Greek Life and Program & Theme Houses
Greek Life at Brown consists of sororities, fraternities, and gender-inclusive organizations. There are both nationally and locally based organizations at Brown. All the organizations, except NPHC organizations, are residential and are housed in the residence halls on Wriston Quad. All Greek organizations on campus are a part of the Brown Greek Council and are held to policies and regulations outlined by Residential Life and the Brown Greek Council bylaws. Students can only be an active member of one Greek organization.
Program Houses are student-created and led residential experiences that are centered around a particular interest, identity, or culture. Program Houses can be found all around campus in many of the residence halls. Each program house has a specific area of focus and creates a space for students to come together in a residential space to program and create community. All Program Houses on campus are held to policies and regulations outlined by Residential Life. Students can only be an active member of one Program House at any given time.
Theme Houses are University driven residential experiences that have a co-curricular connection to a University department, Identity-Center, or Initiative. They are housed within residence halls across campus and require an application to be a part of the theme house.