Information for Parents

What every parent should know about Greek Life

As your son or daughter makes the transition from high school to the University of Arkansas, one decision that will impact the rest of their life is whether or not to join a fraternity or sorority. The Greek community plays an important role on campus as well as throughout the community. Leadership, scholarship, community service and brotherhood/sisterhood are the ideals that founded each of our organizations.

We believe that our Greek community at the University of Arkansas positively contributes to student development. Membership in a fraternity or sorority helps students feel a connection to the University and their chapters. It offers a scholastic support system, service opportunities, and close friends who will provide encouragement and support when times are difficult.

Approximately 30% of our undergraduates belong to the 34 fraternities and sororities on campus. The University administration works diligently with collegiates, alumni and national offices to assure the highest quality of experience for each student. As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your son's and daughter's college experience and the choices that he/she will make.  The Parent's Guide to Greek Life  is designed to answer some of the questions you may have about fraternity/sorority membership.

If you have any specific questions and/or concerns, please feel free to call us at 479-575-5001.


Parice S. Bowser
Director of Greek Life