The terms "fraternity" and "sorority" (Latin "frater" and "soror", meaning "brother" and "sister") are used to describe social and charitable organizations. Fraternal Societies are associations of persons drawn together by common interests and may be organized chiefly to provide companionship and pleasure for its members; to furnish its members with certain benefits such as life, accident, and health insurance; or to help their communities. These organizations may also take part in programs of the support of charities and social work. Membership in these groups is restricted, and usually depends on invitations extended by members of the fraternity. Eligibility for membership is based on religious, philosophical, political or socio-economic criteria. Fraternal societies cover almost the entire spectrum of society, openness and secrecy. Fraternities may provide its members a road to personal development in order to improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.
Fraternal, Service and Other Organizations
List of Fraternal Societies
Fraternities and sororities
The History of College Fraternities
List of social fraternities and sororities
Collegiate secret societies
National Pan-Hellenic Council - NHPC (USA)
National Panhellenic Conference (USA)
North-American Interfraternity Conference - NIC (USA)
North American Interfraternal Foundation (USA)
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations - NALFO (USA)
Freemasons, Friendly Societies and Trade Unions
Geschiedenis van de occulte en mystieke broederschappen - Dutch
Ancient Order of Druids
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of America
Builders of Adytum
Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships
Gamma Sigma Alpha
Independent Order of Odd Fellows - IOOF
Junior Order of United American Mechanics
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
Knights of Columbus
International Order of the Alhambra
Order of the Daughters of Isabella
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Men Of God - M.O.G.
Order of Knights of Pythias
Order of Omega
The Order of Skull and Bones
Ordo Templi Orientis
Ordo Templis Orientis
Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani
The Order of Saint Stanislas
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Theta
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
Royal Neighbors of America
Sigma Theta Epsilon
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta - Knights of Malta
Vita Feminea Textura
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