FSL History and Timeline

Fraternity and sorority life at Carolina dates back to 1851, when our first men's fraternity was founded. Today, 50 diverse chapters with over 3,000 plus members enjoy the experience of membership. We have large chapters, some with close to 200 members, and small chapters, with less than 10 members. We have 30 groups who own and operate recognized off-campus houses, and we have almost as many who do not live in any formal residence but share the same bonds of brother and sisterhood. Collectively, our organizations perform 22,000 hours of community service and raise over $1.0 million for local and national philanthropies annually. Our members are involved in scholarly research, Student Government Association, the Honor Court, and Varsity and club sports, and serve as orientation leaders, residence assistants, and writers for the Daily Tar Heel. We have Morehead-Cain, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Luce scholarship recipients.