Our seven fraternities and sororities are known for being safe and inclusive communities that produce lifelong friendships.
In the classroom, our fraternity and sorority members consistently outperform other student groups because of their in-chapter tutoring and designated study hours.
Each chapter dedicates time and funds throughout the school year to philanthropy of its choice. And of all our alumni groups, fraternity and sorority members are consistently engaged in the Baker community and benefit from close relationships with thousands of alumni across the United States—individuals who serve as mentors and provide valuable networking opportunities for their younger brothers and sisters.
If you’re looking to make fast friends, give back to your community, and join a large family with more than 100 years of history at Baker University, a sorority or fraternity would be a great fit.
Alpha Chi Omega
Founded: DePauw University, 1895
Installed at Baker: Omicron chapter, 1908
Colors: Scarlet and olive green
Flower: Scarlet carnation
Nickname: Alpha Chi
Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness
Social event: Spring Formal
Address: 403 Eighth St.
Delta Delta Delta
Founded: Boston University, 1888
Installed at Baker: Lambda chapter, 1895
Colors: Silver, gold, and blue
Nickname: Tri Delta
Philanthropy: Children’s Cancer Charities
Social event: Star and Crescent Formal
Address: 816 Fremont St.
Zeta Tau Alpha
Founded: Longwood University, 1898
Installed at Baker: Sigma chapter, 1912
Colors: Turquoise blue and steel gray
Flower: White violet
Philanthropy: Cones for a Cure
Philanthropy event: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K
Social event: ZTA Spring Formal
Address: 503 Ninth St.
Delta Tau Delta
Founded: Bethany College, 1858
Colony at Baker: Gamma Theta chapter, November 24, 1903
Colors: Purple, white, and gold
Flower: Purple iris
Symbol: Half crescent moon and all-seeing eye
Social event: Chicken Fry
Motto: Committed to the lives of excellence
Values: Truth, courage, faith, and power
Address: 604 Fifth St.
Founded: University of Virginia, 1869
Colony at Baker: Beta Tau chapter, February 2, 1903
Colors: Scarlet, emerald, and white
Flower: Lily of the valley
Symbol: Star and crescent
Nickname: Kappa Sigs
Philanthropy: Military Heroes
Social event: Pig Fry
Motto: The ideals we pursue determine who we are and what we will become.
Values: Fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service
Address: 1215 Eighth St.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Founded: Richmond College, Virginia, November 1, 1901
Founded at Baker, April 2, 1910
Colors: Purple and red
Nickname: Sig Eps
Philanthropy: St. Baldricks Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County (National Philanthropy)
Social events: Spiking Out Volleyball Tournament and Disc Golf Scramble
Values: Virtue, diligence, and brotherly love (VDBL)
Motto: Building balanced men through a commitment to a Sound Mind and Sound Body. Through SigEp, men strengthen their character, build leadership and interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy, lifelong relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling life.
5-Star Chapter of the Year designation (since 2015): 5
Address: 412 Sixth St.
Founded: Baldwin City, May 23, 1905
Colors: Crimson and gold
Flower: Golden chrysanthemum
Symbols: Lamp, wreath, and scroll
Philanthropy: Children’s Mercy
Social event: Polyeuphony
Address: 903 Eighth St.
Four pillars: Scholarship, achievement, brotherhood, and potential
Programs & Activities
Fraternity & Sorority Awards
Outstanding fraternity and sorority members are recognized each spring during Greek Week.
April’s Greek Week is a celebration of fraternity and sorority life. The event is coordinated by the Greek Week Executive Council.
National Hazing Prevention Week
September’s National Hazing Prevention Week brings awareness of the dangers of hazing on college campuses.
The Panhellenic Council is the governing board of Baker’s three National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities. The council serves as the link between Baker sorority members and the University’s administration. Members are elected or appointed by their sororities to serve as delegates.
The Council is responsible for creating and upholding national policy, programming, and organizing recruitment activities. Members work to promote academic achievement and social service within the Greek community.
The Interfraternity Council is the governing board of three national fraternities and one local fraternity at Baker University. Members are elected or appointed by their fraternities to serve as delegates. They work on behalf of all fraternity members to ensure that Baker’s Greek system is a vital and active part of the University and community. Council members also work to promote academic achievement and create leadership opportunities for their fellow fraternity members.
Alumni Interfraternity Council
The Alumni Interfraternity Council (AIC) is a group of Baker fraternity alumni from all four fraternities who have come together with the goal of maximizing the fraternity experience for all the active fraternity members at Baker. The members of AIC understand that their fraternity experience at Baker was one of the most important parts of their lives as college students, and the friendships developed during that time have had a lasting impact on their social and professional development throughout their lives. They want to ensure that all Baker’s fraternity members have the same opportunity that they had during their college days. They actively support—through through their time, talent, and treasure—the activities of Baker fraternities.
Alumnae Greek Council
The Alumnae Greek Council was formed in 2012 to foster alumnae support for our sororities as an integral part of Baker’s community and to encourage incoming students to participate in every aspect of Baker’s Sorority Life experience.
IFC Nine Basic Expectations
These nine basic expectations of fraternity membership are approved and agreed upon by all the national fraternities associated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
- I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity ritual and will strive to incorporate them in my daily life.
- I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.
- I will respect the dignity of all persons; therefore, I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or harm any human being.
- I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
- I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.
- I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
- I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither misuse nor support the misuse of alcohol.
- I acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore, I will do all in my power to see that the chapter property is properly cleaned and maintained.
- I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternal expectations and will confront those who violate them.
- North-American Interfraternity Conference
- National Panhellenic Conference
- Alumnae Greek Council
- Sorority Life
- Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative
- Alcohol 101
- Annual Report Spring 2020
- Annual Report Fall 2019
- Annual Report Spring 2019
- Annual Report Fall 2018
- Annual Report Spring 2018
- Annual Report Fall 2017
- Annual Report Spring 2017
- Annual Report Fall 2016
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is the national honor society that recognizes outstanding leadership among fraternity and sorority members. Just 10 percent of Greeks are eligible for membership. Order of Omega members are a fixture in the community, initiating the Greek Week Hunger Hunt to replenish the Baldwin City Food Pantry and participating in other philanthropic activities.