Pi Beta Phi group photo in front of their Greek house.

An Introduction to the Greek System

Written by Michael Ragan

The three Pan-Hellenic sororities and four National Interfraternity Council sanctioned fraternities on Hillsdale’s campus represent a vibrant part of both current campus life and the College’s history. A significant portion of students are currently members of one of the Greek houses.

The Pi Beta Phi, Chi Omega, and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities represent the ladies of Hillsdale College. The Greek men of Hillsdale are sorted into four fraternities: Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Sigma Phi, and Sigma Chi. Each of these seven houses has its own undeniably unique identity, allowing every student to find a new home.

The Greek community also plays an integral role in the history of Hillsdale. As some of the oldest existing organizations at the College, the Greek houses provide a sense of continuity between alumni and current students. Whether it be the numerous Greek graduates who return at Homecoming to show support for their school, or the storied history of each house passed down from one generation of students to the next, no description of Hillsdale College would be complete without a narrative detailing its Greek culture.

In coming posts the goal will be to do just that. By spotlighting each of the fraternities and sororities as well as the Greek system as a whole credence will be given to an oft-overlooked facet of Hillsdale campus life.

Michael Ragan is a member of the class of 2015 at Hillsdale College. A resident of Toledo, Ohio, Michael is majoring in Economics and minoring in Music. He is a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, the club golf team, and the Aliaga Foundation on campus.