There are more than 300 clubs and organizations at Syracuse University, including social, cultural, academic, recreational, and pre-professional organizations as well as fraternities and sororities. A list of recognized groups can be found at studentlife.syr.edu. If you do not find a club or organization that meets your interest, you are welcome to start your own. If clubs and organizations are not enough, check out events on campus, such as lectures, concerts, films, recreational activities, and workshops. A list of events can be found at suevents.syr.edu a social or service fraternity or sorority until the student has earned 12 credit hours at Syracuse University and has a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Additionally, those students seeking to affiliate with an Interfraternity Council chapter must have no prior or pending matters with the University judicial system.
The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is a student-run, governmental body that advocates for the needs and concerns of graduate students. Graduate students can participate in GSO as a department representative or as a senator-at-large. Through GSO, graduate students have the ability to participate in various committees across campus, including the University Senate and the Board of Trustees, ensuring that graduate student concerns are heard.
The Office of Student Activities (OSA) is your gateway to social activities, programs, and events that are geared to enhance your education and help you be active in the community. The office supports more than 300 student organizations, produces traditional student events, and coordinates the Student Leadership Institute. The experienced staff provides consultation, resources, and a safe environment for open and inclusive conversation. Staff members take learning beyond the classroom and encourage growth with activism, advocacy, leadership, team-building, and community awareness. Join your fellow students by participating in a recognized student organization, volunteering to be part of a traditional student event, sharing your talent on stage, or even launching your own student organization. It’s your chance to make a difference.
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs works with students in fraternities and sororities to build a community where students can have a positive collegiate experience. The fraternity and sorority community comprises five governing councils: the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Latino Greek Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council. The community was founded at Syracuse University in 1871. The student members of the fraternity and sorority community value Leadership, Service, Philanthropy, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Accountability, and Scholarship in Action.
The Student Association is composed of approximately 50 assembly members. Each representative is appointed as a liaison to a specific department, program, or office of the University administration. Students who would like an issue addressed should contact an assembly representative or attend an assembly meeting, held Mondays at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.