Fraternities and Sororities

So Your Son/Daughter Wants to join a fraternity/sorority...

Q: What will my son/daughter have to do to join a fraternity/sorority?

A: First, they will have to enroll in the recruitment process. The fraternity and sorority processes are different, but they base themselves around being introduced to current members and deciding which organization in which they feel that they "fit". Afterward they will go through a further "New Member" process within their chosen fraternity/sorority. These last different amount of times and include different requirements, depending on the organization.


Q: Does it cost money to join a fraternity/sorority?

A: Yes. There is typically an initiation fee and monthly dues (price depending on which fraternity/sorority); women are also required to pay a small fee to go through recruitment.


Q: Will my son/daughter's grades suffer?

A: Typically, Greek students' grades go up! With study groups, GPA requirements, required study hours, and the atmosphere of other people doing their work, your son/daughter should be influenced to excel in their classes! The average GPA of the fraternity/sorority community typically exceeds the average GPA of all undergraduate students.


Q: Will my son/daughter have to live in the fraternity/sorority house/Stairwell?

A: This depends on the chapter; each chapter has their own live-in requirements. (These types of questions would be ideal to ask during the recruitment process.) Likely, your son/daughter will want to live in the house/stairwell to take advantage of the opportunities it presents. Encourage your son/daughter to talk to the men/women who currently live in the house for more information about what its like to live there.


Q: Will my son/daughter be hazed?

A: Hazing is banned at Indiana State University and is very strictly enforced. Those who believe they are being hazed or having questions of what constitutes hazing are able to contact their National Headquarters or The Hazing Hotline for further information.


For any additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Bo Mantooth, Ph.D.

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life



Chapters at ISU

There are 24 Greek-letter chapters at ISU in three councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Association (PA).

By clicking on the name of each chapter, you can explore their national web pages to learn more about each chapter's goals and values.

Interfraternity Council Panhellenic Council National Pan-Hellenic Council

Alpha Tau Omega

Kappa Alpha Order

Lambda Chi Alpha

Pi Kappa Alpha

Pi Kappa Phi

Phi Delta Theta

Phi Gamma Delta

Phi Kappa Psi

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Sigma Chi

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Tau Gamma

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Theta Chi

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Phi

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Chi Omega

Delta Gamma

Gamma Phi Beta

Sigma Kappa

Zeta Tau Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha

Kappa Alpha Psi