Office of Residence Life

Greek Life

Being a member of a Greek organization provides a wealth of opportunity for social and philanthropic interaction within the Greek, Rensselaer, and Troy communities. Members of Greek organizations often hold various leadership positions in student government, First-Year Experience programs such as Student Orientation, various honor societies, and many Student Union clubs. Greek Life remains strong with a diverse array of fraternities and sororities through which students can develop themselves and their communities.

As a part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Greek Life Commons area holds various programs throughout the year to cultivate leadership and personal development for chapter and council members. We exist to support the positive missions and endeavors of all of our chapters at Rensselaer and oversee the system as a whole.

We strongly believe in the value and the tradition—now in its 165th year— that the Greek community brings to Rensselaer. As the acronym in "Greek L.I.F.E." reminds us, the Leadership, Innovation, Fortitude, and Evolution of our community are steadfast as we continue to strive for excellence.

Connect with Us!
Like our Facebook Page for regular updates on the community

Follow our Instragram for pictures of events and chapter recognition

Follow us on Twitter for announcements about upcoming events and programs

About Greek Life

About us, programs, and mission statement.

Chapter Status

Greek Academic status, Accedidation results, and Greek judicial decisions

For Parents

A section specifically to address a parent's perspective.

Greek Organizations

The councils and other organizations that supplement, assist, and regulate RPI's fraternities and sororities.

Greek Resources

Documents, polcies, and forms for Greek organizations.

Recruitment Guidelines and Information

This page provides updates for our community, family and friends on our most current policies, expectations and upcoming events for recruitment. If you have any questions in regards to joining a chapter, please check out our page on Benefits of Joining.

Schedule a Meeting with the Associate Dean for Greek Life Commons

Please use the link above to schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean, Meredith Bielaska.


Meredith Bielaska supports and advises all recognized governing councils at RPI, and works directly with any chapters currently not recognized by the Institute or any groups currently seeking to form new organizations in the community.

Schedule a Meeting with the Asst. Dean, Craig Rowley

Please use this link to schedule a meeting with our Asst. Dean, Craig Rowley.


Craig supports the following chapters: Acacia, Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Omega Epsilon, Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,Inc., Chi Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi, and Theta Xi.

Schedule a Meeting with the Asst. Dean, Pierrie Jefferson

Please use this link to schedule a meeting with our Asst. Dean, Pierrie Jefferson.


Pierrie supports the following chapters: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Phi Mu Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Beta Phi, Pi Delta Psi, Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, and Zeta Psi.

Student Orientation Presentation [pdf]

Greek Life Commons Student Orientation Presentation