Experience the four pillars of Community, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.


The CalGreeks community is comprised of 2,800 life-long, undergraduate members in over 60+ local, national, and international fraternities and sororities. In addition to their chapters, members have the opportunity to participate and take leadership roles in CalGreeks affinity groups and governing councils. The Fraternity & Sorority Life team provides direct advising to the CalGreeks community and supports individual members, officers, chapters, and councils in promoting the four CalGreeks pillars: Community, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. You can find CalGreeks Advising in the LEAD Center at 432 Eshleman Hall.

Interested in learning about the CalGreeks community at UC Berkeley?  Contact us.

CalGreeks History


1870: Zeta Psi, the first fraternity at UC Berkeley was founded.

Kappa Kappa Gamma

1880: Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded as the first sorority at UC Berkeley, is the first national college sorority west of the Rockies, and only the second national sorority west of the Mississippi

Panhellenic Council

1916: The UC Berkeley Panhellenic Council was formed

Delta Sigma Theta

1921: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, founded as the first Black sorority on campus

Alpha Phi Alpha

1922: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, founded as the first Black fraternity on campus

IFC Council

1923: Initial attempt at forming Interfraternity Council

Pi Alpha Phi

1929: Pi Alpha Phi Asian fraternity formed


1985: National Pan-Hellenic Council founded


2007: Multi-Cultural Greek Council formed. For the first time all recognized single-gender fraternities and sororities are members of a governing council

Alpha Phi Alpha

2022: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, celebrated its centennial at UC Berkeley

Learn more about the history of fraternity and sorority properties in Berkeley.

Questions? Contact a CalGreeks Advisor.