History of Sororities
Sororities were established more than a century ago by women who felt a need to enrich their college experience. The University of Washington sorority community offers the opportunity for a unique residential environment and essential involvement outside of the classroom. Sororities provide members with intellectual, interpersonal, leadership, philanthropic, and community service opportunities to help develop successful life skills.
There are approximately 1,500 women in the sorority community at the University of Washington, making the total number of members in fraternities and sororities approximately ten percent of the undergraduate population. The seventeen sororities represented on our campus are affiliated with a national or international organization, giving them the benefits of educational programming, career networking, scholarships, and lifetime membership.