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The Professional Dental Fraternity aims to promote the high ideals and standards of its profession; to advance the professional knowledge and welfare of its members; and to provide a medium through which its members, with a common interest, can develop lifelong friendships. 

Four fraternities constitute the American Dental Interfraternity Council and are officially recognized by Baylor College of Dentistry.  They are:

  • Alpha Omega, founded in 1907;
  • Delta Sigma Delta, founded in 1882;
  • Psi Omega, founded in 1892; and
  • Xi Psi Phi, founded in 1889. 

These fraternities have over one hundred and forty undergraduate chapters on the campuses of the dental schools in this country and around the world.  It is estimated that eighty-five percent of the active men and women in the dental profession have fraternity affiliation.

Dental fraternities play an important role in the social, community and professional activities at BCD and all students are encouraged to participate.  Through these organizations you can participate in sports, visit private dental practices, meet dental professionals, learn about practice opportunities, and participate in volunteer activities in the community.

Fraternity Rush takes place in the spring when a series of fraternity-sponsored activities are held over a week-long period.  All first year dental students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in Rush which is a great time to enjoy the camaraderie of classmates and form lifelong friendships with other students and faculty.

Rush takes place in March when a series of fraternity-sponsored activities are held over a weeklong period. All first year dental students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in rush, which is a great time to enjoy the camaraderie of classmates and form lifelong friendships with other students and faculty.