Greek Life at McDaniel: Overview

McDaniel College Greek organizations pose for a photo outside Hoover Library during Greek Week 2016. Photo courtesy McDaniel College Office of Student Engagement.McDaniel College Greek organizations pose for a photo outside Hoover Library during Greek Week 2016. Photo courtesy McDaniel College Office of Student Engagement.

Getting involved in Greek Life is a great way to meet friends and get involved on campus. There are several different social and service fraternities and sororities, so if you are interested in joining, there is sure to be one that fits you.
Sororities
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Nickname: AKA
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Colors: Pink and Green
On Campus Since: 2016
Fun Fact: The newest Greek organization on campus.
More Info: instagram.com/akaupsilongamma

Alpha Sigma Tau 
Nickname: AST
Symbol: Anchor
Colors: Green and Gold
On Campus Since: 2012
Fun Fact: Recently brought Love Your Melon to campus.
More Info: mcdaniel.alphasigmatau.org & instagram.com/ast_mcdaniel

Phi Alpha Mu
Nickname: Phi Alph
Symbol: Cow
Colors: Purple and White
On Campus Since: 1926
Fun Fact: It is the only local sorority on campus.
More Info: phialphamu.com & instagram.com/phialphamu

Phi Mu 
Nickname: None
Symbol: Lion
Color: Pink and White
On Campus Since: 1989
Fun Fact: Founded in 1852, it is McDaniel’s oldest sorority (it is so long-established, in fact, that it predates the classification “sorority” and is technically called a fraternity).
More Info: mcdaniel.phimu.org & instagram.com/phimu_mcdaniel

Phi Sigma Sigma
Nickname: Phi Sig
Symbol: Sphinx and Rose
Colors: Blue and Yellow
On Campus Since: 1981
Fun Fact: The writing on their crest Diokete Hupsala means Aim High.
More Info: instagram.com/phisigmcdaniel & facebook.com/PhiSigMcDaniel

Zeta Phi Beta 
Nickname: Zetas
Symbol: Dove
Colors: Blue and White
On Campus Since: 2013
Fun Fact: They have been the Maryland Undergraduate Chapter of the Year for the past 2 years
More Info: instagram.com/mcdaniel_college_myzetas

Fraternities
Alpha Gamma Tau
Nickname: The Bachelors
On Campus Since: 1924
Fun Fact: The only local fraternity on campus
More Info: instagram.com/alpha_gamma_tau

Alpha Sigma Phi 
Nickname: Alpha Sig
Symbol: Phoenix
Colors: Red and White
On Campus Since: 2003
Fun Fact: It was founded nationally in 1845, making it the oldest social fraternity on campus.
More Info: instagram.com/alphasigmcdaniel

Lambda Chi Alpha 
Nickname: Lambda Chi
Symbols: Cross and Crescent
Colors: Purple, Green, and Gold
On Campus Since: 2016
Fun Fact: Won the Most Spirited award at the 2017 Greek Games.
More Info: facebook.com/LCAMcDaniel & instagram.com/lcamcdaniel

Omega Psi Phi 
Nickname: None
Symbol: Lamp
Colors: Purple and Gold
On Campus Since: 2016
Fun Fact: It is the first Divine Nine fraternity to come on to campus, having been founded at Howard University, a Historically Black University.
More Info: instagram.com/mcdanielbruhz

Phi Delta Theta 
Nickname: Phi Delt
Symbol: Sword
Colors: Blue and White
On Campus Since: 1971
Fun Fact: Won the Superhero Video contest of Greek Week 2017
More Info: facebook.com/PhiDeltMDBeta & instagram.com/phideltathetamcdaniel

Phi Kappa Sigma 
Nickname: Phi Kap
Symbols: Skull and Crossbones
Colors: Brown, Black, and Blue
On Campus Since: 1998
Fun Fact: Their motto Stellis Aequus Durando means Equal to the Stars in Endurance.
More Info: facebook.com/McDanielPhiKaps & instagram.com/phikappasigma_mcdaniel

Sigma Alpha Episilon
Nickname: SAE
Symbol: Lion
Colors: Purple and Gold
On Campus Since: 2014
Fun Fact: Won the gold chapter award at last year’s Greek Awards.
More Info: facebook.com/SAEMcDaniel & instagram.com/mcdanielsae

Co-Ed Service Fraternities
Alpha Phi Omega 
Nicknames: APO
Symbol: Torch
Colors: Blue and Yellow
On Campus Since: 2001
Fun Fact: The largest fraternity on campus
More Info: facebook.com/apomcdaniel & instagram.com/apo_mcdaniel