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!

Organizations at ISU

There are 14 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. Alpha Psi Lambda is currently in process of establishing on campus.

PLEASE NOTE: Organizations that are listed under the inactive/unrecognized organizations heading are no longer active at the University. Students are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from joining any organization that is listed underneath an inactive/unrecognized heading. 

Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Chi Omega
Delta Sigma Phi Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi
Kappa Alpha Order Delta Sigma Theta Alpha Phi
Lambda Chi Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Alpha Sigma Alpha
Phi Kappa Psi Omega Psi Phi Chi Omega
Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Gamma Rho Delta Gamma
Pi Kappa Phi Zeta Phi Beta Gamma Phi Beta
Sigma Alpha Epsilon   Gamma Phi Omega
Sigma Phi Epsilon   Sigma Kappa
Tau Kappa Epsilon   Zeta Tau Alpha
Theta Chi    

Inactive/Unrecognized Organizations

Alpha Tau Omega (slated to return Fall 2021)
Kappa Sigma 
Iota Phi Theta 
Phi Beta Sigma (eligble to return 2030)
Phi Delta Theta (slated to return Fall 2025)
Phi Gamma Delta (slated to return Fall 2022)
Pi Lambda Phi (slated to return Fall 2024)
Sigma Chi (eligible to return Fall 2026)
Sigma Tau Gamma (slated to return Fall 2023)