Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity & Sorority Life (“FSL” or Greek Life) is a community of creative, ethical, and socially responsible leaders dedicated to advancing personal growth, social connections, philanthropy, and academic success at Bentley University. United by our values, chapters and councils enhance the student experience and prepare future business leaders for success.
FSL at Bentley comprises about 17% of undergraduate students. More information about the FSL community, including membership, academic, and training information, can be found in the Community Data section below.
Advisory to Students, Parents and Families
Only those organizations listed under “Chapters” on this page are recognized by Bentley. Kappa Pi Alpha (KPA) is not recognized or supported by Bentley University. Questions about the status of an organization should be directed to Matt Galewski, Associate Director of Student Programs & Engagement, at email@example.com.
The Bentley Fraternity & Sorority Life Presidents Council, which is made up of student leaders within Bentley’s recognized fraternity and sorority chapters and councils, have issued a statement concerning KPA and other unrecognized groups. The statement can be found here.
The purpose of the Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Community Standards Program is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and consistent framework to support and measure chapter success. Standards set clear expectations for all chapters, regardless of council membership or affiliation with a national organization. A full Standards Report Card outlining each chapter’s accomplishments can be found here.
FSL Strategic Plan: 2018 - 2021
The FSL Presidents Council has identified three major areas for the Greek community’s new Strategic Plan: academic success and career preparation, community relations, and social responsibility. These priorities will guide community progress and goal-setting from 2018 to 2021. The full Strategic Plan can be found here.
Parent & Family Resources
In the event that your student is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, please feel free to review this set of Fraternity & Sorority Life Parent & Family FAQs which provides information related to the recruitment process and new member education, the University’s expectations of chapters, and the benefits to joining a chapter.
Please also feel free to contact Matt Galewski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Director of Student Programs & Engagement, if you have any questions or concerns.
In general, any student interested in going through the recruitment processes for either IFC (for fraternities) or Panhellenic (for sororities) chapters must meet the following requirements.
- Enrolled full-time with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 and designated as at least Class Code 2 (have earned 15 credits at Bentley or be a transfer student)
- Completion of the Anti-Hazing Agreement & Grade Release
- Completion of the online Hazing Prevention 101: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility training
- Attendance at a Recruitment Information Session
Chapters, their active members, and potential new members are expected to follow the University’s Recruitment Policy.
New Member Education & Hazing Prevention
Students who are invited to join a chapter and accept that invitation will participate in a new member education process following recruitment. Chapters, their active members, and new members are expected to follow the University’s New Member Education Policy.
Members of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Bentley University are required to complete online and in-person hazing prevention trainings (see FSL Community Standards Program for more information), in addition to signing the University’s anti-hazing agreement. The anti-hazing agreement is based on the University’s hazing policy. The policy can be found in the Student Handbook.
Any member of the Bentley University community, including parents or family members of students, who has concerns about potential hazing behaviors occurring within a chapter can report their concern here. Student Programs & Engagement works closely with the Office of Student Conduct & Development to address reports of hazing within our organizations.
The Presidents Council serves as the primary advisory, advocacy, and strategic planning organization for the Fraternity & Sorority Life community as a whole at Bentley. The Council brings together chapter presidents, council presidents, and staff from Student Programs & Engagement on a biweekly basis throughout the year to set and work toward community-wide goals.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the umbrella organization for recognized on-campus fraternities. The IFC consists of one representative from each chapter and an executive board of annually elected officers.
The Panhellenic Council (NPC) is the umbrella organization for recognized on-campus sororities. The NPC consists of one representative from each chapter and an executive board of annually elected officers.
Greek Activities Council
The Greek Activities Council (GAC) promotes communication, collaboration, and cohesion within the Fraternity and Sorority Life community and fosters positive connections with the campus as a whole through programming and other initiatives.
- Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience.
Established at Bentley in 2005
- Alpha Gamma Pi realizes the benefit of giving back to the community as a local fraternity. We believe that donating our time to help others not only improves their standard of living, but also adds tremendous value to our lives.
Established at Bentley in 1924
- Alpha Sigma Phi was founded To Better the Man, through the creation and perpetuation of Brotherhood founded upon the virtues of character… Silence, Purity, Charity, Honor, Patriotism.
Established at Bentley in 2000
- Delta Kappa Epsilon values the Cultivation of General Literature and Social Culture, the Advancement and Encouragement of Intellectual Excellence, the Promotion of Honorable Friendship and Useful Citizenship, the Development of a Spirit of Tolerance and Respect for the Rights and Views of Others, the Maintenance of Gentlemanly Dignity, Self-Respect, and Morality in All Circumstances, and the Union of Stout Hearts and Kindred interests to Secure to Merit its Due Reward.
Established at Bentley in 1991
- Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of FELLOWSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP and SERVICE. As a values-based men's fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education.
Established at Bentley in 2008
- Sigma Chi's core values are friendship, justice and learning. Our vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization – aligned, focused and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.
Established at Bentley in 2012
- Sigma Gamma Delta promotes goodwill and friendship between its members, acquaintances, the college community, and the community at large. We also have the objective of increasing the social relationships and activities of its members through a distince vision of friendship. We aim to create a cohesive brotherhood that will stand the test of time while giving back to the world in which we live through charity. In unity is strength!
Established at Bentley in 1965
- Sigma Pi was founded to build and support chapters and alumni organizations for the purpose of maintaining a Fellowship of kindred minds united in Brotherhood.
Established at Bentley in 2008
- Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievements.
Established at Bentley in 1982
- Gamma Phi Beta is to foster a nurturing environment that provides woman the opportunity to achieve their potential through lifelong commitment to intellectual growth, individual worth and service to humanity.
Established at Bentley 1975
- Kappa Delta is committed to inspiring our members to reach their full potential; preparing our members for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship; creating opportunities for lifetime involvement through innovative and responsive programs and strategic collaborations and partnerships; and fostering the development of our time-honored values within the context of friendship.
Established at Bentley 2018
- Phi Sigma Sigma inspires the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood.
Established at Bentley in 1991
The reports below provide up to date information on the FSL community’s membership, academic success, and training participation.
- FSL Membership Trends Report
- FSL Demographic Report
- FSL Academic Report
- FSL Hazing Prevention Training Report
- FSL Emotional Well-Being Training Report
Each semester since Fall 2016, Student Programs & Engagement has surveyed the FSL community as a whole in order to better understand student experiences and needs relative to their membership in the community. The executive summaries below provide an overview of the data collected in these surveys and measures progress toward established goals:
- Spring 2018 FSL Community Survey Report – Executive Summary
- Fall 2017 FSL Community Survey Report – Executive Summary
- Spring 2017 FSL Community Survey Report – Executive Summary
- Fall 2016 FSL Community Survey Report – Executive Summary
Chapters, their active members, and new members are expected to follow the University’s