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Mission, Vision, & Priorities

Welcome to Sorority & Fraternity Life

Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, service, and responsible social interaction. Membership also offers students the opportunity to make lasting friendships with individuals with similar ideals and common purposes. Come find your home on Rocky Top!

Our Mission

As the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, we aim to support the co-curricular experience of the University by assisting sororities and fraternities in developing individuals of reputable character who exemplify sisterhood/brotherhood, leadership, and service for the greater good.

Our Vision

We strive to support student success and amplify the Volunteer experience. Through values-driven and inclusive practices, we aim to create a sorority and fraternity legacy that challenges societal norms and fosters a collaborative community where students matter and belong.

Our Priorities

We are committed, in alignment with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville goals and expectations, to upholding the following priorities:

  • Advocacy

    By engaging other stakeholders, we will advocate for support, resources, and awareness.

  • Community-wide Education

    By providing in-and-out of the classroom learning opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  • Access & Engagement

    By creating and cultivating an open environment, were students feel included, that celebrates access and inclusion for all.

  • Empowering Students

    By utilizing a Facilitator Model approach, we will empower our students by supporting them in their fraternal experience; seeking a balance between the rights and responsibilities of the individual students, the organizations, and those of the University.

  • Health & Wellness

    The health and safety of all of our students is paramount.  By implementing prevention and harm reduction strategies, we will strive to foster a community of care.

  • Partnerships & Collaboration

    By developing meaningful partnerships with students, campus and community based professionals and departments, headquarters staff, alumni, advisors, parents, and other valued stakeholders.