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Greek Organizations, 1970 to the Present

Chartered on February 16, 1973, the Psi Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi was the first historically black Greek organization established at the university. The Kappa Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta was chartered later that year, becoming the first historically African- American sorority on campus. In the following decades , six more historically-black Greek organizations were established on campus: Alpha Kappa Alpha (est. 1974), Kappa Alpha Psi (1976), Alpha Phi Alpha (1976), Zeta Phi Beta (1978), Phi Beta Sigma (1982), and Sigma Gamma Rho (1990).

In the 1990s and early 2000s, several Christian Greek organizations were established on campus, including Chi Alpha Omega (1994), Alpha Epsilon Omega (1997), Alpha Iota Omega (1999), and Phi Beta Chi (2000).

Throughout the same era, many cultural-interest fraternities and sororities emerged. These include Native American organizations Alpha Pi Omega (est. 1994) and Phi Sigma Nu (2003), Asian-interest organizations Alpha Kappa Delta Phi (1996) and Pi Alpha Phi (2003), South-Asian organizations Delta Sigma Iota (2004) and Delta Phi Omega (2006), Latino/a organizations Lambda Pi Chi (2001) and Lambda Upsilon Lambda (2010), and multicultural sororities Theta Nu Xi (1997) and Omega Phi Beta (2011).

Today, around 17 percent of students at UNC are affiliated with one of the more than fifty Greek organizations on campus.