Fraternity & Sorority Life

The University at Albany is home to thirty eight recognized social and cultural fraternities, sororities and social fellowships. Each of these organizations was founded on the fundamentals of Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Academic Excellence, Leadership and Community Service. These organizations strive to make a positive impact on their members and this University in many ways, including outstanding on-campus programs and events and thousands of hours of community service.

If you are considering joining a fraternity or sorority, you need to be sure the group is currently recognized and in good standing with the University at Albany. A list of recognized fraternities, sororities and social fellowships can be found here and the list is frequently updated on MyInvolvement. It is a violation of the University’s Community Rights & Responsibilities for students to affiliate with fraternities, sororities or social fellowships that have had their recognition suspended or permanently revoked by the University. 

If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed hazing associated with a fraternity, sorority, cultural fraternity or social fellowship, you can help yourself, your friend, and the organization
by taking action to help stop and prevent future occurrences; do not assume that nothing serious will happen as a result of the hazing activity.  The first step is to report observations directly or confidentially either via the web or phone.   

You may report directly or confidentially using the following OPTIONS:

  • To report an emergency dial 911 from any phone
  • To confidentially report via phone: Office of Student Involvement & Leadership at 518-442-5566
  • To confidentially report via the web:
  • To report directly to police:
    University Police…518-442-3131 or submit anonymous report at
    Albany City Police…518-438-4000 or text “APDTips” to the anonymous tip line at 847411 (Tip411)


The World Within Reach

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.