Due to the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on our community, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life will not be assessing a Greek Fee to members of recognized Greek Organizations for the Spring 2020 Semester. For more information regarding IU's overall response to Coronavirus COVID-19, please visit https://coronavirus.iu.edu/.
Understanding the Greek Fee
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 on campus. 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
There is availability for chapters to apply for funds to support their programming initiatives, as well as members who are interested in additional leadership development opportunities.
Members of Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association chapters will be charged $40/semester. This is an increase for members of Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association members who were previously charged $17/per semester for advising support and assistance in addition to council dues that were spent on programs that will not be covered by the Greek Fee. Chapters will still be responsible for paying council dues, however, OSFL is working with these councils to reevaluate and reassess their fees in accordance with their planned budget and expenses.
Members of Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters will be charged $25/semester. Prior to this year, Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Councils Organizations were not assessed a Fee.
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.
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 specific situations and/or needs that should be considered. Because of this, OSFL has created a Greek Fee Waiver Process.
OSFL will consider requests for a Greek Fee Waiver for members of the Greek community who demonstrate a significant financial need or other extenuating circumstances that may warrant a waiver. To be considered, students must submit a fee waiver request to OSFL’s Fee Waiver Committee using the online form. Waiver claims can be submitted once the semester begins and until December 15th for the fall semester and April 15th for the spring semester. Fee waiver applicants will be notified via email after the Committee has reviewed their application and reached a final decision.