Housing and Checklisting

Greek housing is competitive with other housing options on IU’s campus, such as residence halls or apartments.

Currently, there are 71 chapters with over 8,000 undergraduate members in four self-governing Councils. Over 3,400 members live in 38 chapter houses that line the perimeter of campus. The average housing capacity ranges from 65 to 130 members.Scholarships, financial aid, and payment plans are usually available from individual chapters.

Fraternity/Sorority Chapter House Ownership

Fraternity and sorority houses are private properties managed by alumni corporation boards. They are approved campus housing by the Indiana University Board of Trustees and are subject to university regulations regarding annual fire safety and kitchen inspections.

Live-in Advisors

Beginning fall 2017, the university is requiring all housed chapters to employ a professional resident live-in advisor/house director. Sororities have always employed full-time live-in house directors. Three fraternities will employ full-time live-in house directors and the other 16 plan to hire IU graduate students as live-in advisors this fall.

Chapter House Finances

All housing contracts and issues are handled by the alumni boards. Housing leases vary by chapter and include room and board charges, local chapter, council and national dues, chapter liability insurance, building/capital improvement fund charges, chapter programming fees, laundry, technology and cable fees and security/damage deposits, etc. Questions about finances and chapter billing invoices should be directed to the professional accountant or the designated alumni representative of your student’s chapter.

Moving In and Moving Out

Individual housed chapters have specific move-in dates and move-out deadlines. These dates vary by chapter. You can get you move-in/move-out dates by checking with your Chapter President, Chapter Advisor or Alumni Corporation Board President. Get these dates on your calendar, especially regarding seniors’ graduation weekend.


Checklisting was originally approved by the Board of Trustees in 1937 to assist housed fraternity/sorority chapters in collecting unpaid balances for room and board. This procedure prevents students from registering for classes, receiving their diploma, and requesting copies of their transcript. The student remains checklisted until the entire balance due is paid, even after graduation.

Process and Policies
  • Checklist Processing Timeline

    • Checklisting may occur one time per student per semester; it is not a monthly accounting service. Therefore, checklist additions will be honored beginning in October for the fall semester and March for the spring semester.
    • Checklist updates, temporary releases, and removals will be processed as they are received.
    • The checklisted student will receive an email notice at the time the checklist request is submitted.
  • Authorized Checklist Requests

    • Room and board charges under an approved written contract.
    • Damages incurred by a student may be checklisted if the damages are itemized by the student’s individual room and share of common spaces.
  • Non-authorized Checklist Requests

    • Room and board charges incurred by a student living in the chapter house but not enrolled at IU.
    • Chapter national and local dues, fees, social fees, fines, favors, etc.
    • Housing contract breakage fees.
  • Authorized Chapter Representative Responsibilities

    • Certification that the named member is/no longer indebted for room and board charges to the named organization.
    • All checklist balance due amounts must be from the current academic year and not retroactive to include prior years.
  • Temporary Checklist Releases

    • The authorized chapter representative may request a temporary checklist release to allow a student to register for classes.
    • The institution may request a temporary checklist release to allow the student to register for classes when the student is in dispute with the authorized representative over charges.
    • Temporary checklist releases will last for a two-week period unless otherwise noted.
Resolving a Housing Checklist

If you have been checklisted by your organization, please contact your authorized chapter accounting  representative listed on the checklist form. They will provide you with information about how to settle your account and contact the university to remove you from the checklist.

If you still have questions after contacting your authorized chapter accounting representative, please contact the Student Life and Learning Office at 812-855-4311 or email SLLcheck@indiana.edu.

Submit an IU Bloomington Housing Checklist Request