Student Organizations at UAF

Whether you are a leader, geek, a jock, an adventurer, a scholar, or an athlete you can find a place at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. With clubs ranging from the Chess Club to the German Club to the Latin Dance Club there is something to do at just about any waking moment of the day. Many clubs on campus utilize our vast outdoor resources to facilitate activities that are both entertaining and are a great way to exercise. Others give students an opportunity gather in a setting that allows them to engage with their fellow students and learn from their peers in a variety of

UAF also hosts a small (yet growing) Greek Letter Society. Two Fraternities and one Sorority have a chapter on the UAF Campus. These chapters (Alaska Alpha - Sigma Phi Epsilon, Nu Omega - Alpha Phi Omega, and Zeta Mu - Sigma Sigma Sigma) help foster a setting of academic success as well provide a healthy social environment.

Greek Life at UAF

Sigma Sigma Sigma became the first national sorority in Alaska when it was installed at UAF in 1993. Founded in 1898, the sorority has more than 90,000 members nationwide who share a strong commitment to sisterhood, academics and community service as part of the college experience. Sorority membership provides Sigmas with academic support and leadership opportunities.

Sigma Phi Epsilon, the first national fraternity in Alaska, was installed at UAF in 1997. The fraternity began nationally in 1901, founded on the principles of virtue, diligence and brotherly love. It is one of the oldest and most respected fraternities in the nation. Through community service, campus leadership and fraternalism, Sigma Phi Epsilon gives its members the opportunity to live a balanced life.

Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service fraternity that has set the standard for college campus-based volunteerism since 1925. The organization strives to help each individual member develop leadership skills, experience friendship on many levels and provide service to others.

For more information on Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi Omega, visit us online at or contact the LIVE Program (Leadership, Involvement, Volunteer Experience) at 907-474-1959.

Through Club Council the Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Student Government) provides the funding necessary to sustain the clubs and student societies on the UAF campus. Club Council also provides the opportunity for clubs to interact with each other in a formal setting.

Clubs must follow the guidelines as provided by the LIVE (Leadership, Involvement & Volunteer Experience) Office in order to be recognized by the University. These regulations can be located here.

Active participation in these clubs is not key to academic success, but is a tool readily available to all students who wish to expand their horizon.

As President of the Alaska Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, an ASUAF Senator, and member of two other student organizations I personally like to stress the benefit that participating in student organizations has on a student.

On behalf of these and other student organizations I hope to extend an open hand to all new and returning students attending classes this Fall.

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