Stephen F. Austin State University

Parents & Families

What every parent should know about Greek Life...

As your son or daughter makes the transition from high school to Stephen F. Austin State University, 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 SFA 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 12% of our undergraduates belong to the 30+ 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 Family Guide to Greek Life is designed to answer some of the questions you may have about fraternity/sorority membership.

Please take a look at our resources page for more helpful information. If you have any specific questions and/or concerns, please feel free to call us at 936.468.6292.


Dare Chronister
Assistant Director of Student Engagement-Greek Life

SFA Greek Life Parents and Families