Overview of Greek Life
Welcome to the University of Washington Greek community. Entering college will be an exciting and challenging time in both you and your daughter's life. She will find UW to be a diverse university with almost unlimited choices and opportunities. The Greek community offers involvement in activities outside the classroom in order to enhance her academic experiences. We hope your daughter will consider sorority membership!
Among the vast student population, sorority and fraternity members become a part of a smaller group that works to achieve common goals. Sororities strive to achieve the greatest potential from each individual member, utilizing each person's talents and showcasing success. In choosing University of Washington and its Greek community, your daughter is choosing an outstanding institution of higher education and a Greek community that will complement her academic experience.
What is my role as a parent?
Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking questions of your daughter as she meets people through the recruitment/intake process. Also be an active parent during your child's years in a sorority. Remember, being in a fraternity or sorority can only benefit your child. Encourage and support your child. Greek members will be more than happy to tell her (and you) about their group. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Greek Advisor, Krista Bennitt.
Many chapters also have parents' clubs who help out with many aspects of chapter organization. Chapters also host events such as parents' weekends, moms' day, and dads' day events. These are just a few more ways in which you can remain supportive of your child's growth into adulthood.