In 1776, students at the College of William & Mary founded the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the first Greek-letter fraternity in the United States. More than 240 years later, Greek life has become a hallmark of the American undergraduate experience.
At Hampden-Sydney College, Greek-letter fraternities have thrived for nearly 170 years, and they continue to serve as a fundamental feature of campus life today. About 50% of all Hampden-Sydney students join a fraternity, forming life-long friendships, enriching their social lives while complementing the College's rigorous academic program, and ultimately joining a nationwide network of fraternity brothers.
Boasting 10 nationally-chartered fraternities, Hampden-Sydney brothers engage in philanthropy and community service and host social events including live bands, DJs, and tailgates at sporting events.
Comraderie defined my college experience. In computer science classes, we collaborated to find bugs in complicated code. On the soccer field, we meticulously trained and created space for each other. And on fraternity circle, we sang together to live bands playing eighties music. I wouldn't trade it for anything.