The Professional Fraternity Association was created in 1978 via the merger of the Professional Interfraternity Conference and Professional Panhellenic Association. The PIC (professional men’s fraternities) and PPA (professional women’s sororities) were each founded in the 1920’s. Membership in PFA is by fraternal organization and associated businesses. Business members are referred to as Associate Members.
Supports professional fraternity and sorority member groups to preserve high standards on campus and in professional practice
Maintains about 30 fraternal member groups and about 40 associate members
Represents over 100,000 undergraduate and graduate students on over 1,000 college campuses across the nation
Has a combined economic impact of tens of millions of dollars annually
Operate related charitable (501c3) organizations to more fully serve the scholastic, leadership, professional development, and charitable goals and mission of the fraternal organizations
Members’ groups have initiated 2.5 million members in professional fields such as agriculture, business, engineering, law, medicine, music, nursing, pharmacy, and more The oldest PFA member was founded in 1869, and most have celebrated their centennial anniversaries.