Guide to professional and pre-professional fraternities at UNC
UNC professional and pre-professional fraternities can provide community, support, and resources to students with common professional interests.
To help readers navigate the different options available at the University, The Daily Tar Heel has compiled the following guide to professional and pre-professional fraternities on campus:
Business and Entrepreneurship
Delta Sigma Pi, one of UNC’s mixed business fraternities, has over 200 active chapters across the United States. Through networking, members discover professionalism and explore industries in their field of interest.
“We are a tight-knit network of students with a variety of specializations who focus on professional development, community service and the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and in the business world. Delta Sigma Pi vice president of public relations Hailey Moore said in an email to the Daily Tar Heel.
Sigma Eta Pi is a campus-based mixed entrepreneurship fraternity.
“Our goal as an entrepreneurial organization is to transform individuals into empowered people who follow their passions, develop lasting relationships and create value through innovative activities,” said Olivia Andrews, Vice President of Marketing for Sigma Eta Pi, in an email to DTH. .
There are four pharmacy fraternities at UNC, all of which are co-ed and limit membership to students of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Jacob Stroud, junior and regent of Kappa Psi at UNC, said he was grateful for the skills and experience he gained through his involvement in the fellowship.
“Being around a bunch of people who are trying to support you, and you are trying to support them, has also been very helpful,” Stroud said. “If there was one thing I did in school, if I had to change all the decisions I made and keep one constant, it would definitely be joining this fellowship.”
Kappa Psi is the largest and oldest pharmaceutical fraternity in the country. It is also the only pharmacy fraternity at UNC with a physical house.
Kappa Epsilon is a small fraternity, originally created in the 1920s to unite women in the pharmacy industry. The organization centers its philanthropy on raising awareness about ovarian and breast cancer.
The Phi Lambda Sigma fraternity is focused on developing leadership in the pharmacy profession, according to their website. To be eligible for fraternity appointment, one must be a second or third year pharmacy student.
The UNC chapter of Phi Delta Chi consistently ranks among the most important for fundraising nationwide.
Dental and pre-health
The UNC is also home to professional dental and pre-health fraternities.
Delta Delta Sigma is a pre-dental fraternity.
“Our organization largely represents the growing interest in dentistry, especially for many undergraduates at UNC,” said Kelly Doyle, president of Delta Delta Sigma, in an email.
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society provides its members with resources to prepare them for careers in healthcare.
A unique aspect of Alpha Epsilon Delta is its dedication to service, as members partnering with local organizations for large and small projects.
Phi Alpha Delta is the University’s only pre-law fraternity. They have a no-rush policy, allowing any undergraduate student interested in the right to enroll.
“Especially in a school like Carolina, where a good proportion of students are on a pre-medical track, it’s a heartwarming space for like-minded people to figure out what their legal career path will be,” Vice President Morgan Hanchard said in an email to DTH.
“I think about it because it’s a community of people who are also interested in what I want to do,” said Jordana Rockley, a freshman considering joining Phi Alpha Delta. “He also has resources for LSAT and connections with people and careers in the field.
Alpha Chi Sigma: Rho Chapter is the university’s only chemistry fraternity, which emphasizes service and community outreach.
“We provide guidance and experience in STEM courses with older members offering career, course and tutoring assistance to our younger members,” said Henry Bryant, Alpha Chi Master Alchemist. Sigma in an email to DTH. “Many of our members take classes together and form study groups to help motivate and teach each other. “
UNC’s first professional tech fraternity, Kappa Theta Pi, was established in 2020 by Maya Agnihotri and Rohitha Madduluri.
The fellowship recently hosted its second class of engagement, and it is focused on providing its members with a community and helping them develop the skills needed to be successful in STEM.
The UNC also offers programs for those interested in the arts, including its international music fraternity: Sigma Alpha Iota.
President Emily Palermo said Sigma Alpha Iota is dedicated to encouraging, nurturing and supporting the art of music.
“The Iota Tau chapter is made up of women from many musical backgrounds united in their passion for music and service,” said Palermo.
Editor’s Note: Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda chapter said they identify as a technical student organization, not a business fraternity. All professional fraternities included in this article are from Heel life, as reported to The Daily Tar Heel by UNC Media Relations. Based on identity, panhellenic and Inter-fraternity council organizations are not included.
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