Fraternity, Sorority & Co-Op Life

Fraternities and sororities have been a part of Purdue’s campus for almost 120 years.  They have continuously been challenging students to achieve greater heights intellectually, personally, and socially. Our fraternity and sorority community is known to be one of the largest in the nation and strives to maintain a balanced life based on four principles: Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.

Cooperative Housing is a house where students live and work together to promote friendship, leadership, and life skills. Cooperative houses have between 14 and 60 members which share responsibilities such as cleaning and preparing meals to maintain a comfortable and affordable living environment. Members of the cooperative houses have between 2 and 4 hours of house duties a week.  There are 12 houses; 7 women, 5 men.

Gallup/Purdue Study

In partnership with the North American Interfraternity Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference, Gallup researched whether or not membership in a fraternity or sorority helps to provide the experiences that increase the odds of having a great job and a great life. This report, based on data collected through the Gallup-Purdue Index, details the positive relationships between membership and all of the key life experiences.  We would like to credit the leadership of Purdue University, Gallup, the North American Interfraternity Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference for their help in demonstrating the value of fraternity and sorority in higher education!  For more details, read the full Gallop/Purdue Study.

Websites maintained by Student Leaders:

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Contact Us

Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life
Krach Leadership Center – KRCH 229
1198 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-5990
Fax: 765-496-2795