For Parents and Families
Have questions? We can help! First, here's a quick orientation video for parents and family members from LaunchPoint about Fraternity & Sorority Life on a national level:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What will my student have to do to join a fraternity/sorority?
A: First, they will have to enroll in the recruitment process (for the Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic Association) or attend informational/interest meetings and events (for National Pan-Hellenic Council). 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" education process within their chosen fraternity/sorority.
Q: Does it cost money to join a fraternity/sorority?
A: Yes. Joining a fraternity or sorority isn’t free, but it is well worth it. Cost varies from group to group, but membership lasts a lifetime! The average cost is around $425 per semester for IFC/PA organizations (not including housing, if available), with some additional one-time fees during the first semester of membership. NPHC membership averages to a one-time payment of $1800. If interested in the Panhellenic Association, there is a small fee to register to participate in recruitment.
Q: What about academics?
A: Typically, fraternity or sorority students' grades increase after joining a fraternity or sorority. With study groups, GPA requirements, required study hours, and the atmosphere of other people doing their work, your student should be influenced to excel in their classes. The average GPA of the fraternity/sorority community is regularly above a 3.0 and typically exceeds the average GPA of all undergraduate students!
Q: Will my student be required to live in fraternity or sorority housing?
A: Not all fraternities and sororities have a recognized facility, and live-in requirements depend on the organization. Be sure to encourage your student to ask these questions during a recruitment process. If the organization has a facility, your student will want to live in the fraternity or sorority housing to take advantage of the opportunities it presents. Encourage your student to talk to the members who currently live in the fraternity or sorority housing for more information about what it's like to live there.
Q: Will my student be hazed?
A: Hazing is prohibited at Indiana State University and by all inter/national fraternities and sororities. Those who believe they are being hazed, have witnessed hazing in any form, or have questions of what constitutes hazing should contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (812) 237-3852, the Office of Student Conduct & Integrity (812) 237-3800, and/or the Inter/National Headquarters of the specific group involved. Anyone may also submit a General Conduct Incident Report via Student Conduct & Integrity.
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact:
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Organizations at ISU
There are 28 Greek-letter chapters 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 organization, you can explore their inter/national websites to learn more. Alpha Psi Lambda is currently in process of establishing on campus.
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 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 (affiliate member)|
|Sigma Phi Epsilon||Inactive/Unrecognized NPHC Groups||Sigma Kappa|
|Tau Kappa Epsilon||Iota Phi Theta||Zeta Tau Alpha|
|Theta Chi||Phi Beta Sigma (eligible to return in 2030)|
|Inactive/Unrecognized IFC Groups|
|Alpha Tau Omega (returning Fall 2021)|
|Kappa Sigma (suspended)|
|Phi Delta Theta (returning Fall 2025)|
|Phi Gamma Delta (returning Fall 2022)|
|Pi Lambda Phi (returning Fall 2024)|
|Sigma Chi (eligible to return in 2026)|
|Sigma Tau Gamma (returning Fall 2023)|