Joining a Fraternity or Sorority
Explore the IU Sorority and Fraternity Community
The first step in joining a sorority or fraternity is choosing the right chapter for you. You should ask yourself if the organization will help you in the area of academics and growth, or whether it will hinder their experience.
Ask questions regarding the following areas:
- Chapter activities
- Expectations of membership
- Financial obligations
- Organization’s mission statement and purpose
- Community involvement
- Active alumni or chapter advisors
It is your responsibility to determine whether or not you are able to balance the chapter's various commitments and expectations in advance.
Sign Up For Recruitment
Four councils govern all registered fraternities and sororities at IU - each with its own recruitment schedule. Several of IU’s Greek chapters offer housing. All Greek organizations are supported through dues charged to all members.
Fraternity/Sorority Leadership Councils
We recommend that you email or visit the website of each council to learn more about their recruitment timeline. You can also search for registered fraternities and sororities at IU on BeINvolved.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
The Interfraternity Council is the governing organization for 28 chapters and four fraternity colonies on campus. The purpose of IFC is to work together as an integrated community to promote our shared values and beliefs. Joining an IFC fraternity provides members with opportunities to advance themselves philanthropically, academically, socially, and in their professional endeavors.
Multi-Cultural Greek Council (MCGC)
The Multi-Cultural Greek Council is composed of nine chapters and one colony which represent four Latino/a–based organizations, four Asian-American/South Asian organizations, and two multicultural organizations. Each organization is committed to academic excellence, leadership development, and service to the Bloomington and IU community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about membership.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is composed of nine historically Black National Greek Letter sororities and fraternities. Contact email@example.com to inquire about membership.
Panhellenic Association (PHA)
The Panhellenic Association comprises 20 women’s chapters and one colony. PHA prides itself on outstanding success in values integration, leadership development, intellectual and academic support, sisterhood, and civic engagement.
In the first year of membership a few one-time expenses are assessed for membership and initiation. After those initial payments are made, a student’s only expense is the regular dues.
If you have specific questions regarding the financial commitments, please contact the chapter leadership.