At Grand Valley, we strive to have our Fraternity and Sorority Life community be as welcoming and inclusive as possible.  We hope that anyone who wishes to join a fraternity  or sorority is able to do so. This page is aimed at helping to navigate the process of joining a fraternity/sorority for those who identify as Trans.

Why is this an important topic?

Fraternities and Sororities since their beginnings were created as single sex organizations. However, In recent years these same organizations have been asked to consider what our membership policies should be as we move forward.  Many organizations are beginning to re-evaluate their policies to be inclusive to students who identify as transgender.  A few organizations have begun this discussion, others are staring the process to come to their new requirements of members.  

This page will try to serve as a source of information for those interested in membership at Grand Valley State University and for current members searching for resources.

Inclusive Membership Policies

Fraternities:

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sororities:

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Organizations with the possibility of membership

Fraternities:

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

Sororities:

Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Phi Lambda, Phi Sigma Sigma

 

Organizations with no policy or one not open to all students

Fraternities:

Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Iota Alpha, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Pi, Theta Chi

Sororities: 

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Tau Lambda, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Mu, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Zeta Phi Beta