Fraternity and Sorority Life

As of December 19, 2021, Penn State Altoona no longer recognizes any social fraternities and sororities. This decision is the result of a five-year examination of the sustainability of these organizations. The decision was not punitive, but proactive with the realistic consideration of the groups' success.

Students are highly discouraged from joining any organization that is not recognized, supported by, or accountable to the University. It is highly encouraged that if a student wants to have a fraternal experience, they wait to join at University Park if applicable.

While at Penn State Altoona, there are many other recognized and supported student organizations that could provide the intrinsic benefits of fraternities, namely friendship, leadership development, soft-skill building, and civic engagement. To browse other organizations, please visit Penn State Altoona Connect.

Please note, Greek-lettered honor societies are different than social fraternities. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].