Fraternity (disambiguation)


Fraternity (disambiguation)

A fraternity is a brotherhood, though the term usually connotes a distinct or formal organization. An organization referred to as a fraternity may be a:

*Secret society
*Chivalric order
*Benefit society
*Friendly society
*Social club
*Trade union

Fraternity may also refer to various types of organizations found at colleges and universities:

;In North America
*Fraternities and sororities‎, also called "social fraternities", initiatory organizations which unite students through the undergraduate college course
*Honor society, an organization which recognizes achievement
*Collegiate secret societies in North America, organizations in which membership is limited by year of study
*Literary society, an organization formed as a student-directed supplement to the academic curriculum
*Professional fraternity, an organization which promotes fellowship among those in a particular academic discipline or career field
*Service fraternities and sororities, organizations whose primary purpose is community service
*North American fraternity and sorority housing, large group housing for members of a fraternity or sorority

; In Europe
*Corporation (university), often considered the European equivalent of an American college fraternity
*Studentenverbindung‎, several types of student organizations in Germany
*Nations at Swedish universities‎, an older type of student organization

;Other uses include:
*Fraternity (band), an Australian rock group from the early 1970s, featuring AC/DC's Bon Scott
*Fraternity Records, a record label
*Fraternity of Assassins, a fictional secret society in the 2008 action film "Wanted"

ee also

*Brotherhood
*List of general fraternities
*List of social fraternities and sororities
*List of fraternities and sororities in the Philippines‎
*List of fraternities and sororities in Puerto Rico‎


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