Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities have partnered with Indiana University since 1845. Though much has changed over the years, the core values of these organizations have remained the same. There are 74 fraternities and sororities at IU involving over 8,200. Greek organizations seek to provide members with opportunities to lead, serve, build positive relationships, and grow intellectually.

Social and New Member Activities Suspended

The Interfraternity Council at Indiana University unanimously voted to temporarily suspend all social and new member activities. During this time, IU Greek leaders will facilitate active conversations to arrive at concrete solutions to enhance the health and safety of this community.

For better understanding of the suspension, please read this document provided by the IFC.

IFC Self-suspension Ends March 1, 2018

Interfraternity Council’s (IFC) self-suspension will come to an end Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Here is news from IFC about new social event limitations starting March 1, 2018.

Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association Social Event Limitations

Purpose

The Indiana University Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Association (PHA) are committed to creating a safe and progressive fraternity and sorority community. Previously, IFC had proposed little, if any, limitations on the social activity of its member chapters. Under the current culture of the Greek Community at IU, we as an IFC and PHA believe this can no longer be the case. Risk Management is something that is ever changing, and it is the hope of the IFC and PHA that social limitations, in addition to consistent risk practices, lay the groundwork for a safer, more inclusive, fraternity and sorority community. The councils are also working on a Joint Risk Management Plan which will be used as a minimum expectations for chapter risk management plans. In the spirit of improving safety within the fraternity and sorority community, the IFC and PHA has voted into effect new social restrictions. Any violation of these limitations will result in a case being sent to the IFC Standards board, or if deemed necessary, the IU Office of Student Conduct.

Social Limitations

  • Chapters can participate in no more than three social events with alcohol per week.
  • Each week, only one of these social events can have a total of four organizations participating, more commonly known as a “quad.”
  • No social event with alcohol will be allowed to include a total of more than four organizations.
  • All social events with alcohol will be limited to a maximum event duration of 5 hours.

Statement of the Vision for the Ideal Fraternity and Sorority Community

As Indiana University - Bloomington makes Bicentennial preparations, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office, has initiated and implemented a planning effort to create a renewed vision and intentional commitment to the undergraduate co-curricular learning experience.

Read the Statement of the Vision for the Ideal Fraternity and Sorority Community.

Supporting Documents