Does it cost a lot to be Greek?

The financial commitment of joining the Greek community is a positive return on investment in your future. The perception that the Greek community is only an option for financially wealthy students is widespread but false. The benefits are endless and revolve around 5 main objectives including:


Each chapter is self-supported through dues paid by all members. Dues are used to sponsor social events, membership recruitment, educational programs, and philanthropic projects.

Cost of Joining*

Financial obligations vary by chapter, although annual expenses in the first year of membership average approximately $1000.00 for sororities and $800.00 for fraternities. Financial obligations after the first year of membership decrease and average around $900.00 for sororities and $700.00 for fraternities. The financial obligations do not include cost of living in a chapter house.

*Financial statistics are for Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities and Panhellenic Council (PHC) sororities. National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities are not included in the figures above. For more information about costs for NPHC fraternities and sororities, please contact the individual NPHC fraternities and sororities. You can find their contact information within their chapter profiles on our Web site.

Cost of Living in a Residence

The cost of living in a fraternity house tends to be more cost efficient compared to living in a residence hall. Monthly rates can range anywhere from $275 a month to $650 a month, although some organizations include a meal plan in the monthly rent.

The 2011 - 2012 cost of living in the sorority houses ranges anywhere from $3,000.00 to $3200.00 per semester depending on the amenities included. In addition, all women residing in the houses are required to purchase a university meal plan.

You should inquire about individual fee structures and housing costs during the recruitment, intake process or contact the individual organizations for more information.