Since 1921, UBC Fraternities have been committed to developing student leaders dedicated to the shared values of leadership, service, brotherhood, and scholarship. 

 

UBC Fraternities, as recognized by the Interfraternity Council, make up almost half of the students in Greek Life at the University of British Columbia - currently the largest Greek System in Canada. UBC's Greek Community boasts over 1500 members and has established itself as a leader for Greek Systems across the country.

 
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Note: Values are approximations based on most recent data available.

Values

LEADERSHIP

We are dedicated to building future leaders by providing numerous leadership opportunities within our chapters and encouraging members to seek out leadership roles on campus and in the broader community. Campus leaders include men involved in the Interfraternity Council, various levels of the UBC Alma Mater Society, as well as the Arts Undergraduate Society, Commerce Undergraduate Society, Science Undergraduate Society, and Student Legal Fund Society, to name a few. Greek men are also recognized in honour societies on campus, such as the Order of Omega.

SERVICE

We perform hundreds of hours of service each year, volunteering bi-weekly at soup kitchens as well as other local organizations. In addition, we raise thousands of dollars annually through the various philanthropy events held over the academic year to benefit both local and international causes. Some events include DKE’s Scott Trapp Stick-it to Cancer Memorial Hockey Tournament, FIJI’s Dodge the Stigma Dodgeball Tournament for Mental Health, and Sigma Chi’s “Bring Your Own Blood” Campus-Wide Blood Drive.

BROTHERHOOD

We foster long-lasting friendships that extend beyond the university experience. Each fraternity at the University of British Columbia serves as a network of support for young men, promoting the development of close ties between members through living, studying, volunteering, and competing together. Greek Life at UBC provides the opportunity for new members to find a "home away from home" through participation in interfraternal events, intramural sports, annual philanthropies and more.

SCHOLARSHIP

Fraternities at UBC acknowledge and emphasize that excelling in academic studies is the top priority as students at a higher-level institution. A minimum grade point average is generally required for membership into an IFC Member Fraternity and to maintain good standing throughout one's fraternity and undergraduate career. Fraternity life offers a wide range of academic resources and programs which vary between the individual fraternities, including peer tutoring programs, peer advisement, and in-house study hall hours. Fraternity members are given the opportunity to apply to various local and international scholarships from their Greek Organizations, as well as to individual and chapter awards to recognize academic excellence.