Q: What will my son/daughter have to
do to join a fraternity/sorority?
A: For starters, 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 Greek members and deciding which organization in which they feel that they "fit". Afterwards 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
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
A: Typically, Greek students' grades go up! With study groups, GPA requirements, mandatory study hours, and the atmosphere of other people doing their work, your son/daughter should be influenced to excel in their classes! There are some instances of a student's grades dropping, but the overall GPA average of the Greek population still tends to exceed the average students'.
Q: Will my son/daughter have to live
in the fraternity/sorority house/Stairwell?
A: 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. Make sure that the house/stairwell has passed its safety inspections and is clean. Talk to the men/women who currently live in the house for more information about what its like to live there. Make an unannounced stop during the week to get a sense for how the brothers/sisters live. Living in the house/stairwell will be some of your son/daughter's best memories.
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 send an email to Adam Novotney.
There are 26 Greek-letter chapters at ISU in three councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PA), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).
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.
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