"By being a part of my fraternity, I've learned a lot about helping others and creating an environment where everyone is able to be heard and understood."
"Everyone needs a home. A lot of people struggle not having a 'home' while away at school. There is no greater home than joining the right fraternity for you."
"By being a part of my fraternity, I've learned that if everyone works as individuals nothing gets done. When you have good teamwork and collaboration you can start to see change."
"I believe joining a fraternity can help an individual develop social skills, along with the fact that you end up being a part of a big family which is your home away from home."
"One of my favorite parts about being a member of the fraternity & sorority community would be the impact that we have through all of our community service. It is truly incredible to see how much the fraternity & sorority members help out across the community."
- Nickname: Bet Sig
- Local Founding Date: June 6, 1973
- Motto: Better Men, Better Lives.
- Values: Faith, Brotherhood, and Scholarship
Colors: Cardinal Red and White
- Local Philanthropy: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Established to develop and produce highly respected, well-adjusted, informed, and socially acceptable gentlemen; enhance the social and academic lives of its members at Michigan Technological University; and to inform its members not only of their duties to themselves but to those they have the ability to help. Beta Sigma Theta is a local fraternity founded on the ideals of Faith, Brotherhood and Scholarship.
- Nickname: DU
- International Founding Date: November 4, 1834
- Local Founding Date: May 10, 1986
- Motto: Building Better Men.
- Values: Promotion of Freindship, Development of Character, Advancement of Justice, Diffusion of Liberal Culture
Colors: Old Gold and Sapphire Blue
- Mascot: Duck
International Philanthropy: Delta Upsilon Gobal Service Initiative
We are the worlds first anti-secret and anti-hazing organization, with rituals open to anyone who wants to learn about them. We have been on campus for nearly 40 years with an alumni base of nearly 400 members, all of whom have very different backgrounds and personalities but this organization has brought us all together. We work together to make ourselves into better men all while having a good time and helping our community through our service projects. Every winter we work with the City of Houghton, allowing us to serve our community by shoveling off the West Houghton Ice Rink after it closes every night. We raise money throughout the year to give to our Global Service Initiative which allows 60 brothers from all over the US and Canada to go to Jamaica and assist local contractors with building and expanding schools and churches as well as learning about the local culture by immersing ourselves in it.
- Nickname: KD's
- Local Founding Date: August 4, 1921
- Motto: Kappa Delta Psi fraternity enhances the Michigan Technological University experience by creating lifelong bonds of brotherhood, developing future leaders, promoting academic excellence and giving back to the community through philanthropic activities.
- Values: Leadership Development, Academic Success, Sportsmanship, and Community Service
Colors: Navy Blue and White
- Local Philanthropy: Little Brother Friends of the Elderly and CopperDog 150
Kappa Delta Psi was established in 1921 by Veterans of World War I. We are a local
fraternity that builds its members in leadership and business skills.
Our focus at Kappa Delta Psi is leadership development. We believe one of the most important skills you can develop to prepare you for the working world are leadership skills.
Young men join KDs with the opportunity to gain experience in many facets of business. Each elected leadership position in the fraternity is similar to a position one might encounter in the business world.
You came to Michigan Tech for a great education. Depending on your background the transition to college life here in Houghton can be overwhelming. Our members offer tutoring to each other and group study times. As a group we want each of our members to succeed in their education.
KDs contribute significantly to the success of MTU’s teams in a variety of sports, particularly football. MTU’s Sports Hall of Fame roster now registers the names of 169 men who have been inducted into this prestigious group.
- Nickname: Lambda's or Lambda Chi
- International Founding Date: November 2, 1909
- Local Founding Date: May 3, 1980
- Motto: To inspire and equip men to lead an ethical life of growth, service, and leadership.
- Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage
Colors: Purple, Green, and Gold
- Mascot: Lion Rampant
Flower: White Rose
- Jewel: Pearl
International Philanthropy: Feeding America
- Local Philanthropy: Little Brother Friends of the Elderly
The Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha at Michigan Tech come from very diverse walks of life. No matter where you are from or what you are interested in, you can find a Lambda brother that you have something in common with. This diverse environment coupled with service events and frequent discussions about life’s core values helps to shape us into well-rounded men, which is the goal of each and every brother of our Fraternity.
