areas of fraternal organizations including:

  • Academics

  • Chapter Management

  • Membership Development

  • Community Involvement

Each major area is broken down into action items to be completed on a semester basis by the chapter.  At the conclusion of every semester, each organization's SOE portfolio is graded based on a point system. Based on total points, chapters are awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Needs Improvement status. 2019 SOE Grading Rubric

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Policies & Forms

Hazing Policy

Loyola University New Orleans does not tolerate hazing and severe action will be taken against any student or organization found in violation of the Hazing Policy, up to and including indefinite revocation of the charter for the organization and suspension or dismissal for students involved. Loyola University New Orleans is committed to a safe and healthy campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our university family is dedicated to supporting an environment that encourages respect for the dignity and rights of the entire university community.

Expansion Policy

For more informaton regarding expansion, please view our expansion policy. For further questions, please contact Chris McQueen, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life/New Student Programs, at or at (504) 865-3622.

Events with Alcohol

All chapters must hand in all social paperwork, when alcohol is involved, no later than 7 days prior to the event to help with event planning. No events registrations will be accepted, without a very good excuse, after the 7 day period. If you are doing a social/mixer with one or more organizations, all paperwork from all parties must be handed in at the same time. Social Event Policy

Minimum Membership

All Chapters must have at least (5) members. If any chapter falls below five members they will have one year to raise the total to five members. Chapters who fail to reach this minimum will no longer be recognized. 

Insurance Policy

All chapters at Loyno are required to have proof of one million dollars of social liability insurance. Loyola University New Orleans must be named the certificate holder on the document.
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New Member Intake/Pledge Process

The new member process can be no longer than six (6) weeks in the fall and seven (8) in the spring (due to spring break and Mardi Gras). Please plan accordingly.

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Chapter Conduct & Disciplinary Status

As of December 2, 2017
Phi Kappa Psi
University Charge Date: November 14, 2017
Charges: Hazing
Sanctions Include:
Suspension from Loyola University New Orleans through 2019.
Prior to the organization's return to campus, representatives from the National Fraternity must meet with the Vice President of Student Affairs and other relevant staff, to submit a reorganization plan and be cleared to return to campus. 
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