How to Join:

Council Overview

Each governing council hosts or oversees their own specific processes for joining or affiliating with a fraternity or sorority. Read more below on the process:

The Interfraternity Council (for male-identified students) provides opportunities for prospective members to interact with members in a variety of informal settings. These experiences are designed to help prospective members gain insight into the brotherhood within the organization. Member organizations in the Interfraternity Council host a series of recruitment events typically at the beginning of each semester, and potential members should complete a free online recruitment registration form. Individual organizations will extend their own invitations for membership, known as a bid, on their own schedules. For more information about joining an IFC affiliated fraternity please visit the link here. To learn more about the IFC fraternity experience, check out!

The process of joining a fraternity or sorority affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council varies chapter to chapter, and it is recommended that an individual interested in joining the organization meet the following criteria: have a minimum of 12 credit hours; demonstrate active engagement in community service, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, and support local chapter programs and events. Chapters affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council typically only hold membership intake activities once per year at the discretion of their respective local and regional officers. For more information about the National Pan-Hellenic Council please visit the link here.

The Panhellenic Association (for female-identified students) holds its primary recruitment process at the beginning of the Fall semester. Interested students must register to sign up to participate in the primary recruitment process, and there is a fee to participate ranging from $25-$40 for interested students (depending on when you register). Interested students are expected to be available to participate throughout the duration of Primary Recruitment which usually occurs the weekend following Labor Day each year. For more information about the Panhellenic Association please visit the link here. To learn more about the PA sorority experience, check out!

You can learn about all of our organizations as the virtual FSL Meet and Greet on Wednesday January 20. Click the flyer below to be taken to the event:

Flyer for January 20 Fraternity and Sorority virtual Meet and Greet

Chapters at ISU

There are 13 fraternities and 14 sororities at Indiana State University in three governing 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 inter/national websites to learn more about each organization. PLEASE NOTE: Organizations that are listed as inactive/unrecognized organizations are no longer active at the University. Students are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from joining any organization that is listed underneath an inactive/unrecognized heading. 

IFC Panhellenic NPHC
Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Sigma Phi Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi Alpha
Kappa Alpha Order Alpha Phi Delta Sigma Theta
Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha Sigma Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi
Phi Delta Theta Chi Omega Omega Psi Phi
Phi Kappa Psi Delta Gamma Sigma Gamma Rho
Pi Kappa Alpha Gamma Phi Beta Zeta Phi Beta
Pi Kappa Phi Gamma Phi Omega (affiliate)  
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Kappa Inactive NPHC Groups
Sigma Phi Epsilon Zeta Tau Alpha Iota Phi Theta
Theta Chi   Phi Beta Sigma
Inactive/Unrecognized IFC Groups    
Alpha Tau Omega (returning Fall 2021)    
Kappa Sigma (suspended, no return agreement)    
Phi Gamma Delta (returning Fall 2022)    
Sigma Chi (returning Fall 2026)    
Sigma Tau Gamma (returning Fall 2023)    
Tau Kappa Epsilon (temporarily suspended)