- Nickname: Phi Tau
- National Founding Date: March 17, 1906
- Local Founding Date: May 7, 1957
- Motto: We develop men of character into Men of Distinction.
- Values: Brotherhood, Learning, Ethical Leadership, and Exemplary Character
Colors: Harvard Red and Old Gold
Flower: Red Carnation
National Philanthropy: SeriousFun Network
The only fraternity located in Hancock, MI; the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau was founded at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology as Mu Kappa Mu on May 7, 1957 and chartered with Phi Kappa Tau in 1959. The brothers of our chapter believe in a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership, and exemplary character. We accept all our brothers without reservation or evasion, regardless of race, color, religious creed, or economic level. We participate on campus through Homecoming, Greekend, and Winter Carnival. We are known for our snow statues. We are involved in the community volunteering for Pancake Breakfast at the Hancock Elementary School and Make a Difference Day. We raise money for our national philanthropy, SeriousFun, which offers free recreational experiences to children with serious illnesses. We are involved on campus through Orientation, various Enterprises, and many other student organizations outside of our chapter. We are engaged with our National Fraternity through Leadership Academy and our National Convention. Our brothers strive to become better leaders to improve our chapter, the University, and the community.
- Nickname: SigEp
- International Founding Date: November 1, 1901
- Local Founding Date: May 8, 1965
- Motto: Building Balanced Men.
- Values: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love
Colors: Dark Red, Royal Purple, and Gold
- Symbol: Golden Heart
Flower: Violet and Dark Red Rose
- Jewel: Silver Pearl
International Philanthropy: Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Local Philanthropy: Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck March
The Michigan Eta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was founded on May 8, 1965. Our main focus is to build balanced men through pursuing a sound mind and sound body, while staying true to the values of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. Unlike many, we are a nationally dry fraternity. This provides us with the opportunity to better represent the community, students, and university with pride. We place a large importance in our brotherhood and philanthropy. Nationally, we are partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and locally we hold the Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck March. We work to provide each and every brother with constant support and respect in an effort to help all members succeed in their studies as well as enjoy their experience at the university. Located at 218 Blanche st. we find ourselves just as close to the campus resources as the dormitories themselves. Feel free to check us out anytime!
- Nickname: Sig Pi
- International Founding Date: February 26, 1897
- Local Founding Date: April 28, 1984
- Motto: To inspire, promote, and support the lifelong development of our brothers.
- Values: Promote fellowship, Develop character and leadership, Advance heightened moral awareness, Enable academic achievement, Inspire service
Colors: Lavender and White with Gold as an auxiliary
- Mascot: Owl
Flower: Lavender Orchid
- Jewel: Emerald
International Philanthropy: ACE Project
- Local Philanthropy: Pigs 'n Heat and Dial Help
The Brothers of Sigma Pi, Zeta-Epsilon Chapter, are proud of the strong, tight-knit Brotherhood cultivated within our Fraternity since our founding in 1984. This is evident from the incredible involvement and presence of our alumni. Alumni from across the country travel to the midwest each year for our annual Orchid Ball, an event that serves as both a formal and a reunion for our Fraternity. Our continued success as a chapter has allowed us to undertake various philanthropy events over the years, including our annual Haunted Haus Charity Fundraiser. Last Fall, we raised over $2,600 from this event, all of which we donated to Pigs 'N Heat and Dial Help. We hope to give back to the larger community via philanthropy/community service, and "to promote the spirit of civic righteousness," as stated within the last of our five ideals. Young men who join Sigma Pi, Zeta-Epsilon Chapter are welcomed into a Brotherhood that fosters openness and diversity. It is commonplace for Brothers to challenge one another's ideas and beliefs; being so accepting of those who come from a diverse array of backgrounds, it is inevitable. Though we may oftentimes disagree and challenge one another, our open-mindedness and camaraderie encourage us to accept one another regardless of belief or background, and perhaps learn something along the way. Time and time again, our alumni tell stories of how joining Sigma Pi changed their lives for the better. We, the Brothers of Sigma Pi, Zeta-Epsilon Chapter hope to continue to uphold this great legacy as we daringly step-forward and shape our chapter's future.
- Nickname: Sig Rho
- Local Founding Date: August 1, 1892
Motto: The objects and purposes of Sigma Rho shall be to create unwavering fidelity to all the unsullied friendships for which this fraternity was created, to build a fraternity which holds as it's aims the highest objects of the professions to which each member aspires, and to promote the high social and moral culture of its members. The fraternity shall strive to further good fellowship and friendly relations among colleges and universities.
