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Service fraternity may refer to any fraternal public service organization, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary International. In Canada and the United States, the term fraternal organization is more common as "fraternity" in everyday usage refers to fraternal student societies.

In the context of the North American student fraternity and sorority system, service fraternities and service sororities comprise a type of organization whose primary purpose is community service. Members of these organizations are not restricted from joining other types of fraternities. This may be contrasted with professional fraternities, whose primary purpose is to promote the interests of a particular profession, and general or social fraternities, whose primary purposes are generally aimed towards some other aspect, such as the development of character, friendship, leadership, or literary ability.

Some general fraternities and their chapters, especially members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, emphasize the service aspects of their activities; however classification as a strictly service organization has legal meaning in regards to Title IX. Service fraternities, like professional fraternities and honor societies must be open to members of both genders since they do not have an exemption from Title IX similar to the one given in section (A)(6)(a) for Social Fraternities and Sororities.[1].

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List of national college service fraternities and sororities

This list only includes groups within the United States; see below for groups of the Philippines.

Organization Symbol Description
Alpha Phi Omega ΑΦΩ coed national (with independent organizations in United States and the Philippines)
Gamma Sigma Sigma ΓΣΣ coed national, primarily female
Intercollegiate Knights
Omega Phi Alpha ΩΦΑ coed national, primarily female
SPURS National Honor Society defunct (October 2005) coed national, primarily female [2]

List of local/regional college service fraternities and sororities

This list only includes groups within the United States; see below for groups of the Philippines. (Note: These groups are presently all single-gender. See above for Issues with Title IX)

Organization Symbol Description
Alpha Delta ΑΔ local, strictly male, founded at University of Maine (formerly the Sigma Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega) [3]
Belles local, strictly female, always 50 members at Loyola Marymount University
Chi Delta Alpha ΧΔΑ local, strictly female at Virginia Tech
Delta Alpha Chi ΔΑΧ local, strictly male, founded in 2006 at Oklahoma City University
Gamma Beta Chi ΓΒΧ local, strictly male, founded in 1959 at Indiana University
Gamma Sigma Alpha ΓΣΑ local, strictly female
Kappa Delta Tau ΚΔΤ local, strictly female, founded in 1963 at Eastern Kentucky University
Omega Zeta Chi "OZChi" ΩΖΧ local, strictly female at University of California, Riverside
Sigma Kappa Sigma "EKE" ΣΚΣ local, strictly male catholic brotherhood service fraternity at King's College
Tau Phi ΤΦ local, strictly female at Immaculata University
Alpha Theta Sigma AΘΣ local, male and female founded at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

List of primarily non-collegiate fraternities and sororities

Organization Symbol Description
Beta Sigma Phi ΒΣΦ non-collegiate international service sorority
Delta Theta Tau ΔΘΤ non-collegiate national service organization for women
Epsilon Sigma Alpha ΕΣΑ non-student international service sorority
Independent Order of Odd Fellows IOOF non-collegiate international coed service organization for professional and college students
Phi Beta Psi ΦΒΨ non-collegiate national service organization for women
Phi Zeta Phi Foundation ΦΖΦ non-collegiate national service organization for career professionals

List of national college service fraternities and sororities in the Philippines

Organization Symbol Description
Alpha Mu Phi ΑΜΦ international Naval Society fraternity and sorority
Alpha Kappa Rho AKP international humanitarian service fraternity/sorority
Alpha Phi Omega ΑΦΩ co-ed national (with independent organizations in United States and the Philippines)
Alpha Sigma Epsilon AΣE International Humanitarian Service Fraternity/Sorority
Alpha-Sigma Omega Phi AΣΩΦ (Int'l) Inter-Collegiate Service Fraternity & Sorority in the Philippines
Alpha Theta Sigma AΘΣ Inter-Collegiate Service Fraternity/Sorority in the Philippines
Gamma Beta Sigma Philippines ΓΒΣ National Service Fraternity & Sorority
Gamma Phi Omicron ΓΦΟ Fraternity and Sorority
Kappa Epsilon Fraternity ΚΕ
Independent Order of Odd Fellows IOOF Worldwide altruistic and benevolent fraternity for men and women
Kappa Epsilon Fraternity ΚΕ
Omega Phi Delta ΩΦΔ Fraternity and Sorority (OmPhiDelts)
Phi Omega Sigma ΦΩΣ Fraternity and Sorority (POSANS)
Scouts Royale Brotherhood/Sisterhood Inc. SRB International Service Fraternity and Sorority
Sigma Kappa Lambda ΣΚΛ Fraternal Order established on the principles of Chivalry and Secrecy (SKoundreLs)
Xi Rho Chi(CHEVRONS) ΞPX International Environmental and Service Fraternity and Sorority
Sigma Lambda Phi ΣΛΦ International Collegetiate Humanitarian Service
Zeta Phi Omega ZΦΩ International Service Fraternity & Sorority

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