Fraternity & Sorority Life


The fraternity and sorority community at Indiana University is the largest it has ever been.

Currently, there are 75 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.

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.


Request contact information for your chapter president, chapter advisor, alumni corporation board president, house director or live-in advisor, and chapter accountant. They will be able to answer any questions you have about housing and chapter operations and expectations.