Fraternities have existed at Hampden-Sydney for more than 150 years. Forty percent of all students are active members, and the College ranks in the nation's top 50 colleges for Greek life, according to BestCollegeReviews.org. At Hampden-Sydney, fraternity men are engaged in philanthropic activity, and are active in student government, athletics, and other vital facets of the community.
Fraternities frequently host live bands or DJs throughout the school year, as well as tailgates on the Hill during fall football games. As a matter of fact, Southern Living has ranked H-SC as one of the top 20 tailgating schools in the country alongside Ole Miss, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, UVa, and Clemson.