My university didn't have a Greek system - fraternities and sororities aren't as big a deal in Canada as they are in the States. As a result, I have to admit that my understanding of this aspect of college life was shaped more by bad movies than it was by first hand experience.
So I was a little surprised to discover that gay and lesbian fraternities and sororities even existed! But exist they do.
In fact, the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity has been around for over twenty years offering a safe and supportive environment for men who want to experience Greek life while being in a gay community.
Lesbian sorority, Alpha Chi Upsilon, is newer on the scene having been founded in 2005. To learn more about what they do, you can check out the guide to lesbian life's interview with their president, April Blair.