Service fraternities and sororities

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Service fraternity may refer to any Fraternal and Service Organizations|fraternal public service organization, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary International. In Canada and the United States, the term fraternal organization is more common as "fraternity" in everyday usage refers to fraternal student societies.

In the context of the fraternities and sororities|North American student fraternity and sorority system, service fraternities (for all-male and coed organizations) and service sororities (for female-only organizations) comprise a type of organization whose primary purpose iscommunity service. Although prospects are usually allowed to join only one service fraternity on a campus, they are not restricted from joining other types of fraternities.

They may be contrasted with professional fraternity|professional fraternities, whose primary purpose is to bring together those with an interest in a field, and general or social fraternities, whose primary purpose is to develop friendships. Some general fraternities and their chapters, especially members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, emphasize the service aspects of their activities; the existence however of such a component does not alter their primary charter, nor thus their classification.


Service fraternities

== 19KE68 =="Brotherhood through service to fellowmen" [1] -Kappa Epsilon

Service sororities

  • ΓΣΑ - Gamma Sigma Alpha - local strictly female, (Western New York, United States)
  • ΓΣΣ - Gamma Sigma Sigma - coed national, primarily female (United States)
  • ΛΠΥ - Lambda Pi Upsilon, "Lambda Divas", "LPiU" (United States)
  • ΩΖΧ[2] - Omega Zeta Chi - "OZChi" - strictly female local, University of California, Riverside (United States)
  • ΩΦΑ - Omega Phi Alpha - coed national, primarily female (United States)
  • SPURS National Honor Society - defunct [3] coed national, primarily female (United States)
  • TΦ - Tau Phi - strictly female local, Immaculata University (United States)

Primarily Non-Collegiate

  • ΕΣΑ - Epsilon Sigma Alpha - non-student international service sorority
  • ΔΘΤ - Delta Theta Tau - non-collegiate national service organization for women.
  • IOOF - Independent Order of Odd Fellows - service-oriented fraternity for men and women

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