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Fraternity Information

Colgate's thriving fraternity system on campus dates back over a century. Our full-time professional staff members support fraternities in their philanthropic, community, and campus endeavors.
Phi Delta Theta students play an impromptu gig in Frank dining hall.


Fraternity recruitment will be held from September 11 to September 15, 2017. Registration information will be available on September 1st.

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

Our fraternities collaborate with one another through this council in support of the following mission:

We, the men of the various national and local fraternity chapters at Colgate University, set forth this constitution and bylaws in order to promote harmonious relationship and coordination among the member chapters; to foster friendly relations between member chapters and the faculty, administration, and trustees of the University; and to represent and promote the interests of the member chapters in the affairs of the University.

We do ordain and establish this constitution as binding in letter and spirit upon our activities and privileges.


Our fraternities are residential. Because Colgate's residential education plan requires that all students (except for a small number of seniors approved to live off campus) live in university-owned and managed facilities, each fraternity organization occupies a free-standing house on Broad Street or on campus.

Our Fraternities

Beta Theta Pi

"Developing men of principle for a principled life.”

Delta Upsilon

"Delta Upsilon is the premier men's fraternity committed to building better men for a global society through service, leadership development, and lifelong personal growth of our diverse membership."

Phi Delta Theta

"Phi Delta Theta was organized with three principal objectives: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality.”

Phi Kappa Tau

"The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.”

Theta Chi

"Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.”