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Sorority Chapters & Recruitment

Make lifelong friends and memories in a sorority.

Sorority Chapters

You'll have the opportunity to choose between four sororities on campus. Sororities at USD provide a formal membership recruitment week, which is your official introduction to the Greek community. Although each chapter is different, all chapters focus on:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership development
  • Commitment to campus
  • Community involvement

Each sorority is governed by the rules provided by the Panhellenic Council.

Fall 2024 sorority recruitment is from September 5th - 8th.

Register for Women's Recruitment


USD Sororities

A list of the different choices of sororities on USD's campus.
Alpha Phi girls posing together in front of their sorority house.

Mission: To promote growth in character, unity of feeling, sisterly affection and social communion among our members.
Established at USD: 1872
Philanthropy: Women's Heart Health

Learn More About Alpha Phi

Sorority girls holding Yote hand symbols towards the camera.

Mission: Inspiring women to realize their potential.
Established at USD: 1903
Philanthropy: Kindly Hearts Campaign

Learn More About Alpha Xi Delta

Kappa alpha theta girls smiling for a photo.

Mission: To offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual and moral growth.
Established at USD: 1912
Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates

Learn More About Kappa Alpha Theta

Sorority girls walking and laughing in downtown Vermillion.

Mission: To promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.
Established at USD: 1927
Philanthropy: Read > Lead > Achieve®

Learn More About Pi Beta Phi

Learn About Recruitment

During recruitment, you'll tour chapter houses, meet members and learn more about each chapter's approach to scholarship, philanthropy and social events. Sororities and fraternities at USD provide a formal membership recruitment week, both of which are governed by their respective Panhellenic/Interfraternity Council recruitment rules.

get involved

Success story Taylor Anderson smiling in front of the Warren M Lee center for the Fine Arts.
Some of my favorite non-academic highlights from my undergraduate time at USD include Dakotathon and taking on the role of morale captain my sophomore year, National Student Exchange and studying away in the Virgin Islands during my junior year, and being a member of greek life and my sorority, Pi Beta Phi, throughout all four years. These extracurricular opportunities heightened my overall experience at USD and ultimately made me a better student and professional by requiring me to step out of my comfort zone and interact with others in new ways.

Taylor Anderson

B.A. Communication Studies '21
Sioux Falls, SD

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