Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Through involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), Merrimack students will achieve growth, explore unique learning opportunities and benefit from development grounded in a strong, lifelong community.

How to Join & Benefits

Merrimack’s fraternity and sorority life community is continually looking to bring in new members who align themselves with the values of our chapters.

Chapters & Councils

Merrimack’s fraternity and sorority chapters are closely involved with their national organizations. Merrimack has celebrated fraternity and sorority life since 1990.

Campus & Community Involvement

Each year, Greek organizations associated with Merrimack’s fraternity and sorority communities raise thousands of dollars for nonprofit charitable agencies nationwide.

How to Join A Fraternity or Sorority at Merrimack

While our biggest recruitment period occurs during our fall semester, FSL does various styles of recruitment throughout the academic year. The FSL community seeks to bring new members that align themselves with the values of our FSL chapters. To find out more information, please visit the recruitment pages of each council.

Benefits of Joining


Merrimack’s fraternity and sorority life offer a variety of leadership opportunities to prepare you for future careers. Within each organization, you have the opportunity to run and be elected to executive boards, chairpersons and committees. The leadership development of each chapter can also provide you the opportunity to be a part of other important roles on campus. You can find our members in all parts of campus life: Student Government Association, resident assistants, honor societies, orientation leaders and as student staff in many offices and departments.


As one of the core values of fraternity and sorority life, our members are encouraged to strive for scholarly excellence through a variety of programs including study partners, mentors, workshops, study hours and international/national recognition programs. Each chapter maintains internal academic standards that all members are expected to achieve.


Civic engagement is one of the fundamental aspects of fraternity and sorority life. Every year, thousands of dollars are raised for local and national entities like Hunger and Homelessness, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Military Hero Campaign, Breast Cancer Awareness and more organizations. 

Social Networking

Along with creating a lifetime bond with the members of your chapter and the Fraternity and Sorority Life community at 91, our chapters expand across the nation. Opportunities to be connected are endless whether it be for friendship or career advancement.


Each fraternity and sorority at 91 is governed by one of two councils:

  • the National Panhellenic Association
  • the Merrimack Fraternal Council.
National Panhellenic Association (NPA)

The National Panhellenic Conference provides support for the sorority experience of women throughout the nation.

Fraternal Council

The Fraternal Council helps to advance the fraternity experience and provide leadership opportunities to the community.


Theta Phi Alpha (Theta Phi)
  • National Panhellenic Association
  • Symbol: Compass, Flower: White Rose, Mascot: Penguin, Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
  • The Theta Phi Alpha women’s fraternity was founded in 1912. Their mission is to help those who are less fortunate, the Beta Psi chapter at 91 focuses on Hunger and Homelessness.
Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA)
  • National Panhellenic Association
  • Symbol: Crown, Strawberry, Flower: Violet, Mascot: Bunny, Colors: Turquoise, Grey, White
  • The Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity was founded in 1898. Their mission is to educate others on breast cancer awareness through many efforts and partnerships. At 91 the Kappa Omicron chapter continues to spread these efforts.
Kappa Sigma (Kappa)
  • Fraternal Council
  • Symbol/ mascot: star and crescent, Flower: Lily of the valley, colors: red, white, green
  • The Kappa Sigma fraternity was founded in 1869. Their mission is focused around helping men improve themselves upon the four pillars: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. The Upsilon- Tau chapter of Kappa Sigma at 91 works hard to contribute to the Military Hero Campaign.
Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE)
  • Fraternal Council
  • Symbol: equilateral triangle, Flower: red carnation, Mascot: The Eagle, Colors: red and grey
  • The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was founded in 1899. Their mission is to help men create the best versions of themselves. The Sigma Kappa chapter at 91, as well as other chapters throughout the nation make efforts to help St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Omega Phi Beta (Merrimack Collective)
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • Symbol: compass, Flower: sunflower, Mascot: hummingbird, Colors: black, forest green and gold 
  • The Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, was founded on March 15th, 1989. Its motto is “Serving and Educating Through Our Diversity; Sirviendo y Educando a Través de Nuestra Diversidad,” and it focuses on raising awareness of violence against women.