The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life (OSFL) at Indiana University will be assessing a Greek Fee to individual members of all officially recognized Greek organizations on campus regardless of council affiliation. This fee will be charged to individual students’ Bursar accounts based on sorority and fraternity membership.
The fee will supplement the funds that Indiana University already dedicates towards the members of sorority and fraternity life. OSFL will be using these funds towards the following:
Leadership development opportunities
Prevention and wellness programming
Staff support from the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life
Additional details can be viewed in OSFL’s budget and expense summaries for the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 academic years.
Chapters may apply for funding from the Greek Funding Advisory Board to support their programming initiatives, as well as additional leadership development opportunities for their members.
Members of Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association chapters will be charged $40/semester. Chapters are still responsible for paying council dues.
Members of Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters will be charged $25/semester.
This fee is an expectation for all members since their organizations receive additional benefits and support from the university beyond other self-governing student organizations that have selective membership processes.
During the Fall semester, the Greek Fee will be billed to returning members on August 20, 2020, and to Fall 2020 new members on November 19, 2020.
During the Spring semester, the Greek Fee will be billed to returning members on December 17, 2020, and to Spring 2021 new members on March 18, 2021.
In years prior, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life was reliant on councils charging dues to members to pay for advising support and assistance, as well as payment for leadership development programs, conferences and the annual Greek awards programming. By directly paying for fees and administering funds from the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, the university will have much more oversight of these funds and where the money is spent. This will help ensure that funds are not abused. The office is committed to being transparent by tracking the use of these funds internally and sharing how these funds are spent annually with the campus and community stakeholders.
OSFL understands that there are situations where members are facing financial hardship or have other specific, extenuating circumstances or needs that may impact their ability to pay the Greek Fee. In these instances, members of the Sorority and Fraternity Community may submit a request for a Greek Fee Waiver.
Greek Fee Waiver Requests for the 2020-2021 academic year must be submitted by the following deadlines in order to be considered:
November 1, 2020 – Fall 2020 Returning Members
December 10, 2020 – Fall 2020 New Members
March 1, 2021 – Spring 2021 Returning Members
April 23, 2021 – Spring 2021 New Members
Fee waiver applicants will be notified via email after the committee has reviewed their application and reached a final decision. Please note that all fee waiver requests may not be granted.
Students who have graduated or resigned membership from their organization should not submit the Fee Waiver Request form. Instead, they should complete the following beINvolved form to request the Greek Fee be removed from their bursar bill. Any requests for removal related to graduation or resignation of membership that are submitted to the Division of Student Affairs Fee Waiver Request Form will not be processed.