Values: Brotherhood, Trust, Courage, and Humility
Colors: Red and Black
Flower: Red Rose
- Jewel: Pearl
Local Philanthropy: 31 Backpacks
Sigma Rho is the oldest fraternity on Michigan Tech's campus, located south of campus in sunny Chassell, Michigan on the shores of Chassell Bay. Sigma Rho was originally founded as a mining fraternity, but has adapted to welcoming all majors of Michigan Tech's campus. The brothers strive for success both academically and socially. We value the community that we live in and work towards making it a better place for all as we are the only chapter that is still active. Our goals as members is to create long lasting friendships that go beyond our years at school and last for a lifetime.
- Nickname: Sig Tau
International Founding Date: June 28, 1920
Local Founding Date: April 20, 1974
Motto: Noble Men Endeavor Forward.
Values: Learning, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Citizenship, Brotherhood
Colors: Azure Blue and White
- Mascot: Knight
Flower: White Rose
International Philanthropy: Special Olympics
The Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma is comprised of a group of Noble men who strive to embody the principles of Learning, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Citizenship, and Brotherhood. We are goal-oriented gentlemen with a passion for academic and Fraternal achievement. Our focus on selflessness and hard-work helps mold young men into successful adults. Outside of the classroom, our Brothers enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, video games, and relaxing at our chapter house. We are able to bond with each other while giving back to the community by participating in various volunteer events each semester. Ultimately, the experiences had, and connections made within Sig Tau last with our Brothers for the rest of their lives.
- Nickname: SAAM
Local Founding Date: October, 26, 1991
Motto: Brotherhood makes all men as one.
Values: Unity, Scholastic Achievement, Accountability, Vitality, and Altruism
Colors: True Blue and Pure Gold
- Mascot: Griffin
- Jewel: Sapphire
Local Philanthropy: Title IX and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
The Society of African American Men (SAAM) is an organization dedicated to the promotion the brotherhood of, unity, scholastic achievement, accountability, vitality, and altruism. SAAM also strives to help foster character development and discipline in minority men and provide cultural diversity and awareness throughout the community of Michigan Technological University (MTU). SAAM has a great understanding of the benefits of unity. It is this understanding that has allowed SAAM to develop a oneness that helps others to become stronger mentally and emotionally.
- Nickname: Tekes
International Founding Date: January 10, 1899
Local Founding Date: May 3, 1969
Motto: Better Men for a Better World.
Values: Love, Charity, and Esteem
Colors: Cherry and Gray
Flower: Red Carnation
- Jewel: Pearl
International Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Tau Kappa Epsilon, commonly known as TKE or Teke, is a social collegiate fraternity
with chapters throughout the United States and Canada, making it an international
organization providing men with countless opportunities for personal growth and development.
Above all else, this fraternity stands for Men. We stand for men whose manhood has
withstood the test of trying conditions. We deem sterling character and staunch uprightness
to be necessary qualifications to membership in this fraternity.
Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community, and professional success. TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members and service to others.
The Mu Lambda Chapter of TKE established at Michigan Tech prides itself on over 50 years of involvement with the university and the greater Houghton community.
- Nickname: Triangle
International Founding Date: April 15, 1907
Local Founding Date: April 16, 1988
Motto: Truth Conquers All.
Colors: Old Rose and Gray
Flower: White Chrysanthemum
International Philanthropy: First Robotics
Local Philanthropy: Extra Life
The purpose of Triangle shall be to maintain a fraternity of engineers, architects
and scientists. It shall carry out its purpose by establishing chapters that develop
balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and
live their lives with integrity.
Triangle has a lot to offer academically, socially, and athletically. Preparing yourself for your future career and achieving Academic success are your primary goals at the university. Even so, social participation provides an enhancement from the busy and challenging college curriculum. Athletics are important because they encourage physical ability as well as competition and cooperation.
Triangle understands the balance between these and strives to attain a level of excellence in each of the three areas while maintaining a friendly, comfortable atmosphere where lifelong friendships can be made.
The organizations listed above are all registered student organizations at Michigan Tech. View a list of student organizations that have been suspended, terminated, or NOT re-registered or affiliated with Michigan Tech online.