Sororities : Greek Life on Campus

Greek life on campus dates back to 1922, with the first sorority, Phi Sigma Tau, established in 1924. The Inter-Sorority Council, which later became the Pan-Hellenic Council, was founded in 1928.

Sororities were very popular in the 1940s and 1950s, with severalĀ  sorority houses located in Trenton before Rider's relocation to Lawrenceville in the early 1960s.

The 1990s and early 2000s saw the establishment of two Latin sororities (Lambda Theta Alpha, in 1991, and Chi Upsilon Sigma, in 2002) and one African-American sorority (Zeta Phi Beta, in 1996) on campus.

As of 2020, there are nine sororities and six fraternities at Rider. Rider Greek life continues to be popular, with 14% of the student body belonging to a Greek organization.

Phi Sigma Tau, Rider's first sorority, 1924.

Phi Sigma Tau, Rider's first sorority, 1924.

Phi Eta Sigma sorority, 1929.

Phi Eta Sigma sorority, 1929.

Panhellenic Council, 1932.

Panhellenic Council, 1932.

Eta Upsilon Gamma sorority, 1933.

Eta Upsilon Gamma sorority, 1933.

Zeta Mu Epsilon sorority, 1942.

Zeta Mu Epsilon sorority, 1942.

Panhellenic Council, 1942.

Panhellenic Council, 1942.

Sigma Iota Chi sorority house, 420 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, ca. 1940s.

Sigma Iota Chi sorority house, 420 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, ca. 1940s.

Iota Sigma Initiatory Formal, 1953.

Iota Sigma Initiatory Formal, 1953.