"The racist sentiments expressed by members of a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma have no place at institutions of higher education. We would not tolerate this type of hateful and disrespectful behavior within the University of Utah’s Fraternity and Sorority Community.
We view this incident as an opportunity to evaluate how our own community can strengthen an environment of inclusion and respect for all. We will continue to encourage a healthy open dialogue about racial, ethnic and religious diversity amongst active and potential new members of our community."
-The Interfraternity, Panhellenic and Multicultural Greek Councils at the University of Utah
Fraternities and sororities have been a part of the University of Utah for over 105 years. Traditionally, they have challenged students to achieve even greater heights intellectually, personally and socially. Over the years, the fraternity and sorority community at the U has grown, creating a variety of options for fraternity/sorority life.
The undergraduate members at the U pride themselves on the individual personality and nature of each fraternity and sorority on campus. The fraternity and sorority community offers a rich and rewarding experience for their members. In addition, fraternities and sororities have contributed substantially to campus life, community service, philanthropy and the educational mission of the University.
- Develop bonds of brotherhood and/or sisterhood
- Develop leadership and interpersonal skills
- Form lifetime friendships
- Work together with others in an atmosphere of teamwork
- Perform community service projects
- Program social functions for the student community